Rachel and Lee!

Where do I start? I loved this wedding so much. Rachel and Lee were beaming all day with pure happiness, both so excited to marry each other and celebrate their love.

They were surrounded by love and laughter all day and even though their guest list was large it felt like a small intimate gathering simply because of how warm and welcoming all the guests were to one another. Their wedding was at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, which has been Rachel’s Family’s Synagogue since she was a young girl. Can you imagine the memories going through her parent’s heads as they watched her walk down the aisle toward them? They said it felt like yesterday when she stood right there for her Bat Mitzvah. You could see the flood of emotion rush over them time and time again and although they never said it I knew what they were thinking. How did time pass so quickly? How did she go from that little girl to this beautiful woman in just a blink of an eye?

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A few for Kim and Kyle, gettin’ married Meadowbrook-style!

Another Meadowbrook wedding you say? How on Earth did I get to be this lucky?! #livinthedream #irealizehashtagsmeannothinginblogposts #idowhatiwant

Last July I shot Kim and Kyle’s engagement session in Chicago. It was, quite possibly, the hottest day in the history of weather… until their wedding. LOL! Oh man, we have had a killer summer! But my brides and grooms are just so chill they look flawless no matter what (see what I did there?!)

Here’s a little sneak, more to come soon…

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Meadowbrook Mansion Garden Wedding! Kelly and Alex are married!!

Who doesn’t love Meadowbrook Mansion? Last month I was lucky enough to shoot two back to back weddings there and fell in love all over again with the grounds, mansion and history of one of the most beautiful historic landmarks in Michigan.

Kelly and Alex couldn’t have picked a better spot for their garden themed wedding, Alex kept commenting on how he felt he was born in the wrong century which is exactly how I feel – The Edwardian Era was so incredibly beautiful! No iphones, no laptops, no checking in on foursquare to tell your friends you were at the Mercantile shop. LOL! But you know, there’s that whole plague and women’s inequality business too so maybe it’s just a case of the grass being greener.;)

I did feel like I stepped back in time with them for the day though. Of course Alex supplied his groomsmen with canes to carry for the day and we had a blast walking the grounds and finding fun spots for pictures. Alex’s laugh was infectious and his sense of humor spot on. At one point at the reception Kelly laughed and looked at me and said “What did I marry into?” after he swung her around and dipped her in a flurry. I just looked at her and said “FUN!” We both laughed and they were off again to the dancefloor.

Never in all my years have I seen the bride and groom on the dancefloor as much as I did at Kelly and Alex’s wedding. They were the lives of the party and everyone was just drawn to them and their fun personalities. It was quite the night! I was so glad they booked me to capture such an unforgettable day! Even the DJ came over to me at one point and said they were the most obviously in love couple he had ever seen. He works for Mike Staff, he’s seen A LOT of couples through the years;)But Kelly and Alex did stand out as being just so head over heels for each other!

 

 

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Meredith and Eric • Beautiful Henry Ford Museum Wedding • Dearborn, Michigan

Meredith and Eric have known each other since they were 9. Yes, I said 9. Now, I don’t know about you but pretty much nothing from when I was 9 has stood the test of time. For example, I definitely don’t pray every night for a perm, parachute pants and for Ricky Shroder to show up at my house and proclaim his love for me. Well let’s not be too  hasty to take Ricky off the list.

Very few people can say they met the love of their life when boys and girls still had cooties though. Meredith and Eric can, although I doubt they mention the cooties.

They didn’t start dating until much much much later… obviously… they were 9 people. They didn’t even notice each other, her brother played baseball with Eric so she was at every game and every pool party not even knowing he would someday be her husband.

I just think that’s so ridiculously romantic! And I loooove me some romance! I grabbed some sneak peeks for everyone but there will definitely be more to come from this amazing day. Congratulations Meredith and Eric!!

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Knot Best of Weddings Pick!

I am sooo proud to share that EJ has been voted (by brides!) The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 Pick.

I want to thank each and every one of my clients for a/being amazing (because you ARE!) and b/ for taking the time to shout it from the rooftop (ok, no rooftops are involved in this award, but I like the dramatic effect) how much you loved working with me and how much you love your images. That alone is what rates EJ in the top 1% of Michigan photographers. 1%!!!!!!!

Knot-best-of-weddings-logo-2014If I could give each of you an award I would! I am the luckiest girl on the planet to get such wonderful clients to work with every year. So all the thanks goes to YOU!