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.
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!
ERINN + CAMERON'S WEDDING DAY PICTURES
Apr 2, 2019
Wedding photography provided at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, by Kellie and Jenn who are two of Southeast Michigan's most creative and FUN wedding photographers! I love Ann Arbor and any chance I get to work there is always a special time for me. What made this Ann Arbor wedding day even more special was being able to spend it with such a love filled, genuine, kind and caring couple! Cameron and Erinn (yes, there are two N's in her name) couldn't be more perfect for each other. I met them as I do everyone and sometimes my couples all blur together after so many years. Every wedding day is special of course, and every couple is special, but after all these years in business I love the fact that I can say there are weddings that always stand out to me. Not to be funny, but sometimes the weddings that stand out are when crazy things happen, like the time a drunken bridesmaid fell asleep during her toast or that wedding where a groomsman forgot to bring his pants and had to borrow a guests pants to walk down the aisle - yes that actually happened. That said, none of those things happened on Erinn and Cameron's wedding day, but their wedding will always be one of my favorites. What happened was something even better. I felt as though I wasn't just working for them, but I could bare witness to this union between two people who love each other selflessly and without fail. I'm not an entirely religious person, but I am a spiritual one. I do believe there is a difference. Erin and Cameron's wedding went off like most Catholic weddings do. They said their vows, gave each other a kiss and then headed to the reception. Cameron pulled me aside at the reception and told me that he was going to suprise Erinn with a song he composed just for her. I was prepared for him to play the piano, but what I wasn't prepared for what the fact that he had planted several other musicians in the crowd to join in on the composition at different times. As his fingers moved on the keys there was a pause in the melody and everyone heard the soft murmer of a flute joining in. Then, a few moments later we heard a violin as well. The music he created took my breath away and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. To Erinn and Cameron, thank you for allowing us to be there and witness such an incredible celebration of your love! Jen and I left with full hearts and big smiles! xoxoxo
AMANDA + COREY
Jan 17, 2019
Southeast Michigan wedding photography in Birmingham, MI at The Birmingham Community House and Academy of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bloomfield Hills provided by Kellie and Jen, two favorite Southeast Michigan wedding photographers. This has to be my favorite rainy day wedding of all time! It actually rarely rains all day long on a wedding day. Often the rain stops for a short time and we can go outside for a few quick moments to create bridal party portraits and of course portraits with our couple alone. However on this day, mother nature had other plans for us. Michigan decided that it was going to rain and rain and then rain some more. Even futher, to top it off, mother nature said, "Hey wedding people - I think I'm going to rain like really, really hard!" So needless to say, we had to work with what we had to work with on this day. We were blessed to be able to work with Amanda and Corey because they really knew how to just go with the flow and enjoy the heck out of their day, feeling every single moment and more importantly, living and experiencing each moment. What makes your wedding day come to life is actually living the moments and taking them in, each one as it comes. Amanda and Corey are not strangers to exceptional moments though. Their proposal story is one fantastic moment. They met in high school through a friend. They dated for 8 years filled with fun memories and experiences. Corey didn't know how he could top the last eight years, but somehow he managed to propose in the most romantic and picturesque way. Using the backdrop of wild horses and the ocean, his proposal couldn't have been more perfect as he decided to ask Amanda to marry him on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Of course Amanda said YES, and I'm so happy that she did because I was able to work with an exceptional couple and meet all their friends and family and learn what exactly makes them so special. Regardless of the rain on their wedding day, Amanda and Corey were prepared for a fantastic day and fantastic is just what happened. Thanks to the infamous "uncle pizza" (well that's my nick name for him), Amanda had quite the luxurious home to prepare for her wedding in. Amanda did a reveal on her wedding day to her bridesmaids and shortly thereafter we headed over to Sacred Heart church in Bloomfield Hills so she could meet Corey at the alter. Corey, breathed each moment in and when he saw Amanda for the first time, it's one of my favorite groom captures of all time. His face is filled with love and I couldn't help but smile. We took what photos we could inside the church, and because of the rain made our way to the Birmingham Community House and used the inside for portraits as well. The Birmingham Community House is such a beautiful wedding venue. The location is perfect as it's right downtown and there's a park across the street along with other little nooks and interesting places we can use for wedding portraits. We had a great time photographing the wedding inside the Birmingham Community House, but I had an even better time later. Lucky for me, after dinner before dancing began Corey and Amanda decided they were up for adventure and wanted to head outside and dance in the rain for a few moments. If you know me at all you know I was more than happy about this request! You can see the results below, but what fun we had! Please join me in congratulating Amanda and Corey as they begin their lives together! They told me they plan on moving to the Outer Banks one day as they both love the warm weather. I hope that happens for them and I wish them all the love and happiness in the world!