Gregg & Stephanie / Presque Isle, Marquette wedding

Gregg and Stephanie had one of the most perfect days
you could ever ask for for their wedding day.   They planned an outdoor
Presque Isle wedding many months back and were blessed with
sunshine and warm temps.   And ice in the lake!

Stephanie and her girls got ready in a suite at the beautiful new Hampton
Inn overlooking Lake Superior.

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It made for a very relaxing day and
allowed for all of the portraits to be done before the ceremony.

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an ice filled Lake Superior.


Photographer:   Emily Dennis Photography
Second photographer:   Riutta Images
Ceremony:   Presque Isle, Marquette
Reception:  Ramada, Marquette
DJ:   Taylored Weddings, Escanaba
Florist:   Lutey’s Flower Shop, Marquette
Cake Artist:   Joe’s Cakes with Landmark Inn

Derek + Stephanie / Hancock engagement session

Derek and Stephanie are getting married later this
summer so we took some time this past weekend for an engagement session.
They brought along their sweet one and 1/2 year old puppy who
provided plenty of entertainment 😉
We started at their friends barn in the afternoon.

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My gear // I shoot Nikon :)

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my gear.  It’s always
interesting as a photographer to see what other photographers are using but I
also think it’s important for my clients to know that
when I show up at their wedding to document their day I am
fully prepared for all situations.
As a wedding photographer back ups are a necessity.
I have had a camera fail on a job.
I’ve always had a back up camera but that incident
prompted me to get an identical second camera.   I need to know that I can
grab my second and not miss a beat.

I shoot Nikon 🙂   My current camera is a D700.


I have a wide variety of lenses to get through
every situation.  My most used lenses are my 85 prime
and my 70-200 zoom lens.


My 3rd camera is a Nikon D90.   It’s the back up to my back up 😉
Plus it’s the only camera that actually shoots video so I use
it for that occasionally.   My airmac is my travel computer and I use
it to back up images through out the wedding day.
I have two flashes that I use for receptions.   One usually sits on my camera
and the other one is somewhere off camera.  I use pocketwizards to trigger them.

So that’s what I haul around on any given wedding day.
It’s heavy and I need a massage at the end of the day…lol.


I have loved getting out and shooting again!   We may
not have any blooming flowers or green grass yet but at least the snow
is finally melting 😉

I’ve been itching to start shooting more
frequently again so I’ve set a personal goal to photograph
at least once a week for the month of May.  Claire was the first person
I asked to photograph.   I think she is so gorgeous and has the most
amazing eyes.  I was thrilled when she showed up with
multiple make-up options and even a plan to change up her
hair.   I love the various looks we were able
to get out of this one session.

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Whitney // Prom fashion shoot

I have been envisioning a fashion inspired
prom shoot in my studio for a few months now. Working more in my studio
has been a personal goal of mine. Whitney is one
of my 2014 seniors and we had so much fun on our first session together that she
immediately came to mind for this session. She is
super sweet, fun and has a killer serious expression 😉

I’m excited to offer studio pics
to my seniors for the first time this year! This is an add on option only
but the perfect way to add some fun variety to your senior photos!