Hindu ceremonies are colorful and fascinating. Dancing under an airplane is pretty cool also.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan
Concordia University has a secret passage behind a book shelf. That’s pretty awesome.
Wedding Ceremony: Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wedding Reception: The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan
Katie and Jon were married in Dearborn, just down the street from the Henry Ford Museum at St. Joseph’s, and had their beautiful reception at The Henry’s Greenfield Village.
Yesterday Sophie and Vinnie got married and I just wanted to share this one frame (though there is more on my Facebook page). The girls were getting ready at the beautiful The Henry hotel, and Vinnie stopped by to drop off some champagne for later. That’s Vinnie on the phone, and that’s Sophie in front going to put the champagne in the fridge. I just love the way he’s looking at the woman he’s hours from marrying. This to me is the power of the photograph: the ability to freeze a moment and an emotion that no one else even noticed and make it a part of history.
Christina and Jake had a wonderful May wedding in Grosse Pointe at the First English Evangelical Lutheran Church (say that 10 times fast!), then we took some photos at the beautiful Ford House, before heading on to the reception in Southfield at the Silver Garden Events Center. It was a great day all around, but if I had to pick one thing that struck me most, it would be the overwhelming love and support of two great families.
I put up some of my favorite engagement and wedding portraits of 2010 a few days ago. Now it’s time for the candids.
Aside from that hour or so designated for portraits on the wedding day, I spend all my time hunting after natural and candid moments. Some call it photojournalism (and I am a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association) but to me it’s more than just a style of shooting, it’s the core of photography. I am thrilled to consistently receive feedback surprised by how much was captured without people even realizing. That’s my goal: to discretely capture personality and emotion.
Here are some of my favorite moments captured in 2010, all completely without direction, and in most cases not even aware I was photographing: