I have met and photographed many couples over my 30 year career, but only a handful of them have made an impression on me quite like Sharon and Justin. Sharon and Justin are a very special couple. Their love for one another, the closeness they have to their families and the high regard they have from their friends is incredible. Why would this have an impact on me as their wedding photographer? Because it provided me with unlimited opportunities to photograph authentic, emotion-filled, genuine moments from the beginning of the day until it ended. When the wedding day was over, I was amazed at how quickly the day had flown by even though our time exceeded 15 hours of photography!
Sharon and Justin’s day began at the Sheraton Novi for getting ready photos. Karen Foster was Justin’s dedicated photographer, and I photographed Sharon and the bridesmaids. Prior to going to the church for their wedding ceremony, both were chauffeured separately to each parents’ home for prayer ceremonies, surrounded by family and friends. The couple would finally see one another when Sharon walked the aisle to join Justin at the altar at Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit. After photos around downtown Detroit, including a stop at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the historic Guardian Building, the entire wedding party joined family and guests at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Prior to the grand entrance, Sharon changed into new attire for the celebration!
The wedding was flawlessly and meticulously planned by Rupali and Samm of UTSAV Planners. Additional photographers included Jack Scicluna and Alex Norton.