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Lance and Kaitlyn – Laurel Manor Wedding

Kaitlyn and Lance were last seen in this blog in the fall, when they were planning their big day. It finally came and what a great time was had by their whole family. Daughters Kelsey and London were also happy participants.

Pre wedding photos took place at Kaitlyn’s grandparents home in a great wooded and garden setting and then it was off to Laurel Manor for the ceremony and reception.

Congratulations Kaitlyn and Lance.

Ed and Ariel – Detroit 20s Style Engagement Session

Ariel contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a Bonnie and Clyde themed engagement session. After a meeting and some collaboration, we came up with a fusion of Bonnie and Clyde and 20s themed. Their outfits combined with some backgrounds that I chose, which lent themselves to that style, gave us a great afternoon. We were even blessed with a “giant snowflake” shower at the end to give us a totally different look. Ed and Ariel have a June wedding planned. Enjoy!

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.

Sarah and Richard – Bloomfield Hills and Troy, Michigan Wedding

Richard and Sarah started dating years ago, at Troy High School, they then went on to Michigan State and after graduation, took jobs in different states.  On Saturday, they made their relationship complete, by saying their vows and starting a life together in Columbus, Ohio.  Their beautiful day started out at Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel.  We had a fun time doing some photos around the campus their following their ceremony.  We then stopped by their old alma mater of Troy High for some photos with their bridal party, many of whom also went to THS.  It was then off to Petruzello’s in Troy for the reception.  The dance floor was full the entire evening.  Best wishes for your new life together.

Julie and Jason – Dearborn and Detroit Wedding for the World Travellers

Julie and Jason met in Stuttgart, Germany a few years ago.  Jason is in the US Air Force and Julie was there working for the Department of Defense.  They made Dearborn and Detroit (Julie’s hometown) their home for the weekend to celebrate their wedding.  After a beautiful wedding at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn, we were off to do some fun photos around UM Dearborn’s campus, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Riverwalk.  What a perfect day weather wise for the happy couple.  They then celebrated with friends and family into the evening at 707 East in the Greektown area.  Congratulations to the happy couple.

Dana and Kyle’s Plymouth Michigan engagement session

Dana and Kyle picked Plymouth, Michigan for their engagement session. We had a perfect spring…almost summer day to wander around the streets of Plymouth looking for good backgrounds. The Plymouth Coffee Bean started and ended our session with some fun furniture and backgrounds. It’s such a perfect time of the year to get green grass, green trees and some blooming bushes. Look forward to Dana and Kyle’s summer wedding photos.

Scott and Justine – Grosse Pointe and Renaissance Marriott Wedding

Justine and Scott wanted a winter wedding.  They picked the winter of 2014 that has been a little more winter-like than winter’s in recent history.  It was a bright sunny day that still made for a beautiful wedding day.

The ladies got ready on the 64th floor of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.  The room was full of fun and laughter with a great view of the frozen Detroit River.  Once everyone was ready, it was off to St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe for the wedding mass.  We snuck outside for a few images, in the snow and cold, before heading back to the Renaissance Center for the evening’s festivities.  We spent a little time at the Ren Cen, doing a few fun photos with the wedding party.  It was then a beautiful room, designed by Emerald City Designs and a great meal by the staff at the Marriott.  Congratulations Scott and Justine.

Jack and Nicole – Academy of Sacred Heart and Twin Lakes Golf Club Wedding

Jack and Nicole were last seen on the blog nearly a year ago with their engagement session. Fast forward a year and they had the perfect wedding day planned. Starting with Nicole and the girls getting ready at Royal Park Hotel. The party then moved to Academy of Sacred Heart for a beautiful ceremony. The plan was then to do some fun outdoor photos with the wedding party, but mother nature decided to throw us a curve ball and we ended up at Rochester Mills Brewery. Then we moved on to the party destination at Twin Lakes Golf Club. Flourish Event Design did a wonderful job with the reception and flowers. Congratulations to Jack and Nicole.

Jon and Julie – Independence Oaks Engagement Session

Jon and Julie juggled their busy schedules and we got their fall 2013 engagement session in. Independence Oaks county park provided our background. A nice quiet morning with a mirror like lake and perfect temperature for a nice walk. Resume your busy lives, but enjoy your photos first.

Kelsey and Kyle – University of Michigan Wedding Day

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!!!