Category Archives: Couples

Lisa + Wayne Engagement Photos at Comerica Park in Detroit

On a Summer evening at the ballpark, Wayne’s best friend invited him to join a group of friends to catch a game. As fate would have it, Lisa joined the group with her best friend and when they all came together at the Big Cat Court, Wayne and Lisa met for the first time. Not only did they meet at Comerica Park, but when the time was right, Wayne proposed to Lisa at the very spot they met. For their engagement photos, it had to be arranged to get full access to the park to capture their love where it all happened. We had an amazing afternoon exploring the outfield, the dugout and the stands and Lisa and Wayne’s love for each other.

I’m thankful for another great photo collaboration with Mike Peraino.

Elyse + James | Chicago Engagement Photography

Do you believe in love at first sight? Elyse and James met while standing up in a wedding for mutual friends. Their relationship took off and they never considered looking back. Elyse is passionate and fun and James is the heart of the relationship. Being the romantic that he is, James had a perfect proposal planned; he packed a special picnic and they set out on kayaks, stopping at the perfect spot for him to pop the question and celebrate with a bottle of wine and a meal. After spending one evening with them I could tell that James was head over heals for Elyse and he never stopped making her laugh all evening long. Their love is contagious and it’s revealed in their beautiful, bare-footed engagement session. I dare you to keep from smiling at Elyse and James’ photos.

Kristy + Chris | Detroit Wedding Photography

I’m showing off a little “Detroit Love” on the blog today. Kristy and Chris are engaged after 5 years together and celebrated with a photo session in Detroit near Chris’ office, an active part of the city bustling with people. Everything downtown seemed new and alive; I felt like a tourist discovering a city I call my hometown. Our session was made more fun when we discovered the Detroit Electronic Music Festival taking place a few blocks away adding tons of colorful people to the backdrop. I had to capture some of that magic and sure enough, two ladies dressed for success in “boots with tha furrr”passed by at just the right time. Check out Kristy and Chris’ passionate, fun photos in the mean streets of of “The Dirty D.”Many thanks to Mike Peraino for all his assistance and help making this shoot possible.

Melissia + Patrick | Lincoln Park Engagement Photography

Melissia is one of my oldest friends in the world. Our mothers were best friends from high school and we were raised together like siblings sharing everything from chocolate milk to bathtubs. That was a lot of years ago. It makes me so happy now to not only attend Melissia’s wedding this Summer, but to get the honor of capturing all the special moments of her day as her photographer. It’s been great meeting and getting to know Patrick, it’s so obvious from the first moments you spend with him how much he adores and cares for Melissia. We had the most beautiful Spring evening for an engagement session in Lincoln Park. After a quick change we rushed to the Chicago river to catch the nighttime skyline; I think you’ll agree, they really lit the place up.

Chicago Engagement Photography | Amber and Terrell

Creative people have rich lives and Amber and Terrell are getting married this Spring to merge their creative lives. She’s a photographer and he’s a musician and they’ll create a new life in Chicago after their wedding in her home town near Fargo, North Dakota. On their last night together in Chicago before their wedding, we braved the chilly weather for a romantic urban engagement session. I love their warm smiles and playfulness and I can’t wait to be there to photograph their wedding in a few weeks.