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  • Here is Where Your Journey Begins …

    This is a website that is as raucous as it is romantic. It's an eclectic collection of amazing personas that come together every year to make my job as a wedding photographer so amazing. Scrolling though these posts always leaves me humbled and smiling to myself, happy to recall my clients' laughter as they experienced their big day. I hope that visiting here gives you a little bit of the same. I'd love it even more if it inspired you to let me help tell your story. Maybe we'll even make a few inside jokes of our own? Enjoy.


Dave & Kelly :: Married // Muskegeon, MI Wedding Photographer

I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph Dave and Kelly’s wedding one snowy weekend in Muskegeon, MI. It was a high-energy, high-spirits group that really kept me on my toes. Which was

Kyle & Ashley Engaged :: Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

No birds were harmed in the photographing of this engagement session. Kyle might have got pooped on, but that’s good luck, right? Kyle and Ashley dawned their Lions gear and some casual attire

Joe & Johanna :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photographer

Joe and Johanna are going be hard to top for best fun at a wedding in 2012, I think. They met on craigslist. No, no, no — not one of those creepy singles ads. It was an apartment listing, or an

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

Kurt, Jen, Logan, Morgan & Lily :: Family // Detroit, MI Family Photographer

This is one of those families that I see a lot. I’ve been photographing Kurt, Jen and the three little ones for a few years now, and it’s never without excitement. Every time I see them

Tim & Jenelle :: Married // St. Clair, MI Wedding Photographer

Hi clients, friends, google-searchers, blog stalkers, mom! Hope everyone had a great Christmas. It’s time for this guy here to get his blogging back on track. I’ll try to post most of our

Justin and Lyneah :: Engaged // Dearborn and Detroit, MI Engagement Photographer

So … I spent about half of this session calling Justin by the wrong name. You see, I have so many guys named Jeff getting married right now, that I cannot handle anymore male “J”

Rob and Dezirae :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photographer

I shot this one a few weeks back. Rob and Dezirae are the cool kids on the block. They brought wine AND bubbles to their photo shoot. You really cannot compete with that. I can’t wait for the

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

The Zhou Family // Farmington Hills Family Photographer

I’m pretty sure that this session marks the most time that I’ve ever spent discussing robots, aliens and dragons between shooting. I’ll let you all look at the photos and guess who

Trevor // Rochester Hills Newborn Photographer

Trevor is just the most mild little guy. He does, however, have the most neck strength I’ve even seen in a baby his size. I think he might have been trying to run away from me during this

Ben & Maddie :: One // Novi, MI baby photographer

Ben and Maddie are at that age where they are thinking about standing up and running around the house. Those first steps are coming any day now. That’s officially where “keeping up with

Robert :: Novi Michigan Child Photography

Robert is going to be a  big brother in December. Enjoy your next two months sharing-free, little man.

Matt & Laura :: Engaged // Detroit Michigan Engagment Photography

Matt and Laura got the classic Sparkes walking treatment for their e-session. I think I made at least two giant mile-wide loops to shoot these guys. They were good sports, and we had a great outing,

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

Trevor & Casondra :: Engaged // Lansing, MI Engagement Photographer

I met up with Trevor and Casondra on my way back home from Northern Michigan. Which means that they kindly put up with my having windblown, hat-covered hair for their entire session on MSU’s

Mike, Andrea, Mikey and Jake // Michigan Family Photographer

The boys will be boys. Which means that Andrea certainly has her hands full with these three. This session was full of energy and charm, and I’m pretty sure I ruined the boys’ ability to

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

Connor :: Two // Birmingham, MI Family Photographer

This is my second time photographing Connor. Boy, has he gotten big! It is always awesome to see clients again and again as their families continue to grow. I had a great outing with the now

Bennett :: New // Royal Oak, MI Newborn Photographer

Bennett will grow up with an amazing love for robots. Or … um … a mysteriously instilled loathing of them, depending how having the most robot-laden nursery every affects a baby. You see,

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

Al and Mary :: Timeless // Macomb, Michigan Family Photographer

Hi there, blog-viewer peoples. This is my second “timeless” portrait session. The idea here is that rather than me chasing around babies or young professionals, I spend some time getting

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.

Eric & Heather Engaged :: Birmingham, MI Engagement Photographer

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “night” session. Eric and Heather were the lucky  ones to wander around the streets of Birmingham mostly after dark with me and a camera.

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

Ryan & Christine Flip, Fall and Tumble to 5 Years // Detroit, MI Portrait Photographer

I’ve known Christine for a few years now. We used to work together back when I had a desk job … but, urrrgh. I don’t like to think about anyone other than Mrs. Sparkes being my

Olivia = O-N-E // Farmington Hills, MI Family Photographer

I’ll keep this short, so as not to keep Olivia’s mom and dad waiting any longer for their photos. Well, that and I need to really stick to this keep it quick thing. I’m trying.

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