Rochester Engagement session: Andrea & Jeff

10.23.19 - engagements by Kristin G.

I met Andrea+Jeff out at her family's property by Paint Creek Trail in Rochester, which was super fun for me because I had never shot at this trail before. I love engagement sessions because it really allows me to get the vibe of my couples and it allows them the opportunity to see the way we will work together — and I think that alleviates some of the anxiety and pressure of being in front of the camera.

These two were complete naturals and I love that they brought their super sweet rescue pup to the session (who stole the show!)! The sun kept popping through those clouds to give us lovely light (you know how I feel about that sunshine!) and I had the best time getting to know them as we walked up and down the trail and shot along the property. It made me super excited to photograph their wedding next fall.

Congratulations, you two! xo

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detroit engagement session: Jen & Jared

10.23.19 - engagements by Kristin G.

I love shooting downtown for my engagement sessions. It’s just a little bit easier to make your way around the city when it’s just the two of you, or in this case, the two of you and your rescue pup!

I met Jen+Jared down at the Detroit Institute of Arts and it was a glorious almost-fall day filled with lots of sunshine. These two have killer style and I love how they play off of one another’s personalities. Jen proclaims that Jared is the fun one, and while I can see that he’s definitely someone everyone enjoys being around, Jen’s smile is so warm and inviting and I truly enjoyed my time with them. After some snuggling in front of the DIA, we headed over to The Belt for some street and sunset shots as the day came to a close. I’m very much looking forward to shooting their wedding this Spring. It will be here before we know it! xo

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Myth Banquet Hall wedding: Melissa & Alex

10.18.19 - weddings by Kristin G.

I’m not sure there will ever be a more easy-going bride than Melissa: this girl just exudes happiness! She walked into The Myth as chill as can be and I knew it was going to be a super fun day. The ladies began to get ready and soon it was time for Melissa to see Alex for their first look. The gentlemen arrived and these two saw each other for the first time over a charming wooden bridge. There were lots of smiles and laughs, and then it was amplified when their pup came out for some more portraits.

Their wedding ceremony was tailored to them as they recited their unique vows with smiles in front of a homemade arbor that was made for them with love. After they were announced as man+wife, the party began inside and I always love the ambiance of the twinkle lights inside The Myth that gives that cozy vibe. The fresh donuts from a local cider mill were the perfect touch!

Thank you for allowing me to be part of something so special — a big congratulations to the bride+groom!

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The Townsend Hotel : Jamie & Sam

10.9.19 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

I absolutely LOVED photographing Jamie and Sam's wedding! First, they're the sweetest people on the entire planet. And they're adorable, I mean, just look at them! Jamie is super detail-oriented (a girl after my own heart who knows that love is in the details!), and she just HAD to have those pink "bride" balloons... and I'm so glad she did because I love them for photos! Her gown, shoes, and well, EVERYTHING was perfect, and Sam looked so dapper.

Jamie and Sam had a sweet little first look moment and then we headed around downtown Birmingham for photos before returning to The Townsend Hotel for their beautiful ceremony. I loved their flowers in white with hints of pink by Breath of Spring Florist, their cake by Home Bakery was perfection, and their reception was such a blast, especially when their band The Brian Alexander Band pulled Jamie up on stage for a fabulous performance. Pat from Party Assurance is always a great planner who kept everything running perfect, and it was great working alongside Visi Productions who did the video.

Congratulations to this amazing couple!!!

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The Carriage House at Pine Knob: Kathryn & Joe

10.9.19 - weddings by Kristin G.

I asked Kathryn if she was as calm on the inside as she appeared on the outside; she smiled. When she slipped on her gown in the bridal room of The Carriage House at Pine Knob, she looked absolutely classically beautiful. Once she was ready, we slipped outdoors for some portraits, being careful to not run into a very handsome groom. Outside, Kathryn saw her father and brothers for sweet first look moment and her Dad then gave the ceremony site a once over, as his own Milarch Nursery provided all of the gorgeous plants and flowers for the occasion.

Following the ceremony it was time to head inside to celebrate this beautiful couple. I have to say, I’ve heard a lot of toasts in my day, but I was truly belly laughing at the Maid of Honor’s poem dedicated to the story of Kathryn+Joe. The room was decorated beautifully and I was thrilled that these two were game to pop outside at the end of dinner for some dreamy sunset portraits.

It was a wonderful day and I wish these two nothing but a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations!

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