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!
When I first met Deirdre over zoom for a wedding consultation, I just knew that I had to be a part of her and Stan’s wedding day and engagement photos. Not only are these two such sweet people, but their sense of style is impeccable. They are fire in front of the camera, truly! Their Fisher Building engagement session was really quite perfect for March – half inside, half outside, with honestly the perfect golden hour light. I can’t believe how lucky I got with sunsets last March!
I shot this Fisher Building engagement session at 34 weeks pregnant and it was my last session before maternity leave. What a bang! Deirdre asked me to really incorporate architecture and art into their images, so I really feel like I stretched myself a little bit more than I usually do, erring more editorial than photojournalistic. I like to think I come out somewhere in the middle of it all – a good balance of everything.
The Fisher Building is perhaps the most beautiful building in Detroit. If you happen to be able to get on a tour of it, I highly recommend it. It is so cool and worth the time. There are actual offices, businesses, and a theater in the building, but the lobby area is absolutely gorgeous. And as of right now one of the few places in the city where you can still go inside and take portraits without much trouble, making a Fisher Building engagement session so perfect for those colder months. See wedding portraits I did there back in 2019 here.
For the second half of the session, we headed over to the Detroit Public Library to use the exterior of the building. It’s actually another one of my favorite spots in the city – very underrated but still sophisticated like the DIA across the street and WAY less busy. I think this location suited them well – scroll down to see!
I can’t wait to share their October 2021 wedding – it was absolutely stunning!
Before they walk down the aisle on the east side of the state August 3rd, I wanted to share these lovely images from Lindsay and Michael’s Grand Haven engagement session. I don’t often get to work on the west side of the state, so when Lindsay asked if I would be willing to come out to Grand Haven for their engagement session, I was excited! Grand Haven is the cutest spot for an engagement session; the beach and the downtown are so close together, making it easy to hit up both during a session.
This was the first time we had all met in person, as they booked me while I was on my trip. We had SO much fun! These two were a joy to work with and photograph. They were willing to do anything I suggested and were naturals in front of the camera. I can’t wait for their wedding in just a few weeks!
It’s April and I know Christmas isn’t on anyone’s mind quite yet, but I wanted to share Cheyenne and Carlos’ downtown Wyandotte engagement session because not only was it a super fun time, but also it’s a good example of some nighttime photography, which used to intimidate me, but now I’m much more willing to try new things, especially using my speedlights. I’m still perfecting getting set up in the wind, but this was the perfect session to do some night shots. My favorites were from the end of the session! I think this almost always happens, as people get warmed up.
Cheyenne was actually the maid of honor in one of my first weddings, which is how we originally met! I was so excited that she emailed me after she got engaged to Carlos and they ended up booking me as their photographer. It is always so flattering when someone likes their friends’ photos enough to want to hire me for theirs! My business just simply wouldn’t exist without these lovely referrals and every time I get one, I do a happy dance.
What I love about these two (other than honestly so much) is their HAIR. Like OMG both of them have so much beautiful hair. Cheyenne is also AMAZING at all things makeup and looked gorgeous for this session. I’m really glad I was able to photograph them in their home and in downtown Wyandotte, which is close-by and where they spend time together. Plus, I got to meet their animals (and we tried to get a photo with all of them). More in-home/outdoor hybrid sessions please.
The summertime seems like a million years ago to most midwestern towns this time of year. I know sunshine and humidity will return soon enough and we’ll all be complaining about melting. Last September, I met up with Cory and Brian in downtown Rochester for a fun time hanging out, I mean shooting their engagement session at Rochester Municipal Park.
Joshua actually referred Brian and Cory to me! Brian and Josh play board games together and after I met Cory for coffee last August, I knew I would love working with them! Cory and I had a lot to talk about — we are both English majors and share a lot of the same interests!
For their engagement session, these two got the yummiest golden hour September light…something that evaded me A LOT in fall 2018. We spent some time traversing Rochester Municipal Park, which is a favorite of mine for sessions, and then moved to my super secret spot by the river, and finished at Red Knapp’s for milkshakes! Love when we get to do something a little different for sessions!
Cory and Brian are so sweet together and we spent a lot of the session laughing! I can’t wait for their October wedding at Indian Springs Metropark!