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The email landed in my inbox nearly a month early. “Hi Brian. My friend is hoping to propose to his girlfriend and I am helping with the proposal….” After talking about various options, we decided on a Belle Isle Detroit proposal, using the beautiful and iconic skyline of Detroit as our backdrop. I have photographed […]

September 18, 2019

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I am fortunate enough to have known Jessica for several years prior to shooting her wedding. We are both teachers who deeply care about our kids (aka our students), enjoy a good beer, and laughing at any occasion that remotely calls for it. In short, Jessica was the perfect bride: fun, laid-back, and excited to […]

couple walking away from Cobblestone Farm on their wedding day

September 16, 2019

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When I first grabbed coffee to meet with Erica and Bill, it was an easy conversation like most of my wedding consultations are. Erica is this high-energy, enthusiastic ball of energy that you can’t help but want to get on her wave length. Bill is the perfect compliment to her; keeping up, adding to the […]

September 12, 2019

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It was a phone call I dreaded making. “Hey Monet, it is Brian. I am sorry if I am the first person to deliver this news but, your venue has declared bankruptcy and has cancelled all of their weddings.” “I know,” she replied calmly. “Don’t worry. They gave me a call and assured me they […]

II Gather More wedding

September 9, 2019

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A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend and wedding calligrapher, Leah from Leah E. Moss, giving me a heads up that I may be hearing from her friends about an engagement party. Literally, minutes later my phone rang. It was Ben and Arianna. We discussed the details of their engagement party […]

couple kissing on Infinity yacht

September 5, 2019

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I have been fortunate enough to know Elise for several years as a dancer at Ann Parsley School of Dance. While I have taken photos of her performing, I never had a chance to take portraits of her – until now. We spent the day enjoying the soft morning sun at Metro Beach before heading […]

Detroit senior photos

September 2, 2019

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Last week, I spent the afternoon hanging out with Santina photographing her senior photos. It was an awesome and relaxing day, getting to know her, her ambitions, and her goals for the year. We visited Metro Beach in Harrison Township to capture some senior photos in nature before heading down to Detroit to get more […]

Senior photos in a field of grass

August 29, 2019

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I was introduced to Adeeb and Mallie by my friend and fellow wedding vendor, Nicola Wilson. She is the owner and lead planner of Simply Beautiful Events. With Nicola and her team helping, I knew it was going to be a flawless wedding. Both Adeeb and Mallie are humble, beautiful people who wanted the spotlight […]

Book Cadillac wedding reception

August 19, 2019

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The text was short and right to the point as we prepared for our boating engagement session. “What kind of beer do you like?” When this is the prep that is being done for your engagement session, you know you are going to have a good time. I deeply applaud Katie and Mike for designing […]

boating engagement session

August 15, 2019

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“I knew it!” I thought to myself. Scrolling through Facebook, I saw images from a proposal at Disney World. Kyle, down on his knee with the Magic Kingdom in the background surprised Rachel with not only a ring, but her sister Ashley, hiding nearby taking photos as her life changed. Rachel said “yes” to Kyle, […]

castle farms wedding

August 11, 2019

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I am going to do something a little different with Hillary and Jeremy’s Addison Oaks, Buhl Estate wedding. Normally I create collages of photos, showing wedding day moments unfold. Hillary and Jeremy’s wedding was so beautiful, I decided to pick single, individual images to tell the story. Why have many when only one is needed? […]

July 31, 2019

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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 […]

rainy engagement session

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 […]

Villa Penna's wedding

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 […]

Blue Bridge Proposal

March 24, 2019

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