Margaret & Jeff | Detroit Golf Club Wedding

I was able to head to Chicago to shoot Margaret and Jeff’s engagement session back in May, and I knew right away that they were going to have a fun wedding. And was I ever right! These two are surrounded by absolutely amazing friends and family, and they made the day such a joy to be a part of.

Thanks you two! I’ll see you soon.

Vendors and thanks:

  • Church: Blessed Cathedral
  • Venue: Detroit Golf Club
  • Second photographer: Heather Jowett (thanks for hanging out with the guys before the wedding, and for many great detail shots at the reception)
  • Cake and cupcakes: Pink Elephant Cupcakes, Grosse Pointe
  • Videographer: Josh Krzywonos

If you were a guest at the wedding, you can view the wedding gallery and order prints in my shop (the password is the bride’s maiden name, all lowercase).

Shoes and Ring

wedding dress and earrings

Pre-wedding getting ready

Getting Ready

Makeup and getting ready

Putting on the wedding dress

Getting Ready and hair

Bus to Church

Grandma sees bride for the first time

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Sisters!

Sisters

Jeff getting ready

Guys getting ready

Walking down the aisle

Church wide angle

Just married

Bus to reception

Detroit Golf Club

Detroit Golf Club Wedding

Margaret and Jeff wedding portraits

Portraits

Margaret and Jeff wedding portraits

Wedding Males

Detroit Golf Club Details

Speeches

Sister speeches

Cutting the cake

Mother and father dances

Wedding dancing

Wedding dancing

Wedding reception

Wedding reception

Wedding Reception dancing

Wedding Reception Dancing

Detroit Golf Club wedding at night

Kat Cooper | Fall Fashion

Every now and then, Kat Cooper and I get together for a seasonal fashion shoot for her blog, Ginger and the Geek. It’s a fun chance for me to play with new styles. This time around, I really wanted to play with color—I’ve been shooting in this beautiful little green space behind my condo lately, and I love the way the light comes through the leaves as the sun is setting behind it. I really like the final look with just a little vintage pop (and it certainly helps that Kat always looks completely lovely).

Check out more photos from the shoot on Kat’s blog.

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

Kat Cooper Fall Fashion Photography

 

The Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken. Ever.

Maine Coon Photo cat giant

Those who know me well are always asking about my semi-evil gigantic cat, Romulus. Three summers ago, I was a volunteer at PAWS, a no kill animal rescue shelter in Chicago, and I somehow convinced Jeff to let us foster a kitten in our tiny 44th floor high rise apartment.

Our little city kitty was only seven weeks old, and we immediately failed as foster parents—which means we didn’t have the heart to give him back when the two weeks were up.

That’s when Romulus pulled one over on us. He went from three pounds—a tiny little thing that I had carried home on the bus undetected—to the giant creature you see above. We found out about three months in that he’s a Maine Coon, the largest breed out there. A look at Google image search for full grown Maine Coons gave us a look at our future. I’m told they grow for three years, so it seems Romulus may have finally reached full size (we recently measured him at roughly 3.5 feet head to tail).

So I was playing with a potential photo booth setup using my Wonderland backdrop tonight (more on that soon—I have some cool ideas in the works, including wireless sync of photos to the iPad for viewing), and I picked up Romulus to be my photo buddy. When it synced to the iPad, I couldn’t stop giggling. He’s like a giant kitty mustache. I had to share.

 

Kristen + Alex | Architectural Artifacts Wedding

I have a ton of beautiful moments and details to share over the next few weeks. To keep up on previews from my latest weddings, tune into my Facebook page, where I typically post small previews weeks before I get around to posting full recaps on this blog.

I’m always in awe of the personal energy and creativity that goes into the weddings that I get to photograph. Kristen and Alex had some really fun ones—their flowers were from a local farmers market, and they were mixed in with flowers that Kristen knitted herself. How cool is that? Beyond that, their vintage inspired rings were insanely unique and beautiful, Kristen’s headband was a perfect touch and the backdrop at Architectural Artifacts provided just the right vibe for a fun, laid back wedding.

Kristen and Alex—thank you so much for letting me be a part of such a perfect evening (and thanks to Jose Uribe and Sonia Stein for helping out with photography).

Vendors:

If you were a guest at the wedding, you can view the wedding gallery and order prints in my shop (the password is the bride’s maiden name, all lowercase).

Kristen Wedding Photography portraits

wedding flowers, architectural artifacts wedding photography

Architectural Artifacts wedding photography

Architectural Artifacts wedding

Architectural Artifacts wedding, Portrait montage

Architectural Artifacts wedding rings

Architectural Artifacts wedding ceremony indoors

Architectural Artifacts wedding ceremony in the atrium

Architectural Artifacts wedding ceremony ring exchange

Architectural Artifacts is a great venue for multiple shooters—Sonia shot from above, Jose stood above and behind and I took the ceremony floor.

Architectural Artifacts wedding ceremony in the atrium

Architectural Artifacts wedding ceremony exit

Love this detail from the Architectural Artifacts store floor (thanks Jose and Sonia!).

Architectural Artifacts wedding details

More great angles—Jose and Sonia stood across the atrium while Kristen and Alex walked across toward me.

Architectural Artifacts wedding portraits, upstairs

Architectural Artifacts wedding atrium portraits

Architectural Artifacts wedding

Architectural Artifacts wedding

Dinkel's Bakery Wedding Cake

Knitted flowers!

sweetheart table

Thanks to Jose and Sonia for the detail on the far right.

Wedding details

Wedding menu

Wedding dinner

Sonia grabbed some awesome dancing photos from the floor and atrium.

Wedding dance

Dance floor from above

Malgorzata Babiarz from Megitza Quartet took a break from singing to show off some dance moves.

Dance floor

Dancing

 

 

 

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