David & Ellen
David and Ellen were married on a warm August day with the summer sun chasing any clouds from the skies overhead. It was the perfect day to exchange vows and weave two lives into a wonderful partnership.
This fun and lovely couple chose the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for their wedding and reception venue, and what a fantastic place to have a wedding! I had second-shot here once, and was dying to work here again. The architecture is simply stunning, with imposing columns and incredible views of Swedish sculptor Carl Milles’ Orpheus Fountain, a piece for which the museum is quite famous.
Ellen was a bubbly and sassy bride who definitely had her own style and knew how to flaunt it. Her smile was absolutely contagious, so it was impossible not to end up with a huge grin after just a few minutes within her sphere. She wore a whimsically romantic lace and tulle wedding gown with a full bell shaped skirt and a jaunty blusher veil, just allowing her funky black-rimmed glasses to show. The finishing touch was an old-world glam, vintage bracelet that belonged to Ellen’s grandmother on her Dad’s side.
David wore a classic grey suit and black rimmed glasses that matched his bride-to-be! He was the epitome of calm and collected on the day of, and just had fun with the day. He was, after all, marrying the love of his life, so everything else was just frosting on the cake, so to speak.
We hopped from shady patch to shady patch, a welcome respite from the steamy August air. We all loved it, though!
Ellen’s smile didn’t leave her face the entire day, and she was so playful while cutting the cake. These two were obviously mad for each other and obviously simply had a lot of fun together, which made my job fun and easy! The evening ended under the night sky, with music, cocktails, and David and Ellen in each other’s arms, lighting up the dance floor. Welcome to happily ever after.
Like most brides, choosing a photographer seems a bit overwhelming but once I met with Jesse at Leo's Coney Island last year, that overwhelming feeling completely subsided. We shot our engagement photos at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and all I heard (and still hear to this day) is how Jesse captured mine and my husband's personalities to a tee. The wedding day came and I was excited, and running around like a kid on a sugar high (that's my natural state, anyways...but you get the point). Read More