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...