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!
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
SIMONA + ALEX'S DETROIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Mar 8, 2019
Detroit Engagement Pictures with Simona and Alex were taken by Kellie Saunders, a leading Southeast Michigan and Detroit wedding photographer. Detroit engagment photo locations included the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the Detroit Riverfront. Simona and Alex were nothing short of fantastic to work with. I enjoyed every minute of their fun and romantic filled engagement session in Detroit. Their romantic chemistry was off the charts as you can see in the photos. But don't let their sense of romance and connection to each other fool you, this couple always made time to smile, laugh and have some rowdy fun too! I thought they had almost the perfect balance together and I couldn't help but smile the whole time I was working with them. We started at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) which is one of my favorite places to work. It offers a timeless, classic and clean look for an engagement session, and Simona and Alex wanted to rock out some formal wear so this was the perfect spot to do so. After we shot a bit at the DIA we headed over to a place in Downtown Detroit that I love which is shown below. The architecture is brilliant and Simona and Alex wanted to capture some of Detroit's essence in their photos. After that we ended our session on the riverfront which had the most perfect sunset waiting for us! I don't think it gets much better than this day! I will be sharing Simona and Alex's wedding photos soon, so stay tuned to see how gorgeous their wedding day was.
GENNA + JUSTIN
Mar 7, 2019
Downtown Detroit Engagement Pictures with Genna and Justin were taken by Kellie Saunders, a leading Southeast Michigan and Detroit wedding photographer. Some of the locations included the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Wayne State Campus and the Detroit Riverfront. I had a great time working with Genna and Justin to celebrate their engagement. Sometimes I meet people for the first time at the session, and this was the case with these two. We started out at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) where we used some of the outside features to shoot with. We worked our way around the building and had such a great time laughing and getting to know each other. Genna wanted to have some uniquely Detroit images, so we headed over to Wayne State campus where they have a blue viduct that is actually used as an art piece on Cass Avenue. I believe people actually call it the Cass Avenue Viaduct. I am pleased to say no one was hurt during the taking of their engagement photos at the Cass Avenue Viaduct, although I did dodge a few cars. Our fun didn't end there. Justin said he wanted to get a shot of the best view of the city, so that's just what we did next. We headed over to the Detroit Riverfront where we climbed a small hill to get a great shot of the Ren Cen and city in the background as the sun set. It was the perfect ending to the perfect engagement session. What a fun time we had! I'll be sharing their Planterra wedding photos soon, so keep a look for my post. Congratulations Justin and Genna! You both rock and I'm so happy you picked me to work with you! I am the lucky one!