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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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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. […]

November 16, 2018

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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 […]

November 15, 2018

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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. […]

November 8, 2018

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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 […]

October 29, 2018

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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 […]

October 11, 2018

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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 […]

October 10, 2018

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Engagement Session at the Detroit Institute of Art About a year ago, Sam called me up.  “Any chance you can make it out to Chicago this weekend?  I am going to propose to Laura.”  Sam knew I was doing more proposal photography through my sister company, She Said Yes! Detroit.  My schedule was full, but […]

October 10, 2018

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Intimate Backyard Wedding Being a wedding photographer has its perks.  I mean, I basically get a guaranteed amazing meal (and cake!) 25 weeks in a row.  If that weren’t enough, I also get invited to be present and celebrate the best day of a couple’s lives.  Meeting and working with those couples to bring their […]

October 9, 2018

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5 Tips for the Perfect Proposal Last week made Emmy history – Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen, in front of millions of people.  It was a first in Emmy history.  It was cute, touching, surreal, and a tinge (just a tinge) uncomfortable.  (If you missed it, you can watch it here.) My […]

September 24, 2018

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Loft 310 Wedding A quick note before you begin reading – I tried something a little different and focused more on individual images from Brooke and Michael’s blogpost.  I wanted each photo to capture the essence of the moment.  Quality over quantity.  I hope you enjoy.  ~ The phone rang.  A seemingly familiar but completely […]

September 22, 2018

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Sts. Peter & Paul Ceremony, Gem Theatre Wedding Reception  When I met with Stacey and Mike, it was like meeting up with old friends.  Immediately, their warm demeanor and friendly smiles put me at ease.  Then, come to find out, Mike is also a photographer…I knew they were going to be an awesome couple to work […]

September 10, 2018

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