I had an absolute great time getting ready for Stephanie & Korey’s wedding. We were having fun, walking around getting some pre-wedding shots, when they decided to make a detour at the Garden City Fire Department — since Korey is a paramedic. Luckily, the fire department let us get some really fun photos! But we had to be prepared — if an emergency came through, we were to get out of their way, quick! (Don’t be alarmed at the photo with the IV in Stephanie’s arm! She was okay, just dehydrated, and handled it like a champ.)
Korey & Stephanie were so easy-going to work with. At the reception, one thing Stephanie did insist on was getting some night shots by the water. Problem was, the reception hall is nowhere close to the water, but she really had a vision for these photos. She even told me she wouldn’t mind leaving the party to do so! So we looked at the sunset times for her date & made our way down to Bishop Park in Wyandotte. Turns out we got so many gorgeous night shots of the couple by the water, and I couldn’t be more glad we did. What an adventure, and a fun time had by all. Many happy wishes for Stephanie & Korey’s future!
Wedding Service: Crystal Gardens Southgate MI | Reception: Crystal Gardens Wedding Reception Southgate MI | Other Spots: DIA Detroit then to Bishop Park Downtown Wyandotte
Photographer: Patrick A.
I was floored by Chelsea & Thomas’ genuine devotion and deep mutual appreciation. The look on their faces as they took their first dance (above) says it all! I’m so happy to have captured such profound emotion. This truly is extraordinary love.
This snowy day in January started at St. Thomas A-Becket in Canton. The community church was the perfect place for these families to join treasured traditions and stories. And a classic winter wedding is always fun. Each bridesmaid’s dress had a personalized dress hanger, the wire in the shape of their name. How clever! I loved their color choice of deep poinsettia red on snowy white. It was perfect for the season — and perfect for such deep and radiant love. Chelsea sparkled like fresh snow in her fluffy layered dress, adorned with icicle-like lace and glittery gems. She stood among six beaming bridesmaids in red, like cardinals in the snow. Everyone could feel this fresh and absolutely radiant emotion as Thomas & Chelsea took their first steps as husband and wife.
Their infectious joy livened up the celebration all night. Chelsea is so adorable that you can’t help but smile when she smiles! We took some stunning snowy outdoor shots at Trenton’s Elizabeth Park, then headed to Arnaldo’s Banquet Center in Riverview. One of my favorite shots is Thomas dancing with his mother. What a pleasure to enjoy the company of such kind and caring people. We all love the shots of Chelsea’s father, bursting into tears upon seeing her. Their love — both between Chelsea and Thomas and within their families — is so genuine, deep, and absolutely amazing. I just know they’ll enjoy this new exciting chapter together!
–And lucky us, we get to photograph Chelsea’s sister later this year!
Wedding: St. Thomas A-Becket, Canton MI | Reception: Arnaldos Banquet Center, Riverview MI | Other Spots: Bishop Park Wyandotte MI
Photographer: Lisa H.