Emilie happened to win my engagement session giveaway last December right after she booked her wedding! I absolutely love that her and Nico took my advice and had an Eastern Market engagement session. We hadn’t met in person until the session but after following Emilie on Instagram for some time, I was pretty sure Eastern Market would fit her and Nico’s vibes. And I think I was right!
We started at the Dequindre Cut which is connected to Eastern Market. One of my favorite parts of this entire area is all the great art! And it changes all the time. Every time I visit the Eastern Market area, I find new backgrounds and textures to use. For instance, the spray painted “forever and always” below wasn’t there the next time I visited in October.
I think the Dequindre Cut and Eastern Market are underused for photography sessions. Most clients really want to visit downtown, and I don’t blame them because I love downtown Detroit too. But I love the colorful, playfulness of this part of the city so much.
Emilie and Nico are just so natural in front of the camera. They met through mutual friends at one of Nico’s hockey games. They’re super laid back and the right amount of chill honestly. They just left me to tell their “awkward” selves what to do. I think these two look ANYTHING but awkward. We had a TON of fun exploring. I left having laughed more than I had in a longgggg time.
The funniest part of this session is that they brought a letter board with their wedding date on it. Due to COVID, they ended up moving up their wedding day to August to a private residence and it was incredible. I can’t wait to share it on the blog soon!!
Love Eastern Market? It’s great in all seasons. Check out this spring Eastern Market engagement session! Or this winter Eastern Market engagement session.
With summer looming here in Michigan (it’s finally warming up, yay!), I was reviewing any engagement sessions I may have missed sharing last year and found that I totally didn’t share Dana and Steve’s Troy engagement session last fall!
We started out at a small park (aka hidden photography gem) behind Woodside Church. I don’t usually ever recommend wearing loud prints, but Dana literally rocked that dress! She completely pulled it off and I loved it! It’s a good example of one partner wearing something a little bolder and the other wearing something more neutral.
Dana and Steve were naturals in front of the camera. We spent a great deal of the session laughing! Dana’s daughters were there as her personal stylists which made my job easy-peasy.
Football is really important to these two because Steve is a football coach at Troy Athens. Naturally, they wanted to incorporate this into their photos! I always recommend incorporating a place or theme that’s important to you as a couple. So we headed right to the field where Steve coaches on for some more photos!
Their July 20 wedding is approaching quickly (just about two months away as I write this) and I’m excited to capture their big day at Club Venetian in Madison Heights.
With their wedding just over a month away, I thought it was high-time I shared images from Lindsey and Clay’s Campus Martias engagement session just before Christmas. We weren’t exactly sure if we’d get to sneak in this session, as Clay is stationed in Europe, but he came home for a few days at Christmas and we all met up downtown for a session with all the cute Christmas village stuff in Campus Martias. Unfortunately we didn’t get snow…it was raining…but it didn’t matter because these two were up for anything!
I think Lindsey and Clay may be the youngest couple I’ve had the chance to photograph. They are high school sweethearts and have had a long distance romance and engagement. I know they are both really excited to get married in May and right afterwards are moving to Georgia where they’ll FINALLY get to live not only in the same country and state, but in the same house! How exciting!
I loved photographing the Christmas lights and using the outdoor installations. I know it’s a super popular thing to do in Detroit, but it makes for some lovely photos during the winter season, even if it’s not snowing. Lindsey and Clay are super cute and were just naturals in front of the camera. I’m super excited to kick off my official 2019 “wedding season” with their wedding May 3!
Where to begin with Robyn & Adam! When we first met, we talked for nearly two hours over beers at the Royal Oak Brewery. These two love trying new brews. After meeting them, I was so glad that I had a date open up this August so I could photograph their wedding! Our whole relationship went kind of quick…we met in June, photographed their engagement photos in July, and they were married in August.
Robyn & Adam met at work and have been together a LONG time. They’re fun, they’re cute, they’re just lovely. Their relationship strikes a keen balance: Adam as the more outspoken extroverted one, Robyn the calm soothing presence.
Hamtramck is really special to Adam, so we wanted to incorporate this into their session. You know how much I love when couples ask to incorporate something special to them. We started on the stoop of their favorite bar and hit some of the major spots in Hamtramck, stopped at the Cass Ave Viaduct (which I loveeee) and headed to Belle Isle for the sunset. Though we only had a few moments of sun, these two were STUNNING. They tried to tell me that they wouldn’t know what to do in front of the camera, but by the end of the session, I wasn’t bothering with directing. I just let them go.