Kendall + Kaliq were surrounded by some of the most incredible flowers at this intimate affair in Detroit, Michigan. This day was all about creating an intimate, personal experience for the bride and groom where their love for each other could shine! . . .Read More
Chelsea and Nick are two of the most fun and laid-back couples I've had a chance to work with and even though they had so much anticipation and nerves leading up to the ceremony, these two were a dream to work with and made my job of capturing their love so effortless! They define a fun-loving, adventurous, outdoorsy couple in love and they are everything I hope for when I photograph clients! I wish for laughter and joy, for romantic portraits at sunset, and for down-to-earth, old souls with big hearts for the people in their lives! . . .Read More
On the morning of Alana and Kyle's fall wedding day at Waldenwoods Resort in Hartland, MI, Alana was all smiles as she stepped into her vintage lace wedding gown with the help of her sisters, bridesmaids, and her mom. All the girls were laughing and joking as they helped Alana with her earrings, out of her quirky, cat-in-outer-space socks and into her Badgley Mischka shoes, and even spritzing her perfume before she walked across the property to share a first look with her groom-to-be Kyle! . . .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
When I first met with Alex and Nick last year during their initial consultation I knew their upcoming wedding day at The Bue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, MI was going to be beautiful and most importantly I knew right off the bat that these two would be so much fun to work with! Alex described Nick as one of those people who can strike up a conversation with anyone he meets, and I think she was spot on with that description! As we chatted about their wedding plans and I discussed my approach to wedding photography in more detail, Nick was one of the most inquisitive and enthusiastic grooms I have ever met. . .Read More
On Ericka's wedding day, she planned a special surprise for her Dad. After Ericka's Mom and her Maid of Honor helped her into her stunning, blush colored wedding gown, she took a deep breath and gathered herself for her Dad to enter the room. Ericka's Dad saw his beautiful daughter and at first he could only muster a smile and two thumbs up! Ericka and everyone in the room burst into laughter and then quiet tears at her Dad's reaction! . . .Read More
Erin and Scott prepared for their wedding day at the beautiful and historic Detroit Athletic Club surrounded by their closest friends and loved ones! Erin was so at ease as she stepped into her Robert Bullock wedding gown which fit her perfectly! Scott looked very dapper and charming as he fixed his plum colored tie against his grey suit. Erin and Scott are so laid-back and fun that I felt so lucky to be welcomed in to capture their wedding day! . . .Read More
On the morning of Alan and Alexis' wedding day the sun was shinning brightly (and melting us all) and they were both surrounded by the most important thing in life; family. Family is everything to this sweet and caring couple and I felt so honored to have been welcomed in as an honorary member! As I began capturing Alan interacting with his groomsmen and his brothers I could tell how much hope and love that they all have for him and Alexis!Read More
Jennifer and her daughter strolled through the mall one afternoon window shopping. They decided on a whim to go into a jeweler's store and look at the engagement rings. Jennifer looked through all the different diamond ring cuts - pear, round, princess, and the like - and narrowed the store down to five rings that she liked most. Later, Ryan, would secretly go back to the store and look at those rings and pick one which to propose to Jennifer with - and he just so happened to pick the very one that was Jennifer's favorite out of the five!
On an evening out for dinner with friends and family in the fabulous Las Vegas, Ryan proposed to Jennifer. She said "Yes!," and a crowd of clapping strangers and friends erupted in the middle of their dinner restaurant. Jennifer prepared for her wedding day at her mother's home with the help of her daughter, mom, and bridesmaids. Ryan and Jennifer were so excited to see each other on their wedding day and wanted to ensure plenty of time for relaxed and fun photos. Both of these goals were accomplished with a first look.
Since Jennifer and Ryan's wedding was happening pretty close to downtown Detroit, we traveled to the beautiful and historic Guardian Building for the wedding party and couple portraits. As the day continued, the bride and groom were tucked away from arriving ceremony guests at Crystal Gardens in Southgate, MI. Jennifer walked arm in arm with her mother and step-father down the aisle as they all struggled to hold back tears. This day had finally come.
The celebration kicked off as Jennifer and Ryan each said, "I do.," kissed, and their daughter played sweet notes from her cello as they were announced as the new Mr. and Mrs. Many toasts, laughter, and tears were to be shared among all who attended the reception and the night ended with some dancing until they kicked their shoes off.
Jennifer + Ryan, I want to say how very thankful and honored I am to have been chosen to document your wedding day. It was an amazing and beautiful day and I wish you nothing but happiness and good adventures together!
Many thanks to the talented team of creatives that were apart of creating this beautiful wedding:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Crystal Gardens, Southgate, MI
Flowers: Flowers on the Avenue, Allen Park, MI
DJ: Mystro's Entertainment, Metro Detroit
Cake: Cakes by Stephanie, Monroe, MI
Photographer: Courtney Carolyn Photography and shout out to my awesome second shooter Brittany!