Blog Archives

Dax and Alexa – Detroit Institute of Arts Wedding

Dax and Alexa are about as “Detroit” as a couple from Chicago can get. I love Chicago, but I think it’s so cool this couple chose Detroit for their wedding, because they enjoy being in the D.
 
From the getting ready photos at the Crowne Plaza, to the guys hitting some highlights of the city before the wedding, to the beautiful ceremony at the DIA. Wow, what a whirlwind day and the best part was that the rain cleared out so we could capture it all.
 
Best wishes to a beautiful couple and their lifetime together!

Amy and Joe – Farm Engagement Session

Amy grew up around horses and so a farm setting only made sense for she and Joe.  We had a great time wandering around Amy’s dad’s horse farm and woods.  Miss Hadley, our stylist, kept us all in line. Keep watching in 2017 to see a beautiful wedding featuring Amy and Joe.

Erin and Eric – Michigan State Engagement Session

Although they didn’t meet at MSU, they both graduated from MSU and that bond evenutally brought them together indirectly. Season football ticket holders and true Sparty fans.
 
We spent time wandering around the MSU camputs, which is absolutely beautiful this time of the year. We found some of Eric and Erin’s favorite spots on our trek.
 
Stay tuned for a July 2016 wedding.

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.
 

Lance and Kaitlyn – Bloomfield Hills Michigan Engagement Session

Kaitlyn and Lance wanted a fall beauty engagement session. Although the trees haven’t completely turned, we still had some nice backgrounds. They also wanted to include their two daughters in the photos, which was a bunch of fun too. The Bloomfield Hills Nature Center provided a great background for the afternoon with this happy couple/family. Stay tuned for a early summer 2016 wedding.

Becca and Mike – Traverse City Michigan Engagement Session

Becca is from Traverse City and Mike was stationed in Traverse City with the Coast Guard when they met. The rest is history. Although their wedding is going to be in the Detroit area, they wanted to make sure they had some photos of the area of the state that is so dear to them. Old Mission Peninsula’s lighthouse and wineries and orchards and downtown Traverse City played as backdrops for the photos. What a beautiful afternoon.

John and Jannine – Detroit and Troy Michigan Wedding Day

John and Jannine have been planning their big day for over a year. With a large family on both sides assisting and in attendance, their day turned out perfect.
 
We started the day at the Embassy Suites in Troy and then headed to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit. The ceremony was quick and beautiful and then the couple headed out to the streets of Detroit for some fun photos at Lafayette Coney Island and the Detroit Athletic Club.
 
The evenings festivities took place at San Marino Club in Troy. Jannine and John felt the love of thier families being sent their way as they progressed through the evening. Traditional Greek and Italian dances brought the celebrations full circle.
 
Best wishes John and Jannine!

Rachel and Eric – Shepherd’s Hollow Wedding

Eric and Rachel had a beautiful evening under the tall pines at Shepherd’s Hollow. This is one of my favorite golf courses to photograph at because of all the natural beatuy and the way the light comes through the trees.
 
The bride looked radiant and made her parents and the groom proud when she emerged from the clubhouse. Rachel’s brother performed the quick, but meaningful ceremony in front of the couples guests on the back patio.
 
We then had some fun around the grounds of the golf course before heading back in for the celebration and the evening’s festivities.
 
Best wishes Rachel and Eric.

Whitney and Bryan – Royal Oak and Southfield Wedding

Whitney and Bryan have been planning their day for months now and it finally arrived. Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak and the Atrium of the Westin Southfield were there chosen venues. A perfect day, weather wise, was all that was needed. Although a bit hot, it was perfect.
The ceremony at Shrine was beautiful and intimate and both Whitney and Brian seemed so happy when the introduction of the new couple was made. We then travelled to downtown Royal Oak for some fun photos at Royal Oak Brewery and the streets of Royal Oak. Pleasant Ridge community park provided the background for a few more outdoor photos.
It was then off to the celebration at the Westin Southfield’s Atrium. What a great setting for a celebration.

Whitney and Bryan, congratulations and best wishes.

Kristen and Nick – Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest Wedding

It was a perfect day for an outdoor wedding. It definitely was a little warmer than when we last saw Nick and Kristen, in early December for their engagement session.
 
Kristen looked stunning walking down the aisle with her father, meeting a dapper looking Nick who had a huge smile on his face. The golf course, Eagle Crest, provided our backdrop for some fun and romantic photos of the happy couple. It was then off to the beautifully decorated tent for the evening celebration. Friends and family kept the dance floor full.
 
Congratulation Nick and Kristen!