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Parker’s Alley Engagement Photos

Michigan Wedding Photographer, Parker's Alley, Downtown Detroit Engagement Session

Detroit Engagement Session

Wright and Co. and Parker’s Alley

Yesterday I got to meet up with my wedding clients for August 2020 for their Downtown Detroit Engagement Session. Stephanie and Matt are having their big day at The Sweetest Heart of Mary in Detroit, and Andiamo’s in Warren for their reception!

We picked February 8th, and the weather was perfect! Overcast, not too cold, and the locations were stunning. And as always Detroit is a breeding ground for creativity.


They knew just where they wanted to do their photos, and I couldn’t wait to meet up with them to get their Downtown Detroit engagement session done! We started out where Wright & Co. graciously allowed us to use their stunning restaurant with the incredible Downtown Detroit, backdrop.

AND, we did some quick photos inside Wright and Co. as well! It was super cool to go back, and relive a little bit of what we had happened just a few months prior!

Couple Laughing Sitting in a Booth, at Wright and Co.
Woman kissing man on the cheek during their engagement session.
Woman wearing red shoes
Engagement Ring on marble table.
Man and Woman sitting at table holding hands.
Man and woman kissing at table in a restaurant.
man and woman sitting in corner booth, woman wearing red heels.

Cocktails and Love

With a few cocktails, we got to work! The lighting was fantastic, and these two were just the most in love. Honestly, I don’t think it’s possible to take a bad photo of them either.

They’re adorable and totally comfortable with being silly and a lil’ bit of PDA. 😉 Afterall, this is what these sessions are all about! They were totally THEM, the whole time. And it shows!

man and woman sitting in table having a drink.
Man kissing woman on cheek, while toasting drinks.
Man and Woman holding each other foreheads together.
Man kissing woman's cheek.
man and woman leaning against a bar top, foreheads together.

And after wrapping up at Detroit’s’ Wright and Co., they did a quick outfit change… We took a few more photos and headed out to Parker’s Alley! Now in the #1 spot for my favorite places to shoot. (I got engaged in that same spot just a little over a month ago!)

couple holding hands in alley in downtown Detroit.
Man holding woman up kissing her in alley.
woman straddling man smiling.

Of COURSE, I had to pull out the “pretend you’re in a three-legged race”… I always tell my couples this is the hardest thing I’ll have you do the whole shoot, let’s see how well you two work together. These Downtown Detroit engagement photo results are priceless. Here’s a good spot to see more of my engagement sessions around Michigan, and even Colorado!

Man and Woman pretending to do three legged race.
Man and Woman holding each other walking.

And their problem-solving skills are on point would you just look at that knee connection! Haha!! Way to go Stepanie and Matt on that one! 😉

Man and woman standing belly to belly hugging and smiling.
Man dip kissing woman.
mand and woman hugging in crowd of people.
man kissing womans cheek.
man and woman embracing on woodward ave.
3 ct engagement ring on womans finger

Annnnnd… their entire session had me squealing!! I could NOT wait to get these images on my computer. I knew this session was fire, and damn.. Detroit, Matt and Stephanie… all I can say is “YASSSS!”

man and woman holding each other on woodward ave touching noses.
Couple holding arms walking down the street.
Couple walking down the street
Couple walking away and looking back towards the camera.

Iconic pose of couple embracing on woodward ave.

Then the last shot we got was one of my favorites. The hair blowing, in the city breeze on the iconic street in Downtown Detroit on, Woodward Ave. Plus while kissing your fiance?!

Truly, what better moment where your new beginnings are documented for their Downtown Detroit engagement session. What better time, for the feeling that brings. Needless to say, I am so incredibly excited for Matt and Stephanies’ big day!!

Holla at ya girl!

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