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Ken and Lori @ Metro Beach // Michigan wedding photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Ken and Lori this past weekend. The original plan was that they’d be married on the point at Metro Beach, but Michigan weather had something

Terry and Kristina :: 2010 :: New Beginnings // Clinton Township Wedding Photography

The first wedding of 2010 … man-oh-man, this year just smells special. Like cookies in the oven, there is something about the busy season that I can hardly wait for. Terry and Kristina’s

The Marvin and Brittany mega, year-ending, double post // see ya, 2009 // wedding and engagement photography in the great state of Michigan

This is the gorgeous end to an epic year. The last wedding of 2009 comes to you compliments of my new friends Marvin and Brittany. Since these guys are currently calling Florida home, we did their

Winter Wonder :: Jake and Mandy’s snowy nuptials // Michigan Wedding photography,

It was bound to happen. I was going to get a snowy wedding sooner or later. As a Michigander, I was totally stoked for it, too. Jake and Mandy might seem brave for doing the late December wedding

Nick & Anne :: the year-ending bash. BOOM! // Michigan wedding photography

Whew! So Nick and Anne’s wedding was the last of the “season”. Of course the off-season weddings start right up next weekend, but hey. This was a total throw-down good time of

Jerry + Courtney = Grosse Point War Memorial Wedding

Jerry and Courtney got married on the first weekend that the colors of fall really popped. They also got married on the first weekend of the year, for me, that got really really rainy. ???? However,

Dan & Jarita married // Ann Arbor, MI // The Michigan Theater :: wedding photography

What can I say? Dan and Jarita are such sweeties. Really, Dan, you had me at “I have her name tattooed on me.” What a killer day we had this past Saturday with Dan, Jarita and their

Megan and Nate::Mascot, raindrops and all! // wedding photography, Michigan

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to spend the day with Megan and Nate for their wedding at the Golden Hawk Golf Club in Casco, Michigan. These guys have been very relaxed and ready to have a

Mike and Alison :: A wedding in the woods/lewiston michigan wedding photography

Last weekend we drove up to Lewiston, Michigan to photograph Michael and Alison’s wedding. What a trip it was. A storied trip filled with driving down rustic trails, inflatable slides, frogs, a

Kevin and Mikki: this time with warm weather

Kevin and Mikki last visited the blog way back in February. They were the bravest couple of the year, electing (by no manipulation of my own) to do a Detroit City engagement session in the 10-degree

Mike and Angela :: Detroit 8.22.09 // The yard games instead of dancing extravaganza

Mike and Angela had an early wedding last Saturday. It was such a laid back and enjoyable event that I could hardly believe when it was over. We got a cool August day, and managed to fight off the

T2: Tien and Tammy return to the blog … this time with toads?

It was only a few weeks ago that Tien and Tammy met up with us in Ann Arbor for their e-session. Then, we had to use flashes and light stands to scare off the tame squirrels that gave Tammy the

Jared and Becky: the wedding edition // Hartland, Michigan

Jared and Becky got married at this terrific giant cabin/lodge dealio in Hartland on July 25. It was a warm wonderful venue and a unique experience for me, as I am sure it was for their guest. Jared

Mike and Kim circa Saturday … I had man tears — twice

Mike and Kim have been totally great to work with. Their friends, their family and their connection really did my job for me. Kim’s parents were about as classy a pair of hosts that you could

June 13, 2009 :: The Royal Park Hotel, Rochester MI :: Brian & Brooke

Brian and and Brooke have been ideal clients. They have a good time, I take pictures. It’s a simple formula, but it has been fun all around because of it. We got the chance meet up with

From engaged to the Big Day

Will_Traci_e2w, originally uploaded by sparkesadam. Nearly wrapped up on editing Will and Traci’s wedding. Here is a little compilation piece. Thought it might be cool to show their summer

details (rings)

details-5, originally uploaded by sparkesadam. The rings in the same setting as the kicks and the rosary.

details (rosary)

details-4, originally uploaded by sparkesadam. Sort of fell in love with the shallow depth of field on this one. But, then again, I fall in love with the shallow depth of field on anything that

details (shoes)

details-3, originally uploaded by sparkesadam. Ruby slippers for the lady? Traci went for the red shoes this past Saturday.

details (were do I sit?)

details-10, originally uploaded by sparkesadam. Details from Will and Traci’s wedding in Ann Arbor this weekend.

details (veil)

details, originally uploaded by sparkesadam. I wanted to show a few details from Will and Traci’s wedding this weekend. A little tease, I know.

Jay and Aimee 08.09.08

Jay and Aimee provided us one of the best weddings of the year. Complete with something like half a dozen flower girls, and a good old Michigan thunderstorm. It was an interesting 12 hours. I had a

Brad and Erika, Gallery Update

Check out the more galleries page of the blog to see bigger sets. I have just added a ton from Brad and Erika’s photo wedding. (Or click the photo.)


Another Brad and Erika moment from last weekend. Same setup as the shot below, just an on-board 430ex and Joe Demb Flip-it.


Dave and Tammy right after exchanging ye ole’ vows. Check out a fun shot of the guys at The Great Scots. (Link on the top right of this page.)

The Ring, The Veil

A little peek at the ring, with their venue seen in the background. Couldn’t have had a nicer day or a nicer couple.


Debbie and Brad on their wedding day in Detroit Zoo’s Artic Ring of Life.

Leap, Pat and Katie

This shot was taken on Sunday in Romeo Michigan. Patrick and Katie were an absolute ton of fun, and were easily the most acrobatic bridal party of the year.

Michele, girls

A photo of Michele and her girls for this weekend in Monroe.

Erin, groomsmen

Here is a photo of Erin and her new husband’s groomsmen. This photo was taken on May 19th in St. Clair Shores, MI. For a little sampling from Matt and Erin’s wedding, clickhere.

Jackie :: bridal

From the first wedding of 2007. This is Jackie on her big day at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester, MI. This is a quick shot of her looking out of the window of the museum before the ceremony on this

Sara :: Bridal

Sarah – As of a few hours ago she became a Mrs. This image was taken at a golf course in Dearborn. Sarah and her new husband, Brian were a charm.  Now … it is late, and I must shoot CC in