by admin | Aug 17, 2022 | City Engagement, Couples, Engagements, Nature Engagement
I absolutely love Deanna and Amanda’s fall Nichol’s Arboretum engagement session. These two are so full of joy! Despite having a little rain during their session, these two trusted me and we got the session in anyways!
Nichol’s Arboretum is a very large park in Ann Arbor, but there’s great spots right near the parking lot, just past the peony garden. There are some lovely pines there as well as great fall color.
A great place to pair with a fall Nichol’s Arboretum engagement session is Nickel’s Arcade, especially if there’s some type of rain since it’s covered. This is what we did for Amanda and Deanna’s session, which helped us skirt the rain a bit as well.
Amanda and Deanna are both nurses, which is how they met. They are so much fun to be around and just so kinda and welcoming. Not to mention just SO EASY to photograph! The laughs and joy are all 100% genuine which is how I like it.
by admin | Jul 6, 2022 | City Engagement, Couples, Engagements
There are few places in Detroit as elegant as a Detroit Institute of Arts engagement session. Kristina and Andrew loved the timeless look of the marble, which was juxtaposed so well with her plum dress.
The beautiful thing about Detroit is all of the different vibes it offers to clients when it comes to location and feeling. Couples that choose a Detroit Institute of Arts engagement session are looking for a more formal, sophisticated look. It’s perfect for the couple that wants to get dressed up in a more formal look.
The beautiful part about a Detroit Institute of Arts engagement session is that it looks great in every single season. No matter if it’s the heat of summer or the cold of winter, the marble looks gorgeous every single day.
Kristina and Andrew were so much fun to be with at their engagement session. I thought they pulled off the sophisticated, timeless look that the Detroit Institute of Arts needs perfectly. We ended at Parker’s Alley with some more casual photos. I totally recommend doing something similar for your own engagement session – having both vibes (if you’re into it!) can be a good way to get a variety of photos that feel slightly different. You do you!
by admin | Apr 14, 2022 | Couples, Engagements, Nature Engagement
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.
by admin | Mar 31, 2022 | Couples, Engagements, Nature Engagement
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!
by admin | Mar 15, 2022 | City Engagement, Couples, Engagements
Shannon and Sam are a Detroit-loving couple who live in the city, so it just made sense to use one of my favorite Detroit spots for a Dequindre Cut engagement session. I love the Dequindre Cut because it’s a good mix of grunge, art, and nature. It’s a fun place to go walk and explore – even if you’re not getting your photo taken.
We started our Dequindre Cut engagement session exploring the graffiti – it was actually a busy fall Sunday on the cut – lots of bikers! I always have a lot of fun using the art as part of composing photos.
Shannon and Sam are very laid back and easy to talk to. They met online and had their first date at a brewery (sounds familiar right, that’s Josh and I as well), so it made sense to head over to Jolly Pumpkin for part 2 of our session. They had some beers and told me about some movies they enjoy together, and we chatted about politics and the general state of the world.
Wait until you see their fall wedding at The Whitney on the blog soon!
Here’s another Dequindre Cut engagement session in the summer and another where we also hit up nearby Eastern Market.