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Brian and Whitney – Birmingham, Michigan and Quarton Lake Engagement Session

Whitney and Brian are such a fun couple and you feel how much they enjoy spending time together. We had a perfect fall evening on the shores of Quarton Lake in Birmingham. Although the fall colors are still a little spotty, you still feel the warmth of the autumn light as the days get shorter. Enjoy the photos and stay tuned for a beautiful wedding in July 2015.

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.

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.

Jared and Olivia – Franklin Village, Michigan Engagement Session

I had so much fun last night with Jared and Olivia. They are a couple that likes to be silly and have fun and that makes a photographer’s job so much easier. From the rope swing in front of their house, to pumpkin picking at Franklin Cider Mill, to cheering for the home team in the old Tiger Stadium seats at the park…this couple knows how to make each other laugh.

Things may get a little more serious after the Tigers win last night. Olivia is a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. Things may be a little tense around their household for the next week.

Stay tuned for their wedding photos in about a month.

Alicia and Alex – Oakhurst Golf and Country Club Wedding

We last saw Alicia and Alex in May of 2012 at their engagement session. Their wedding day finally rolled around and I was truly looking forward to their day.

We started the day with some getting ready shots and then moved on to a first look for Alicia and Alex. The bright sun and rolling hills made for some great photos of the couple and the bridal party. It was then time for the small, intimate outdoor ceremony.

As our weather begins to change to fall we are getting some great cloud patterns in Michigan which led to some great backdrops. Oakhurst itself has such unique and beautiful surroundings, you really can’t go wrong when taking photos in the area.

The evening continued with a great reception, dinner and dancing. The great hall makes for such beautiful photos.

Best wishes Alicia and Alex.

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.

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.

Ruchi and Praveen – Detroit Engagement Session

Ruchi and Praveen and getting married later this year in Redmonds, WA, but wanted to get their engagement photos in Detroit.  Praveen grew up in the Detroit area and is in a residency program at the DMC.  Ruchi will be moving here after her graduation from pharmacy school.  Since winter in Michigan isn’t always perfect, we chose the Detroit Public Library for some indoor shots and then around the library and Detroit Institute of Arts for some outdoor shots.  We ended up with a perfect day that wasn’t terribly cold and light fluffy snow falling for our outdoor images.  Our outdoor images, with the snow, ended up with a very romantic feel.  Best wishes Ruchi and Praveen.