Kirsten & Matt | Engagement | Western Michigan Wedding Photography

Theeeeeeeese two + me = a match made in heaven. Heavenly match reason numero uno – they are BRONCOS!!!! “Fight on, fight on for West-ernnnnn, grab the ball, make the score, win the gaaaaaaa-mah!” When I lived at the Sigma Kappa house, I went up and down the hallways at 6:30am sharp on game day singing the fight song to put the girls in the tailgating spirit. (Did you know that most of the girls did not know the fight song before I moved in? That changed very quickly. I even offered to print the words.) So when Kirsten and Matt showed up in full Bronco gear, I almost fell out of my chair. High fives went all around.

Heavenly match reason numero dos – they were enthusiastically on board for snow photos! In Grand Haven for that matter! And good thing, friends…cause at that point, my dear hometown of GH had seen approximately 120 inches of snow. That’s a $*%^ ton.

I know everyone is so over the snow at this point, but I’m still delighting in the fact that it gave me some of the most beautiful engagement photos I’ve ever taken. I put off posting these until their Save the Dates went out so that I wouldn’t ruin any surprises. Enjoy my favorites from our session. 🙂


My fave! And also their Save The Date pic. 🙂


Another fave!

Thank you so much for traveling to the lake shore for your snowy engagement photos. I hope you love them as much as I do! I can not WAIT for your BEAUTY-full wedding this summer!!


Kirsten + Matt

Dating :: July 15 2008 :: Engaged :: December 7 2013 :: Wedding :: August 15 2014

First Date :: (as told by Kirsten) Matt texted me and asked me- I said maybe, then Yes a few days later. We went to a mutual friend’s graduation party, then saw the movie, Kung Fu Panda, then went to a bonfire together afterwards. After that night we were inseparable.

Kirsten, describe Matt on the first date :: Nervous but fun. At the bonfire he pushed me into a bush and made fun of me when I accidentally said I had syrup on my arm, meaning to say sap, and I text him saying “I hate you” which was autocorrected to say “I have you”. It was a super embarrassing moment but ended up being our first inside joke and the foundation of our relationship.

Matt, describe Kirsten on the first date :: Beautiful

Matt, how did you ask Kirsten to marry you? Took her to her favorite spot on western’s campus and popped the question
Matt, how did you feel before you asked her? Very excited and a little nervous
:: What are you most excited about for the wedding ::
Matt’s face when he sees me in my dress! He is secretly a big softie and I love seeing that emotional side of him 🙂
MATT :: To start our life together
:: What is the most stressful part about planning a wedding ::
MATT :: Everything coming together
:: Advice for future brides and grooms who are planning their wedding ::
KIRSTEN :: It’s never too early. Start NOW.
MATT :: Say yes

March 27, 2014 - 3:34 pm

shannon - kristen completely wins the best smile award!! seriously…SO adorable!! i LOOOOOVE the ones in the snow! her outfit is so perfect. they are an over the top beautiful couple. the pictures are so good!

March 27, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Sarah Kristiansen - OH! I love that last one!! These are gorgeous, each and every one. And I love their answers at the end, so adorable!

March 27, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Stephanie - They are seriously too cute. I love the shot on the steps. You did great with using your available light indoors. Good job!

March 27, 2014 - 4:19 pm

JennyBZ - are you flipping kidding me with her snow outfit?! she’s the cutest!! love that outfit and that COAT!! these are beautiful meggie!!! love a good snow session! they are a beautiful couple and she sure is gonna make a pretty bride!!! xx

March 27, 2014 - 4:23 pm

kim - Their save the date pic — perfect!!! Gorgeous couple and beautiful images! I love the one on the stairs too!!!

March 27, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Sara - Those snow pics are my new all time faves!!!

March 27, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Heather - LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! You captured them perfectly! Can’t wait for the wedding pics!!

March 27, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Keren - Love these Megan. Especially love the stair picture with the leading lines and the snow pics are dreamy!

March 27, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Destinee - These are fabulous! Your favorite is mine too! It is perfect! And I love the two images just under that as well. Actually, all the snow pics are magical! You captured this adorable couple beautifully!