It’s hard to believe that when I met Angelo & Kelsey for their Detroit engagement shoot not so long ago, we were in an entirely different season. October is one of those months for wedding industry professionals that is almost like a figment of our imagination. It certainly is always one of the busiest months filled with gorgeous fall weddings, meeting new clients, planning their shoots and handfuls of engagement sessions. And though you’ll rarely hear me glorifying the act of being busy … Whew. October was a busy one.
But that’s also what I love so much about this time of year. With each new couple that I meet, shoot and get to know it’s as if they breathe life into me. These two are a perfect example of that. I was instantly inspired by their awkwardness. Yes, you read that right. Within the first few minutes of meeting up, they professed to me how awkward they feel in front of a camera. These beautiful people … awkward? Hmm. I sat on that for a minute, suggested ordering a few martinis from the bartender and spent some time with no cameras in sight. It was the perfect anecdote and start to our time together. By the time we got into the nitty gritty of shooting, all of the walls were down and we had the best time for the few hours we had together in Detroit. The light was just right, but even more so, these two were so connected and balanced each other out in the best way possible.
We had been planning their shoot for a few weeks, and knew we wanted to have a downtown feel. So we made arrangements to meet and shoot for a bit at Prime & Proper, which offered us a killer backdrop, a modern yet timeless feel and honestly some of the coolest nooks in the city. We bounced around a few blocks in the area, discovered a few new spots and wrapped up at The Siren, the sexiest little boutique hotel where we were greeted with a bottle of champagne and velvet floor to ceiling curtains.
I mean, let’s get real. What’s not to love about a little bubbly and velvet curtains? Here’s a peek at Kelsey & Angelo’s Detroit engagement shoot.