Category: Engagement

Snowy Barn Winter Engagement Session | Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer

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Ann Arbor Winter Engagement Session | Michigan Barn Wedding

As I am here, fingers still numb from this session with Sarah and Tim, there is still something so magical about Winter Engagement Photos!

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A Downtown Chicago Winter Engagement Session | Lindsay and Alex

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Chicago Wedding Photographer | Winter Chicago Engagement Photos

This gorgeous winter engagement session Downtown Chicago was the sweetest way to start the Holiday season. Meet Alex and Lindsay, best friends + lovers who are currently mastering the art of long-distance relationships until their Michigan wedding this summer.

Their engagement session highlighted some of their favorite places along downtown Chicago, as they became masters at kanoodling + dodging crowds at their engagement session the day before Chrismas Eve in the Windy City!

blessings, dayna mae

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Jessica + Chris | Downtown Northville Engagement

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Northville and Plymouth Engagement and Wedding Photographer

Chris and Jessica 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 Jessica 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), Jessica 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.

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A Shocking Proposal At Mill Race Village | Northville Michigan Engagement

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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.


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

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