Welcome. I am glad you are here and taking a look around as you begin to plan your wedding day. You might envision your day with all sorts of lovely details and delicious wedding cake…and of course, there is the dress.
But my guess is that deep down the things you will remember in coming years will be the small moments that make up the entire day. From my wedding day, one of those moments happened when I whipped off those crazy heels and sat on a heat register so my husband could rub my poor feet. We’ve been married for a bit, and I still swoon over our wedding photos 15 years later. They remind me of the family that surrounds us even today + just how much we dig each other.
These photos and my appreciation for my husband and family influences my approach as a photographer. You might call me a little off-beat. I want to make fine art portraits that stop you in your tracks every time you walk in your living room. And we will. But I really want to capture the in-between times where you just are enjoying each other and the folks that make up your world.
No two people are the same, and neither are wedding days. While I love photographing all of your details, my favorite images always end up being candid moments. The first thing we will do will get to know each other. I want to know your favorite things and what you enjoy together. It helps me to plan the engagement session, but being able to make photos you love means you let me in your world just a bit. And if you feel like you know me, you won’t mind me being there for those giggles.
We can get together and plan the session that makes sense for you. I want to make images that showcase who you are…not just what you look like. Engagement shoots are really fun. REALLY. We first decide where we can shoot, you get cool new outfits (or wear your favorites), and you realize how awesome you look in front of a camera.
Can’t get much better, right?
One last note. I really do believe that laughter is the very best thing. Oh, I like happy tears too (yes, mom, I am talking to you….). But when you laugh, it can’t really be anything but spontaneous, and it just makes the best photos. You can find some of my favorite weddings images here….and you will see what I mean.
Real Couples. Authentic Moments. And Some Killer Portraits.
Kevin and Janine’s sweet day was inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Timeless and Perfect.
Words can’t describe the hundreds of loving looks that Dave gave Kate all day long or how many memories were running through mom’s mind as she watched her baby girl dance with her new husband, but I can tell you Dave and Kate are blessed.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
Get in Touch
There are so many pieces of a wedding that come together to make your day unique. I would love to set up a time to chat about who you are as a couple and what your wedding day vision looks like.
If it is easier for you, you can just call me at 313.657.0365. If you get my voicemail, just leave me a message, and I will get back to you right as soon as I can. My office hours vary based on the day, but we will easily find time to chat and get to know each other. I am looking forward to it!
Michele is based in Metro-Detroit and is available to travel all over Michigan and beyond.