For just a few more months Kevin and Janine will live in separate states. I was thrilled when we were able to find a day that they would both be visiting home and we could get together for an engagement session. We planned, and we even had a backup rain date, but...
Mysti & Jeff: Ann Arbor Engagement
Seriously, you couldn’t pinch me hard enough to wake from this dream. Folks with musical talent just impress me like crazy.
And when I got the email from Mysti to plan their engagement session, I couldn’t have been more excited to photograph these two opera singers.
A little story from Mysti on how they met and their future—she tells it so much better than I:
Jeff and I met in college at LSU, and were close friends for three years before ever dating. We were in the same classes, worked at the same church, and lived at the same apartment complex and fell in love over time! When he was accepted to CCM in Cincinnati, I applied to Teach for America in Cincinnati and was also accepted, because even though we had only been dating a year, we both knew that we were for real! So, now that I am in school again, he has been able to pursue his dream as an opera singer with Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. We can’t wait to get married in Louisiana, where Jeff is convinced we are moving back to asap, even though we both love it here in Michigan.
They will be wed this summer, and I imagine Louisiana will see two of the most sweet people…and the most amazing singers (yes, I asked them to sing) get married.
Mysti and Jeff: When you do move back home, Michigan will definitely miss you—but not before I see you perform.
Thank you for letting me capture these incredible images.
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Michele is based in Metro-Detroit and is available to travel all over Michigan and beyond.