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One of the greatest compliments a photographer can receive is a referral from a previous couple. When you put your all into a wedding to create images that will be cherished and an experience for the bride and groom to be remembered…for that to be recognized, appreciated, and then thought of again as a referral […]

July 15, 2019

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One of the recurring blessings that I talk about regarding photography is that it enriches my life in so many ways. It introduces me to amazing people, invites me into special moments, and exposes me to new customs, cultures, traditions, and beliefs. A few months ago, I was approached by Dee Dee Hoffman of Dee […]

July 9, 2019

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“Can I get you something to eat Brian?” “No thank you,” I humbly and almost embarrassingly replied. I like to buy couples who meet with me to discuss their wedding at least a coffee, not the other way around. However, when I met with Christiane and her mom to discuss the details of her wedding, […]

July 8, 2019

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Kristin + Alex’s Eastern Market Brewery Engagement Session Years ago, in the early days of my photography career, I photographed this beautiful girl’s senior photos. The photos took place in the fall, at the peak of the autumn colors. Her hair nearly matched the palette on the trees; her bright blue eyes popped against the […]

June 27, 2019

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Anyone who lives in Michigan knows that lately it feels like we live in Seattle. Right now, it is June and I am typing this wearing a flannel shirt and Carhartt snowcap in my house! I haven’t seen the sun in what feels like weeks. It has rained nearly every day for the past few […]

June 17, 2019

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This year’s wedding season kicked off with David and Jennifer’s Villa Penna’s wedding. High school sweethearts and best friends for nine years, this wedding fulfilled the hopes and dreams of anyone who knew them. The day started off at Jennifer’s parents house. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I had to […]

May 27, 2019

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This year, my wedding season started off at Noah’s Event Center Southfield. It was my first time photographing at this location. I have shot at Noah’s Event Center before with Sam and Matt’s wedding and loved every minute of it. In fact, Sam’s prep shots are some of my favorite with the beautiful atrium of […]

May 1, 2019

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Learn. Grow. Thanks. Everyday presents opportunities to learn, grow, and count our blessings. Earlier this week, I was presented with all three, rolled up into one beautiful bundle. Monday evening, I met with Meredith and her future mother-in-law to discuss Meredith’s wedding prior to signing their photography contract. We had already spoken on the phone […]

April 2, 2019

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Blue Bridge Proposal, Grand Rapids A few weeks ago, Justin emailed me asking just one question, “Do you travel for proposals?” He wanted to propose to his girlfriend Lilly in Grand Rapids, a town both of them have made many memories in during their courtship. He had a few ideas for locations; however, we ultimately […]

March 24, 2019

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Foundation Hotel Detroit Proposal Elias and Tobi’s Foundation Hotel Detroit proposal. Last Monday, I got a phone call that I almost didn’t pick up. “I don’t know anyone in Canada,” I thought. Still, there was something that told me to pick it up. “Hello. I hear you take proposal photographs? My name is Elias and […]

March 18, 2019

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Leah & Chris’s Wedding at the Inn at St. John’s Full disclosure: I may be a little bias regarding this wedding; Leah is my cousin.  Still, I think every aspect around this day was beautiful and am so happy she married truly, her best friend and someone who compliments her and has encouraged her to […]

February 27, 2019

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Detroit Buddhist Wedding I fed the meter for my parking spot and quickly checked my watch.  It was 10:45. “Perfect,” I thought.  “I can grab a coffee, snag a table, and wait for Kate, Tim, Julia, and Mrs. Kim.” Much to my surprise, Kate, Julia, and Mrs. Kim were already there, discussing details of the […]

February 2, 2019

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Winter Wedding at Lovett Hall The phone rang.  It was my friend Kate, a wedding planner and owner of Purple Clover Events.  We just wrapped up Chris and Brittany’s wedding a few days before.  I assumed she wanted to debrief, like we always do.  Instead, just jumped right into it.  “Do you have January 5th […]

January 29, 2019

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Kelsey and Tony’s wedding at the Inn at St John’s Sometimes, towards the end of the wedding season, it can be difficult to get excited.  Your body is sore, you have spent endless hours in front of a computer, and all you can do is think about having a weekend off so you can spend […]

January 23, 2019

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Shenandoah Country Club Wedding As I begin my eleventh year of professional photography, I am reminded more and more about how special and significant of a career this is.  Few people remind me of this lesson better than John and Nicole.  Why?  Two reasons – first, I have been present for some of their most […]

January 15, 2019

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International Banquet Center Wedding  I received a gracious email: “Hi Brian, I first want to apologize for contacting you so late. My initial wedding photographer fell through at the last minute, and I only became aware of your services through my brother very recently. He insists that your work is second to none, and even […]

December 20, 2018

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Proposal at Detroit Athletic Club Early in the week, Jeff called me and nonchalantly mentioned that he was going to be proposing to his girlfriend later that week.  He inquired whether or not I was available to photograph the event.  I have photographed many proposals before and loved it so much that I even started […]

December 17, 2018

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Best Christmas Gift This time of year is always a busy, busy time for everyone.  Holiday parties, Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, New Years, traditions, tree lightings, making Christmas cookies, and of course, shopping.    I feel inundated, almost nauseated, by the stress of the holidays and all of the focus on consumerism.  Last week, I walked […]

December 1, 2018

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Lazy J Ranch Wedding A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to a circle of friends, all of which whose weddings I photographed.  I subtly realized then, that good people hang out with good people.  Fast forward and now it was Jason’s turn to get married.  True to form, he too […]

November 30, 2018

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Sycamore Hills Wedding A few years ago, I sat down at the wedding reception for Andrew and Katie. The guest next to me was super friendly and looking over my shoulder as I was editing their same day slideshow.  (Sometimes I feel like the seat next to me is the best seat in the house for […]

November 22, 2018

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