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Palazzo Grande wedding: Eva & Allen


If I could describe this day with only one word it would be: FAMILY. What a gorgeous and heart-felt affair! I began my day at Eva’s family’s home that was filled to the brim with loved ones as she got ready for the day she had been planning for so very long. She is absolutely stunning and truly transformed into a queen before my eyes as she donned her incredible gown and cathedral length veil. As soon as she was ready, the music and dancing began and did not stop until reception ended in the early hours of the next morning.

Her family began the celebration with her and, before long, the groom’s family came, danced, sang and swept her away to head to the church for their ceremony. Allen looked so very handsome standing at the end of the aisle waiting for his bride in the beautiful Our Lady of Redemption Melkite Catholic Church. Following the ceremony, it was time for portraits with this super fun and uber glamorous wedding party! The sunlight was perfect and I’m glad we made the trek up to the open field to wrap up Eva+Allen’s portraits because they are STUNNING!

The reception at The Palazzo Grande was transformed by Elegante Productions into glowy goodness with candles, incredible florals, and gold accents every where you turned. It was truly magical. The couple was again greeted with love, cheering and dancing by all of their friends and family as they made their grand entrance and the celebrations did not stop! I had the best time with this wonderful duo and wish them nothing but happiness!

Congratulations, you two! xo

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the garden theater Detroit wedding: Maddie & Josh


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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Lovett Hall wedding: Amanda & John


This lovely day began at The Henry where both Amanda + John were getting ready the morning of their wedding. Amanda looked beautiful in her gown and I loved the sweet first look with her dad, where he proudly showed us the cufflinks, tie clip and socks that Amanda gifted him for this special day.

We then made our way over to Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford for the bride+groom’s first look in the incredible library, which is always one of my favorite locations! We then walked over to Greenfield Village for portraits with this super fun wedding party and then these two love birds hopped into the Model T for some images of just the two of them. I have to say, Amanda + John were troopers as it was dang near 100 degrees outside! You never know what Mother Nature is going to give you in the summer in the mitten, but they rocked their portraits effortlessly!

Before long we were back at Lovett Hall where they lovingly said their vows and pledged forever. Upstairs, the reception room looked so elegant with flowers designed by MI Honeybee Flowers. Everyone danced the night away with the rocking music from the always incredible Collision Six.

Thank you both for choosing me to be a part of your day! I wish you a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations! xo

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Detroit wedding: Emily & TJ


I truly have so many wonderful things to say about this couple, their families and this absolutely fabulous wedding day! I simply adore Emily and her timeless style. All of her choices throughout the day were so elegant and she compliments TJ beautifully, both inside and out. Many of their guests throughout the day approached my team to share complimentary and kind words and you can tell by the company that this couple keeps that these are genuinely wonderful people.

After a beautiful ceremony at Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which included aspects from both family’s customs, we braved the weather and headed to the Detroit Riverfront for portraits. I was relatively obsessed with the clear bubble umbrellas and was thrilled that Emily threw caution into the wind and risked the outdoors. During our shoot, the rain stopped and the clouds parted for a beautifully lit sky and before we knew it, it was time to head back to The Atheneum Suite Hotel for their reception which was decorated beautifully with soft floral arrangments by jen house design.

So many aspects of this part of the day stand out to me, from the unique introduction of the bride+groom to the super heartfelt toasts, but I have to say that this is the first time I ugly cried behind my camera as I watched TJ and his Mom sing to each other with tears in their eyes during the mother/son dance. I wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations! xo

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Atwater in the park wedding: Karen & Keith


The weather in the mitten this Spring has been so incredibly rainy that I was SO HAPPY when I woke up on Saturday to a mild+sunny gorgeous June day.

I joined Karen and her bridesmaids as they got ready at her parent’s home, which was the most beautiful space for portraits. I loved that Karen had bought super cute tanks+personalized sweats for her friends, that she knew they’d wear over and over again to wear the morning of the wedding. Then this gorgeous Hayley Paige gown fit Karen’s strong frame beautifully, which made me smile big time as I shot portraits behind the camera.

I love that Karen+Keith truly wanted to showcase their family+friends on their wedding day and there were a lot of smiles as everyone trickled into their ceremony at Atwater In the Park in Grosse Pointe. I loved the way Atwater personalized the space for this couple and you could tell these two felt relaxed and comfortable surrounded by those they love in a place they adore. Plus, who doesn’t love taking home a growler of their favorite brew as their wedding favor? Such a fun idea! I wish a big congrats to this super sweet couple! xo

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