ann arbor engagement

My favorites of 2016

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
— Alfred Stieglitz

I seriously love this job to pieces. Most days when I wake up and either work on photographs or get to photograph an engagement or wedding I feel extremely lucky. I get to share in one of the happiest moments of people's lives and capture that feeling. I don't for one second take it for granted. Here are a few of my favorites from this past season of 2016!

Angie & Kyle - Ann Arbor Engagement - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory

Holding you I held everything.
— Garth Brooks - "The Dance"

Angie and Kyle met at Michigan State University during their undergrad years. As Angie tells it,

"Kyle and I actually met several years ago in 2009 at Michigan State through mutual friends, but we remained friends/acquaintances until fall 2012 when we ran into each other at a tailgate at Michigan State. I was in grad school and he was in law school, so we were definitely in different places in our lives than when we originally met! We started dating and doing a long-distance relationship for about a year (I was still in East Lansing and he lived here in Royal Oak) before I moved to Royal Oak."

"Then about a year later we moved in together in Royal Oak. About a month ago Kyle planned a romantic dinner for us at Joe Muer's Seafood restaurant at the Renaissance Center overlooking the Detroit River, which was probably one of the best meals in terms of atmosphere, service, and food that I have ever had! Afterwords, we went for a walk along the river and once we got away from the crowds, Kyle stopped at a bench in a little park area and proposed :) I was so excited and overjoyed that I didn't even hear him ask to marry me (my mind was definitely elsewhere)!"

The two are planning a destination wedding in Florida for May 2017 and I couldn't be happier to capture their engagement pictures for them. Frankly they were so awesome I'd hide in a suitcase and try to photograph their beach wedding (just kidding, sort of). Honestly we had so much fun and these two were awesome braving the cold Michigan spring day. Best wishes always you two!