Lauren and Tom's Wedding at the Reserve

Meeting Lauren while photographing her client's wedding a year ago was such a joy. Lauren is an amazing wedding planner! Fast forward a year and I'm on a flight to Detroit to photograph her and Tom's wedding at The Reserve. in Bermingham  

Benjamin joined me as my second shooter and the day started at the beautiful Townsend Hotel for their getting ready pictures. The hotel is located adjacent to a beautiful park where we held their first look.

I loved working with Lauren and Tom. Lauren is the kindest perfectionist that you will meet. Her taste is elegant and it really shows in her selections for her own wedding decor. I loved the rich tones which complemented the classic venue. The Reserve was designed to reflect Meadow Brook Hall and other manors found in and around Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. The hall features a gorgeous stone fireplace- perfect for family formals!

 

We want to wish Lauren and Tom huge congratulations on such a wonderful wedding!

Rebecca and Dennis's Family Session at Cypress Grove Estate House

I Love watching families and their children grow. This was the case when photographing Rebecca and Dennis's Beautiful family. Their two gorgeous girls grew so much since the last time I did their family portraits. They flew in from the Netherlands for their annual Florida vacation and left in time to dodge the hurricane (Irma). Along with their immediate family members, we headed to Cypress Grove Estate Park to capture some late morning pictures.

 

I Love photographing at Cypress Grove Estate Park not only because it is a beautiful Park located adjacent to a large lake, but because you don't need a permit to have a photoshoot there- which is a huge plus, especially for last minute photo shoots.  The Park sits on 80 Acres of perfectly manicured lawns, all on the cusp of Lake Jessamine. The Mature Cypress trees aren't bad either! They brought along their siblings this time and I had such a blast capturing all of the fun. Rebeccas Parents were also celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary! What a perfect way to capture such a beautiful time in their lives with all of their kids

 

Here is a sneak peek from our session

Wedding Photography Portraits in New York City

I was lucky enough to photograph this gorgeous couple’s Wedding Photography Portraits in New York City while there for another wedding. Benjamin, my second shooter and I went straight from our flight to meet them in downtown Brooklyn to shoot their wedding formals under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge in the gorgeous Dumbo neighborhood. Life has been a whirlwind of traveling as of lately, finding myself in different towns at least twice a month. With my busy schedule, I have found it hard to keep up with my blog as much as I used to. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing!

I meet this adorable couple earlier in the year in Orlando during their proposal session at Disney’s Boardwalk. We instantly clicked and have remained in touch ever since. Post wedding pictures are my favorite because there is no strict which allows for multiple locations and for taking our time.

Photographing Weddings In New York City is always such an adventure. It is always a challenge dodging people, finding amazing lighting amidst all of the tall structures and getting around if you drive (for the safety of all of our camera equipment). In the end though, it is always worth it! I was happy to have a couple of hours simply to focus on their formals in one of the greatest city in the world.

Emily and Thomas's Outdoorsy Engagement Session

I‘m so excited to share Emily and Thomas super cute engagement session with you guys! I love when my couples get creative and really think their engagement session through by starting an inspiration board. The best way to start is by creating a Pinterest Board with Pins that reflect your personalities. If you love photography, maybe pin some Vintage cameras, or if you love to read, pin some books, library photos, reading glasses etc. These Pins will form a base for your engagement Theme, and lots of ideas will come out of them. Emily and Thomas wanted an outdoor themed Engagement session that represented their personalities and their relationship along with their love for the outdoors.

Emily happens to be super creative and brought some adorable props to our session including custom pillows, a pick-up truck for some snuggling pictures, a fishing boat, and their dog! Fun Moment of the day: We rushed to get on the fishing boat to catch the sunset on the lake and got pretty wet on our way there! The boat cruised at full speed to catch the last slivering of the sun as it set on the horizon. It was a warm and windy day, but the sky was blue with just a few passing clouds. It was really a blast and the pictures are just as fun and adorable. Hope you enjoy their sneak peek!