Last September, I had the most perfect golden hour Stony Creek Metropark engagement session with Kylie and Jared – and their pup Brody!
I always encourage couples to bring their pups (if they wish) because they’re family. I know that when we got engagement – and wedding – photos, I really regretted not including our dog Nora. I know it can be super stressful to bring a fury friend, but I promise I’ll send you some great tips to make it a successful session. There hasn’t been a dog I haven’t gotten to cooperate for a few images.
Stony Creek Metropark is popular – for a reason! And I think once you scroll through these engagement photos, you’ll see why: literally the most perfect golden hour.
A lot of couples want a fall engagement session, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – late September is not fall but it’s usually the most gorgeous time to shoot. The weather hasn’t turn cold and rainy, all the greens are still kicking, and the sunsets are usually AH-MAZING. Don’t overlook September as a wonderful time for a session, y’all, especially for a perfect golden hour Stony Creek Metropark engagement.
Kylie and Jared met through mutual friends at a “Beer Olympics.” Sounds fun right? Jared offered Kylie some water and the rest is history. These foodies enjoy walking Brody, traveling, and spending time on the water. Their August 2022 wedding is going to be so much fun – I can’t wait to shoot their wedding!
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Mike and Sarah’s fall Law Quad engagement session at the University of Michigan took place on what I think was the PERFECT fall day – not too warm and not too cold, with a lovely golden hour light.
Mike is a University of Michigan alum now and these two spent a lot of time around the campus during his time there so naturally they decided on using this gorgeous part of campus for their engagement session.
These two met in high school but didn’t start dating until college. Apparently they both liked each other way back when but didn’t put two and two together until later!
A fall Law Quad engagement session wouldn’t be complete without that perfect golden light tiptoeing across the buildings. The Law Quad is lovely in any season, but man, in the fall, campus just shines. It’s one of my favorite places to shoot at the University of Michigan, see this session as well. It’s popular for a reason!
For part two of our session, we went to Nichol’s Arborteum. Mike and Sarah enjoy hikes and hammocking, so naturally Nichol’s made sense. They took me to the far reaches of the arborteum and we ended our session in a lovely field of grass. I love Nichol’s Arborteum, but man it can be a hike back!
Can’t wait to share more of these two. Their fall wedding was just so GOOD!
I had the best time with Jalen and Maria at their golden hour Stony Creek engagement session. These two were truly so much fun – I laughed a lot which always makes my job so fun!
These two met working at Emagine Theaters and their first date was to a cider mill. They fell in love with Stony Creek engagement session photos online and actually found me that way! They felt it was the perfect place to document this chapter because they love nature walks – and movies, which makes sense based on where they met. We talked a lot about Hamilton during their session!
Golden hour Stony Creek engagement sessions are really popular, and for good reason. It’s really quite gorgeous in any season, including summer! The tall pine trees look perfect at just about any time of day and the open field is perfect for golden hour. It can get pretty busy with photographers on the weekend so I actually prefer to come during the week so as not to make my clients nervous with so many people around. You don’t believe how popular this spot is until you see all of the people with cameras around! See more Stony Creek engagement sessions here.
I’m so excited for Jalen and Maria’s wedding! I know it’s going to be such a fun event to be a part of.
I love it when clients take me to new places for their sessions. Victoria and Matt’s Dow Gardens engagement session took me to a new place, and a beautiful one at that. They chose this location because they got engaged there!
We met up on a Sunday summer afternoon and had absolutely perfect weather to explore the gardens. Lots of walking but it was worth it! Late June means blooming flowers, lots of green trees, and sunshine.
Matt and Victoria met at Oakland University in a business analytics class. During the class they became project partners. After the class ended they stayed friends and took several more classes together. Then they started dating and the rest is history. These two are so sweet and I loved getting to spend so much time with them at this session! It’s one of my favorite parts of my job.
I absolutely love the outfits they wore for their Dow Gardens engagement session. The blues really stood out against the greenery throughout the garden. We don’t really have a garden similar to Dow Gardens in the Detroit area, at least not one that is accessible to photographers!
Can’t wait until their June 2022 wedding at Cherry Creek!
I have so much I could say about Nick, Samantha and their downtown Rochester engagement session! First of all, they picked the absolute best week of the year for fall color – look at those oranges and reds! But also, these two are just the best kind of clients – so sweet and kind, truly the most genuinely sweet couple I’ve ever worked with. These two have big plans and big goals, and I know they’ll achieve them together…you can tell they are just an amazing team!
When Nick first reached out to me about wedding photography, I did some snooping around and realized his fiance’ was someone I’d followed on instagram (she possibly had followed me first but I can’t remember) and I loved her content! Like such a boho queen honestly! Goals for me.
Once we had our zoom meeting, I confirmed that Sam was just as cool as I thought she was and Nick was probably the nicest guy ever, so I just knew I had to be a part of their day and I’m so glad they choose me to photograph their summer 2021 wedding (and I can’t wait to share it here).
These two were up for anything I asked of them. A fall downtown Rochester engagement session is not complete unless we visit Rochester Municipal Park (which was empty on this weekday – score!) and my favorite downtown spots, including the river behind the Royal Park and the brick of the Rochester Mills Brewery.
I simply adore these two and their fall downtown Rochester engagement session so much. They are currently traveling this year and you should follow their adventures! I love seeing what they’re up to. Check them out on Instagram!
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!
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