the garden theater Detroit wedding: Maddie & Josh

9.4.19 - weddings by Kristin G.

Oh my goodness, this wedding day! I’m not sure I can pick a favorite part of the day: this stunning bride; this amazing venue; their beautiful portraits — ahh!

I met Maddie at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit where she and Josh were getting ready for their downtown Detroit wedding. This bride was effortlessly perfect with a classically modern vibe; she looked flawless and I love that she wore her hair down and swooped to the side.

We headed outside of the hotel and down the street for their heartfelt first look and then it was off to take portraits before the ceremony. I often think to myself that it is a good thing that I have to adhere to a timeline, otherwise I would have held them hostage for portraits for hours! Before long, we headed over to the Garden Theater for the beautiful ceremony performed lovingly by the groom’s sister and then the room was transformed during cocktail hour into their stunning reception room!

Maddie outdid herself as it truly felt magical with the glow of the candles and the warm lighting on exposed brick walls and Petit Fleur Events did an amazing job with the gorgeous florals. Love filled the air as these two childhood sweethearts pledged their forever together and I wish them nothing but everlasting happiness!

Congrats to the bride + groom! xo

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Detroit yacht club wedding: Alyson & Teddy

9.4.19 - weddings by Stephanie

I absolutely love photographing weddings. The day is always so full of joy and emotion- I couldn’t ask for a better job! However, this event was made even more special when I get to work with a couple as sweet and laid back as Alyson and Teddy!

We started the day off by taking photos of the ladies getting ready in a beautiful room at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. It had the most gorgeous views of Detroit, and its floor to ceiling windows made for the perfect setting for lovely detail shots.

I may have gasped a bit when Alyson put on her gown- it seemed made JUST for her, and she looked absolutely STUNNING in it.

We then headed to Belle Isle Park where Teddy and Alyson shared their first look. Fate seemed to be on our side that day, as the location the couple had chosen was initially packed with people. However, when it came time for the duo to see each other for the first time, an entire area of the fountain cleared, and we were able to capture their first look, as well as a myriad of lovely posed shots!

The pair chose the Detroit Yacht Club as their ceremony and reception venue. As always, the location did not disappoint! With its high ceilings, soft tones, and beautiful wedding decor chosen by the bride, it was a stunning location for the pair to share their nuptials- and for guests celebrate the couple’s big day! Michael B. Anthony did an amazing job with the bride's gorgeous bouquet and the simple yet elegant table greenery. Sweet Dreams created a stunning cake that made for some of my favorite photo moments with this fun couple. The event Planner Carrie with Touch of Elegance kept the night flowing smoothly while the Bluewater Kings Band helped guest dance the night away.

The event was absolutely perfect in every way, and I wish Alyson and Teddy all the best in their future together!

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Birmingham Engagement Session: Kimberly & Michael

8.29.19 - engagements by Courtney

The wildlife was out in full force to help celebrate this animal loving couple's engagement session and it couldn't have been a better sign that Kimberly and Michael are meant to be. We literally were chatting about animals appearing and no sooner out came the ducks, squirrels and even a photo bomb by some deer!

Their session was perfection, well minus those fluttery butterflies, lol (Kimberly is not a fan). But, in all seriousness Kimberly and Michael were so much fun to spend the evening with. We had a lovely stroll through the woods in Booth Park and got some variety in the streets of Birmingham. I adore couples that laugh and look at each other the way these two do.

Congrats to you both and I am excited to capture your wedding day.

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University of Michigan Engagement session: Brittany & Michael

8.29.19 - engagements by Kristin G.

Brittany & Michael had to reschedule their engagement shoot, which is not an easy thing to do with a recent move back to Michigan and super busy work schedules, but man was it worth it! We had a perfect Michigan summer evening as we walked around the campus at University of Michigan for their engagement session. These two beautiful people both went to the university, but they shared that they did not begin dating until after they graduated, and I LOVE that they chose a space meaningful to them! We began at the law quad where I found these two easily make each other smile. They looked perfect and were so effortless to photograph; I always love it when we fall into an easy rhythm. It’s hard to believe I’ll be seeing them in just a couple of months when I shoot their wedding this fall.

A big congratulations to the both of you! xo

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Birmingham wedding: Natalie & Scott

8.22.19 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

Natalie was completely cool, calm, and collected when I arrived, and throughout the whole day actually. It's obvious that she's stunning, but what I loved most was how excited she was to be marrying Scott and how much she clearly loved being surrounded by family and friends for the special day.

Natalie and Scott were married at the beautiful Christ Church Cranbrook, and it was adorable that Natalie's son walked her down the aisle. It was a hot day - like epically record-breaking hot - and yet Natalie and Scott were troopers while we took photos outside.

The reception at Big Rock Chophouse was intimate and sweet. Their close friend Ken of This Beautiful Life handled the planning and coordination, and did a spectacular job. Everyting about this wedding was perfect from the summery white and yellow flowers to the elegant cake made by Big Rock.

I'm so happy for these two and for the joining of their little family. Congrats, Natalie and Scott!

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