Downtown Detroit engagement sessions are some of my favorite, you guys. No matter what, Downtown Detroit just keeps giving to me no matter what time of year it is.

I met Jacki and Scott this February about a week after they got engaged. Over some caramel macchiatos, they told me they’ve been together for 8 years and were so ready to tie the knot. I’ve been married for just over a year and have only known my husband for just over three years, so I can’t even imagine the memories these two have of each other and how they’ve grown together over those 8 years, from teenagers to now.

To juxtapose their backyard wedding, they opted for a Downtown Detroit engagement session. It was a warm May Sunday evening (best bloom time). We headed to some of my favorite spots and a few new ones too. When a couple tells you, “we’re up for anything!”, as a photographer you get excited! I’m so glad that both Jacki and Scott were willing to put up with any silliness I asked for and let me explore some new spots that I don’t necessarily see in downtown engagement sessions (think the middle of the road by Comerica Park, some blooming trees on Woodward, the Fox, church steps).

I love when couples come to me with great ideas about where to have their session. It’s always meaningful when it’s somewhere they have spent a lot of time or where they met. But when you get to spend some time just exploring together and trying some new ideas in familiar places, it’s refreshing as a photographer. More and more I’m hearing, “we trust you,” from my clients and the result is usually something I would never have thought of before being in the moment with them.

Their late-September backyard wedding is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to work with them again!

 

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