Detroit Michigan Destination Engagement Session // Caleb & Sarah


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Chicago Family Photography Session // Lee Family

First, Chicago happens to be one of my favorite cities in the Midwest. Second, the Chicago Skyline from Montrose Beach makes for the perfect landscape for family sessions, picnics or just a place to chill. 

Third, I keep coming back to how valuable it is to have family photos. I look at my own family and so wish I had more photos of us doing life together. I'm such a fan of the unexpected. All the little moments that happen. You can feel the bond that JoAnna and John have with their daughter, Liana. Totally goals. It's a privilege to spend time with such a sweet family documenting all the love, joy and fun. 


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Sun Valley Idaho Destination Wedding // Josh & Janelle

I recently had the opportunity to travel out West for Josh and Janelle's beautiful destination wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho. J & J are both living in LA California, where they're pursuing their dreams of film and acting. They both inspired me to chase what I love in life and challenged me not to be afraid to take risks. Janelle is super fun (if you can't tell) she was laughing and smiling throughout the whole day. She also happens to be a gifted actor, journalist and therapist. And let me tell ya, they are perfect for each other. Josh is the true definition of a Renaissance Man, being the soccer coach, mentor and actor that he is. It was a joy to work with Josh and Janelle to  document the love they have for eachother, their friends and family. 

Side note: Janelle's grandmothers were the sweetest! They kept sneaking me cheese and crackers and telling me not to work too hard. 


Sun Valley Idaho Wedding Venue: The Valley Club - 100 Club View Dr. N., Hailey ID 83333
Sun Valley Idaho Ceremony Location: Church of the Big Wood - 100 Saddle Rd. Ketchum, ID 83340
Florals: Rust and Thistle (Boise ID)
DJ: DJ Nathan Hudson
Cake: The Chocolate Moose
Hashtag: #JMASquared
Dress: Panache in Pasadena, California

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Rosy Mound Natural Area, Michigan Destination Engagement Session // Alyssa & Jeremy

Jeremy and Alyssa brought the love all the way from Indiana to the lake shore of Michigan. To say that these two are crazy about each other is an understatement. These two had so much joy for each other. They just travelled to Paris (I know cause I was watching all the instagram stories) They snowboard and ride motorcycles together. Their each others best friends. I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty darn awesome. 

Samuel Marz is a wedding, elopement & engagement photographer based in Michigan, that travels locally throughout the Midwest and for destination photography to places like Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California.

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