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Julie and Ryan – Detroit Wedding | The Rattlesnake Club

Julie and Ryan live in Detroit and wanted a wedding that was based around what they love about the “D”. Julie got ready at the Marriott Ren Cen and had a room with a beautiful view of the river. What a relaxed and fun group of girls that were Julie’s bridesmaids.

We then travelled to the couple’s home in Corktown for the first look at some fun photos with Ryan and Julie. Everyone then headed to Dequindre Cut for a little more urban and rustic look with the entire wedding party.

Finally, The Rattlesnake Club became our final destination with some great images in the old Stroh’s complex around the Rattlesnake. Then at 5:00, Julie and Ryan became husband and wife and the party started.

We truly enjoyed our day with the happy couple. Best wishes and enjoy!

Kristine and John – Detroit’s Eastern Market Engagement Session

I met up with Kristine and John early on Saturday morning.  The trip to Eastern Market in Detroit has become a Saturday morning ritual for the couple and they decided it would be a fun choice for a engagement / lifestyle session.  We started out with some awesome light and found a few nice urban settings to give their session a true Detroit feel.  We then headed over to the market sheds and captured Kristine and John having fun, doing their market shopping.  I really enjoyed just following them around and shooting the day they enjoy.  We finished up with a few other urban settings and Kristine and John were off to Russell St. Deli for breakfast.  Keep watching the blog for some great wedding photos of Kristine and John this fall.

Carolyn and Elra – Lovely Thanksgiving Weekend Wedding

I’ve been looking forward to Carolyn and Elra’s wedding since their engagement session this summer. Carolyn is a fun and witty gal, and Elra is the perfect mate for her. We started their day with a “first look” at the Guardian Building in Detroit. The Guardian Building gave us a perfect backdrop for the first look and Carolyn’s beautiful dress. We then made a quick stop at Harry the Hatter’s to do a fun shot with the guys and their hats from Harry’s. Then it was on to the Fox Theatre and Woodward Ave. for some city backdrops.

The ceremony was at the beautiful Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit. You can’t ask for a much more beautiful church than Sweetest Heart of Mary. It complimented Elra and Carolyn’s attire perfectly. After the ceremony, it was off for a fun evening and meal at Sycamore Hills in Chesterfield Township. Elra and Carolyn were off to Maui the next morning and we look forward to sharing their pictures with them when they get back. Congratulations.

Vence and Katie – Engagement Session in Corktown

You will be seeing lots of Vence and Katie this week…they are in Detroit for their wedding on Friday and we thought we’d squeeze in an engagement session / pre-wedding session this week. Vence and Katie were both from the Detroit area, but now live in Phoenix. They wanted some fun yet gritty images for the engagement session. They chose the Corktown area in Detroit and we visited the old Michigan Central Depot and some of the buildings, art projects, and other areas around Corktown. It was definitely a fun shoot for me and I truly enjoyed exploring an area I haven’t been to before. Watch for their wedding photos this weekend.

Ms. Christa – Senior Session

Christa is my senior rep for Royal Oak High School and came to me last spring totally excited about her pictures. We finished up her senior series last week and we had a lot of fun, both in the studio and in downtown Royal Oak. We still have lots of time left this fall to make your senior photos as fun and unique as Christa’s. Be sure to call and set up your appointment soon. We handle everything, from the yearbook photo and getting it turned into the high school for inclusion in the yearbook to making sure you have all of the photos you need for your friends and family.

Carolyn and Elra – Detroit Engagement Session

Carolyn and Elra told me they didn’t want to have posed, looking at the camera, engagement photos. The one thing I learned quickly about Carolyn and Elra is that they like to have fun. That means I can be a little more creative and look for some off the wall or kind of edgy backgrounds. I don’t know we got too edgy, but we had a lot of fun. A stop at the Red Grape Lounge on Woodward Ave. gave us a great background/venue for some fun “bar” shots. We found some fun alleys, great worn brick walls and a parking structure. Ask Elra (not Carolyn) about the baseball glove story. Can’t wait until their Thanksgiving weekend wedding.

Armando – Senior 2011

We spent some time at our new studio, doing Armando’s studio pictures and then we headed to Royal Oak to get some urban type shots. I was really happy with the way everything turned out, but Armando definitely seemed more relaxed in the outdoor settings. There must be a few more friends of Armando, from Dakota, that want the chance to look as good as Armando does for their senior pictures. Look out ladies, he likes to smile for you if you say the right thing!!!

Jonson and Kyoko – Urban Experience

Jonson called me and we kind of tossed around some ideas for a portrait session for he and Kyoko. They live in Ann Arbor, but wanted something different, not really studio. We finally settled on downtown Detroit and some urban, somewhat gritty photos. I think we ended up with some really nice results that both of them will like. In a 3 city block walk we were able to cover a park scene to a decaying urban environment…and the light was perfect.