ERIN + STEFAN
Wedding photography services at the historic Belle Isle Casino and Grosse Pointe's St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church was provided by Detroit wedding photographer Kellie Saunders and her team.
Even though so much time has passed since their wedding day, I can still feel the electricity sparking between Erin and Stefan. They have a captive energy that is so rare to find with couples. Erin and Stefan can speak to each other without saying a word. I could see it in their small glances that they stole with one another so often. One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was just after their first dance as husband and wife. Erin's dad was stepping in to take over for the father/daughter dance but Erin and Stefan didn't even realize the music had ended. The room was silent, but they held each other close, closed their eyes and continued to dance.
Their day started out at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. I just love the hotel and staff there. I don't think I've ever worked a wedding where the manager didn't leave a nice note and treat for the bride and groom - even when the wedding is held elsewhere. They are just so kind and considerate to their guests. While Erin and Stefan didn't have a first look, the Marriott provides a gorgeous backdrop for first looks since it's right on the river and in the heart of downtown Detroit.
After Erin's dressed and had a few quiet moments with her parents, it was time to head to St. Paul on the Lake for the ceremony. St. Paul is a gorgeous church and I love shooting there. Stefan could not hold his smile back when he saw Erin coming towards him down the aisle. I always love capturing grooms first expressions when they see their bride. It's one of my favorite moments at all weddings! This day was no exception!
What I love the most about Erin and Stefan was how much they love their dog!!!! The day would not have been a success without taking some wedding photos with their first born baby pup! (Well maybe not quite a pup, but still their baby just the same). After a few portraits with the pup and bridal party, we headed to the Belle Isle Casino where the Rare Blend Band took over and entertained the guests all night. It was the perfect day and the perfect couple!!!
Reception: Belle Isle Casino
Entertainment: Rare Blend Band
Hair / Makeup: Salon Six
Michigan wedding photography at the Belle Isle Casino by Kellie Saunders, Detroit Michigan wedding photographers. Kellie Saunders is one of the most favorite Detroit Wedding photographers. 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 affordable wedding photography in Michigan at it's best. Each wedding is treated with more love, creativity and care that's not found in larger studios. She has an authentic documentary style and specializes in creating sophisticated and timeless wedding portraits.