Engagements

Jordan + Claire // The Arb, Ann Arbor Engagement Session

With Jordan + Claire's wedding weekend coming up, I thought it would be fun to feature some of their engagement session photos up on the blog today. I met Claire early last year, when I photographed her brother and sister-in-laws Detroit wedding. She was a bridesmaid in their wedding, and we instantly connected. I can't tell you how thrilled I was when she contacted me a few months later, newly engaged, and ready to start planning her own wedding! 

I met up with Jordan + Claire on a summer morning, at Nichols Arboretum, the location of their first date. Being that this spot was sentimental to them both, I thought it would be the perfect location for their session. All the while it was fun reminiscing about their first date, and they shared stories of their adventure in The Arb. Afterwards we strolled through some their favorite spots in Ann Arbor, around U of M's campus, which is also sentimental, to Claire and her family especially. I'm so looking forward to their wedding day, and capturing even more of Claire's infectious laugh and smile, that Jordan brings out in her in such a perfect way. They are the sweetest couple, and I know their wedding day will be just as amazing. Stay tuned to my facebook page to catch their sneak preview following the wedding. Enjoy! :)

 

Lindsey + Ron // An Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall Engagement Session

It's happening. The weather has cooled down considerably and fall is in the air! Even though it's not officially fall yet, Mother Nature has her own set of plans, and the colors are changing faster than ever! Every year around this time, I get nostalgic. Out of no where I start to remember all of the fall sessions I had the year prior, and start to anticipate the sessions coming in. I met with Lindsey + Ron on a beautiful, fall day in Ann Arbor last year. Everything about that day was perfect. The weather, the temperature, the colors were all on point. There's something truly magical about this time of year here in Michigan. Engagement sessions are great, because it allows me to really get to know my couples, and vice versa. After being together for many years, they're both right where they want to be, and have hit this huge milestone in their lives. Be sure to scroll through for a glimpse at Lindsey's humor about it. ;)

Since this weekend is their wedding weekend, and honestly, who would have thought we would have this much fall color already, I thought it only fitting to showcase their engagement session. Stay tuned to my facebook page Lia Giannotti Photography, to check out their wedding sneak preview coming soon! Happy early fall everyone! <3

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Codey + Taylor // A Summer's Evening Detroit Engagement Session

You know what they say right? Better late than never? Well that's me on posting these photos! ;) 

Last month, Taylor, Codey + I ran off to downtown Detroit to take their engagement photos. It was the most perfect summer evening. The light was amazing, temp just right, and these two really were icing on the cake. I loved their interaction, small spontaneous gestures, the way one would make the other laugh, and just how connected they were. I told them they seemed like they've been together forever. And to top it off, I told them the last shot was their choice, and what did they do without my even expecting it? Codey picked Taylor up and swung her around in the most perfect way possible. It was the mic drop moment of the evening. 

So in honor of this weekend being their official wedding weekend, here are a few favorites from their session. I honestly can't wait to capture their day, and celebrate with them. Hope you enjoy! 

Matt + Kathleen // A Wintry, Holiday Nights Engagement Session // December, 2015

Wow! Has it really been 8 months since I've last blogged?! Ok, so one of my major New Year's business resolutions is to blog on a regular basis. I have so many photos and amazing moments living in my computer, and I need to get them out for all to see. So, hold me accountable everyone.... more blogging in 2017! It will happen!

As the holidays are fast approaching, well, right at the finish line actually, it dawned on me that I never blogged this super fun engagement session I photographed last Christmas. And with this couple's New Year's Eve wedding coming right up, I thought there's no better time than now!

When I met with Matt + Kathleen last year to discuss their wedding day, they wanted to run an idea by me. They had the green light to photograph their session during one of my favorite events of all time, Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. If you're local, you know exactly which event I'm referring to. If you're not, let me just create a vision for you. Every Christmas, The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village transforms itself into a holiday wonderland. You are transported back in time. I was going to try to describe it myself, but no one describes it better than the Henry Ford itself, from their website,

" Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe filled with live music, skating, fireworks and tons of winter wonder during America’s premier celebration of the season. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is like stepping into a Christmas card from the past — the golden glow from candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carolers in the distance, the jangle of sleigh bells. This is how the holidays are supposed to be." 

I mean, doesn't that sound simply magical?! I assure you, it is! So anyways, when Matt + Kathleen asked me if I could do their shoot during this live event, I essentially turned into a kid on Christmas morning, and we set the wheels in motion. Take a look at some of the love + magic we captured that night. It was truly so much fun! And a huge thank you to The Henry Ford for allowing us to capture this vision for the soon to be bride + groom!

Merry Christmas + Happy Holidays from my family to yours! See you more often in 2017! <3

-Lia

 

Huge thank you to The Henry Ford! www.thehenryford.org

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A little Holiday Nights Magic...

Getting ready to deliver this amazing Greenfield Village, Holiday Nights gallery today, and I decided to whip up this little clip for my clients. Hope they love it!