Michigan State University Engagement Photos | Jennifer & Robert

Michigan State University Engagement Photos | Jennifer & Robert

Who doesn’t like Michigan State University engagement photos? It seems like every year I end up in both East Lansing and Ann Arbor for at least one session with some alums! 2020 was no different with Jennifer and Robert at Michigan State University in the fall.

We got lucky with this session – it looked like rain but it held off, just a few sprinkles! These two are super sweet and just overall happy to be together. I loved getting to know them and their story as we walked around campus.

No Michigan State University engagement photos are complete without some in front of Beaumont Tower. Of all the campuses I’ve been on, MSU is one of my favorites to shoot! It’s just so pretty in every season. Just walking around, you’re bound to find something beautiful!

See other Michigan State University engagement sessions here.

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St. Joseph Shrine Wedding | Nathan & Jordan

St. Joseph Shrine Wedding | Nathan & Jordan

I was so fortunate to not only capture Jordan and Nathan’s engagement session, but also their St. Joseph Shrine wedding last October. St. Joseph Shrine is one of the most gorgeous churches. I cannot believe the light we got during the ceremony – some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen in a church!

Jordan and Nathan are so sweet and I loved working with them. They were just so happy to be married at their St. Joseph Shrine wedding and to celebrate it in a simple way. After a full mass ceremony, they welcomed family and friends to the church hall for a meal and some wedding festivities.

We captured their engagement session at St. Joseph Shrine as well. This church is important to them as a couple so using it was super special! I just love both the engagement session and wedding images we were able to create – your girl is a sucker for those big doors and archways. Love using architecture when we can!

I feel like a wedding gallery like this just goes to show that you don’t need to go to all the trendy places or even that far to find good portrait locations. We literally used the exterior and interior of the church, as well as a tree that was colorful across the street. Getting creative like this is one of my favorite parts of the job. Of course I love a skyline shot as much as the next wedding photographer, but it’s not NECESSARY!

vendors:

makeup: Rosa Alcantara
floral: M. Dawn Floral Design
Catering: Lazybones Smokehouse
Cake: Milano Bakery
Hair: Danielle Cassimy
Gown: Maggie Sottero
Veil: The Veiled Beauty

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Metro Detroit Newborn Photographer | Rowan

Metro Detroit Newborn Photographer | Rowan

I’m so lucky to work with clients over and over again! I’m always honored to capture each new chapter – this time as a metro Detroit newborn photographer! Amber and Ben first stepped in front of my camera in December 2018 for their engagement session and I’ve been lucky enough to photograph their wedding and now baby Rowan’s arrival at their home last October!

My approach as a Metro Detroit newborn photographer is to make newborn photos as relaxing of an experience as possible. Now that I’ve had my first baby, I can tell you that I absolutely couldn’t have created the best photographs of my family in the weeks post-birth. I left it to another professional pal to do it for us and I’m so glad I did!

Babies change so quickly. I never really believed this until I had my own. From fresh newborn, they look so different at even 8 weeks old! It’s crazy how quickly that time goes and how soon your baby doesn’t look little anymore.

Rowan’s momma has great taste – here’s her wedding in case you’re wondering – and their home was a perfect setting. Rowan wasn’t the happiest of campers but you can’t tell, can you? This is why I leave 2 hours for newborn sessions – plenty of time for feeds and soothing which all newborns need – they aren’t on a schedule! Big sister Rory was a great help and I know she has been the best big sister as Rowan has grown; he’s nearing 10 months old now!

Looking to book a Metro Detroit Newborn photographer for a newborn lifestyle session? Contact me today!

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Detroit Institute of arts wedding portraits | shallana & randy

Detroit Institute of arts wedding portraits | shallana & randy

With covid impacting so many couples, it’s been a year with less weddings, but not necessarily less portraits. Shallana and Randy were married in a private, small ceremony over the summer and asked if I could take some Detroit Institute of Arts wedding portraits to celebrate their marriage. I said, of course!

I love photographing these two! Their Stony Creek engagement session was so beautiful and I’ve seen them a few times at my mini sessions with their pups.

Detroit Institute of Arts wedding portraits hold a special place in my heart because this location is where we took our wedding photos. Something about the classic look of the marble just always makes everyone look incredible. We used the back and front of the building, went across the street to the Detroit Public Library (another favorite of mine) and then stopped at the McGregor Conference Center on Wayne State University’s campus which has some amazing architecture that I’ve always wanted to use.

These two are too chic – don’t we love that burgundy suit? I’m so glad the trend is these non-black and grey suits, makes things so much more exciting! And Shallana’s dress is just to die for. So gorgeous. I wish them all the happiness in the world – they deserve it!

You can always do a session to celebrate an anniversary or just because. There’s nothing wrong with documenting your relationship right now – not just for a big event. Plus portrait sessions are much more laid back than weddings. More time to really relax and have fun in front of the camera!

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First Birthday Session | Charlotte

First Birthday Session | Charlotte

I don’t get to photograph kiddos all that much, but when I do, it’s so much fun! Charlotte’s first birthday session captured her spunky personality.

It seems like just yesterday we were photographing Charlotte’s newborn session. A year later, almost to the date, she turned one and we had to celebrate with some updated photos of her.

It’s absolutely so fun to see how much kiddos grow! I truly love seeing families year after year and capturing their little ones getting bigger and bigger.

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