recent musings:

When I say I’ve been to nearly 1,000 weddings, I’m not exaggerating. For my first “real” job in high school, I worked as an assistant at a local florist shop and helped set up 2-3 weddings every weekend for multiple years. During college, nearly every friend I had got married and I either attended or […]

Wedding, Wedding Planning

Favorite Moments of Every Wedding

2/12/20

*this post was created in paid sponsorship with Basic Invite My goal as a wedding photographer is always to photograph you in a way that is wholly unique and authentic to you. That’s why I offer individual consultations and lots of ways to customize your experience and bring your own personality into your sessions! I […]

Wedding Planning

Design Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

2/12/20

It’s official: the first month of 2020 is OVER. I feel good about it! Normally, the end of January is a panicky time for me. February 1st would roll around and I’d feel overwhelmed by all the resolutions that already didn’t work out just one month into the year. However, this year things feel different. […]

Monthly Roundup

January 2020 Roundup – Detroit, Michigan

2/02/20

Ahhhh mid-January…the time when most New Year’s resolutions get dropped. The surge of energy from the “New Year, New Me” mantras has worn off, and most of us are left feeling discouraged. If you read my last blog post, you know that this year I ditched the resolutions all together! And boyyyyy, did that feel […]

Life with Liv

Ditch Resolutions (and Still Kick Butt) in 2020

1/15/20

The first snow happened at my house just a few weeks ago and it made me feel like a kid all over again. Taking Kona outside and watching her jump in snow piles. Sipping hot cocoa while my Christmas vinyls played. It all made me so excited for the new season. As much as I […]

Wedding Planning

5 Tips for a Winter Wedding

1/12/20

  We’ve been in this exciting new decade for about a week now and at this point you might be getting sick of all the “New Year” posts. Well, I’m not!! My #type3enneagram self is buzzing. I feel so fresh, invigorated, and alive with the possibilities that the new year brings. However, I know that […]

Life with Liv, LMP Creators

Show Up

1/09/20

With so many skilled wedding photographers in your area, what distinguishes one from another? Furthermore, how do you know which one is right for you? It all comes down to photography style and each individual photographer’s distinct flair. There are a lot of different buzz words being used to describe photography styles. Let’s break down […]

Wedding Planning

What Photography Style is For You?

11/14/19

It’s finally here. The day you’ve been dreaming and planning for forever. The night before you hardly slept. You’re surrounded by all your girls, your hair and makeup are being done, and you hear your photographer arriving. After scrolling Instagram and Pinterest looking at flat lays, ring shots, and dress photos you cannot wait to […]

Wedding Planning

5 Things Your Photographer Needs From You

11/04/19

Stephanie and Elias are the type of people who make you feel like you’ve known them forever (even though I’ve known them for less than a year). Stephanie reached out to me to photograph their engagement session and we instantly hit it off. I love when I am able to photograph a client for both […]

Wedding

Dreamy Outdoor Romance, Cherry Creek – Wedding

10/25/19

I know, I know. The majority of my engagement sessions this past summer were shot at Stoney Creek Metro Park. I can’t help that this park is the perfect location! Stephanie and Dean wanted romantic, outdoorsy vibes on their shoot so where better to go than Stoney Creek? At their pre-session consultation, Stephanie told me […]

Engagement

Moody Romance, Stoney Creek Metro Park – Engagement Session

10/17/19