KAREN AND SCOTT'S ST. HUGO WEDDING
Jan 9, 2020
Wedding photography provided at both St. Hugo of the Hills and the Bloomfield Hills Country Club Jen and Aaron, who are two of Southeast Michigan's top wedding photographers! We're so lucky to have them on our team! Check out more of Jen's work on our blog HERE. In Jen's own words: "You are my happily ever after..." The sentiment that had been carefully etched onto Karen and Scott's champagne flutes said it perfectly. Theirs was a wedding day that couldn't have gone more perfect, and it was obvious to anyone with eyes that these two were, quite simply put, just meant to be. It was an absolutely gorgeous summer day in late June. The sun was out and there were a few clouds scattering the sky. You couldn't have asked for better weather for Karen and Scott's wedding day. Karen started the day of getting ready at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club, where they were having their reception later that evening. When I arrived, the girls were getting their hair done and enjoying each other's company. Karen was a picture of grace and didn't seem nervous at all. One of the most memorable moments from that morning occurred right before Karen got dressed, while she sat with her mother and bridesmaids on the couch, about to start getting dressed. Karen was given a compiled book of memories, aptly titled "Letters to the Bride," with pictures, letters, inside jokes, etc. spanning the many years of their friendships that her girls had put together for her in an album. Let me tell you...I think that everyone got teary-eyed at that point. It was such a lovely, touching and thoughtful gift that I know will be cherished forever. Once dressed and after some family photographs on the golf course, everyone gathered at the historic St. Hugo of the Hills for their wedding ceremony. The joyful tears and the smiles on their guests' faces made one thing obviously clear...Karen and Scott are so very loved by their friends and family. It was a perfect, intimate ceremony, and before I knew it, they were officially husband and wife. Once back at the country club, we were able to sneak Karen and Scott away for a few minutes to capture some more intimate moments between the two of them before they headed in to be announced and to cut their wedding cake. After the speeches were made and dinner was finished, Karen and Scott had their first dance to Ellie Goulding. After that, light-up bracelets, glasses and foam sticks were handed out and everyone started tearing up the dance floor. It was definitely a night to remember and Aaron and I couldn't have had a more enjoyable time spending such a special day with these two and their friends and families. Congratulations on your new life together! We're so happy for you both!
JANE + GREG
Oct 15, 2019
Wedding photography provided at the exclusive Oakland Hills Country Club by Jen and Aaron, who are two of Southeast Michigan's most creative wedding photographers! Jane and Greg's wedding day did not disappoint! We felt like the luckiest team in the world to be able to work with two of the most incredible, kind and compassionate people and take wedding photographs at Oakland Hills Country Club where Greg once worked as a Golf Pro! I hate to admit this but I didn't even know what a golf professional was until I met Jane and Greg. I feel silly but it's true! Jen and Aaron started with Jane and Greg at Oakland Hills where they covered all the bridal party prep and fun before Jane and Greg's first look on the club's famous back porch! I loved their first look and Oakland Hill's back porch was the perfect spot for it. After their first look and a few family portraits everyone headed over to Holy Name in Birmingham where Jane and Greg tied the knot and made their union official. It was starting to rain so we had to work quickly, but luckily we were able to snap a few lovely images outside the church before the rain came down. After the ceremony it was back to Oakland Hills for an enjoyable wedding reception that knocked our socks off. We LOVE the extra special night photos we captured outside and of course the images of Jane and Greg dancing in the foyer of Oakland Hills Country Club. Congratulations to Jane and Greg!!! We are a little behind with blogging so this post is long overdue, but we wanted to share the images! Oakland Hills Country Club is on our preferred list of FAVORITE VENUES!
ANN ARBOR WEBERS WEDDING
Aug 12, 2019
Wedding photography provided in Ann Arbor at Webers Inn by Jen and Leah, who are two of Southeast Michigan's most creative wedding photographers! We're so lucky to have them on our team! Jen says it best, I'm going to turn it over to her and let her tell Ava and Steve's wedding day story! The weather on Ava and Steve's wedding day was perfect outside, with gentle clouds in the sky and the wind giving off the perfect breeze. Walking into the hotel room at Webers Inn in Ann Arbor where Ava and her girls were getting ready, I instantly felt the love and excitement of the day that was only going to grow as the day went on. Mimosas were flowing and there was so much laughter in the air while everyone finished their makeup and hair. Once Ava had been helped into her dress, and her father had his first look with his daughter, they headed out to the historic St. Thomas the Apostle for their mid-day ceremony. Steve and the guys were at the church, having taken some pre-ceremony pictures earlier in the day while finishing off a few Oberons. Steve waited anxiously for the ceremony to start while their guests filled the pews. Once he saw Ava walking down the aisle though, he seemed to instantly relax and he was all smiles-not taking his eyes off of his bride. After a beautiful ceremony, we took advantage of the churches stonework and the pink blossoms that were gently falling from the trees surrounding it. Once we finished up there, we ran by the U of M Law Quad and The Grotto to finish off their picture perfect bridal session. The party really started once they made their grand entrance back at Weber's Inn. The drinks were flowing, laughter could be heard at every turn and the dance floor was full after the bridal dances. What a FUN celebration and everyone went home full of smiles, laughter and good memories! If you'd like to work with Jen we'd love to hear from you! You can view more of her work by clicking HERE.
Stoney Creek Engagement Session
Aug 9, 2019
Engagement Pictures at Stoney Creek Metropark with Anwesha and Armaan were taken by Jen, one of Southeast Michigan and Detroit's favorite wedding photographers! Anwesha and Armaan were so much fun to work with! They didn't live in Michigan at the time of their session, but since their wedding was in Michigan, at Planterra to be exact, they flew back to take care of some last minutes preparations and caught up with Jen at Stoney Creek to celebrate their engagement by taking some photographs! What a great time they had as well. I loved Anwesha's dress and how the sand and thought it looked perfect with the sand and water. Jen did a great job caputuring their personalities and showcasing the fun they had. Want to work with Jen? Contact us HERE to see if she's available on your wedding date!
CAYLA + ZACH'S WEDDING DAY AT PINE KNOB MANSION
Jun 16, 2019
Wedding photography provided at the gorgeous Pine Knob Mansion by lead shooters Kellie Saunders and Jen Beattie, one of Southeast Michigan's most creative photography teams. I have to admit I'm a little behind on blogging, which I apologize for. It's been such a crazy year full of blessings because business is booming! We are back into the full swing of wedding season and I'm vowing to get caught up with blogging along with the regular wedding season fun that we have to tend to. I'll keep the writing short and sweet so I can catch up and you can see some gorgeous photos! Cayla and Zach couldn't be a lovelier couple and never will you find two people more suited for each other. Cayla's parents worked for the national parks service so she grew up in places like Alaska and oh yeah, yellowstone too! What an amazing journey she had growing up. Well, I guess it's perfect for her that she met Zach who is a REAL farmer! I say real because let's face it, everyone has a garden. But Zach - he has a farm (and a tractor too!). We had the best time working together and Jen and I loved their friends and families! Pine Knob couldn't was so beautiful as the weather was perfect for their outdoor ceremony. They were even able to dance outside under the stars where they had their first dance. We love photographing weddings at Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House, so if you are having a wedding there, please contact us because we'd love to get to know you and see if we are a good fit for your big day!