Detroit Engagement Photographer

Liz + Joe

Man, I'm so far overdue on showing you guys any of my 2016 weddings. Why not start it off with a bang and show you two of the kindest, most beautiful souls I had the pleasure of photographing last year? Liz and Joe became more than just clients, in such a short period of time and I'm so thankful to have gotten to see and document the incredible story of their love. Plus, Planterra never ceases to freaking kill it with every single wedding.

This place is gorgeous in every nook and cranny and so perfectly complemented the laid-back, fresh and fun wedding that Liz + Joe wanted to put together. So throw some coffee in that cup, put on your favorite Bon Iver tune, and slow-scroll the crap out of this stupidly adorable couple's wedding day. You'll be glad you did. 

Drew + Missy

When you find those clients that you just "click" with on every freaking level, you pretty much just shoot the crap out of them until you've used every last drop of sunlight the day has to offer. Drew + Missy are that couple, and I'm so insanely glad to know them. 

Doug + Stacy

When your good friend, who has been the backbone of your photobooth company since its inception re-finds the love of his life (for the umpteenth time), and finally puts a ring on it; you celebrate. You take pictures, you gallivant Detroit, and you laugh your faces off for hours. Doug + Stacy are special kind of people, my kind of people and I can't even wait for this wedding day to roll around.

Taryn + Sam

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What do you get when you throw two car designers together that are ridiculously in love? You get Taryn and Sam. You get their fabulous Mid Century Home in Detroit with all of the details of a Dwell spread. You get a secret BMW 2002 hiding in the garage that I make them bring out (it's still a bit of a project car). You get chasing the sunset and runs through the city we all love so much. This is what dreams are made of, and why this job continues to push me and inspire me day in and day out. This is what it's all about. They get married on Belle Isle in just a couple of weeks, and I couldn't be more excited.

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Ferdinand + Courtney

This is just your friendly reminder that the snowy crap is only 16 weeks away. But really, sorry for taking you guys back to the winter on this cloudy July day, but I couldn't pass up the chance to show these two, especially this week of all weeks. Ferdinand is my best friend to end all best friends. The kid walked up to me in my neighborhood (9 houses down from me) in the summer before 3rd grade and just very proudly said "Hi, I'm Ferdinand!" (me thinking this was a complete made up name proved to be incorrect). Needless to say, we were inseparable from that point on. Basketball, Camping, Lego's, a short stint as a band called "Miner in Possession" that created hot beats using Garage Band; we did it all. Obviously, the years have gone on, we've gone to college, we've started our jobs, I got married and had a kid before just about any of our other friends even considered seriously dating; but he's remained that one, awesome constant in my life. The friend I'm so thankful that has known me through every single step of the way. This weekend, he finally gets to marry the love of his life. Something I'm so grateful that he has found. Courtney is his perfect match and his incredible companion. Their personalities play off of each other so well, and the happiness they share just pours out of these images. Unfortunately, due to the life of a wedding photographer that has to plan his life a year in advance or more, I won't be in attendance for the big day. It's a bummer, and I'll be missing them both so much that day; but I also know that there's so much more in this life and our friendship than that one day. This is just the beginning for them. It's an event and a celebration, for sure. But it's just one day out of the thousands of others we've already shared, and will share in the future. They've got a whole marriage ahead of them, a beautiful journey, and I just can't wait to walk through the rest of the foreseeable future with Ferdinand and Courtney right there with us.

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Teri + Josh

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Teri and Josh. I've known them for what seems like forever. I finally get to see them come together and start this new adventure together this summer. Last fall we wandered Detroit for a few hours and just took it all in. The architecture, the sunset, the art, the people, the streetscapes. As the legendary Marvin Gaye once said: "Detroit turned out to be heaven."

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Angelo + Jamie

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Time-traveling back a few months to mid-April when the sunsets were just starting to get ridiculously gorgeous, but the sunlight still had that cold winter feel to it. Angelo, Jamie, and myself explored all over Detroit on that beautiful evening to create these images. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

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Carlie + Chris

They met over art. They fell in love. The rest is history. Carlie and Chris are some of the coolest, most down-to-earth while being extremely talented humans I've gotten the chance to meet and call friends. The day before their incredible Detroit wedding day, they invited me to their incredible home in Royal Oak to document a day in the life. Lunch, lounging, snuggles with Peanut the dog, it was all there. If you think they're the sweetest in these photos, wait until you see the wedding day.

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Dan + Cari

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Remember how warm and sunny it was back in September? I do. I long for this weather again. But until then, let's live vicariously through these images of Dan + Cari in Detroit. So unbelievably stoked to celebrate with them in just a couple months!

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Kiara + Art

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One of the best parts about this job is connecting and reconnecting with people from both past and present portions of your life, and seeing them in a new light. Watching them light up spending time with their new family, or their young love, or the person they're going to spend the rest of their life with. Kiara, Art, and I all went to the same High School back in the day; were never really friends, but had the chance to re-connect in the hunt for someone to document their wedding; to tell their story. So here we are, new-found old friends, and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to document this day. It's going to be good, real good.

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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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Charlotte + Joe

This one has got to be right up there at the top as one of my favorite engagement sessions. We laughed and walked and got to know each other better and dang near shot until dark. These two are simply the coolest, and if they didn't live in Conneticut, I'd probably spend way too much time hanging out with them. Meet Charlotte and Joe. They're getting married in Detroit this fall, and they're pretty awesome humans.

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