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Chris & Ashely :: Married // Plymouth, MI Wedding Photography

Chris and Ashley have a vitality about them that is entirely unique. I’m sure it has something to do with Ashley’ “redness” (to barrow a term from her dad), or maybe

Ryan & Alyssa :: Married // Oakhurst Golf Club Wedding Photographer

I have such a history with this family. Somewhere between cousins’ weddings and raiding Alyssa’s grandfather’s vegetable garden, I got picked to be the official photographer for

Tim & Angel :: Married // The Amazing Wedding of “The Doctors Bowman”

Nothing says “I love you” like bribing your photographer $100K to capture your groom’s tears in a picture. Despite my strong desire to make Angel sell her house to afford the

Brandon & Lisa :: Married // Wyandotte, MI Wedding Photographer

I had an extraordinary time photographing Brandon and Lisa’s wedding at Silver Shores in Wyandotte, MI. It was a touching family affair that was as cool, relaxed and fun as it looks. No doubt,

Dave & Michelle :: Married // Holland, MI Wedding Photographer

This wedding was very special to me. I’m not going to lie to you guys. This was probably one of the most memorable weekends of the year for me. I drove to Holland, and ended up standing in the

Amy & Ian :: Married // Colony Club, Detroit

Nothing says “Detroit wedding” like tying the knot at the corner of Park and East Montcalm. At least, to me. I love the Colony Club. There is something charming and familiar for me about

Markian & Anna :: Married // Detroit Wedding Photographer

As rustic as it was elegant, as spontaneous as it was expertly planned, and as eccentric as it was romantic, Maki and Anna’s wedding was a day-long trek through Detroit and Hamtramck

Ahmed & Kristi :: Married // Detroit, Royal Oak and Pontiac, MI Wedding Photographer

So my day began with 9am beers, billiards and shaved heads at Trim in Clawson. Ahmed and the guys slathered in shaving cream and paced around the floors of everyone’s favorite barber shop.

Joey & Tara : A Mexican Adventure // Riviera Maya Destination Wedding Photographer

On my flight from Detroit to Cancun, I sat next to a lady who hadn’t flown in over 20 years. She grabbed my arm during take off, and squeezed … pretty darn hard, too. It turned out she

Geoff & Christa :: Married // Detroit and Macomb Wedding Photography

Geoff and Christa caught the first wedding of 2014 that didn’t involve frozen rain, snow or salt trucks. You might consider them charmed? I did … at first. It was later on, when I got a

Victor & Kaitlin :: Married // Grosse Pointe and Detroit, MI Wedding Photography

These guys are my buddies. True-blue. I had so much fun at this wedding, that I can hardly call it a day’s work. In what has become a prototypical meeting with Vic and Kaitlin, I was beside

Brittany & Tremaine :: Married // Detroit and Farmington, MI Wedding Photography

What can I say about Brittany and Tremaine that doesn’t involve the groom trying to pick out shoes for women, or being a the world’s most charming camera hog? Well, I could tell you that

Jose & Theresa :: Married // Plymouth, MI Wedding Photographer

This was a fun one, folks. Firstly, I have to say congrats to two really great people. Theresa and Joe are just a lot of fun to be around, both in conversation and as subjects. Secondly, I have to

Barns, Tents & Boat Houses, Oh My! :: Getting Married Outdoors or Off-Beat in Michigan?

If you’re considering having your Michigan wedding outdoors, well … you’re awesome. It’s a great state — the Magnificent Mitten I call it — and there is no better

Ben & Lisa :: When It’s Cold Outside // Bloomfield Hills and Pine Knob Wedding Photography

You can tell a lot about a person by how they handle themselves in the cold. Really. Ok, no really. Still, this wintery wedding never left me wishing for  a warmer day. That is mostly because Lisa

Don & Sarah :: Married // Tollgate Farm & Planterra Wedding Photography

This was about as representative of a fall wedding in Michigan as it gets. A mild day, a rustic barn, a burst of color on the horizon and a dazzling atrium for the after party. Best of all, my bride

Snapping Away in the A2 & Ypsi :: Why I’d Love to Shoot Your Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti Wedding

It’s true that I probably do most of my weddings in Detroit, and the surrounding communities.Despite lots of Motown weddings, I still love a trip down I-94 to go visit the land of Wolverines

Tom + Caroline = A Wedding Adventure in England :: North Cadbury, England Wedding Photography

Talk about going big or going home. Caroline had teenaged fantasies of running off to England and marrying Prince William. A fantasy that was famously tarnished by the Royal Wedding in 2011. Enter

Travis & Natalie :: Married // Grosse Ile, MI Wedding Photography

I’m pretty sure that I babysat Natalie and her brother when I was growing up? Yup… So, if you’re expecting this blog post start off with a self-deprecating statement about just how

A Chan-tastic! Wedding :: Jack and Alanna // Shelby Township, MI Wedding Photography

One thing that I learned at this wedding from Jack’s buddy Tommy was that you can take the groom’s last name and turn it into anything. Like literally anything. It is the most addictive

James & Elizabeth’s Wedding // Canton and Wyandotte, MI Wedding Photography

I had a great time with James and Elizabeth. We had a terrific day for their wedding at St. Thomas in Canton and followed it up with a trip to downtown Wyandotte for some photos. The sun was shining

Aaron & Laurane :: Married // Detroit, Ferndale and Detroit Zoo Wedding Photography

They got married at the zoo and had their reception The Local in Ferndale. That’s about as ideal as it gets for the average southern Oakland County dweller. Trust me, I’m a Royal-Oaker

Chis & Ashley’s Motor City Wedding // Detroit, MI Wedding Photography

If you want to know how to do a wedding in the D proper, look no further than Chris and Ashely’s September nuptial bash. First, You have the amazing couple. Ashley is stunning and

Scott & Lisa :: Married // Warren & Detroit Wedding Photography

Scott and Lisa were incredibly fun to work with. They came down the pipeline of family-friend recommendations and that usually make for a good fit. This was no exception. So needless to say, I had

Rishi & Jessica :: Tie the Knot // West Bloomfield Wedding Photography

I loved shooting this wedding. It was the first wedding in what I like to call a triple-header weekend. You know, a Friday, Saturday, Sunday wedding lineup? Three weddings in one weekend can be

Justin & Jackie’s Wedding Day :: Detroit Wedding Photographer

Justin and Jackie pulled off real classic here. I’m going to call it the “Riverside Classic”. With St.Peter & Paul Jesuit Church for the ceremony followed up with a rooftop

Ryan & Megan :: A Summer Wedding // Goodells County Park Wedding Photographer

This was one of the few hot days that we had this summer. Nothing blistering, but it’s been a cool year overall. It seemed fitting that the sun so adequately warmed my back while I

Saying “I Do” in Detroit :: Why I’d Love to Photograph Your Motown Wedding

It sure seems like a lot of folks are choosing to make it official in the heart of the city these days. Metro Detroiters know the charm, the grit and the glamour that comes with having a wedding in

Phil and Diane’s Beautiful Adrian Wedding // Adrian, MI Wedding Photography

Phil and Diane are just about the sweetest people that you could ever hope to meet. As I had mentioned back when I shot their e-session, Philip managed to pick up a girl at the gym and turn her into

Sean & Jeanne :: Married // Howell, MI Wedding Photographer

Sean and Jeanne are just adorable. They really are absolutely perfect for each other, and it’s enough to make a grown man giggle. Trust me, I did. I still want to see some picture ID, though

Russ & Dawn :: Married // Matthaei Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography; Ann Arbor, MI

Russ and Dawn are a very impressive couple. They seem worldly, intelligent, giving, crafty, resourceful, organized, and all-together in love. To call them in synch would be a total understatement.

Andy & Sara :: Hitched // Oakland Township, MI Wedding Photographer

Sara & Andy have a really fun connection to be around. They’re  in love in a way that makes you really smile ear-to-ear. I can just picture Andy’s wedding day card to his wife,

Trevor & Brooke :: Married // Stony Creek Metro Park Wedding Photographer

Ok, so this was on of those days (and we’ve had a lot of em’ this summer) where it was supposed to rain and rain and rain. While Brooke was getting ready in the tent, and while I

Ryan & Susie Tie the Knot // Bloomfield Hill and Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Ryan’s ancestors built and are buried beneath the gorgeous chapel of St. Hugo’s. In fact, if at the height of the harvest moon if you were to scream out “MACMANUS!!!!” on the

Matthew & Melanie :: Married // Ann Arbor, MI Wedding Photographer

This was the most intense group of dance-aholics that I’ve had in a very long time. Don’t get me wrong: As a whole, I’ve had some pretty impressive booty-shakers this year. These

Mike & Danielle :: Tie the Knot // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

One of the reasons that I choose to take pictures for a living rather than other “jobs” is that I really like to have fun. Being bored doesn’t cut it for me. This wedding wedding