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Jesse & Christy Married :: Detroit and Pontiac Michigan Wedding Photographer

Whoa. So I haven’t been a good blogger this winter. Things are really busy in the world of Adam Sparkes Photography. This is the first blog post that I’ve made since getting my Best of

Dan & Johanna Get Married :: Neither of Them Wear Pants // Milford, MI Wedding Photographer

Let’s just clarify the title of this blog post right away. Dan is a drag queen. There – it’s out of the way. No biggie. (Muffles laughs.) OK, OK, he wore a kilt. I’m allowed

Patrick & Courtney’s Northern Nuptial :: Harbor Springs, MI Wedding Photographer

I had soooooo much fun at this wedding. First of all, the venue. O-M-G Northwest Michigan is one of the prettiest regions in the world, for real. No question. Secondly, Pat is an interior designer

Chris & Mo Tie the Knot // Clarkston, MI Wedding Photographer

Chris and Mo are some of the most likable people you’ll ever happen across. They are both pleasant, intelligent and have a great sense of humor. Good thing they got married last month, since

Ken & Nora :: Married // Flat Rock and Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Ken and Nora met at the “Dirty Bird,” which I’ve recently  learned is a code name for Red Robin. They’ve both since moved into the medical profession, and spend more time in

Patrick and Courtney :: The Day Before // Harbor Springs, MI Wedding Photographer

Last Month I was happy to photograph Patrick and Courtney’s nuptials in Harbor Springs, Michigan. These photos were taken the evening before the wedding at the Menonaqua Inn where their two-day

Mike & Allison’s Wedding :: Grosse Pointe, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Ceremony: Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel / Reception: Grosse Pointe War Memorial / Hair: Skye Salon (writing a little “shorter”, starting today) Allison never met a camera she didn’t

Jonathan and Amanda :: Married // Rochester Hills & Sterling Heights, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Jonathan is a dancing machine. He’s also a super nice guy, and I’m sure that Amanda will keep him in tears and in stitches for years to come. That is to say that seeing these two together

Corey & Erica :: Married // Southgate, MI Wedding Photographer

Corey and Erica’s wedding was a hot one. I even saw some guys sharing a sweat towel. No names mentioned, but that is pretty much a sign that the equator just shifted north. I had a great time

Corey & Aimee Married in the “D” // Detroit Michigan Wedding Photographer

Aimee and I went to high school together. I have this erie sense of … I don’t know … patriotism (?) about this shoot. It was really an all-around joy to photograph this wedding,

Dan & Shawn “Wanna Be Formal, But Are Here To Party Too” // Lansing, MI Wedding Photographer

First of all, I’d like to say that Shawn can officially stop hitting the refresh button. I know how badly she was wanting to see these. They’re here ???? I can’t blame her for being

Jeff & Rachel Make it Official // Rockwood, Flatrock and Wyandotte, MI Wedding Photographer

There isn’t a great need to explain why a wedding party that gave me both ninja kicks and a wedding-day owling pic was a fun one. Right? It’s like asking if Oreos are better with milk.

Adam & Molly Married // Clinton Township and Detroit, MI wedding photographer

Molly and Adam are awesome. They really are. They just seem so well-placed in their relationship, when you’re around them it’s like they’ve been married ten years. They had a

Andres & Stephanie Get Hitched // Romeo, Utica, Rochester, Troy Wedding Photographer

Can you tell by the title that Stephanie had us driving all over place!? It was hot, too. No worries. No worries. In fact, Andres and Stephanie were really a lot of fun to work with, and let the

Ben & Mallory :: Kicking it Old Skool // Livonia and Plymouth, MI Wedding Photographer

Ben and Mallory went a little retro. Ok, a lot retro on the venue, anyway. The two were married at Greenmead Historical Church, part of Greenmead Farms. Ben’s Chuck Tayor’s might have

Patrick & Sarah’s Downtown Wedding :: Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Pat and Sarah put together a really hip Detroit wedding. Can I say hip? Or, did I just become my father? In any case, it was as cool as all get-out. The ceremony was at the beautiful Cathedral of the

Rachel & Corey Married :: St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Wedding Photographer

OK, so Rachel has been stalking me in a serious way for these photos. Honestly, if anybody sees this lady (note: she’s in the white dress) in my neighborhood, you had might as well file the

A Visit to the Marketplace :: Blake & Ashley Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photographer

I met up with Blake and Ashley a few weeks ago at Eastern Market in Detroit. It was a lively, warm morning in the market and nothing seemed more fitting than a good lemon-eating competition. Ok, it

A Hot One! :: Mauricio & Lauren Get Married // Warren, MI Wedding Photography

Mauricio and Lauren got married on the hottest day of the summer. So, I want to point out they earned their photos in a big big way. 100+ degrees in a wedding dress or a three-piece suit isn’t

Nothin’ But Blue Skies :: Justin & Jillian Married // Livonia & Plymouth, MI Wedding Photographer

I’m not going to write too long, again. Just really trying to keep my brain in picture mode for all of my clients who are waiting. Justin and Jillian are seriously cool, really. Really I said

Matt and Stacie Get Hitched :: Boulder Pointe Golf Club, Oxford MI // Wedding Photographer

This wedding had me laughing most of the way through. It’d be easy to write it off as groomsmen’s’ antics (I’m looking at you, Brad), but really it was more than that. I was

Jeremy & Julie Married // Van Hoosen Farm & Stoney Creek Metropark Wedding Photographer

Jeremy and Julie are my clients from earlier this spring, that I joked on for being night people. (As in the night shift, see?) Well, they ended up having maybe the sunniest wedding I’ve been

Sky-High and Super Fly :: Dave & Julie // Detroit Wedding Photographer

Dave and Julie really planned one the most “chill” weddings that you could imagine. First there was the dual guy-girl hair appointment, then a Detroit River wedding on the River Walk, and

David & Amanda :: Nevermind the Rain // Bath, Michigan Wedding Photography

This was one of those wedding days where the sudden and constant downpour seemed to put a wee bit of a damper on our plans … well, at least initially. As it turns out, if you’re having a

Mark & Angela’s Wedding // Ann Arbor, MI Wedding Photography

I’m going to be keeping it short with the posts for a bit. Just in an effort to get a few more blog posts out without having to conjure up many words. Luckily, I don’t have to say much to

Dean & Katina’s Big Day :: Southgate, MI Wedding Photographer

Dean and Katina had a BIG Greek wedding. I could shoot for a pun here – clearly – but I’ll spare the reader the cheap humor. This was maybe one of the wildest parties that

Brad & Krystin’s Wedding :: Sterling Heights, Macomb, Rochester Michigan Wedding Photographer

By the power of Grayskull! I have now photographed the weddings of both Gates sisters this year. To their father, I say, “my work here is done, sir.” Really, it was nice to see a lot of

Brandon & Heather Married :: St. Joseph’s & The Colony Club // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Brandon and Heather had an absolutely beautiful Detroit wedding this May. Every detail was a lot of fun and filled with plenty of charm. The collection of venues was a brilliant one: St.

Chris & Beckie // Orchard Lake St. Mary’s & The Lafayette Grand Wedding Photographer

After a nice holiday break, I am back to the blog. I’m doing some hardcore catch-up editing this week, so I am warning everyone that the blog posts are going to be a little brief. Not that I

Jim & Diana :: Hitched // St. Clair Shores and Detroit Wedding Photographer

Jim and Diana’s wedding brought back some memories for me. Naturally so, as it was the first time that I’ve ever photographed a wedding at the Church that I was married in. Nostalgia

Pat & Sarah :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photographer

First off, I’d like to say that I’m really sorry to Sarah. You see, I suggested that she use the entrance of an underground parking garage to exact and outfit change during our session in

Cole and Ashley::Sweepin’ the Clouds Away // Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer

Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing Cole and Ashley’s wedding in Ann Arbor. I had actually just shot their e-session a few weeks prior, so the goings were pretty smooth. Our mojo was

John & Rose :: May the Force be With You // Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer

John’s dad said to me at the reception “I’d like to give him some advice, but they’ve been together for 10 years … so … ya know?” And he was right: John and

Laurence & Niki :: A Joining // Lafayette Grand, Pontiac MI Wedding Photographer

I really love what I do for a living. Between my sentimental rambling here and on my Facebook page, it should be clear to most blog readers what a sap I am. Even so, it is really nice that a wedding

Blake & Lauren’s Wedding :: Featuring a LOT of Frosty Precipitation // Auburn Hills, Rochester, Troy Wedding Photographer

I shot this wedding right before I left to Orlando. I sort of forgot about editing and weddings for a week, which at first seemed really relaxing, but going through the photos from this beautiful

Gasper & Jade Tie the Knot :: St. Clair Shores & Sterling Heights Wedding Photography

Jade and my wife are old friends. Like sleeping bags, Hanson concerts and monkey bars -type of friends. I could go on in embarrassing fashion for a while, but I wouldn’t be doing Jade the