Pure Michigan

ROSS & KASSIE- ENGAGED! by Kate Penhorwood

There is no greater honor than being asked to photograph a friend's wedding. Ross & Kassie are so in love and it's not hard to see why when they are together. Witnessing their young love reminds me of the beginnings of Jon and my relationship and it brings a smile to my face. I'm so happy Ross & Kassie found each other. They sacrificed nearly life and limb to hike with Jon and I through the woods and up a dune to Lake Michigan.  The waves crashed over the frozen sand creating an epic end to the shoot.

Meagan & Dan- Maternity Session by Kate Penhorwood

I was elated when Meagan contacted me about photographing their new stage in life. She calls my Diptics "mashups" and allows me to be my creative self. I photographed Meagan and Dan's engagement session and wedding in 2012, and was now thrilled to continue documenting the beginnings of their next chapter.  We had a relaxed date style photo shoot and I brought Jon along for comedic relief. We started at Max-n-Marley's Doghouse for a hot dog and fries, followed by multiple stops all around Muskegon. We finished our photo shoot walking along the coast of Lake Michigan at golden hour. Meagan's smile and laugh is infectious.  My cheeks hurt from smiling during the editing of these images from their session. I can see why Dan chose her as a partner in life.

Meagan and I share a special love for Harry Potter. Nerdy people get ready to drool. Meagan is super creative, she designed and decorated a Harry Potter-themed nursery. From a flying key mobile, forbidden forest decals, potion bottles and a time turner necklace; no detail has gone unnoticed. I simply cannot wait to see their baby in her arms.