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Michigan Family Photographer | In Home Portrait Session | Troy Michigan

After their Waldenwoods wedding two years back, Josh,  Charlene, and their sweet little girl Lekszi invited me into their home to welcome 8 week old baby brother, Warner. This lifestyle portrait session at their home in Troy, Michigan was the sweetest. From the details in the nursery (that dad finished the morning I came, since they just arrived home) to the smiles seeing Lekszi hold Warner for the first time, these still moments are sure to be favorites as Lekszi and Warner grow up. After an unexpected delivery 9 weeks early, Warner + mommy’s birth story is nothing short of a miracle. As Josh and Lekszi were in Florida for his sisters wedding Charlene took a minor tumble down the stairs, to soon find her contractions to being. Upon calling Josh, they called an ambulance, and Josh was able to watch his first little boy be born via emergency c-section, and keep Charlene calm from thousands of miles away. Talk about a birth story!

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A Personal Post on Postpartum | Bring Me Back Here

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coming out of the postpartum cloud + finding new perspective

Writing, along with capturing moments, has always been a form of healing for me.

A way to shift my perspective, alter my reality, or in some cases bring me back to the some-days-awesome, some-days messy, reality I get to call mine.

I’ve debated over and over writing this blog –  but because so many of my clients and friends are or have found themselves in this very season I’m emerging from, I knew it was time. Read More

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Ryan + Stephanie’s Iroquois Club Bloomfield Hills Wedding

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Winter Detroit Wedding | Michigan Wedding Photographer

From the moment I met Stephanie and Ryan for their engagement session at a small coffee shop in Ann Arbor and Stephanie and I showed up in matching scarves, I knew it was fate! 😉

Their romantic winter wedding at The Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills was the perfect touch of Christmas + class.  This was a December wedding, and the perfect way to close out the year. There was such a genuine joy surrounding the day, and the winter decorations that covered the inside of The Iroquois Club made this wedding so charming and romantic. All in all, The Iroquois Club Wedding in Bloomfield Hills with Ryan and Stephanie was absolutely beautiful.

But the sweetest part were the intimate details, and the cloud 9 feelings that resonated throughout the day. Starting with Stephanie’s moms pearl necklace that she’s had since she was a little girl, and gave to Stephanie to wear moments before she walked down the aisle. Each pearl representing a special birthday, event, or even one her parents gave her on her wedding day making up a gorgeous strand of pearls to perfectly compliment Stephanie’s breathtaking dress. Then followed their hand written vows, (including promises to always binge Netflix on rainy days – hollla!), tears of joy, frigid outdoor temperatures, and smiles that never left their faces. (though frost-bite was a legit concern during their winter wedding in Michigan!), and of course, a Hot Cocoa bar to take the chill off.

Ryan and Stephanie-  thank you for warning me when snowbanks were about to trip me, not making fun of my granny grooves on the party bus + for never once complaining about the -10 degree temps but always trusting me to pull the magic from what was always on the inside of you both. Nothing but happiness + all the Netflix binging this world has to offer your happily ever after…. Congrats!

blessings, dayna

 

VENDOR LOVE:

Venue:

The Iroquois Club

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Photographer: Dayna Mae Photography

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2nd Photographer: Daighna Rayner

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Florist:
Erin Schoneman Sage Green Events

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Cake:
Lynn Heber (Mother of the Bride)

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The GOOD GOOD, GRUB! (catering)
The Iroquois Club

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Wedding Dress/Tuxedos
The Wedding Shoppe (Bride Dress) Men’s Warehouse (Tuxes)

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DJ/Entertainment:
Bee Entertainment – Austin Rogers

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Videographer:
Katie Hanka Kadence Films

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Rentals:
Limo: All Star Chauffeurs Services

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Make- Up + Hair Artist:
Ulta Salon

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Katie + Travis | An Enchanting New Years Eve Michigan Wedding

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Detroit Michigan Wedding Photographer | New Year’s Eve Detroit Wedding

Meet Katie and Travis: soul mates, tailgating partners,  lovers of nachos, and their fur babies Frank + Ernie.

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