Before Lauren and Marcus' engagement session at Belle Isle in Detroit, I sent them my Engagement Session Style Guide which includes everything from choosing the right location for your portraits to coordinating outfits to the little details you don't want to forget about. I think they totally ROCKED their engagement photos and can I gush one last time about their unbelievable outfits for a minute - gorgeous taste and Lauren has such an eye for style! I believe that because they were given the tools to prepare, that allowed both Lauren and Marcus to relax, be themselves, and to most importantly have fun at their engagement session! . . .Read More
I was so excited when Lexy and Alan set up their portrait session with me and that I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon photographing these two cuties! I feel honored to have been Lexy and Alan's wedding photographer this past May (see their wedding day here), their engagement photographer the summer before that (see their engagement photos here), and to be a part of such a special time in their love story! For this lifestyle portrait session, I had the opportunity to photograph them, again, at another extremely special time in their life together; before the arrival of their first baby! Ahh! . . .Read More
When Tina told me that she loves the fall and pumpkin everything, I knew that we would be instant friends! Coincidence or not, the fall season also became the backdrop to Zach's proposal last September! While walking along the leaf covered trails of the cider mill with donuts in one hand and hot cider in the other, Zach stopped by the water and got down on one knee. Much to Tina's shock and aw, Zach asked her to marry him and she only had one answer for the man of her dreams; a resounding yes!Read More
There I sat with the smell of coffee and the hum of conversation in the air and I thought to myself, "Wow, I really liked them!" I remember listening to Rachel tell the story of how her and Steve met in high school and eventually became engaged. She had the biggest smile on her face and at one point Steve grabbed her hand during the re-telling of the proposal.Read More
The snow crunched as Peter and Laura walked towards the historic, red bricked theatre - a known proposal spot in many of the college's romances. The more modern buildings surrounding Downs Hall Theatre were unusually quiet without the russell of papers or the scratching of pencils as all the students were away on winter break.
The stillness of the Adrian College campus was perfect for Peter and Laura's afternoon stroll as they snuggled and laughed together. Adrian College was the backdrop to their first meeting and the beginning of Peter and Laura's love story while they worked here as college administrators. They decided to honor and commemorate this special place during their engagement and would marry at the college's Herrick Chapel in September.
After a day in the cold, Peter and Laura decided to get dressed up and head to the nearby cozy little tavern. The Main Street Stable and Tavern, which is quite literally an old stable that has been converted, proved to be a unique restaurant and embodied the couple's love of dining out together and trying new things. Peter would tease Laura about the way she said something and she would laugh. Laura would tease Peter right back and they'd both smile while leaning in towards each other as if the small gap in their chairs was too much.
Although it was freezing, Peter and Laura were champs as I captured some shots at sunset. I am so looking forward to their lake front wedding and can't wait to capture it in the fall!