Bridget & Brian’s White House Chapel & Andiamo’s Wedding


Both Bridget and Brian share an affinity for details. I’ve never seen so many useful ziplock baggies with ALL the essentials in it! The White House Wedding Chapel runs a tight ship… you can’t come in a second before you’re supposed to and you start getting the “you need to leave now” about 5 minutes before you need to. That’s fine… they’ve got a very tight schedule to maintain, just don’t tell all your couples, “we’re doing this for you because we like you so much”. Doing what? Letting us in when the contract says we can be there? Pah-lease! No fake nicities please. Oh, and fix your entire wall of outlets that don’t work. You’re only two years old and to not be able to plug in supplemental lighting really makes it tough to light the place. Okay, enough moaning. Brian and Bridget were great, the wedding went off without a hitch. We were able to get into Bridget’s super secret work place and have a guided armed escort watch us while we took photos underneath the sign where Bridget and Brian met. I can’t post any of those photos cause apparently I was privy to a LOT of really cool secret stuff. Personally, I did notice Canadian geese AND some orange construction cones, and since we have lots of those here in Troy, I’m feeling pretty special! Okay, so the reception was at Sterling Heights Andiamo’s. Great food, fun crowd. Grandpa paid me a wonderful compliment, slipped me a $20 tip and proceeded to make me his photo slave the rest of the night! Thank God he was just about as cute as the Dickens! Now here’s where things got a bit Dicey. My very own “Best Sports Award” of the year goes unquestionably to Bridget. Brian’s Swiss German boss decided to integrate his favorite Swiss German tradition into the wedding. Now I’ve seen this twice before (oddly both this year!) at German weddings and since I lived in the French part of Switzerland, I can assure you they DON’T do this there! Brian pretty much had to go along with all of this since his very cheerful boss has obviously planned this out well in advance. The only hitch is that the log his boss brought along was about four times the diameter I’ve ever seen before. This was a tree, not a log. Bridget, bless her heart, went along with it forever with a big smile on her face. Both the boss, the groomsmen AND the groom were sweating buckets trying to saw this tree. It symbolized that sometimes couples have to work together in order to reap the rewards of marriage. Yeah, but not for a very stenuous 20 minutes! Bridget kept smiling until she gave one short “oh brother” look. What sports they were! Made the rest of the night go by easy peasy! Kudos for NOT losing it, Bridget and Brian! If you’d like to see more photos from this wedding, check out my other blog at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.

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Lavern SantoliSeptember 11, 2013 - 12:12 am

We had our wedding at the White House Chapel. I loved my wedding, but the people who run the place rushed us and didn’t seem to care about us at all… just a business to them. Our photos weren’t nearly as nice as these… wish we’d had you as our photographer instead.

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Do they still host weddings at the White house chapel place?

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Detroit Athletic Club Wedding Photography – Sarah & Jonathan


I finally got to meet Sarah a few weeks before the wedding. She’s calm, super organized and both she and Jonathan are very musically inclined. They had some fun, interesting photo requests to the day and a full choir serenading them both before and during the ceremony. They are a very calming couple, very precise about what they want, but also very easy going… a rare and nice combo! The Tigers have played a big role in their romance and I was sorrier for them that the Tigers lost the game that day! If you’d like to see more photos from this DAC, or Detroit Athletic Club wedding, click on over to my other blog at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.

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The Detroit Athletic Club is a great place to shoot weddings and you did an awesome job photographing my friend’s wedding there!

St. John’s Inn in Wedding Photography


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Rob & Monica’s Livonia Wedding and Meeting House Reception!

I love the photos taken at Monica’s childhood home where the dress is hung up and I was able to put her in the same spot. When we walked back in her doorway, I saw her reflection in this cool antique and somewhat distorted mirror. Rob (or Bob depending on which family member you talked to) was hilarious as was his brother. I loved that all Monica’s hard work and planning paid off and that she was able to really get down to the business of enjoying her wedding day. Great families, lots of fun. I’ve got more photos from their Livonia St. Michael’s church wedding and their Meeting House reception in downtown Plymouth, Michigan at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.

Westin Airport Wedding Photographer – Charlotte & Sean


What better place to have your wedding when most of your friends and family have to fly in for it? The Westin Hotel… of course! Conveniently located at the metro Detroit airport, it’s just about the easiest thing to do. I truly felt honored to be part of their day. Charlotte’s best friend and co maid of honor, Kim, is a wedding planner. So to have them pick me to be part of their day felt very special. The Westin is indeed a beautiful location, but technically it’s also one of the most difficult to shoot in. The ceremony takes place in the atrium against a backdrop of huge bamboo and behind a reflecting pool. It’s very romantic, but it’s also very, very dark… even on the brightest of days. So you have to master blast from various balconies which is hardly subtle, but that’s what it takes in order for it to even remotely resemble what it looks like to the naked eye. I love the shots at the reflecting pool. Both Charlotte and Sean where very laid back and very appreciative of everything all their friends and family did to help things out with the ceremony. I loved the ring shot so much, you’ll see two different variations on my two different blogs. Check out the other one at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.