Wednesday, April 20, 2016

David & Angela's Cranbrook Engagement Session

Oh my goodness! It's time! Time to share David and Angela's recent spring Cranbrook engagement session feature! We squeezed in an appointment over Easter weekend while the pair was in town from Virginia, where David is an Army officer and Angela works as a speech pathologist. Angela and David brought along their adorable pup, Lola, who made her grand entrance in their second set of photos. What a sweet little family. I'm so looking forward to David and Angela's October wedding at Clarkston's always gorgeous Oakhurst Golf & Country Club! Congratulations on your engagement, you two! xoxo

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Jane's Beth El & Cranbrook Bat Mitzvah

What a busy weekend with not one but two bat mitzvahs! Check out sneak peeks from Jane's pre-service photos and her "Jane of the Jungle" themed bat mitzvah party! The magical vision became reality thanks to Jane's beautiful mom, Karen, planner, Lauren from Leave it to Lauren, and of course the always fabulous Barb of Mandell Display. Star Trax entertainers Dennis and Teddy kept Jane and her friends dancing and having fun all night. I'm so thankful I got to be a part of such a gorgeous night. Enjoy the sneak peeks! I look forward to sharing more. xoxo

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LiLi's Shaarey Zedek & Baronette Hotel Bat Mitzvah

I'm so excited to share sneak peeks from LiLi's bat mitzvah this past weekend! We started off with her temple portraits at Shaarey Zedek last week and then she had her Instagram-themed party, Liligram, over the weekend at Novi's Baronette Hotel. It was so much fun! Josh from Star Trax kept the party going all night. LiLi and her family are total sweethearts and it was such a pleasure to work with them. I look forward to sharing more. In the meantime, enjoy these sneak peeks!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Caleb's At Home Newborn & Family Session

I had the honor of photographing this darling 13 day old the other day. Caleb David is as handsome as can be with his red locks, rosebud lips, and perfect cheeks and he was SO good for photos! His parents and his sweet Grandma Benfield could not be more proud of him! Bryce and Kayla, I'm so excited that your little blessing has arrived. Thanks for asking me to photograph your sweet family during this special time! Congratulations! xoxo

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jake's Temple Israel & Tam O'Shanter Bar Mitzvah

I am so excited to share Jake's super cool Drake-inspired bar mitzvah I photographed with my sweet friend and amazing photographer, Esme McClear. We did Jake's candid session just before the party and man, was he easy to work with. He's such a chill young man! We photographed the family at Temple Israel before the service on Friday then it was on to the ultra fun party on Saturday at Tam O'Shanter Country Club. Julie, Jake's super creative mom, was the mastermind behind this simple and amazing party theme. As you can see, there were many candles (over 2000, to be exact) combined with Drake-inspired black and white portraits, black draping, and gold accents with Jake's clever OVO owl symbol, which stood for October's Very Own for Jake's birthday. We were just blown away by how perfectly this all came together and you could see it on guests' faces how much they loved it. Jake and his family danced the night away to the always awesome Star Trax, lead by Jordan. What an amazing night. I hope you'll enjoy Jake's feature! See below the photos for vendor credits! xoxo Theme: Jake Night (Inspired by Drake Nights) | Photography: Kate Saler Photography | Creative concept: Julie Chernow | Temple: Temple Israel | Party venue and food: Tam O'Shanter Country Club | Planner: Leave it to Lauren | DJ service: Star Trax (Entertainer Jordan) | Decor: Designs by Debbie LeClaire | Draping and tablecloths: Fabulous Events