Maria & Alexander: St. Mary’s Ukrainian Southfield Wedding & Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding Photos

Patrick Abel wedding photograph
Patrick A. Photographer
Alexander & Maria’s wedding at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Southfield & reception Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding Photos.

Some weddings have a wonderful story to tell that stands out for some special reason.  This was one of those weddings.  One day the phone rang and on the line was a woman who said she was a writer for the Detroit News and was looking around the web on behalf of her brother who was out of the country but coming back in town to get married.  She had stumbled on our web site and liked our work and wanted to talk about options.  Her brother was in Singapore and his fiancée was in Spain and both were working for the World Bank.  

About the Wedding Photography…

They were very busy and needed help finding a photographer for their upcoming wedding.  I was so excited about this job, I love to travel and was thinking this was going to be truly a world class wedding.  I was not disappointed.  I remember reading Hemingway pointing out that if a writer could think about what it was about the moments that really made you feel something and find a way to put that down, you would really have the essence of the moment in your hand.  

Looking forward…

For me, I love being in a room of intelligent people and listening to them talk.  I love even more being in a room of intelligent people and listening to another language being spoken.  We just tried to hang around and let our cameras do the work that night. I will let the photos tell the rest of the story from here.

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Wedding:  St. Mary’s Ukrainian Southfield
Reception:  Grosse Pointe War Memorial Grosse Pointe Farms
Decorations:  Mad About Balloons
Photographer:  Patrick A.   &  photojournalist