Andrea and Joe had me come to the family farm for their engagement session.  It was a pretty chilly day, note frozen pond, that looked more like a fall day.  We had great fun shooting around the farm buildings, silos, bridges and fields.

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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.

 

 

 

Bride and groom at Riverwalk at the Detroit Ren Cen

Bride and groom at Riverwalk at the Detroit Ren Cen

Bride and groom at River Walk at the Detroit Renaissance  Center with the Detroit River and Windsor in the background

Bride and groom at River Walk at the Detroit Renaissance Center with the Detroit River and Windsor in the background

Wedding couple Romantic at George George Park, Clinton Township, MI

Wedding couple Romantic at George George Park, Clinton Township, MI

Bridal couple silhouette kiss

Bridal couple silhouette kiss

Engagement photo of a couple at the Conservatory on Belle Island, Detroit, MI

Engagement photo of a couple at the Conservatory on Belle Island, Detroit, MI

Wedding couple in the shade, Waterford, MI

Wedding couple in the shade, Waterford, MI


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.

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI bridge downtown

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI


We had a great day for Heather and Jim’s fall engagement for their 2013 fall wedding.  We went to Stoney Creek Metro-park in Shelby Township  http://www.metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark.  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.Engagement shots of a  couple sitting in the leaves engagement shot of a couple kissing on a dock at the lake Engagement shots of a  couple playing in the leaves Engagement shots of a  couple playing in the leaves Engagement shots of a  couple playing in the leaves Engagement shots of a loving couple walking by a gazebo Engagement shots of a loving couple sitting in the grass Engagement shots of a loving couple at a gazebo Engaged couple making a heart hand in the fall color leaves, Stoney Creek Metro Park, Shelby Twp, MI Engagement shots of a  couple playing in the leaves Shallow depth of fied photo of a couple's hands


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 snow and the courtyard made for some nice portraits.  Fun engagement photo ideas.Engaged couple portrait Engagement shots in the snow Engagement shots in the snow Engagement portrait