the inn at st. john's wedding: Sara & Matt

5.31.18 - weddings by Kristin G.

I love the excitement about the details that my brides share before their wedding day, and in Sara’s case, it was all about the dress. I mean, I get it. The dress is a huge deal and, in my opinion, it epitomizes the bride’s personality and totally sets the tone for the day. So, when I saw this gown hanging in the getting ready room, I then truly understood what all the commotion was about. Not only was this dress stunning (the layers, the print, the back beadwork!), but on Sara it was absolutely gorgeous. She met her very handsome groom for their first look not long afterwards and it was the perfect start to this already-incredible May wedding day. It does not seem like it’s that big of a deal, but with perfect Spring weather, outdoor portraits are so enjoyable and while I say this often, I truly could have held Sara + Matt hostage for hours (not to mention their killer wedding party and I adored the varying colors of the bridesmaids' dresses!). It was then time to head to the chapel for the heartfelt words that were spoken, as Matt’s childhood friend officiated their ceremony. There were smiles and a lot of laughter during the service and I do not say this often about a Catholic ceremony! The reception room inside the Atrium did not disappoint as Sara’s vision came to fruition with gorgeous florals by Roses are Red Events, greenery, a lovely cake by Kasi's Cakes, linens and gold details. Then, as a kicker, the always rocking Dan Rafferty Band had the dance floor packed even before the wedding party was introduced. I’m told this is common on the east coast, but we do not see this style often in Detroit, so I was all smiles as the energy in the room went through the roof as Sara + Matt made their grand entrance. As you can imagine, the night continued on with laughs during the toasts and I could barely make my way through that dance floor. It was a day to remember! A huge congrats goes out to this super fun bride+groom! xo

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Bat Mitzvah Portraits: Lily

5.30.18 - Portraits

My absolute favorite thing about Lily is her sense of self: this girl knows what she likes and what she wants. I couldn’t help but grin the entire time we walked around downtown Birmingham shooting her portraits. This girl can turn on that mega smile in an instant and I couldn’t get enough! I’m so happy that we were able to wander around and capture her super cool style — not to mention that the camera loves her! I’m so excited to shoot your Bat Mitzvah this fall. Congratulations, girl! xo


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downtown La Jolla engagement session: Elaine & Sean

5.29.18 - engagements by Kristen Taylor

Everything was perfect for this session! The bride is a friend of mine, one of my sorority sisters from college, and I LOVE when my client is also a friend! I hadn’t seen Elaine in a long time… not only did I move away from California for a long time, but she has one of those jobs in which she is frequently traveling to some remote place to change the world for the better. It was great to reconnect with Elaine, who is still every bit as beautiful inside and out as she was in college, and it was amazing to meet her fiancé, Sean, who seems perfect for her. It was a blast to photograph in downtown La Jolla, which was full of amazing spots for photos. The weather was perfect, which usually goes without saying in San Diego but we did have to reschedule their first planned session because of rain. Elaine and Sean rocked the styling of their wardrobes, which I knew they would, and they’re so naturally attractive that it made my job super easy. Congrats to this awesome couple! I’m so happy to get to be a part of all of your amazingness!

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Grosse Pointe Engagement Session: Erin & Seth

5.29.18 - engagements by Stephanie

I had such an amazing time photographing Erin and Seth’s engagement session in Patterson Park in Grosse Pointe. With its enchanting gazebo, beautiful boardwalk, and blossoming trees, the location made for a picture perfect setting to document this couple’s love for one another.

I met the pair at Erin’s parents' house where she grew up. And, because family was in from out of town, we had our own cheerleading team at the session itself. I was able to meet a good chunk of the couple’s extended family, and our walk to the park afforded me the opportunity to get to know Erin and Seth a little better.

Not only is the pair extremely photogenic, but they are sweet and funny as well. In addition to the “normal” shots, we took a few silly ones- at the couple’s request.

Erin and Seth are extremely fun to work with. I just know their wedding is going to be amazing. The love they have for one another is evident, and I truly can’t wait to photograph their big day!

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The Colony Club Wedding: Alyssa & Royden

5.16.18 - engagements by Stephanie

I absolutely love photographing weddings.  They are beautiful, fast-paced, exciting, and so very emotive.  Alyssa and Royden’s big day was no exception.

The couple’s choice of venues was exquisite.  My team began the day by taking photos of the bride and groom getting ready at the Detroit Foundation Hotel.  If you’ve never been to this amazing location, you are truly missing out.  It was a great setting for both detail and candid group shots. Not to mention the gorgeous lighting was perfect for showcasing Alyssa’s beauty!  Doesn’t she look stunning in her dress?

We next traveled to one of my favorite Detroit churches- St. Anne de Detroit.  With it’s gorgeous ceilings and amazing architecture, it proved to be both a romantic and charming locale for Alyssa and Royden’s nuptials.  

We then wrapped up the event at the Colony Club- another of my faves.  From heartfelt speeches, to sweet first dances- their reception was absolutely flawless.  The Rolling Pin made the most beautiful gold and white cake that went perfectly with the Colony Club's gold accents. Kevin, of Twigs & Branches did a wonderful job with the floral and centerpiece details.

The day was truly picture perfect, and I feel so lucky to have been a small part of such a wonderful event.  I wish this sweet couple the absolute best on their future journeys, and know they will spend a lifetime of happiness together.  

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