Kelsey and Kyle had a wedding day that dreams were made of. Although Kelsey and Kyle are CMU Chippewas, they both have been lifelong UM fans. They had a day of dreams planned.
Kelsey had been dreaming of the wedding day since she was a little girl. She planned a hidden first look planned that then moved into the true first look, in the garden at the Michigan League where Kelsey’s parents were married. We had some time and grabbed some photo ops on the way to Michigan Union and the ceremony.
Kelsey had given Kyle a gift at the first look of a tour of Michigan Stadium after the ceremony. Kyle and the groomsmen were like a bunch of little kids as they walked thru the locker room and onto the field of the Big House. After an hour of fun there, it was back to Michigan Union for the evenings festivities.
A wedding should always be a dream, but I truly think it was for Kyle and Kelsey. Best wishes!!!
Brad and Kathy had the designation as being the first “wedding” for Michael Sackett Photography of the 2013 season. And what a glorious day it was. The weather was perfect Michigan springtime temperature, not a cloud in the sky, a beautiful bride and a handsome groom. What more could I ask for?
The wedding was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti. The church is such a great venue for photography. After a fun exit, we headed on to Ann Arbor for some photos around the UM campus. We spent some time at the Law Quad and then headed over to the Architectural Museum. Then it was off to the Novi Sheraton for the reception.
Best wishes to Kathy and Brad after they get back from the Cayman Islands.
Alicia & Alex both went to U of M, graduated the same year, even had a class together (I think), but never met until after college. They both still had fond memories of Ann Arbor and University of Michigan and wanted to head back there for their engagement session. A stop at the graffiti wall was a must, as well as stop at The Ark for a shot where Alex asked Alicia to marry him…there’s more to the story, but you have to ask Alex about that. We then headed over to the Arboretum and the peony gardens which weren’t quite ready. We took a few paths thru the woods and found a friendly deer and a great opening full of beautiful flowers (my family would be ashamed I didn’t know what type of flower they were). Alicia and Alex were a super fun couple to photograph because they were totally willing to have some fun and laugh together. A 2013 wedding is planned, stay tuned.
Seems like the last three weeks have brought us rainy weddings, but we’ve for the most part had an opportunity to get some beautiful shots in, between drops. Sara and Stanislav chose Addison Oaks in Leonard, Michigan as their venue for both wedding and reception. In a traditional Jewish ceremony with the chuppah protecting them from the light rain, Sara and Stanislav said their vows. We were able to get family and group shots in on the beautiful grounds at Addison Oaks. Then the party started inside.
For those of you who follow my blog, you may remember a fun Ann Arbor engagement session with the couple on ice skates. We had an equally fun time with their wedding. Best wishes for a long and happy life.
I’m getting kind of behind on some blogging. We followed Rachel and Josh a couple weeks ago on their pre-wedding photo session and then…what happened? They married on Saturday in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Fox Hills Golf Club in Plymouth. Their Christian/Jewish ceremony took place in the garden area at Fox Hills. It was a perfect afternoon for a very special ceremony. Josh and Rachel then partied the night away to a mixture of contemporary and polka music that was enjoyed by all. The beautiful flower arrangements were provided by Corrina at Petite Fleur and video by Joseph Bauer Productions
Rachel and Josh headed back to their home in Maryland after the wedding. Best wishes for a happy life.
This was a first for me…not an engagement session…not a wedding day session…but a pre wedding full dress session. If I could do these sessions with every bride and groom, I’d jump for joy. This was so much fun. The beauty of the wedding day, without the stress and time constraints. Honestly, this was one of the best “day of” sessions I’ve done (without being “day of”).
Ok, enough of that. Rachel and Josh met at University of Michigan and wanted to head back there to do their photos. The U of M Arboretum was truly beautiful this week and we spent a lot of time shooting there. The Delta Chi house and famous engineering arch were also on the tour, which ended at North Campus. I’m looking forward to Saturday and Rachel and Josh’s big day at Fox Hills in Plymouth.
Staci and Brad had a great day planned in downtown Ann Arbor, mainly in the Kerrytown neighborhood. Their day started at Webers Inn with the prep images. We then headed to Kerrytown and were able to shoot a bunch of fun pictures with Staci and Brad and the bridal party. We even had time for the bride and groom to play a quick game of one on one at the neighborhood basketball court. The wedding took place at the Kerrytown Concert House, which was a truly unique venue for such a nice event. The evening then moved on to Gandy Dancer restaurant and a great meal and celebration with Staci, Brad and their guests. Congratulation and enjoy!
Last but not least I wanted to mention, Jen House of A Moment In Time Wedding & Event Production, and her staff put on a great event for Staci and Brad.
I don’t think it matters how many times I shoot in Ann Arbor, I always find some cool ways to capture the current couple. Shawn and Sam are one of my 2012 wedding couples. I just find them so much fun and I now find that I really enjoy photographing with them. They are so “out of the box” and willing to have fun. We had a great time for a couple hours wandering around the University of Michigan campus. I look forward to next year and the “big day”. Enjoy
I can already tell Pat & Kristy are going to have a fun wedding in July, based on the fun we had on our tour of Ann Arbor on a sunny yet cold Michigan winter day. We hit a few indoor spots at the Michigan Union and in the Law Quad, got some classic type pictures at Angell Hall and the Diag, then went over to Nickles Arcade to wrap things up. Kristy reminded me we had talked of a snowball fight, but she didn’t want to do it until the end just so they weren’t all snowy. One snowball was thrown in the “fight” and that was by Kristy, with a direct hit in the eye of her finace’ Pat….that was it. Pat came out uninjured, but hoped the fastball Kristy threw at him wasn’t going to leave him with a black eye. I’m waiting to hear back on the revenge that was bound to happen.
All in all, we ended up with some great images that show all brides and grooms, you can get some great winter engagement session shots.