Posted by Dayna On November 16, 2018
Northville and Plymouth Engagement and Wedding Photographer
Chris and Lindsay were naturals in front of the camera from the moment we pulled into their favorite Cider Mill and got to know each other over cider, donuts, and laughter over their proposal story that Lindsay was so excited about, she forgot to say, “YES!”
With an engagement session late in the fall, and with unpredictable weather, we got their session in right before the leaves began to change, and Michigan’s first snow of the season! Even with the chill in the air (and the run-to-the-car-to-defrost-with-heated-seats moments), Lindsay and Chris brought their own heat to this session that was pretty undeniable.
This Downtown Northville Engagement Session in Northville, Michigan provided by Dayna Mae Photography, Top rated Northville Engagement and Wedding Photographer.share:
Posted by Dayna On October 29, 2018
Beautiful Ann Arbor Wedding | The Kensington Hotel | Michigan Fall Wedding
Meet Jordan + John.
Lovers of fast cars, their fur babies + each other.
Their wedding day at The Kensington Hotel of Ann Arbor Michigan was the perfect ballroom wedding in Ann Arbor. From the time we met at their engagement session, I knew they’d be an amazing couple to work with. From Jordans relaxed personality + artistic eye, to the way Johns eyes glazed to Jordan while she was out of sight, was all part in documenting their love on their wedding day.
Their Fall Wedding ceremony in the Courtyards of Kensington Hotel was just beginning of the life they’re planning together. With friends and family by their side, they said their “I Do’s” as the confetti poppers popped, and loved ones celebrated the start of their next chapter.
Jordan + John, wishing you two nothing but the BEST this life has to offers. And as many fast cars + fur babies you can get your hands on!
Blessings, dayna mae
Venue: The Kensington Hotel | Ann Arbor Wedding Venue
Country petals | Stockbridge MI
The GOOD GOOD, GRUB! (catering)
Relish (the Kensington hotel)
Fantastic Finds | Lansing MI
Make- Up Artist:
Calls Good | makeup by Calla
Posted by Dayna On October 19, 2018
Meet David and Angela, the sweetest couple in all the land!
After weeks of planning this surprise with David, I couldn’t have been happier to be a part of their Proposal at Millrace Village of Northville.
David contacted me a few months back about documenting his proposal to Angela. After the hoops of getting a permit to shoot at Mill Race Village, and good ole Michigan Octobers never knowing if it’d be 90 and sunny or 30 and rainy (and after rescheduling a few times) the day had finally come for David to propose to Angela.
They both love caricature and have always wanted to start a collection of them, since their first one at Cedar Point. (that was terrible, David claims).
David hired a local caricature Artist and planned the perfect surprise proposal for his bride to be.
AND WE ACTUALLY PULLED IT OFF!
This caricature artist was “needing models for a school project to draw”, and “happened” to find David and Angela in the parking lot, and asked if he could draw them. Not expecting anything at this point, yours truly was plotting the perfect scheme of being no-showed by my clients and wanted to come alongside and watch the artist draw them. A plan David and I didn’t agree on, but I had to chip in to make sure this was truly a surprise for Angela. At one point after he popped the question, David even said he honestly thought I was being no-showed and was the wrong photographer! “Does she know it’s me?” he thought to himself… Maybe I missed my calling as an actress 😉
The artist that was drawing them, was actually drawing David on one knee, to Angela’s surprise! It was the sweetest moment as the caricature artist revealed his painting to them, David got down on one knee, and asked Angela to spend forever with him! This was not only the start of their caricature painting collection together, but a lifetime of surprises and adventure as Angela said a resounding, “YES!”
David, KUDDOS FOR HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER to document these moments, and wishing you and Angela nothing but the best in the coming weeks and months of planning your dream wedding, and the rest of your lives together! (I hope to be there ;))
blessings, dayna mae
Posted by Dayna On October 16, 2018
Matt + Sami’s Northern Michigan destination wedding at the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan this summer was one for the books. A four-season, five-star resort tucked in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was the perfect destination for a romantic mountaintop ceremony site in pure Michigan! From her Cinderella Blue blouse she wore + her flowy bridal skirt, the mountain that overlooked Lake Michigan as they said their “I-Do’s” and their rustic ski lodge for the reception, these two strayed away from traditional, for something meaningful + them!
Sami grew up on the ski lifts of the Homestead resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan, so having her wedding there was a full circle moment for her entire family. The ski lifts her dad took her and her sister up to ski all those years before, he was now taking her up to the top for the greatest ride of all, giving his little girl away in hand, and her future husband in sight. But their Northern Michigan weddings wasn’t just full of Sami’s childhood… Miles down the road was a family cottage that Matt grew up going to all his life. Miles away from each other all those years, then fast forward to their wedding day, and all those years vacationing a few miles from each other, they now became husband and wife in the very same city!
Not only was their wedding at the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan that out of a Northern Michigan dream, but Sami + Matt brought their own wedding day magic! Everyone present could feel the genuine love, excitement, and relaxed presence the two of them shared as they started their next adventure together as husband and wife.
This Summer Northern Michigan wedding was a highlight of our summer, and we couldn’t have been happier to document their day (and sneak a few dances with their families before the night was done!)
Sami + Matt wishing you two a life filled with adventure, lakeshores, a few waves, but mostly enjoying the destination with whatever comes your way!
blessings, dayna mae
Venue: The Homestead Resort, Glen Arbor, Michigan (Mountian Top)
Florist: Field of Flowers North
Cake: Aunt B’s Cakes and Desserts
DJ : Mike Staff productions