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!




Sonia & Joe - Ann Arbor Engagement - Nichols Arboretum - UM Law Quad

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
— Audrey Hepburn

I had the pleasure to finally meet Sonia and Joe in person and capture their engagement portraits. Sonia's family lives near Ann Arbor and they are planning their October 2016 wedding at The Graduate in Ann Arbor. We met at the Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor and the trees in full bloom were gorgeous. From there we explored the Law Quad at The University of Michigan.

Sonia and Joe met at undergrad in college at Case Western University and have been together pretty much ever since. They now live in Baltimore, Maryland. You can tell these two know each other inside and out. They truly shine brightest together and their smiles are contagious.

Despite the strange weather (it actually was sleeting at one point) these two were troopers and really had fun with it. I can't wait to capture your wedding day. October will be here before you know it. Happy spring!