I went old school and dragged out the Polaroid Spectra this year.  Towards the end of the summer I brought the Polaroid to a few sessions, shot some images (with limited success) and lifted the emulsion to paper (with limited success).  The result, I think, is very pleasing.  What the couples got was an original piece of art, small, fragile and timeless.  More old school film projects to come in 2014.

All of the couples received a matted image this holiday season.

 

 

Engagement shots for Lori and Mike.   We started on Belle Isle with downtown and the Belle Isle Bridge in the background.  We then went to the Wayne State area and then on to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Got the Lensbaby out and played some.

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We had a great day for Heather and Jim’s fall engagement for their 2013 fall wedding.  We went to Stoney Creek Metropark in Shelby Township.  I find engagement sessions a great time for the couple and photographer to get to know each other and to build a working relationship.  I think Heather and Jim are very natural, obviously care about each other very much and don’t mind showing it.

Susan and Luke’s wedding will be in the summer at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth MI.  They asked to have their engagements shot in January at St Johns.  It was a wonderful winter shoot.  We had a few inches of show and the courtyard made fro some nice portraits

I got together with Marisa and Travis for their engagement shoot in Hines Park.  We were just west of Telegraph, so that would be Westland MI.  We found some of the last fall color leaves and had a great time.  They even brought along Jaxon the dog!

Sue and Sam Engagement Photos at Medowbrook Hall

Had another winter engagement session, this time at Fountains Golf Course and Banquet Center in Clarkston MI. We shot some out in the snow, in the gazebo and on the back balcony. We also had some fun shooting inside.

 

Winter engagement at Fountains

Had another winter engagement session, this time at Fountains Golf Course and Banquet Center in Clarkston MI. We shot some out in the snow, in the gazebo and on the back balcony. We also had some fun shooting inside.

 

I photographed this couple at the Inn at St Johns in Plymouth Mi for their engagement session.  We will be back agin in the summer for their wedding.  Had some fun playing out in the snow in the courtyard and shooting in some of the hallways and ballrooms