Lauren + Garrett's Meadowbrook Hall Summer Wedding in Rochester, Michigan

Lauren and Garrett were married on the most beautiful June day at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester, Michigan. Lauren and Garrett planned a simple stress free day, getting ready at the Royal Park Hotel nearby, and then having both their ceremony and reception all at Meadowbrook so they didn't have to drive anywhere. The grounds of Meadowbrook are stunning, so we took all of the photos on site. Here are some of my favorites that tell the story of the day below. Congrats to Lauren and Garrett!

Madison + Tom's Spring Dearborn Inn Wedding

Madison + Tom were married on the first real spring day of 2018. April had been a doozy with snow storms and ice storms, so I was thrilled for them when the snow stopped and the sun and warmth appeared. The venue was the gorgeous as always Dearborn Inn.

Madison and Tom opted for a first look and to do most of their photos prior to the ceremony. Nothing felt rushed, and the day went perfectly as planned. Congratulations Madison and Tom!!

Alicia + Logan's Bloomfield Hills Country Club Wedding

Alicia and Logan have the most romantic story of how they met. Hearing how couples meet is one of the most exciting parts of my job. I have heard some really incredible stories! Alicia and Logan met at mass....in Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain! Alicia was working on the island for a couple of years, and Logan was in the navy and his ship docked on the island briefly. They both decided to go to mass on the same night in Spain and met at church. They kept in touch but continued on their own paths, which took them around the globe- always to different countries. They finally were able to be together in the U.S. several years later and are now married! They held their wedding at the beautiful Bloomfield Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in the middle of February during a snow storm! Here are some of my favorites from their wedding day...

Second Photographer: Brian

Florals: Alexandra Zikakis/Morningview Gardens

Venue: Bloomfield Hills Country Club

East Lansing, Michigan Fall Portrait Photographer

It's that time of year again! Fall means Christmas card and gift giving season are gearing up, so if fall colors, scarves, apple orchards, and boots are your thing and you need holiday cards and gifts, the time is now to reach out and schedule. Availability (especially weekends!) is limited!

This year I'll be offering fall portraits in both Michigan and Rhode Island! Email caitlinmaloneyphotography@gmail.com for more information or to book.

Below are images from a recent extended family session in East Lansing, MI!

Eberly + Taylor's Great Oaks Country Club Wedding in Rochester, MI

Eberly + Taylor planned the most stress free wedding day! They did a first look and the majority of their portraits prior to the ceremony, and then had an hour gap in between the ceremony and reception which gave everyone a bit of time to relax before finishing the portraits during cocktail hour. Nothing felt rushed and Eberly + Taylor seemed so relaxed! For those couples seeking a stress free wedding day, doing a first look can really help relieve some of those time constraints that make everything feel so rushed. And, even though they did a first look and saw each other prior to the ceremony, both Taylor and Eberly were teary eyed and emotional during Eberly's walk down the aisle at the church. First looks don't seem to make that moment any less emotional or less special (at least from a photographer's perspective when capturing these moments!).

Eberly and Taylor were married at the Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester, MI. Eberly's hair and makeup was done by Mie Salon in Rochester, and the floral and event design were by Floral Designs by Lori.

Congratulations, you two! Have an amazing time on your honeymoon in Hawaii!!

Ashley + Keith's Belle Mer Island House Wedding in Newport, RI

Ashley + Keith were married on the most beautiful fall day at the Belle Mer Island House in Newport, Rhode Island. The weather was a gorgeous 71 degrees, sunny, and humidity free....a stark contrast to their engagement shoot, held exactly one year to the day prior, and foggy and chilly! I loved everything about this wedding. It was so relaxed! Ashley and Keith decided to do a first look and all of their photos prior to the wedding so that they could enjoy cocktail hour with their guests, many who had traveled from out of state to come to the wedding. Their ceremony took place at sunset, with sailboats on the water in the distance. I mean, does it really get better than that?

I also loved the details, from Ashley's dress from SAKS, her hair and makeup by Jennie Kay Beauty, the classic cream and greens floral arrangements by Greenlion Design, and music by DJ Luke Renchan. The nautical navy and white napkins, driftwood place cards, and mermaid bottle opener favors were the perfect accents to a Newport nautical wedding.

Congratulations, you two!!

Annie + Austin's Lovett Hall Wedding at Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI

Annie + Austin's wedding was a dream! They got ready at the Dearborn Inn, had their ceremony at a church in downtown Detroit, and had their reception at Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. Annie purchased her dream gown at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, and chose a dress inspired by Kate Middleton's.

The historic brick buildings at the Henry Ford and Lovett Hall reminded me of downtown Boston and Providence and made me feel as if I were shooting on the East Coast again. The lighting was absolutely perfect, and Annie and Austin couldn't have been gifted with a more gorgeous day.

Congrats you two!

Annie + Austin's East Lansing Engagement Photos

Since Annie and Austin both attended MSU and even got engaged on Michigan State's campus, it was only fitting for them to have their engagement photos taken there. We started at the arboretum and then made our way over to Beaumont Tower. I love how these turned out, and can't wait until their wedding at Lovett Hall in Dearborn next month!

Meghan + Andy's Wedding at St. Hugo and Birmingham Country Club

Meghan and Andy were married on the most beautiful June day! I was mid-seventies, no humidity, with beautiful blue skies and a light breeze. They held their wedding ceremony at the Stone Chapel at St Hugo in Bloomfield Hills and had their reception at the Birmingham Country Club in Birmingham, Michigan. They actually met at the BCC, so how great is it that they could hold their wedding at the place that they met?! Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding day. Congratulations again, you two!

{A big thank you to my second shooter Brian, who captured a few of the images included in this wedding day story}.

Allison + Mark's MSU Kellogg Center Wedding in East Lansing

Allison and Mark were married on the most gorgeous June day! Continuing my good luck with weddings this season, it was sunny and warm even though there had been a threat of a thunderstorm earlier in the week.  I started off the day photographing Allison getting ready at her and Mark's newly purchased in East Lansing (congrats again, guys!), while Sydney started off with the guys at the Kellogg Center. We met on MSU's campus in the Beal Gardens for the first look and wedding party and bride + groom portraits. Then, we headed over to the Kellogg Center for their beautiful garden patio ceremony and inside for the reception. 

Here are a few of my favorites from the day! Congratulations, Allison and Mark!

Casey + Karl's Castle Hill Inn Wedding

The weather for my spring weddings has been AMAZING. Every single wedding thus far this spring has been sunny and above average temps for spring. Casey and Karl's wedding was especially warm....more like summer at 80 degrees (in May!!). As I fly back and forth between Michigan and Rhode Island to shoot weddings, the good weather seems to follow me in that anywhere I'm working, the weather is gorgeous.

Casey and Karl were married at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI. It's breathtaking, on a cliff overlooking the ocean and the Pell bridge. Casey's hair and makeup were by the fabulous Allison Barbera and team, who makes the makeup look so incredibly natural, and Casey's hair held the entire evening. The beautiful flowers on the arbor, centerpieces on the tables and bouquets were by Sayles Livingston. Exquisite Events was also on site for event design. Lastly, the band Silver Arrow provided the music for both the ceremony and the reception, and it was fantastic. The lead vocalist was incredible! Also, big thank you to my assistant Sara who captured some of the groomsmen and food/detail shots!

All in all, it was a perfect day. Casey and Karl, thank you for having me as your photographer, and have an amazing time in Bora Bora!! Congratulations!

Mallory + Mike's Dearborn Inn Wedding

Mallory + Mike were married on the most beautiful May day...70 and sunny and just perfect. Their wedding was at the historical Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI, and I loved everything about it: the grounds, the brick, the black and white tiled floor, the huge arched windows, the chandeliers....I mean really, it was a photographer's dream! Every time I turned a corner, there was yet another amazing spot to take photos. Thankfully, Mallory + Mike's schedule allowed us ample time to walk the grounds and take amazing photographs that I hope they cherish for the rest of their lives. Here are some of my favorites from the day....Congratulations, Mallory + Mike!!

A big thank you to Heather for capturing the groomsmen photos!

 

 

 

Kaylee's Michigan Senior Pictures

It's May, which means it's almost summer, which means the senior portrait inquiries have started to roll in! Most seniors choose between summer and fall to have their sessions. This summer senior portrait session of Kaylee's is one of my all time favorite summer sessions. The green trees, water, her cute dresses/summer outfits and her sun highlighted hair and tan skin really made this session perfect. I included sooooo many photos in this blog post, because I really couldn't pick any favorites! If you are considering a summer senior portrait session, take a look at Kaylee's photos for an idea of what to expect, as well as some location ideas. As you can see from Kaylee's pictures, you can't really go wrong with parks and lakes :) .

Interested in scheduling a session with me? Email me at caitlinmaloneyphotography@gmail.com for more information on how to book. Session dates are very limited in the summer and go quickly, so don't wait until the last minute to inquire!