Michigan Countryside Film Engagement Session

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Michigan Countryside Film Engagement Session

This couple was not only fun and so in love but they were super stylish! I love so much when my clients dress up and make the day more than just photos. From the moment we chatted I knew this couple would be fantastic to work with and I am so excited to capture their big day next year!

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The RattleSnake Club Wedding-Detroit, MI

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The RattleSnake Club Wedding-Detroit, MI

Super excited to share this fun and classy wedding with you all! The bridal gown was one of my favorites! I love lace and twirling bottoms, this dress had both! The bridesmaid dresses were a cool blue and so stunning! From the time I met this couple back in the winter before, I was looking forward to their big day! How has the day already come and gone? 

Hair- Sean Beere

https://www.sixsalon.com/

Makeup- Brianna Michael

https://www.sixsalon.com/

Flowers/Chairs- Parsonage Events

http://parsonageflowers.com/

Bridesmaids Dresses

 https://bellabridesmaids.com/locations/cleveland

 http://www.joannaaugust.com/

Wedding Dress Shop- B. Ella Bridal

https://b-ella-bridal.squarespace.com/

Dress Designer Website

 https://www.watters.com/

Music- The Blue Waters Kings 

https://www.bluewaterkingsband.com/

Venue/Food

http://rattlesnakedetroit.com/private-dining/weddings/

Cupcakes- Chocolate Bar Cafe

https://www.chocolatebar-cafe.com/

Invitations- Minted 

www.minted.com

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Beautiful Backyard Wedding- Almont, MI

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Beautiful Backyard Wedding- Almont, MI

This beautiful back yard wedding was nothing short of amazing! From the clear tent and twinkle lights, to the unique colored glass vases and hand made barn wood tables! The groom actually made each and every table for their wedding!! The bride's gown was beautifully blush and so flowy, I couldn't get enough of it! This couple was a dream to work with and I wish them a lifetime of happiness together!

 

Photographer- www.shanellphotography.com

Florist - mandyjflorist.com
Bos structure and events - bostentrental.net
Royalty linens and events - royaltylinensandevents.com

Dress - Arena Bridal

Makeup- Andrea Walker MUA

Tuxes - Michael kors Macy’s 

Cake - Holiday Market Royal Oak

Invites - Minted

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Packard Proving Ground Wedding-Detroit, Mi Wedding

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Packard Proving Ground Wedding-Detroit, Mi Wedding

 

 

What a beautiful couple and wedding! Working with some of my most favorite vendors in this industry we pulled of this stunning day with out a hitch. The bridesmaids mismatched dresses and  vintage Packard Plant venue are some of my favorites to date.

Venue- Packard Proving Grounds
http://packardweddings.com/
Caterer - Soprano’s catering
http://www.sopranoscatering.com/
Dessert - Nino Salvaggio’s
http://www.ninosalvaggio.com
Dress- Arena Brida

www.arenabridal.com/the-bride/

Rentals/Tables - White Willow Farms & Ruby slippers design
https://www.facebook.com/whitewillowfarms/
http://www.rubyslipperdesign.com/
Furniture
http://www.rubyslipperdesign.com/
Farm Chairs
https://www.luxeeventlinen.com/
Florist - Violet Rose Floral
http://violetrosefloral.com/
Hair - Chelsea Gurzick & Blair Holmes
http://www.salon-bliss.com/services/shelby-township/
Makeup - Andrea Nichols
https://www.facebook.com/AndreaWalkerMUA/
Invitations - Etsy
Suits - Chesters Menswear
https://www.facebook.com/thechestersmenswear/

Photographer- www.shanellphotography.com

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Eastern Market Wedding- Detroit,MI

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Eastern Market Wedding- Detroit,MI

Where to even begin with this wedding? The couple was a breeze to work with and so was everyone involved! I loved the venue at Eastern Market and who wouldn't love the Detroit Institute of Art? Every detail of this wedding from her amazing two piece dress to her stunning bouquet! This is one of my favorites to date!

Venue - Eastern Market
https://www.easternmarket.com/

Caterer - Golden Spice Catering
http://www.goldenspicecatering.com/

Dessert - Love and Buttercream
https://www.loveandbuttercream.com/

Rentals - Your Event Party Rental
http://www.youreventpartyrental.com/

Rentals - Beck and Call Vintage
http://www.beckandcallvintage.com/about-1/

Florist - Blumz by JR Designs
http://blumz.com/

Coordinator - Pineapple Union
http://www.pineappleunion.com/

Photographer - Shanell Photography
http://www.shanellphotography.com/

Limo - Motor City Limousine
http://motorcitylimousine.com/

Hair/Makeup - Kyle Ann Designs
http://kyleanndesign.com/about

Save the Dates/Invitations – Krista Maki (STDs) Ashley Cappellazzi (Invites)

Dress - Ivy Bridal Studio (Mikaella and Calla Blanche)
http://ivybridalstudio.com/

Suit - Men's Warehouse
https://www.menswearhouse.com/

Hotel - Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/michigan/hilton-garden-inn-detroit-downtown-DETDHGI/index.html

DJ - Prestige Entertainment
http://prestigeentertainment1.com/

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A Dreamy love story in Michigan Apple Blossom blooms

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A Dreamy love story in Michigan Apple Blossom blooms

 I absolutely love springtime and blooms, don't you?!  I also love the sun setting behind the trees showcasing all the prettiness. Being a film photographer, natural light is super important so I was so excited to see film work its magic in this perfect setting! Thank you again to all the amazing vendors who helped make this day perfectly stunning! 

Day of Coordinator: Mitten Weddings and Events Meagan McPhail
Meagan@mittenweddingsandevents.com
www.mittenweddingsandevents.com
www.instagram.com/mittenweddings

Venue:
Blakes Orchard & Cider Mill
http://blakefarms.com/
www.instagram.com/blakeshardciderco/

Makeup:
Andrea Walker Makeup Artist
www.instagram.com/andreawalkermua
http://www.andreawalkermua.com

Photographer:
Shanell Photography
http://www.shanellphotography.com
shanellphotography@gmail.com
www.instagram.com/shanellphotographyllc

Florist: 
Violet Rose Floral
http://violetrosefloral.com/
www.instagram.com/violetrosefloral

Calligraphy:  
Cali O'Rourke Calligraphy
cocalligraphy.com
www.instagram.com/cocalligraphy

Videographer: https://vimeo.com/221006279 video link

Bella Reel Films
http://www.bellareelfilms.com/
www.instagram.com/bellareelfilms/

Invitations:
Meadow Paper CO.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/meadowpaperco
www.instagram.com/meadowpaperco
Cake/desserts:
Brookie's Cookies & Cakes
www.instagram.com/brookelafore/

Grooms Apparel: 
Main Street Tuxedo
http://www.mainstreettuxedos.com/
https://www.instagram.com/mainstreettuxedo/


Rentals:
Colonial Events
www.colonialevent.com
www.instagram.com/colonial_events/

Table Rental:
White Willow Tables
https://www.facebook.com/whitewillowfarms/

Jewelry:
Jeweler: Coughlin Jewelers
www.coughlinjewelers.com
www.instagram.com/coughlinjeweler/

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Film Maternity Session, Rochester Mi

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Film Maternity Session, Rochester Mi

I love when other photographers ask me to do their session, its always a huge compliment! Being a film photographer herself, Maria was totally game when I asked if I could shoot only film (normally I shoot both film and digital). The anticipation for getting this session back was so high! Opening up my inbox to receive these gems made me so happy and proud! Yay for film and for pushing myself! Going from a cute fun ice-cream lifestyle look to a more romantic park look, this is one of my favorite maternity shoots to date! 

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Love by the shore-Grand Rapids Michigan

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Love by the shore-Grand Rapids Michigan

Here in Michigan we have some amazing beaches and so much to offer around our coasts! This stunning couple was a dream to work with and the vendors made the day amazing! I love our state of Michigan and think its is by far one of the prettiest places!

 

Floral, Planning and Design: Posh Petals

www.poshpetalsfloral.com

Linen and Rentals: The Rental Company 

http://wmrentalco.com/

Venue: Camp Blodgett 

http://www.campblodgett.org/

Paper Products: Freshly Squeezed Print Shop 

http://printfreshlysqueezed.com/

Hair: Launch Salon 

https://launchsalon.com/

Bridal Gown: Ali Nicole Bridal 

http://www.alinicolebridal.com/

Cake and Desserts: Rykes 

http://rykes.com/

Tea Bar: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co 

https://ferriscoffee.com/

Liquor: Long Road Distillers 

http://longroaddistillers.com/

Jewelry: Coughlin Jewelers

http://coughlinjewelers.com 

Photographer: Shanell Photography

http://shanellphotography.com

Vow Books: Meadow Paper Co

www.meadowpaperco.com

Makeup:

 http://makeupbyjennam.weebly.com

Videographer: White Willo Media

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd8R2feTliGlkk6y7C5bZ1w

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Engagement Session-Rochester Michigan

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Engagement Session-Rochester Michigan

I love when my clients bring who they are to their sessions. This couple loves their dog and as fur baby parents wanted to incorporate him into their session, isn't he the cutest! As we walked into the park I realized this was not only a pretty park but the park where they were engaged, ahh love that! We made sure we sat on the same bench where it all took place and had some great laughs reminiscing about that night they shared together. Between the cute pup and awesome couple this session was a perfect success! Thanks guys, cannot wait to photograph your big day next wedding season! 

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Ryan and Gina's Wedding- The Inn at St. Johns- Plymouth, MI

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Ryan and Gina's Wedding- The Inn at St. Johns- Plymouth, MI

 

When your venue is almost as stunning as the people your photographing! This couple and everyone involved in the day could not have been much more fun, and awesome. The Inn at Saint Johns is a very beautiful venue and the soft coloring of the bridemaids dresses with romantic pops of color in the floral fit perfectly! After the ceremony, we whisked the bridal party away to do all photographs. The lighting and building detail had Gina and Ryan looking like couture models! The reception was so stunningly lit with candle light and sting lights, but nothing quite topped the dancing and party that took place! Beyond the details and stunning couple, this day was full of joy amongst everyone! Thank you for allowing me in on your big day!

 

Venue: The Inn at Saint Johns 

Hair: Brandon at Serenity hair salon 

Makeup: Vera Khzouz MUA

Bridesmaids dresses: The White Dress

Florist: Bella I'venti

Wedding cake: Wendy Kromer Confecctions

Invites: Rock Paper Scissors

The brides gown: The White Dress

Guys Tuxes: The Black Tux

Veil: Blanca veils

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Tonya and Timmy's Detroit Masonic Temple Wedding-Detroit, MI

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Tonya and Timmy's Detroit Masonic Temple Wedding-Detroit, MI

 

Where to even begin... Tonya is one of the sweetest brides! Knowing they wanted to do a first look was exciting and the most perfect blooms were right outside the MGM! Between how stunning Tonya looked and how handsome Tim was in his uniform my heart was jumping for joy! The two couldn't be more in love and it sure radiated through them all day. From the moment I did this couples engagement session I was looking forward to their wedding, Still can not believe its come and gone! I had never been to their venue for a wedding or photographed a wedding there so that was so awesome and exciting, love new venues!! The Detroit Masonic Temple is something I couldn't have even imagined, I love history and all things pretty, this was all that and more! From some of the oldest elevators in Michigan to a real theater and telephone booths... this place is cool! Both the ceremony and reception was held at the Temple and all laid out perfectly. The ceremony was ordained by the brides brother and at times had the entire place cracking up including the bride and groom! The decor was done by Tonya herself and she chose to have cherry cheese cake instead of cake... never tried a piece come to think of it... bet it was yummy! Speeches from their best friends and even Tonya's grandmother had you seeing just how amazing this couple was and how loved. Thank you so much for letting me in on your wonderful day. May you have many years of happiness! 

 

Venue: Detroit Masonic Temple

Hotel: MGM Grand Detroit 

Floral: Violet Rose Floral

Dress: Vows Bridal Outlet

Dress Alterations: Jules Joyner Designs 

Head/Hairpieces: Lace Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: Rent The Runway

Shoes- Bling Is My Thing

Tuxedos: Mens Warehouse

Hair and Makeup: Roots Beauty Bar

Robes- Etsy

 

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