Detroit Historical Museum Wedding: Emily & Joe

11.20.18 - weddings by Courtney

If you love Detroit you will L-O-V-E this wedding. It was an absolute dream to photograph at a ton of my favorite downtown spots but mostly because of how wonderful a couple Emily and Joe are. Laid Back, happy and kind as can be. These two made my job so dreamy. We started with getting ready photos at the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center. The view from the room and everything in it was amazing. Emily had added a bit to the design of her dress which absolutely made it perfect and she was beautiful. Emily and Joe had their first look out on the River walk and with the wind blowing in their hair they couldn’t have looked happier. We drove off to a whirlwind of Detroit locations for pics with the first spot at the Joe Louis Fist.... where Joe proposed. Their ceremony was in the Guardian Building where they were surrounded by family and friends and they had the sweetest way to remember loved ones who have passed into their ceremony. They personally handed out white lily's representing each person and you could just feel the room filled with love. 
The reception was at the Detroit Historical Museum and was seriously the coolest. The strolling dinner was amazing! Everywhere you turned there was something super delicious to eat. Sliders with their initials grilled in the buns, mini grilled cheese, Faygo floats for dessert and their beautiful wedding cake by Love & Buttercream were just some of my favorites. The reception room looked gorgeous with Flowers by Twigs & Branches Floral, and Jennie of Beautiful Day Planning kept the day running smoothly. As our coverage ended we packed up with huge smiles on our faces while the dance floor, under a replica Tiger Stadium, rocked on! This was seriously one of the best weddings with a serious nod to the best of Detroit. Congrats to you both.

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Detroit Athletic Club wedding: Erica & Derek

11.15.18 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

If there was a contest for it, Erica and Derek would hands-down win the award for the most easy-going and agreeable couple of the year! I mean, most of my clients are super awesome, but these two fully trusted me 1000%, were up for whatever I thought we should do for photos, and had nothing but huge smiles on their faces all day long. When I started the day photographing at their new house for Erica’s getting ready, I knew we were aligned in style because their house is grey and white with super awesome tile (I could not love grey and white any more than I do!). Their ceremony at Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church was not only beautiful but really meaningful since Erica’s parents got married at the same church. After the ceremony, we went to Hart Plaza for photos where the light was absolutely perfect. Erica and Derek are easy to photograph because they look so great, both separately and even better as a couple! And they had a super fun bridal party. Kudos to the ladies who were freezing while we took pictures but who dealt with it like champs! Their reception at the DAC was unbelievable. All of the decor was amazing, and their flowers by Petit Fleur Events were stunning, but I especially LOVED their gold, sparkly cake. It was wonderful to work together With Love Events, and their band BPM Mobile Entertainment/DJ Slimz rocked the house with the dancing, making for an all-around incredible wedding! Congrats, you two!

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Royal Park Hotel wedding: Kay & Roy

11.15.18 - weddings by Kristen Taylor

So many things were perfection at Kay and Roy’s wedding! Aside from the obvious fact that they’re an adorable couple and Kay is STUNNING, their families were beyond nice and gracious the entire day. Also perfection was their choice of The Royal Park for their venue, as it has so many beautiful spaces to use. Their ceremony under the white-draped tent and their reception in the Conservatory felt like the perfect combination of intimate yet grand. I loved that they brought their pup, Gus, for photos with them and to be their ring bearer, and they had quite possibly the two cutest little twin girls as their flower girls. (My daughter is only five and yet being around these two cuties that day made me miss when my daughter was a bit smaller.) The colors they chose (pale pink and cream with a pop of dark red), were not only beautiful but also went so amazingly well with Kay and Roy’s elegant decor and are colors that I don’t see all of the time (and trust me, I see a LOT of the same colors used!). Their florist Floral Designs by Lori and Home Bakery each used those colors to create really gorgeous pieces. Their videographers, Voice Media Collective, were great to work with, and their DJ, Mike Staff Productions also rocked! Congratulations to this great couple!

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Rochester Engagement session: Lea & David

11.13.18 - engagements by Stephanie

It was so much fun photographing Lea and David’s engagement session at Rochester Park. The pair was up for anything, and we had the most beautiful, warm light, and the most enchanting locations.

The shoot was a bit “spur of the moment”. The couple wanted to have it on the weekend after meeting me. Normally, I’m completely booked on the weekends during the fall. However, as luck would have it, I had a cancellation and was able to accommodate their request. It was true kismet!

We started the session on the Paint Creek Trail and took photos as we wandered toward the park. There are so many diverse and lovely spots. The trail and park are a photographer’s dream come true!

It was so fun working with Lea and David, and I simply can’t wait to photograph them on their big day!

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Downtown Birmingham engagement session: Jamie & Sam

11.7.18 - engagements by Kristen Taylor

Oh my gosh, this couple couldn’t be ANY cuter together! Sam & Jamie literally light up around one another, which made it extra super fun for me to photograph them. I have to admit that I have major hair-envy of Jamie… I’d give almost anything to have hair as shiny and pretty as that! We did their session in downtown Birmingham on a grey and cold fall day, and we got lucky to get in just the right amount of photos before it started raining. I absolutely can’t wait to photograph their wedding next summer at the Townsend Hotel.

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