The Inn at st. john's wedding: Tracy & Philip

4.15.19 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

I absolutely LOVE when I’m hired to shoot the wedding for a sibling of a past bride or groom. Not only do I then know the family, but they trust me even more and allow me to just do my thing. So I was super excited when Tracy and Phil booked me soon after his sister’s wedding last year! In many ways it was a duplicate of his sister’s wedding (same getting ready locations, same church, most of the same vendors, including the awesome With Love Events who did the planning, the same veil, etc.), however in many ways it was also different as Tracy put her own spin on the style and chose The Inn at St. John's as the reception venue. All of the dresses were gorgeous (such unique bridesmaid dresses!), and Tracy looked absolutely stunning in her gown. They could not have gotten luckier with the weather since it was unusually warm and sunny for an early April day. Since there was gorgeous sunshine that was low in the sky and another bridal party already in the courtyard of the Inn at St. John's, I decided on a more natural background over the orange brick that surrounds the exterior of the venue. We then took their photos on the golf course side of the venue and I’m so glad that we did because it matched so well with their style and their stunning flowers, which were done by Blumz. I loved the very personalized reception decor and how the literary theme tied into their careers and passions. It was an all-around amazing day and I’m so happy for these two! Congratulations, Tracy and Phil!

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Ann Arbor Engagement session: Kelsey & Tommy

4.2.19 - engagements by Kristin G.

Spring is in the air, the problem is that Michigan weather does not always get the message. Luckily, Kelsey + Tommy made looking warm and in love effortless during their engagement shoot in downtown Ann Arbor. These two have the best genuine smiles and I loved their vibe with one another as we walked around campus. And what a gorgeous couple! The best part is that they are sweet both inside+out. Hard to believe their wedding day is just around the corner! I’ll be seeing you two soon! Congratulations! xo

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Downtown Detroit engagement session: Hilary & Larry

2.19.19 - engagements by Stephanie

I had such a wonderful time at this urban engagement shoot with Hilary and Larry.

Despite the frigid temperatures, this session was so enjoyable. This was due to how extremely sweet the couple is. Hilary and Larry are so much fun to be around, and I loved how comfortable they were with one another. Their constant smiles and laughter made for exceptional candid photos!

Plus, Downtown Detroit is one of my favorite places to shoot. With its iconic architectures, bold graffiti murals, and bustling city vibes, it’s the perfect location for memorable portraits! Thus, I was so happy when Hilary decided to hold her session at the Z lot, Belt Alley , and Detroit Library. Not only did we get a great variety, but we had fun exploring all the sights of Detroit!

I am very much looking forward to photographing this couple’s big day. Congratulations Hilary and Larry!

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The Inn at st. john's wedding: Caitlin & Preston

2.13.19 - weddings by Stephanie

I absolutely adore winter weddings. So, I was simply ecstatic when Caitlin and Preston chose me to photograph their big day this past February!

All of the events were held at the The Inn at St. John's. Caitlin had reserved the bridal suite for her “getting ready” photos, and we had SO much fun taking pictures of her party jumping on the bed. Their matching PJs looked so comfy and warm!

Once Caitlin slipped on her dress, all thoughts of those jammies went out the window. She looked stunning! The fabric of her full skirt was divine, and the beading of her bodice was just exquisite.

Preston was equally as dapper in his tux. And, when Caitlin donned a fur shrug for their outdoor photos, the pair’s winter look was complete!

The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception equally as lovely. The couple chose to host dinner and dancing in the Inn’s atrium. I simply loved their layout, as well as all of the small details including the beautiful florals by Designs by Ella Rae.

To finish off the perfect event, Caitlin and Preston chose Collision Six an AMAZING live band for their entertainment. I think I speak for everyone when I say that their talent was jaw-dropping. The dance floor stayed full all night!

This couple is just so sweet, and I was so happy to be part of their big day.

Congratulations Caitlin and Preston!

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Detroit Athletic club wedding: McKenzie & Pat

1.17.19 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

New Year’s Eve weddings are AWESOME, and McKenzie and Pat’s was no exception! I knew it was going to be a great wedding the minute I met them because they’re so gorgeous and nice, but it even exceeded my expectations. We began the day at the Detroit Athletic Club where everyone got ready. McKenzie looked gorgeous in her sleek gown, and I think she looks a lot like the actress Naomi Watts (except the younger version of her). The reaction by McKenzie’s mom and sister when McKenzie’s dad first saw her was super sweet (and what a great family they have!!). The entire DAC property is stunning, but when McKenzie told me that the Georgian Room is her favorite spot there, I knew we shared a similar style because it’s my favorite room too (grey tones, clean lines, symmetry, mirrors, french doors, chandeliers, etc.). So we did a lot of the photos in the Georgian Room, which was perfection, and then we headed off to the church, Saints Peter and Paul. I really love this church because of its white ceiling and pillars, unlike most Detroit churches that have a lot of dark wood. Their ceremony was absolutely beautiful and it’s adorable how Pat looks at McKenzie. Then we headed back to the DAC for some more photos and for the start of their super fun reception! Their decor was gorgeous with white, black, and gold (very clearly staying away from holiday colors or themes). I really loved their three-tiered gold and white cake with fun textures… well done, DAC! Emerald City Designs always does a spectacular job with the decor and flowers, and as usual they did a great job at this wedding. And it’s always fun to work with Evis of Visi Production and the Chateau Band. McKenzie and Pat’s awesome friends and family kept the party going strong, and the NYE countdown and balloon drop was incredible. Congrats to all who got to attend this amazing wedding, and super congrats to McKenzie and Pat!

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