A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend and wedding calligrapher, Leah from Leah E. Moss, giving me a heads up that I may be hearing from her friends about an engagement party. Literally, minutes later my phone rang. It was Ben and Arianna. We discussed the details of their engagement party and I knew that not only was it going to be enjoyable and memorable, but also a challenge that I was up for. They were celebrating their engagement in style on the Infinity Yacht, the perfect venue for a classy and memorable event. The challenge was how to get creative when you are limited in your angles and accessibility to shoot.
Ben and Arianna were awesome and accommodating. Any idea I had, they went with. Any time I asked them to step away so we could shoot, they did. Not only did they and their guests enjoy their time on the Infinity yacht, I did too. Honestly, it was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
We started their shoot aboard an empty yacht. We had about fifteen minutes to shoot while the crew set up and before the guests arrived.
Soon after, guests arrived and were eager to greet and celebrate with ben and Arianna.
Once everyone was onboard, we were off to sea. Seeing the various landmarks of Grosse Pointe and Detroit from the water was a reminder of how lucky we are to live in Michigan.
After some time out at sea, Ben and Arianna snuck away to the back deck so we could get a few portraits to commemorate their party.
With the help of her cheering friends on the upper deck, Arianna stole the show creating this image.
Family blessed and toasted Ben and Arianna. Soon after, the DJ got the party started.
As the Infinity yacht pulled into the dock, I had a few more shots I wanted to create.
Since the yacht docks near Miller Marina and Blossom Heath, I thought we could the park for a few more engagement photos. I shot there once before and loved the versatility of the park.