October 28, 2019

AJ and Erica | Sunrise Engagement Session | Roselle Park | Ada, Michigan

FILED IN: Engagement

Have you ever talked with someone and just felt like you were supposed to meet one another? Erica contacted me because her step-mom {who sounds like a super amazing human being} works with another incredible #mciverbride and they just agreed that she and I had to chat.

Let me tell you, the universe really couldn’t have matched a photographer with a bride any more perfectly. Erica and I connected instantly over our love of planning and the value that we place on relationships. It felt like a completely natural fit to me and I was honestly thrilled when she messaged me that same day {after talking with AJ of course, grooms matter too y’all} to say that they would love to have me photograph their wedding.

For their engagement session, these two love birds drove from the Detroit area for a sunrise session in Grand Rapids. That is dedication you guys! Erica announced to me that we were only doing one outfit because she forgot her pants for the second outfit and I only point this out to say this is something so many of my brides have in common. They take their marriage so much more seriously than the wedding. We plan and we execute the best we can but ultimately these events are about a bigger vision. They’re about sharing a life together, not about your pants 😉 My couples embody this and AJ & Erica are no exception.

I want to write a bunch of sappy love words about being in the presence of AJ & Erica, but I honestly think the pictures are going to speak for themselves. Their love is founded on a sincere and genuine respect for each other and a committment to bettering themselves, for the relationship and for their young son, Reece. He is so lucky to have them to exemplify what sharing a life should look like.

AJ & Erica,

It is my priviledge to witness your love story and to document your legacy for a lifetime. Thank you for being adventurous with me!

xo Shauna

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