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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.

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.

Anthony and Cassie – Springtime on Belle Isle and Downtown Detroit

When we chose late April, we figured we would have a nice springtime warm day.  Well, we’ll differ to Cassie on her interpretation on the temperature on Sunday.  We had a beautiful sunny day for a late afternoon at Belle Isle and downtown Detroit.  The Casino at Belle Isle and the pond behind the Casino started out as our background and then we moved by the river where we were able to play with light and shadows.  We then drove down to the Campus Martius Park and surrounding areas to finish up our fun afternoon.  We are looking forward to seeing Anthony and Cassie in about one month for their wedding day.


Katie and Eric – Fall in the D

Katie and Eric’s wedding isn’t for a year yet, but they wanted to get some engagement photos this fall. We decided on Belle Isle and, to keep Eric fired up about the whole day, Joe Louis Arena also. Belle Isle is truly Detroit’s hidden gem, and I hope with the Grand Prix coming back there, they will continue to improve the condition of the island and facilities. We were able to get some fun shots at the Casino building on the island. Also we utilized the wide open spaces on the island for some backgrounds. At Joe Louis, we have some classic shots of the front entrance and then headed around to the river side for some beautiful late afternoon shots on the Riverwalk. I look forward to Katie and Eric’s big day in October 2012.

Claudia and Tony – Detroit Engagement Session

Claudia and Tony chose downtown Detroit as their e-session background. We had a great time on a Sunday afternoon, wandering the streets of Detroit, the night before the Tigers came home for the Divisional Championship Series.

We explored the Comerica Park and Foxtown area. Then we headed down to Campus Martius Park where it became a wind tunnel, so we headed inside the Compuware Building where we got our cool silhouette shot. Then it was out to Belle Isle for a request by Tony and a skyline photo.

I’m looking forward to Claudia and Tony’s winter wedding on Jan. 28, 2012

Fadia and JP – Engagement Session in Detroit

Fadia and JP, another of my 2011 couples that have been trying to get their e-session in before their wedding. Our lovely Michigan weather has changed our plans multiple times. JP, is an owner of a hockey rink and wanted to make sure we had some Red Wings representation in their pictures. We started out on Belle Isle in Detroit with blustry winds that must have made the wind chill below freezing. We then moved on to Joe Louis Arena for JP’s shots and then some street scenes not from from JLA. I can’t wait until their wedding. Besides being a truly handsome couple, they are a lot of fun. June 18th isn’t far off…hopefully it will be warmer.

Michelle and Rick – You and me together, we could do anything

Michelle and Rick’s first dance was to the Dave Matthews Band song You and Me, and I think this kind of sums up their relationship. I met this couple about a year ago and we did their engagement session in February this year. I knew after the e-session, this was going to be a fun and special wedding. I wasn’t wrong. This couple truly shows the love they feel for each other, possibly more than I’ve ever seen with any other couple, and that’s not the norm in today’s society. After a beautiful and heartwarming ceremony in Roseville, we headed to downtown Detroit for some pictures on Belle Isle. What a beautiful day to be near the water and have the backdrop of Detroit in the background. After a few more shots at the Belle Isle Casino, we headed back to Sterling Heights for a beautiful reception at the Century Club. Michelle and Rick, I’ve truly enjoyed working with you over the last year…all the best!

Laura & Jay – Magical Renewal

Laura and Jay were married a year ago in a small ceremony. Jay’s family, from out of state and the Dominican Republic, was not able to be at the wedding last year so they decided they would plan a vow renewal…with all the wedding celebration a year later. Laura looked stunning in her new gown and Jay and the guys were equally handsome in their tux’. Although at least one of the bridesmaids from the Dominican Republic would disagree with me, the day was a beautiful fall day here in the State of Michigan. We hit many of the Detroit highlights and got some beautiful shots on Belle Isle before heading back for the ceremony and reception in St. Clair Shores. What a great day and I think fun was had by all in attendance. Laura and Jay, enjoy the next years together!