Blog Archives

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.

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.

Anthony & Cassie – Bay Point Golf Club Wedding

Cassie and Anthony are one of those fun couples I always look forward to photographing. With the perfect venue for the couple, Bay Pointe Golf Club, and a beautiful day we couldn’t help but hit a home run. Cassie and the bridesmaids looked stunning and Anthony and the groomsmen looked dapper in their tuxs’. With a beautiful outdoor, lakeside, ceremony, a classy reception and a handsome couple, my job was easy. Best wishes to the newlyweds.

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.

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.

Brad and Kathy – Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Novi Wedding and Reception

Brad and Kathy had the designation as being the first “wedding” for Michael Sackett Photography of the 2013 season.  And what a glorious day it was.  The weather was perfect Michigan springtime temperature, not a cloud in the sky, a beautiful bride and a handsome groom.  What more could I ask for?

The wedding was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti.  The church is such a great venue for photography.  After a fun exit, we headed on to Ann Arbor for some photos around the UM campus.  We spent some time at the Law Quad and then headed over to the Architectural Museum.  Then it was off to the Novi Sheraton for the reception.

Best wishes to Kathy and Brad after they get back from the Cayman Islands.

Rob and Shannon – Perfect Fall Wedding Day

Last time we saw Rob and Shannon, it was spring and trees were budding…Saturday was the perfect fall day with the trees near their peak of color.  Rob and Shannon exchanged their vows after 9 years of courtship.  With the wedding taking place at Academy of Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills and the reception at San Marino Club in Troy, we had plenty of opportunities for some great photo opportunities.  Between the wedding and reception we made a quick stop at Quarton Lake in Birmingham for some late afternoon photos.  A great time was had by their friends and family at the reception.  Best wishes for a wonderful life.

Manju and Hemali – Dearborn Inn Wedding

Manju and Hemali celebrated their wedding over the weekend.  We started with the Sangeet on Friday evening at the Dearborn Inn.  What wonderful entertainment the family and friends provided to the couple.  All the way from the youngest nieces and nephews all the way to the parent, aunts and uncles of the bride and groom.  Early Saturday morning started with the barrat for Manju and then on to the beautiful ceremony.  We spent a couple hours in the afternoon doing some fun shots away from the Dearborn Inn.  Luckily we had a limo for the bride and groom to duck into and cool off from the 95°+ and super high humidity.  Then on to the beautiful reception planned by Iris Bloom with DJ/MC Robby (Rockstar Digital).  Manju and Hemali are off to a truly memorable honeymoon and then a new life in Manhattan.  We look forward to seeing the film by Capturing Arts.

Best Wishes to Manju and Hemali!

Chelsey and Jeff – Marine City and Lake St. Clair Wedding

We last saw Chelsey and Jeff on a cold March day, this was the exact opposite, a hot nearly July day.  Marine City’s Holy Cross church was the backdrop for a beautiful wedding day.  Although there were lots of program fanning the guests during the ceremony, it was all smiles from the bride and groom.   Chelsey and Jeff have won my award for the largest wedding party I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing.  We spent time photographing at Luna Kai and Belle Mare Marina after the wedding and before heading to MacRay Harbor for the reception.  The view from the reception was breathtaking, overlooking the marina and Lake St. Clair, with the happiness for Chelsey and Jeff providing the background sound.  Congratulations!

Shane & Courtni – Pine Knob Mansion Wedding

Courtni and Shane contacted me early last fall about their late winter wedding plans.  We had a super fun engagement session in September.  Fast forward a few months and Courtni and her mother have planned a beautiful wedding at Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House in Clarkston, Michigan.  With the intimate ceremony held in the Mansion, where Courtni and Shane recited their personally written vows. More than a few tears were seen around the room.  We then headed outside to do some fun shots with the wedding party.  The warm week prior to the wedding gave our outdoor shots some beautiful backgrounds.  The Carriage House was the venue for the reception.  Now the couple is off for a great honeymoon and a life of happiness together.  Best wishes to the happy couple.