I think my first encounter with Whitney on the morning of her wedding day foreshadowed what they day was going to be. As I walked up to the house, all I could hear was music blaring, girls singing, and laughter breaking out. Whitney and her bridesmaids were having so much fun, I had to knock twice and even check that I was at the right house! Luckily for me, I was at the right house and as soon as the door opened, I was invited into the fun as well. Whitney and Jake had a gorgeous day planned for their Atheneum Hotel wedding.
Whitney is one of those girls where when she enters into the room, the whole place feels her presence. She makes friends instantly and her positivity is immediately felt. It was no wonder why she was surrounded by life-long friends while she was getting ready. When Whitney put on her dress, her light radiated; she was a stunning bride. Whitney and Jake held a Atheneum Hotel wedding.
After spending the morning with Whitney and her bridesmaids, it was off to the Atheneum Hotel in Detroit to photograph Jake and his groomsmen getting ready.
Prior to Jake and Whitney walking down the aisle, they wanted to have a moment together. Opting not to see each other, they shared some encouraging words and nervous laughter moments before they got married. Later, they would have a Atheneum Hotel wedding.
Jake and Whitney got married at St. Andrew’s Memorial Episcopal Church in Detroit. As Whitney walked down the aisle, Jake’s reserved demeanor lightened as he saw his bride for the first time. After the ceremony, we headed to their Atheneum Hotel Wedding.
Following their ceremony, we went to Eastern market for a quick portrait session.
Finally, we went to the Atheneum Hotel to celebrate their new marriage with nearly 200 friends and families. The decor was gorgeous as the natural light spilled into the room. Guests walked away with a bottle of Detroit craft beer and a bottle opener to remember the night by.
When I thought the night couldn’t get any better, we were granted access to the roof of the Atheneum Hotel to take some night shots of Jake and Whitney with the Detroit skyline in the background. It was the perfect way to end the night and also, the perfect spot to give the newlyweds a few moments to themselves.
*One of the things you may notice that is different about this blogpost from the rest of my other blog posts is that it is all in black and white. I LOVE the timeless and classic look of black and white photos. While all of my couples receive both color and b/w images, I wanted to see what an entire post (and one day wedding) would look like in this style So, what do you think? Leave a comment below and let me know.