Modern and Fresh - wedding at Waterview Loft Detroit

If I would have to describe modern Detroit wedding - this one was it. From the couple getting ready at RenCen, to first look on the River walk, to creative photos around iconic Detroit places, to the wedding celebration at Waterview Loft at the Port of Detroit, to amazing fun filled matron of honor speech / song story of couples love in Motown songs. These kind of weddings is why I love being wedding photographer. Also check out their amazing engagement photos at DIA.

Waterview Loft at the Port of Detroit is one of my favorite venues. The lower level right on river walk of Detroit River is perfect with large garage door windows serves as ceremony space that gets transformed for cocktail hour and later dancing, and upper level host lovely reception space overlooking Detroit River.

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I have been looking forward to this wedding from the time I met the couple and their amazing engagement photo shoot at DIA. And the big day was filled with laughter, love and joy.

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Wedding photos at Horace E. Dodge Fountain

Wedding photos at Horace E. Dodge Fountain

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Wedding at Port of Detroit

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Wedding

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is a beautiful venue with great architecture - perfect for a wedding. On this beautiful day filled with sunshine, bride and groom celebrated they big day with friends and family, and a lot of nieces and nephews and their dog. After the emotional first look, their beautiful German shepherd posed for wedding photos.

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Iranian American Wedding on Ovation Yacht

At this Iranian American wedding on Detroit river drums and dancing filled the Ovation Yacht as the couple started their wedding journey.


We started on lake St Clair Beach with a first look and some bridal party photos and then headed onto Ovation Yacht. As the yacht departed the port drummers brought guests and bride to the deck for the grand entrance and the ceremony.

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I love seeing cultural traditions at weddings as families blend and start new journeys.

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First dance Ambassador bridge Ovation yacht

As we approached Ambassador Bridge, couple started their first dance.

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And the fun began with guests joining in festivities

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Amazing Engagement Photo Shoot on Belle Isle

This engagement photo shoot on Belle Isle was filled with laughter and love. The brides hair in long locks made me think of Rapunzel or Sansa from Game of Thrones. And the couple was so smitten and fun and made me love my job with every photo we took .

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Belle isle Conservancy Engagement

I love photographing on Belle Isle with ton of great locations around the park. Weeping willows create romantic setting as we explored the area near ponds and conservatory.

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Engagement Photos near Willows on Belle Isle
Detroit Photogrpher Ilze Lucero

Belle Isle is a plentiful photography location, but make sure you get your permit, as park staff will be asking to see it.

After fun on Belle Isle we concluded out engagement photo shoot at the Ouizi floral mural on Agnes Street - another of my faves in Detroit .

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Engagement Photo shoot Flower Mural Detroit
Ouizi Flower Mural Detroit

DIA Engagement photo Shoot - For love of art

DIA is amazing museum ( and even more amazing event venue) , and wondering through the halls fills me with joy. So to photogrph an engagement session with a couple who shares love for the art made me giddy.

DIA photo shoot

But photo shoots in museums and libraries com with their own set of challenges. Limited light is one of them, and since there have been some bad apples, more and more curated places put restrictions on photography. If you end up photography in a museum, library or other public venue, be mindful of the policies as well as courteous to fellow visitors.

DIA engagement photo shoot

We took our trip to DIA as a chance to enjoy the art, as well as incorporate the couples love for art, and a place they visited when they started dating .

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Some of the pieces of art made me want to get a brush and create my own artistic backgrounds for studio photo sessions.

Bold art Engagement Photo Shoot at DIA

The bold art with the couple showing off their love, made me feel like I am in the presence of layering of art. The emotions on top of art - that is emotion provoking in itself - created the dynamic multi-dimension new art.

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DIA also has amazing hallways, staircases and surrounding outside areas that are perfect for photography 9 and the Detroit public library is right across the street)

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Fall Couple Photo Shoot

This fall couple shoot really got to showcase the closeness of Seth and Kasey. We actually got to enjoy a bit of fall color. Michigan had  some interesting weather this season -  from 96F at the end of September to leaves changing really late and quick, and in many place falling leaving bare trees. 

Fall couple photo session

But at the Rotary Park we lucked out with fall colors and brisk but dry weather.

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It  truly brings me joy, when people have fun and show off their personalities 

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Detroit wedding - A bit of vintage film

When I photograph wedding in Detroit, I'm always intrigued by the multifaceted city. Belle Isle channels the nature and park lover. Taking creative shots through Eastern market shows off a bit of the urban colorful art and the heritage of the area. Sports lovers are drown to Comerica Park and Ford Field, and new venue is coming up in near future.

S and J decided to celebrate their wedding in Detroit showcasing more of the architectural feel for their wedding. To add a bit of character - a twist of vintage film style post processing played with the images.

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A+F Wedding, Livonia MI

I was enjoying being part of A+F Chaldean wedding celebration. The day was full of tradition rooted in deep family values and filled with family and friends. This couple radiated love for each other and their big day just brought the people they cared about to a wonderful day celebrating that love. After getting ready bride and groom tied the know in a beautiful St Marys Church in Livonia. Bright church with ornate religious paintings covering the ceilings and front altar reminded of the sanctity or the new journey the couple was about to embark on. During the ceremony mother nature had brought strong storm with rain and hail and we were worried that we will not have much of opportunity to photograph outside, but just after the ceremony storm stopped for a brief half an hour and we could bring couple out for some photographs, they will be enjoying in their album and wall portrait . The ceremony was followed by reception at ornate Church hall. The wedding party and couple were announced and welcomed by a live band singing and celebrating the happy union with drumbeats and cheers. The dance floor took a brief break during dinner , and then celebrations continued late into the night.  



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