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“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”                                                — E. Steichen

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 […]

Noah’s Event Center Southfield Wedding

May 1, 2019

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 […]

Learn. Grow. Thanks. Reflections of a Photographer.

April 2, 2019

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 […]

Blue Bridge Proposal – Grand Rapids

March 24, 2019

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 […]

Foundation Hotel Detroit Proposal

March 18, 2019

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 […]

Inn at St. John’s Wedding – Plymouth, Michigan

February 27, 2019

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 […]

Detroit Buddhist Wedding Photography

February 2, 2019

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 […]

Winter Wedding at Lovett Hall

January 29, 2019

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 […]

Wedding at the Inn at St John’s

January 23, 2019

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 […]

Shenandoah Country Club Wedding

January 15, 2019

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 […]

International Banquet Center Wedding Detroit

December 20, 2018

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 […]

Proposal at Detroit Athletic Club by BTW Photography

December 17, 2018

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 […]

Best Christmas Gift

December 1, 2018

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 […]

Lazy J Ranch Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue

November 30, 2018

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 […]

Sycamore Hills Wedding and Reception in Macomb

November 22, 2018

Favorite Wedding Photo A former bride of mine (shout out to Katie and staying in contact all of these years) recently asked me, “Why don’t you share any of your wedding photos?”   There is a long answer, and a short answer. The short answer is, both my wife and I are pretty private people. […]

Favorite Wedding Photo

November 16, 2018

Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding When Lauren called me up asking if I had her wedding date available, I calmly said, “one second…let me check.”  I put the phone on mute, clutched my hands together in prayer, and checked my calendar.  “YES!” as I pumped my arm back and forth like a piston.  I knew […]

Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding

November 15, 2018

Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding Some people want a fairy tale wedding.  Others are searching for Mr. Right.  What I love most about Marissa and Terry is that they just wanted each other.  As it turned out, they got all three. ~ I find it easy and enjoyable to write a blog about a wedding. […]

War Memorial Wedding in Grosse Pointe Farms

November 8, 2018

Grosse Pointe Academy + Dearborn Inn + Greenfield Village Wedding How do you describe a wedding when every element of the day seems to be perfect, even down to the bride’s shoes?  Perhaps you just let the photos tell the story. Kimberly got ready with the help of her mom and Maid of Honor at […]

Greenfield Village Wedding Photography

October 29, 2018

Shepard’s Hollow Engagement Session There isn’t too much to say about Lyndsey and Greg.  Have you ever met a couple that are so nice and so at peace that you just click with them?  That is Lyndsey and Greg.  We met, talked, laughed, and started planning their wedding at our first meeting.  It honestly was […]

Shepard’s Hollow Engagement Session

October 11, 2018

Alexa & Tom’s Andiamo Wedding A little backstory.  (Bear with me; the dots will connect.  I promise.) One of my core belief’s is that we are all lucky; lucky for our faults, lucky for our past, lucky for our gifts…the list goes on and on.  Because of that luck, I believe it is important to […]

Woodside Bible and Andiamo Wedding of Alexa and Tom

October 10, 2018