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Over the past few years, there has been a huge jump in the number of couples doing a wedding First Look. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, essentially it’s a time (usually a few hours before the ceremony) where the couple can see one another for the first time in a quiet and intimate setting. […]

The First Look

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Downtown Detroit Engagement Photos

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Engagement

Take a peek into Riley and Stephen’s Downtown Detroit Engagement Photos. Riley and Stephen both work in Downtown Detroit so the city has a special meaning to them. We began our photo session at the Detroit Library, a classic and timeless piece of historic Detroit architecture.  We then moved into the lawn of the Detroit […]

Downtown Detroit Engagement Photos

Wedding Albums

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Living in the digital age has made me realize the importance of wedding albums. If you’re like me you take photos on your phone and that’s the end of it. Maybe you remember to save them to the cloud or a hard drive, but you never really look at them again. Sure every couple of […]

The Importance of Wedding Albums

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Taking Family Photos at your Wedding

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Taking Family Photos at Your Wedding Part 1: Family Photos Lists Family photos are a very important part of your wedding day. Taking family photos at your wedding will without a doubt be one of the most frustrating parts of your day, but, they’ll also be some of your most displayed photos. Taking these family […]

Taking Family Photos at Your Wedding

Wedding at the Shinola Hotel Detroit

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Krista and Joe had an absolutely gorgeous and intimate micro wedding at the Shinola Hotel Detroit Michigan. Located in the heart of the city, Shinola Hotel is a refreshing and timeless event space in downtown Detroit. The girls got ready in a beautifully designed, spacious suite with a private balcony. The groomsmen got ready in […]

Wedding at the Shinola Hotel Detroit

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Meadow Brook Hall Wedding

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Weddings

I truly hope you enjoy this stunning Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens Wedding. Meadow Brook Hall is the absolute best place to host a wedding.  No other venue will take your guests’ breath away with its brilliant façade and dazzling gardens. There are photo opportunities everywhere you turn! If there are any issues with this […]

Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens Wedding

Engagement photos Rochester MI

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Katie and Joe took their fall engagement photos in Rochester Michigan. We began along the gorgeous nature trails that surround the city of Rochester. There is no lack of beautiful trees, bridges, rivers, and wild life. We then ventured over to the Royal Park Hotel for a bit of architecture. We ended our photo tour […]

Fall Engagement Photos in Rochester Michigan

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Detroit Wedding Planner

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An unplugged wedding ceremony is where the couple requests that their guests not use cellphones, cameras, iPads, and other photographic devices. Although we love our devices, they can easily have a negative effect on your ceremony photos. While you may initially think all of those guest’s photos would be great to add to the documenting […]

Unplugged Wedding Ceremonies