Palazzo Grande Wedding: Calli & Mario

7.24.18 - weddings by Kristin G.

As soon as Calli put on that insanely gorgeous gown of hers and I saw how stunningly she photographed, I knew this was going to be an incredible day. Not only did she look insanely beautiful, but I loved the tears that fell both when she read the sweet note from Mario and when her father saw her for the first time. All of the details of this day were perfect and the excitement was palpable. It was warm — there’s no denying that! But everyone powered through and before we knew it, it was time to head to Holy Family Church downtown. After a heartfelt Italian service, and a personal favorite shot of Calli+Mario with all of Calli’s elementary students, the wedding party headed off to the DIA for portraits. I mentioned this before, but I adore Mario’s style and he looked ever so handsome in his classic black suit. I could have easily photographed these two for hours, but begrudgingly, it was time to wrap this up and head to the Palazzo Grande for the reception. Not shockingly, the room was decorated beautifully with eye-catching floral arrangements by Bellasario and those linens definitely did not go unnoticed. The tiered cake by Arnold's Home of Sweets was very classic. There was a lot of laughter during the toasts followed by some family style Italian food — and I was in heaven. I wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness! A big congratulations to the bride+groom! xo



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clinton township engagement session: heather & nicholas

7.24.18 - engagements by Courtney

As if this couple couldn’t get any cuter… they show up at their engagement session with their 12-week-old puppy! I swear this puppy was a natural model and it was instantly obvious what a happy little family they have already become.
Heather and Nick’s style was perfect, and they looked just like summer. I loved Heather’s dress and she looked gorgeous in it. Nick was handsome in his blue pin striped shirt and khakis which complemented her dress perfectly.
We walked around George George park which provided all kinds of wonderful spots for photos. Heather and Nick did fantastic and were a breeze to photograph. Not to wish summer away, but I am really looking forward to this fall wedding.





















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Downtown Detroit engagement session: Emily & Thaddeus

7.18.18 - engagements by Kristin G.

We’ve been having a serious heat wave here in the mitten the past two weeks and, admittedly, I was a little nervous for Emily+TJ’s engagement portraits. I ask my couples to snuggle together during our sessions and I do not want them to melt while doing so! I was all sorts of happy when we kept the session as scheduled and, while it was warm, there was a nice breeze close to sunset on Belle Isle and these two absolutely rocked their session. I loved their outfit selections, as Emily’s LBD and TJ’s suit complimented both the architecture and natural vibe on the island. These two were absolutely at ease and it makes me even more stoked to be shooting their wedding next year! Congratulations, you two! xo



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Ubly Heights Country Club Wedding: Allisyn & Cody

7.18.18 - weddings by Kristin G.

I ran into Allisyn in the lobby of the hotel and she looked so happy in her adorable “bride” robe as she escorted me into the room where her super fun bridal party was getting ready. I have to say, I was obsessed with her choice of all lace gown and gorrrrgeous long sleeves (I’m a sucker for sleeves on a bridal gown!). As soon as she donned that gown, I absolutely could not get enough portraits of her — she looked flawless! I also have to give mad props to her family+friends who were all sporting their new Louboutins — those red soles were absolutely worth it! We arrived at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where a somewhat nervous groom was more than ready to see his bride and you could see the weight lift right off of Cody's shoulders the moment he kissed his bride. After the ceremony, we were lucky enough to shoot on the gorgeous property of the bride’s mother. A winding dirt driveway and gorgeous wrought iron gate made the perfect backdrop for their portraits (and you know I could have held them hostage for hours!)! Before we knew it, it was time to head to the Ubly Heights Golf-Country Club where it was time to relax and party. I loved all of the details in this club and especially that Allisyn+Cody had a dedicated gaming area filled with cornhole and Giant Jenga. Cakes by Marge made the beautiful cake, and the florals by Country Cottage Floral were beautiful. Everyone was having such a fun time and the party was going strong even as we packed up for the night. Congratulations, you two! It was a perfect day! xo



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Peter Strauss Ranch Wedding: Elika & Sean

7.12.18 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

Elika and Sean’s wedding was amazing to photograph, not only because I’m friends from college with Elika, but also because the venue is so different from the venues where I normally shoot. It was in the canyons of Malibu, accessed only by numerous winding turns. Elika said they knew instantly that it was the perfect venue for them, and I can see why. It’s a venue that sits within the natural setting rather than taking it over, it has a casual vibe, and it feels very intimate… all things that I know are super important to Elika. My jaw dropped when I entered the guest house in which the ladies got ready and I saw Elika’s hair and makeup almost finished. She looked stunning, even while still in her robe, and I loved her flower crown and intentionally messy, side-swept bun. Sean looked equally great when I saw him, with his casual yet sophisticated grey and brown suit ensemble. These two are so cute that I almost can’t even stand it! The variety in the bridesmaids’ dresses was beautiful, and the moment when Elika’s dad saw her for the first time was epically sweet. Their planner, Vickie Berry of My Lovely Events , kept the day moving along well. I especially loved the flowers atop their cake by Karma Baker. It really was a lovely celebration of not only them but of all of their friends and family, and I wish these two a lifetime of happiness!



























































































































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