Jeremiah and Kelsey’s love story is a special one: they are high school sweethearts whose crushes in English class turned into a flourishing relationship. Homecoming, prom, graduation, college, and beyond, Kelsey and Jeremiah’s list of memories is long. Being in their presence is like stepping into a candy shop: you are overcome with sweetness. They both put each other’s happiness first and have been for many, many years. They would celebrate their Twin Lakes Golf Club Wedding.
Jeremiah and Kelsey got married at the beautiful Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club in Rochester, Michigan. It offers many scenic backdrops to photograph a wedding. Most weddings, it is the bride who tends to be more emotional. Today, it was the groom who showed his emotions. As the bride walked down the staircase and aisle, Jeremiah could hardly look at her without fighting back tears. During their vows, his voice cracked as his words held years worth of meaning. Finally, in one of my favorite moments of the day, the bride and groom walked down the aisle after getting married and had a moment alone. Jeremiah broke into weeping tears after kissing his wife for the first time. While Jeremiah cried, Kelsey was elated. Years of their relationship just matured and a new phase just begun. They celebrated and partied the night away at their Twin Lakes Golf Club Wedding.
In between the ceremony and reception, also held at Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club, we walked and photographed the bride and groom against the plush greenery of the venue. Before heading back, Jeremiah and Kelsey shared a quiet moment. As I escorted them back to their reception, I asked Jeremiah, “What happened at the end of the ceremony when it was just the two of you?” In true Jeremiah fashion, he responded “Allergies are terrible out here!” only to later admit that he was just taken with the moment and what happened. “All of those years of dating, the dreams, the talks…just came to be. And now she is my wife.”
At the end of the night, I wanted to give the two of them one last moment to let everything come together underneath a canopy of stars. It was the perfect ending to their Twin Lakes Golf Club Wedding.
Earlier this month, Kaushi and Jeff celebrated their wedding and did it in perfect elegance and Detroit style, visiting some of Detroit’s most beautiful venues including the Dearborn Inn, Old St. Mary’s Church in Greektown, and Lovett Hall on the Henry Ford Museum’s campus. The morning starts off at the Dearborn Inn, where both Jeff and Kaushi got prepped and dressed. Jeff had a string of bad luck and broke all three of his watches the day before his wedding. Luckily, he is is quite the watch aficionado and was able to do some repairs in the morning. The rooms at the Dearborn Inn offered a clean backdrop to photograph special moments between the groom and his best man as well as the bride and her maids of honor. When Kaushi was getting dressed, it was a family effort with both her
mom and twin sisters helping her look her best. Naturally, her mom shared some words with Kaushi that made her smile and ease her nerves before her first look with Jeff. Together, they celebrated their day of love with their Lovett Hall Wedding.
The Dearborn Inn offers so many beautiful places to photograph a wedding. Jeff waited patiently in front of the guest houses in the courtyard while Kaushi made her way downstairs. When the moment came, Jeff was all smiles and excitement, embracing Kaushi and admiring her striking beauty. First looks at weddings always offer emotional moments and theirs did not disappoint. On our way to Old St. Mary’s, we stopped at Wayne State University and met up with the bridal party for some quick photos before the wedding ceremony. Donned in their classic black-and-white tuxedos and champagne-colored dresses, the bridal party looked stunning. A Lovett Hall Wedding is considered to be one of the most desired locations for a wedding in Detroit.
While guests began arriving at Old St. Mary’s in Greektown, I pulled Kaushi away for a few minutes and snapped one of my favorite images of her wedding day: a triptych, or three image sequence that tells a story. Here, her story was her beauty. Illuminated by natural light, Kaushi glowed with elegance and beauty as she waited for her wedding ceremony to begin. Next, they celebrated their Lovett Hall wedding in style.
After her ceremony at Old St. Mary’s, Kaushi and Jeff held their wedding reception at Lovett Hall in Dearborn. Prior to entering for cocktail hour, I pulled the bride and groom outside and worked with some of Lovett Hall’s classic architecture. The white pillars and doors complimented Kaushi’s white wedding dress and framed both the bride and the groom perfectly. With the sun starting to go down, I snapped my favorite shot of the day: Jeff and Kaushi in front of a row of trees being kissed by the sun. While the sun is located behind them, I added in light using the Profoto B2 with a bare bulb on their faces to balance out the light. In the end, the warmth of the light compliments the warmth of their love and creates a beautiful image for them to remember their wedding day by. They ended the night dancing until their Lovett Hall wedding was over.
Congratulations to Jeff and Kaushi on their Lovett Hall wedding!