Kaitlin + Jon // Detroit Engagement

Kaitlin + Jon // Detroit Engagement

When Kaitlin + I first chatted, she told me how Jon was NOT a fan of photos. So I naturally thought, CHALLENGE EXCEPTED!! By the end of our session, he couldn’t help but laugh at the smarty pants remarks that I was dishing right back at him! He loved every...

Jessica + Joe // Metro- Detroit Engagement

The moment I met Jessica + Joe, I knew that they were a couple I wanted to work with! Joe would do absolutely anything for Jessica, even if that meant spending the day shopping with her. The way they look at one another, and the constant laughter they share.....
Michigan Engagement // Stephanie + Todd

Michigan Engagement // Stephanie + Todd

Last summer, on one of the most beautiful days here in Michigan, I had the complete honor of photographing Todd + Stephanie’s engagement session in downtown Detroit! This was our first time meeting in person, and I have to say, we clicked almost instantly! I...
Wedding Planning Guide // Detroit Bride

Wedding Planning Guide // Detroit Bride

After speaking with numerous Brides over the past three weeks, I wanted to write some helpful information on how to continue planning your wedding, from the safety of your own home! I also have a great list of Michigan based vendors that I would love to share with...
Alicia + Brad // Metro- Detroit Wedding

Alicia + Brad // Metro- Detroit Wedding

It was a beautiful February day, here in the Mitten. When I first arrived to Alicia’s home, I could instantly feel the anticipation in the air. My eyes began to fill with tears, as I photographed her getting ready. I think my favorite part of Brad +...
Alex + John // Detroit Engagement

Alex + John // Detroit Engagement

When Alex first reached out to me to photograph her engagement photos, I asked her what her vision was for this shoot. She simply replied, “We want to eat TACOS!” I immediately fell in love and knew that THESE ARE MY PEOPLE! We started the day at their...
Jake + Lauren // Smoky Mountain Wedding

Jake + Lauren // Smoky Mountain Wedding

There’s an old saying, that it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day. The reason behind this, is if a knot gets wet, it’s impossible to untie. Lauren + Jake were married on top of a mountain in Tennessee at the stunning Magnolia Venue. Mother...
Bailey + Becca // Vintage Detroit

Bailey + Becca // Vintage Detroit

One of my very first jobs as a kid, was working as a waitress at my local Big Boy Restaurant. I was only 16, and had no idea that saying yes to a part time job would change my life forever. See, it was at this Big Boy that I met my husband, nearly 15 years ago. I also...
Alexa + Shane // Fern Hill Golf + Banquets

Alexa + Shane // Fern Hill Golf + Banquets

From the moment Alexa reached out to me, I knew I was meant to photograph their wedding day! See, she followed me on my favorite social media platform (instagram) and regularly commented on how much she loved my bright + colorful style. I shortly followed her back,...
Caiti + Dave // Waterview Loft Wedding

Caiti + Dave // Waterview Loft Wedding

When I arrived to Caiti’s suite at the Detroit Marriot, she was calm, cool, + collective. Her room over-looked the Detroit River + it’s views came only second to the way that Caiti looked in her fit + flare beaded gown from Nordstrom. They met on top of a...
Jenn + Jake // Detroit Engagement

Jenn + Jake // Detroit Engagement

 From the college campus at Michigan State University, to working for the same company after graduation… for years they crossed paths without ever meeting. That was until a popular dating website called Bumble matched them just over two years ago and they had...
Something Blue // Styled Wedding

Something Blue // Styled Wedding

https://melannephoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/billie-eilish_-_ocean-eyes.mp3In late 2018, I reached out to a fellow wedding industry friend (Brittney from Great Lakes Event Planning) about putting together a Styled Wedding together. From the very beginning, I...
Lauren + Jake // Urban Engagement

Lauren + Jake // Urban Engagement

On a Monday morning, I met Jake + Lauren at this clean lined Detroit Air bnb to document their engagement session. Lauren has been a client of mine for the past four years (I have photographed her daughter since she was just 6 months old!) + has truly grown into...
Nina + Frank // An Elegant Detroit Wedding

Nina + Frank // An Elegant Detroit Wedding

It started like any true romantic novel. They met as kids, growing up going to family parties + spending holidays together, which grew into a strong friendship. Flash forward years later when they reconnected on the grounds of MSU. After awhile, their lifelong...