ELLE + DAVID | GROSSE POINTE ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT HOME | METRO DETROIT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER


At home engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

Elle and David’s engagement session in their new home in Grosse Pointe was the perfect opportunity to document them where they are most comfortable, interacting with each other and their adorable pets. They bought a house this year and they’re truly making it their home! They’ve infused their style into every bit of the home and it truly shows in Elle’s favorite room with the fireplace that is beautifully decorated.


To tell the full story of their home, I began by capturing them outside of their gorgeous bungalow that was decorated with pumpkins and mums for fall. As I am about to move into my own new home, I understand the significance of capturing each bit as it tells the entire story of their home and displays how they have made it their own.


After enjoying the crisp fall air, we headed inside to pop some champagne to celebrate their engagement! The kitchen smelled like fresh flowers and the smell of sweet peony filled the air. They danced around the kitchen as their cat watched from the doorway. Their cat followed them around most of the time, so keep an eye out for her in the photographs!


They also enjoy coffee together in the morning, so I documented them drinking coffee and talking about future travels with lots of laughter. And of course, before we headed out to Downtown Grosse Pointe, we had to take some photos with their puppy, Leo. He didn’t mind the attention at all and loved cuddling with Elle and David.


As we headed to Downtown Grosse Pointe, we stopped along the waterfront near Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. As the sunset, the warm glow fell on them softly. Then, we were off to one of their favorite places downtown, The Whiskey Six. It’s a place they love, so I loved incorporating it into their photographs! Then, just as the sun was setting below the horizon, we headed to the top of a nearby parking garage to sit and capture the orange glow in the distance. They jumped up on a ledge and joked about what it would be like if they met as teenagers. I know when I met my husband as a teenager we were completely different people, so it’s always fun to reminisce on what that would be like.


I cannot wait to document their wedding at The War Memorial next fall and I know that they’re excitedly anticipating that day!


All my love,


Grosse Pointe engagement photos at home. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Grosse Pointe, Michigan at home engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white engagement photos at home in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple sitting on porch steps at home engagement session in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit engagement photos at home with couple. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Champagne flutes and flowers at home engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Home engagement photos in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Grosse Pointe home engagement photos of couple in kitchen. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple dancing in kitchen during home engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Home engagement photos in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of couple at home in living room. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
At home engagement photos in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement photos featuring pets of couple. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit engagement photos with dog. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement photos in Metro Detroit with dog. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Grosse Pointe engagement photos near lake. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit engagement photos with couple. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple kissing during engagement photos in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Outdoor engagement photos in Michigan summer. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit summer engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Grosse Pointe engagement photos in summertime. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement photos in downtown Grosse Pointe. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit downtown engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
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Couple at sunset on Grosse Pointe rooftop. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

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