Jackie & Drew’s Rustic DIY Backyard Saline Wedding

Jackie & Drew’s DIY details were so fitting for their rustic backyard wedding- wildflowers, mason jars, old windows, and haystacks (the hay grows right behind their barn!). It was a true family affair- their wedding party was made up of their siblings, and all of the creative details were put together by Jackie and their families. The lush garden ceremony was lovely- only slightly interrupted by an intense summer thunderstorm! Everyone took it all in stride and the ceremony resumed inside the tent where guests could keep dry! The officiant was a dear friend of the couple’s and they were surrounded by family and friends from near and far. The food went perfectly with their theme- a contemporary twist on American picnic fare from Katherine’s Catering. The flowers were all lovely, by Red Poppy, and the ceremony and reception music provided by Panache. It was a beautiful setting thanks to both the Pattersons and their generous neighbor (who happens to be a master gardener!) and a really wonderful wedding day. We are so happy for them and that they included us to share this amazing time with them!

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Hillary & Mike’s Engagement Session in Ypsilanti’s Historic Depot Town

We had a great time with Hillary and Mike while shooting their engagement session in Depot Town! They met as students at Eastern Michigan University, so it was so nice to revisit Ypsilanti where they have such good memories. Depot Town is such a cute area, with historic architecture and beautiful lush park areas. A great spring day for engagement photos! We are so excited for their upcoming fall wedding at The Grosse Pointe Club!

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Sheri & Aaron’s Wedding at Shrine Chapel and the Crofoot Ballroom

You might remember Sheri & Aaron from their super cute Detroit Zoo engagement session. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Orchard Lake Shrine Chapel and a wonderfully quirky reception at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac. Their style is whimsical and creative- Sheri had a Cinderella inspired powder blue gown, and her accessories were personalized with feathers and beads by a good friend. Their flowers were designed by Twigs and Branches, and their cake was made by The Bakers Loaf. Their musical choices were amazingly eclectic- from Nick Cave to Earth Wind & Fire to the Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show! It was so much fun and everyone had a ball!  DJ Paul had everyone on their feet all night. Congratulations Sheri & Aaron!!

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Becky & Shane’s Downtown Ann Arbor Engagement Session

Becky & Shane are so cute together! Becky’s brother Adam (another awesome groom of ours!) introduced them and now they are getting married in the fall! We photographed their engagement session around the University of Michigan campus & downtown Ann Arbor on a beautiful spring day. We are really looking forward to their upcoming October wedding!

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Lindsey & Joey’s Ann Arbor Wedding at Earhart Manor

Lindsey and Joey had an amazing wedding day at Earhart Manor! The spring weather was perfect and the setting was lush and beautiful. The day ran smoothly thanks to Tammara Kane of Grandjour Events. The flowers were lovely, by Hearts & Flowers in Dexter. Their ceremony was officiated by Faythe Emens, and included a wine box ceremony in which they wrote each other letters with a nice bottle of wine and sealed it up for a special future anniversary opening. Personal touches included Lindsey’s purse that belonged to her grandmother and Joey’s tie tack engraved in memory to his father. Lindsey and Joey didn’t stop smiling all day- it’s so obvious how happy they make each other. We are so happy they chose us to document their wonderful day with them!

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