Ryan + Kristen

Ryan + Kristen

Detroit Engagement Photos
May 14, 2015

Detroit engagement photography around the city provided by Kellie Saunders, a top Detroit wedding and engagement photographer.

Kristen and Ryan are leaving Detroit soon. Now don't worry, it's not a sad move, it's a very good thing. Kristen is beginning her life as a Doctor in Houston and Ryan snagged a great engineering job there as well. When they hired me as their wedding photographer, they stressed how important it is to them to capture their love for each other along with their love for their city. They live right dab smack downtown and before they started packing up their lives for Houston, they spent an afternoon with me in the city that they love.

We had a few hiccups and when I say a few - I mean a ton. You see, Detroit wedding and engagement photography isn't always easy. This spring and summer the entire city is pretty much under construction. Woodward is torn up for the rail project and orange barrels are everywhere else in the city. The beautiful grass that I so love in front of the old train station has been cut down to nothing and the Town Pump vinery on the front of the building is covered with scaffolding. To top it off, at the time of their session Belle Isle was being set up for the Grand Prix so there were grandstands and barrels everywhere! What started out as a one hour session turned into a four hour tour of the city. I have to tell you though, I had the absolute BEST time with these two! When I think of a couple who can roll with the punches I am thinking of Kristen and Ryan. It didn't matter how many orange barrels we ran into or how many locations were baracaded off - they just smiled and said - oh well - let's just have fun! And you know what - that's what we did.

We ended up still hitting the main spots - but we just took a different view photographically speaking. I still shot awhere I normally do - but because of the obstacles I was forced to really think about the light and think about the connection between Kristen and Ryan. Because of that I think we were able to get a bit more artistic than I usually have time for. The construction slowed us down in a good way! Join me in congratulating Kristen and Ryan on their engagement and wishing them safe travels to Houston. I am so excited for their wedding next year!

Pinhole camera Fox Theater Engagement

We still had fun taking engagement photos at the Old Detroit Train station. No grass - oh well. We did something different.

Detroit train station engagement photos

The light was lovely on this afternoon. Here's another from the Detroit Train Station.

Detroit train station engagement photos
Detroit train station engagement photos
Detroit train station engagement photos

One of the original cobblestone streets still left in Detroit. There's another on Canfield by Wayne State - but this one is by the riverfront.

Belle Isle Engagement Photos

I always have to take some traditional shots for my couples. I know the parents love these shots! (Shhhhhh - don't tell anyone but I do too.)

When life gives you orange barrels - you find field of flowers!

Belle Isle Engagement Photos

Here's one my absolute favorites!

Belle Isle Engagement Photos

Michigan engagement photography by Kellie Saunders, Detroit Michigan wedding photographer. Kellie Saunders is one of the best Metro Detroit Wedding photographers around. She is a professional artistic wedding photographer located in Birmingham, Michigan. Her work has been published both locally and nationally in print and online. Her studio serves the entire metro Detroit area and offers wedding photography at it's best. Each wedding is treated with love, creativity and care not found in larger studios. She has an authentic documentary style and specialized in creating sophisticated and timeless wedding portraits.