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Kial and Brandon – St. Ambrose and Belle Isle Casino Wedding

The last time we saw Kial and Brandon on this blog, it was a cold winter day. Their wedding was a beautiful fall Saturday.
We started with some “getting ready” photos at both respective locations. It was then off to the ceremony held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe. A beautiful ceremony at a well preserved historic church.
The couple then chose to hit some of their favorite spots in Detroit for some photos. The afternoon light on the Riverwalk was spectacular and we found some early fall colors on Belle Isle for some photos there before heading to the reception.
The Belle Isle Casino was transformed into a party atmosphere. After a wonderful meal the guests danced and partied the night away, clebrating Kial and Brandon’s big day.

Brandon and Kial – Engagement Session – Belle Isle Detroit

Trying to find a perfect day to photograph Brandon and Kial this winter hasn’t been the easiest. Snowstorms, cold and work schedules have all come into play. We finally picked a nice sunny day to meet up.

Our first stop was the Detroit Public Library. What a fantastic old structure that most people probably don’t even know about. After wandering the halls of the library, we headed out to Belle Isle for some outdoor fun.

Brandon and Kial are having their wedding reception at the Casino on the island, so we wanted to get some shots around the outside of the building. Although the sun was shining beautifully, the temps were down right frigid. I think we lasted about 1/2 hour outside before calling it a day.

I look forward to a beautiful fall setting on the island.

Jason and Michelle – Belle Isle Engagment Session

Jason and Julie chose mid October and Belle Isle for their engagement session. The trees were amazingly beautiful, the sky could have cooperated a little more, but we still ended up with some wonderful images on a cool fall day. I can’t wait until their spring wedding for some more amazing images.

DJ and Sara – Detroit Style Wedding – Belle Isle and Madison Theater Building

DJ and Sara wanted a true Detroit style wedding. Both of them work in Detroit and appreciate what the city has to offer. Our day started with the bride and groom getting ready at the Fort Shelby Doubletree Hotel. We then headed out to Belle Isle for a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Conservatory. Sara and DJ’s son served as honorary co-best man with his true “walk down the aisle”. After the formalities, we spent some time touring Belle Isle and the Casino area for some fun shots of the couple and bridal party. On our way to the reception, we stopped in the Eastern Market area for some grittier photos with some graffiti art backgrounds. It was then off to the Madison Theater Building for a memorable reception and party. What a beautiful day and evening. Congratulations to Sara, DJ and Griffin and best wishes.