Blog Archives

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.

Kristin and Kyle Wedding Day – Woodside Bible Church and Petruzellos in Troy, Michigan

Kyle and Kristin started telling me about the plans for their day nearly a year ago. It materialized into exactly what they had talked about. A beautiful summer day in a great outdoor setting. Woodside Bible Church in Troy was a great location for their intimate ceremony in the garden under mature trees. Nicole and her Dad looked stunning walking across the bridge to the gazebo. The grounds around Woodside are perfect for many photo ops after the ceremony.

It was then off to Petruzellos for a beautiful evening. Highlighted by Nicholas Hardy entertaining the crowd as DJ, but he’s more than just a DJ if you haven’t experienced him with Elysium Experience. The meal was wonderful and the dancefloor was full all evening. Best wishes for a wonderful life Kristin and Kyle.

James and Kelly – Rochester Municipal Park Engagement Session

James and Kelly live in Arizona and were in Michigan for Thanksgiving and wedding planning.  Of course they picked one of the coldest weeks so far this winter to visit and we needed to get their e-session in.  We chose Rochester Municipal park for their venue.  Even the dogs had fun on a beautiful, cold Michigan late afternoon.  Can’t wait for a warm day in June for their big day.

Jeff and Ashley – Pine Knob Carriage House Wedding

Ashley and Jeff dodged the raindrops on Friday and ended up with a beautiful wedding day at Pine Knob Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House. The happy couple chose a first look prior to the ceremony and we had some time for some romantic photos after. Then it was off to the Pine Knob Mansion and some photos with the bridal party.

After some rain prior to the ceremony, the showers let up and the couple exchanged vows under the pavillion at the Carriage House. A great meal and a fun evening followed inside.

Best wishes to Jeff and Ashley.

Dan and Teegan – Royal Oak Michigan Wedding Day

Dan and Teegan came to me many months ago and told me about their plans for a unique wedding in Royal Oak. A park wedding and the reception at Royal Oak Farmers Market. Something totally different and fun sounding, I was glad when they booked me. Their day did not disappoint. A beautiful ceremony at Barton Park in Royal Oak and the reception at the made over (by Teegan and Dan’s families and friends) Royal Oak Farmers Market.

We made a quick trip to Quarton Lake in Birmingham for some fun and beautiful photos with the wedding party. I love when wedding parties are open to fun and slightly quirky photos. The bridesmaids were the members wanting to climb trees, not the guys.

Best wishes for a long life together, Teegan and Dan.

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.

Greg and Julie – Troy, Michigan Wedding Day

Greg and Julie had a lovely day for their wedding at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Troy. The grounds around the campus are wonderful for beautiful shots during and after the wedding. We then travelled to a local park for a few romantic images of the happy couple. Then we were off to St. Nicolas Cultural Center in Troy for an elegant evening capped off by a late night sparkler send off of the couple. Congratulations to Greg and Julie and best wishes.

Bryan and Jill – Addison Oaks and Twin Lake Wedding

Jill and Bryan have been eyeing May 24th for a perfect day to marry. In Jill’s family, she is the 5th family member to be married on May 24th. The perfect start to a Memorial Day weekend. Our first look took place at Addison Oaks Park where we were able to get some beautiful spring afternoon backgrounds. We then moved on to Twin Lakes Golf Club for the ceremony and festivities. A traditional Jewish ceremony took place under the chuppah, then inside for an evening of celebration. Watch our blog in the coming months for Jill and Bryan’s, “Rock the Dress” session. Best wishes.

Ashley and Jeff – Royal Oak Michigan Engagement Session

Jeff and Ashley picked a perfect day for their engagement session in the town where they met and now live, Royal Oak. Along with Foster, their German Shorthair, we had a great time exploring a park in Royal Oak and doing some shots under my favorite viaduct. Foster got some free running time in between his modeling debut also. We then headed downtown for a few shots. Watch the blog for the couple’s wedding day in September.

Mary and Aaron – Oak Arbor and Rochester Michigan Wedding

I last met with Aaron and Mary last fall, late in the season. A winter of planning ended up with the perfect wedding day. Temperature and weather were perfect. Mary was a beautiful bride. The ceremony took place at Oak Arbor Church in Rochester, MI. Oak Arbor is such a natually beautiful sanctuary with so much natural light and their wedding day did not disappoint. We then headed to Rochester downtown. We first stopped at the park in Rochester and took some fun photos along Paint Creek. We then headed to a carnival on the south end of Rochester for some super fun shots of the newlyweds. Both had so much fun on the carosuel. It was then off to The Mirage in Clinton Township for a fun reception and dancing. Best wishes to the new couple.