Chelsey and Yianni were my first booking for 2021 and I finally got to meet them for a spring Stony Creek metropark engagement session right after we were able to start working again post-quarantine. Before we headed to Stony Creek metropark, we stopped at Yates Cider Mill for some doughnuts. Chelsey had told me that her and Yianni love going apple picking and cider mill visiting in the fall, so it only made sense to have some doughnuts before hiking through the woods at Stoney Creek Metropark.
A spring Stony Creek Metropark engagement session is all about the greeeeen! The trees are so green, the field is growing back, and it’s a less buggy than the summertime. Stony Creek Metropark is one of the most popular spots for engagement sessions in the Metro Detroit area for a reason. The tall pines and beautiful meadow are perfect in just about any season. I’ve done sessions at Stony Creek Metropark in every season and loved every single one.
Chelsey and Yianni were so much fun to photograph! I think they’re so adorable together and literally shined with every prompt or direction I gave them. Old pros, I think! And also, what a good looking couple with amazing style!
I’m looking forward to their May 2021 wedding!
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There is a secret to fall in Michigan…it is best in early November. Many believe the fall colors to be strongest in mid-October, but not in Metro Detroit. The best color is usually the last week of October and first week of November, which is when I met up with Nick and Alysia for their fall Maybury State Park engagement session.
Maybury State Park is one of my favorite places for an engagement session any time of year. I really love the fields and trails available at the park, as well as the fact that the great locations are steps from the parking lot, making it perfect for families.
Nick and Alysia are so sweet and just easy to talk to. We chatted about coffee. They’re also super brave to pick the morning session, which almost no one does, and they love the outdoors. These two even hiked with me down to the beautiful pond on the other side of the park, which was worth it!
When I look back at this fall Maybury State Park engagement session, I feel so nostalgic for fall…it comes so quickly and leaves so quickly. I wish it stuck around a little longer.
I can’t wait for Nick and Alysia’s August wedding!
In Michigan, we get the fall colors for about two solid weeks, sometimes less if the weather is bad. We had the most perfect fall day for Shelby and Barry’s Seven Lakes State Park engagement session. The fall colors were incredible, the sun was still shining, and it was relatively warm outside!
Looking back on this Seven Lakes State Park engagement session, it gives me all the fall feels. Fall is always the busiest time for sessions and weddings, but I truly had a lot of fun hanging out with Shelby and Barry, who drove down from Mid-Michigan to spend a few hours with me. We had never met in person, so it was lovely to chat and get to know these two accountants.
Their late October 2020 wedding should be quintessential fall and I’m here for it! I can’t wait to celebrate with them!
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