Anyone who has been a long-time reader of this blog (which basically means my mom) knows that I have long said, the best part about being a photographer are the people you meet. This business as come a long way. I started off photographing (i.e. begging) people that I knew in order to build a portfolio. Now, with Jacqueline and Matt, it was just the opposite. The first time we ever met was at their engagement session. I normally get a chance to sit down with couples, share some stories, and talk weddings before the book. With Jacqueline and Matt living in Chicago, all we had between us was one phone call and they booked me for their wedding! A few emails later to plan their engagement, and we ended up at some of Detroit’s more urban locations before finishing their Z Lot engagement session.
We started off at one of their favorite bars, Sugar House in Corktown. It is a small, dark bar that serves up perfectly concocted spirits. Even though there were patrons at the bar, it didn’t prevent Matt and Jacqueline from getting cozy.
After our stop at Sugar House, we went over to a very special spot for Matt and Jacqueline, the Train Station. Not only is it a beautiful backdrop that fits their style, it is also the spot where Matt proposed to Jacqueline.
I have to hand it to these two; they were adventurous and up for anything on their shoot.
We had time for one more stop before ending their Z Lot Engagement Session. I love how Detroit is fully embracing art in the city. The Z Lot might be one of the best places to see this.
This last shot is my favorite from their Z Lot Engagement Session. A little backlight and some thoughtful composition made for a beautiful image.