Dan & Karen | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Engagement Photography

When Karen said to me “I want you to photograph my wedding.” An immmmmediate rush of butterflies took over me with an overwhelming sense of excitement, honor and pride!! See, Karen photographed MY wedding, she shoots every Michigan wedding with me and I admire her work so so so sooooo much. I think all photographers get nervous to shoot other photographers. BUT Karen and Dan made shooting their engagement session easy as pie! The weather didn’t cooperate, but we said to hell with it, and did the shoot anyway. And I’m super glad we did!

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I LOVED the idea of kicking off our session at their favorite brewery. It set the tone for a fun date night…and helped us dodge some bleh skies. And how ADORBS (I did that esp for you Dan 😉 ) are these images we got there?!

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I’m innnnnn-love with this one. Karen, you will be the most stunning bride. Fave!

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Another fave. You guys are the cutest. Thanks for being so fun and dashing all over downtown GR with me. Love ya!! xoxoxo

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DAN + KAREN

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Together :: Spring of 2011 | Engaged :: February, 2015 | Wedding :: September, 2015

KAREN :: Hometown :: Conklin, Michigan :: Favorite Food :: My mom’s lasagna :: Described by Dan :: Sweet, Loving, Assertive, Happy, Beautiful

DAN :: Hometown :: Grand Rapids, Michigan :: Favorite Food :: Chicken wings :: Described by Karen :: Hard-working, Thoughtful, Handsome, Honest, Strong

How They Met :: (As told by Karen) :: We were both at a house party with mutual friends. We were introduced and talked for quite some time before all heading to a local dive bar. Dan spun me around on the dance floor and I could not stop thinking about him after that night!

How He Asked :: (As told by Dan) :: I led Karen through the snowy backyard of our new house to “investigate” what our dog, Boone, was pointing at. Once we got to the spot, I got down on one knee and asked her. She was completely surprised.

July 21, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Angie - Love this session!! Especially those first ones in the brewery, but really they look so in love and happy in all of them!

July 21, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Jenny - Woah. Karen is stunning, and they look 100% made for each other! Cute! You did so great with these, I can’t wait to see how you capture their wedding!

July 21, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Karen - Megan, you made us look gooooood:) We had so much fun with you and absolutely love each one of these! Thank you for making this such a special experience! Cannot wait for you to work your magic on our wedding day too!!! xoxo

July 21, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Kristine B - What a fabulous couple! I’m loving the last image by the water – gorgeous setting for a gorgeous couple. Lovely work!

July 22, 2015 - 11:38 am

Rachael Allex - What a gorgeous couple! Love the locations you guys chose! Beautiful work Megan!

July 22, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Zach and Sarah - Ok, this might be one of my new faves of yours. The locations are great, but the emotion and sense of “fun” in these pics seems to describe the couple…and I don’t even know them! Great job, Megan!!

July 22, 2015 - 10:08 pm

Abbey - They are so cute! Your fave is my fave. I can’t wait to see them as a bride and groom – they will be gorgeous!

July 22, 2015 - 10:30 pm

Faye - I LOVE HER HAIR! What an adorable couple! I love all the interaction you captured! These two are so fun! Awesome job Megan!

July 22, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Tsone - Oh man, getting asked by your wedding photographer to photograph her OWN wedding is the ultimate honor. Congrats… and they both look so fab!

July 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm

erin s - OMG I love this session so much! So much of them and their personalities. Megan, you’re awesome and so are Dan & Karen! Gorgeous 🙂

July 24, 2015 - 4:41 pm

shannon - gosh i love these! i love how it seems as though they were just out enjoying each other and you just happened to capture the moments…so really and so gorgeous!! love!

July 26, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Natalie - These shots are all so beautiful, it’s hard to chose a favorite!! I adore how you captured them so naturally, this session feel so fun and relaxed!

July 27, 2015 - 9:31 am

chrissy - What a beautiful session!! So many great images! Your fave is my fave! 😀

July 27, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Tina - Such a lovely session! Love this couple-love the natural easy feel of each image! Perfection!

July 29, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Caitlynn - Wow – what an honor to photograph another photographer’s wedding. If anyone is the person for the job, it’s YOU! You’re work is always gorgeous, and this session is just perfect. Love where you started and all your locations. They look so naturally happy! Can’t wait for the wedding.

August 3, 2015 - 1:43 pm

lauren` - AH! I love all of these images so so much! What an adorably sweet and in love couple! And she looks fantastic in blue – WOWZA!

August 3, 2015 - 2:02 pm

kim - Adorable adorable adorable!!! I love them all! You’re amazing Megan!!