Jennifer and Justin’s wedding day was the perfect way to start off our 2019 wedding season!! Their celebration took place at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in Ann Arbor and it has some amazing mid-century modern vibes! The MCM structural elements and design were the perfect contrast to this romantic day! . . .Read More
On Sunday mornings, a lot of people like to sleep in, make each other breakfast, go for a walk with the dog(s), sip coffee, and read the newspaper (although I guess most people do that on their smart phones now). On one such Sunday morning, however, Kyle woke up at 6 AM because he just couldn't stay asleep any longer; he was just too excited. After taking Jen's dog, Nala, for a walk and watching the minutes tick by to 7 o'clock, Kyle couldn't stand it any longer! Enough was enough! . . .Read More
Throughout the majority of Lindsay and Corbin's wedding day at The Valley in Ann Arbor, MI we were dodging rain clouds! Thankfully for Lindsay and Corbin, these little bursts of rain seemed to last about ten minutes at a time every half hour. So for those thirty minutes between showers, the sky became this amazing overcast texture and was rain-free for them! . . .Read More
Did you see what I did there with the title?! Madison and Brandon's engagement session took place in downtown Ann Arbor, MI, and I just lovelovelove that they incorporated so many personal details into their engagement portraits - like Madison's love of books and the couple's love of all things colorful and happy! . . .Read More
Students with bags and important looking textbooks bustled past Melissa and Jeremy eager to get to class or to meet-up with friends on the University of Michigan campus. As Melissa and Jeremy strolled the collegiate grounds in Ann Arbor, during their engagement session with me, they began to reminisce about their time together. They laugh about it now, but these two met unofficially for the first time in high school government class. Melissa was the girl who sat behind Jeremy and each thought the other weird.
They didn't know it then, but over the next few years Melissa and Jeremy would begin their relationship, fall in love, attend college together, binge watch countless episodes on Netflix, and eventually become engaged.
As we explored the different areas of the beautiful campus, I couldn't help but see all the love between Jeremy and Melissa. He would make a face or noise and she would laugh and in turn, her laugh made him grin from ear to ear. Melissa would crack a joke or a funny face and it was as if I wasn't even there in these tender moments. I felt honored knowing that I was given the opportunity to photograph two funny, smart, sassy, and genuine people and I cannot wait for their wedding next year!
P.S. Fun Fact: They love the movie "Mean Girls," and since this engagement happened on a Wednesday, I felt it was necessary that I wear pink to their session. :)
It's not every couple that when you say, "Let's do something fun like a dance off," they bust out into these seriously awesome dance moves!
Being born into a home that is strictly Green and White (Michigan State reference) - not that it really matters a whole lot to me - I was enlighten by Melissa and Jeremy that there is a superstition when it comes to the "M" on the diag. Supposedly, should one stand on the "M" it will bring you bad luck and you will fail your exams... that is unless you run naked halfway across campus at midnight. I thought it best if we didn't risk it.
Courtney Carolyn Photography is located in Monroe, Michigan, but photographs couples for weddings and engagements all across the state including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Petoskey and photographs destination weddings around the country.