I had been looking forward to Samantha and John’s wedding, from the moment I said good-bye to them in Boston back in May. They flew me out for the weekend to photograph their engagement session, spend a few days to get to know them, and sight see around Boston and the coastal town of Rockport. That weekend allowed me the opportunity to see them as a couple, as lovers, as friends and as special human beings! I knew that they were destined for a very special wedding just a few months away! The wedding day finally came and it was as fantastic as I had imagined!
The day began with my meeting Sam at The Townsend Hotel for her getting ready photos. You need to see the getting ready photos below! I am convinced that building a friendship with Sam gave her the confidence and trust in me so that I could wander and find these unique moments. I absolutely love the results! We then headed over to St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan, where we met up with John for the first time of the day. He was already dressed and ready to go, so the photo coverage centered around him preparing for the ceremony and greeting guests as they arrived. After a very celebratory and emotional nuptial ceremony, the couple, their families and guests moved onward to Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield for the reception. You will see, from my favorite photos below and the wedding highlight slideshow at the bottom of this post, how lively, fun and energetic the celebration was. Samantha even made sure that I didn’t leave without joining the fun on the dance floor. This is one wedding I will remember for a long time!
The All Star cast of vendors included some of Detroit’s very best, including Carolyn Hefner of The China Closet for planning the day, Ralph Bellisario of Bellisario Florist, Mel Ball and Colours provided their top-notch American music, the band Happiness provided the festive Chaldean music, and Two Penny Productions were there for video.