Belle Isle Engagement

Evan + Valerie

My best friend and his best girl are engaged, and I couldn't be more stoked for them if I tried. I got to help him put together his ridiculously awesome proposal in a suite atop the Renaissance Center, and next year I get to ATTEND (and be a groomsman) their wedding, like, as a guest, with my wife, without a camera. These two are the very best, and I'm so thankful for them in my life. Meet Evan and Valerie, two of the best humans planet earth has got.

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Tim + Allyssa

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These two. I've known them for years and am so thankful to consistently get to know them better. They trekked through Detroit with me to get pumped up for their wedding in just a couple of weeks. Let's do this.

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Tara + Cyndi

These two. If I had to give one word to describe their life and their love together it would simply be: excitement. It literally spills out of them. They can't stop smiling together, can't stop whispering in each other's ear, can't stop dreaming of the future that they're about to start together. That passion, that sheer giddiness. It's what makes me so excited to do this job. To meet so many couples and tell their stories. This is what it is all about, every stinkin' time. Exactly one month from today we'll be in a backyard, celebrating the wedding of these two wonderful ladies. I can't think of much else I'd rather do.

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Samantha + Billy

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Samantha + Billy. They were just made to be photographed in Detroit. They traveled all the way from Grand Rapids to come hang out with me in Eastern Market and on Belle Isle on an incredible spring night. I'm so thankful for clients like these, that get me excited about my job over and over and over again. Their September wedding can't come soon enough.

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David + Cassidy

Stupid Michigan Winter/Spring made us reschedule a bunch of times. I'd say it ended up being worth it. Running around Detroit with David and Cassidy was just about the best way I could imagine my first outdoor session of the year. There's just something about this city when it starts warming up again. Everything and everyone comes alive. To say I'm excited for their wedding next month would be an understatement.

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Natalie + Mike

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I'm at a loss for words for this one. So cold out, but we got to squeeze the last little bit out of those fall colors. I've said it before, but I'll say it again: love between two people on their way to marriage is one of the coolest things in the world to document. Natalie and Mike have me so stoked for their wedding next month, my last of the year. We ventured around the Rivertown district, Belle Isle, and ended up on the rooftop of a parking garage followed by a 1920's cigar shop complete with shoe-shining station. This session was all win, all the way through.

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