HANNAH + JEFF | SUNNY SUMMER ENGAGEMENT SESSION | STONY CREEK METRO PARK

This sunny summer engagement session at Stony Creek Metro Park was so fun and relaxed. If you are looking for a perfect natural environment for your photographs in Metro Detroit, Stony Creek offers a variety of scenery, including woods, fields, and beaches. When photographing couples I love to get a variety of photographs, including documenting different emotions and locations. I also aim to incorporate couples' interests, hobbies, or passions into their photographs.


Hannah and Jeff decided that the most significant thing that they could incorporate into their photographs was their dog, Potter. Potter was recently and unexpectantly rescued and I could tell by watching them interact with each other that there is so much love there. Potter's tag says "Who rescued who?" and I think that's perfect! My husband and I have a rescue pup as well. I think that just as much as an owner rescues a dog, the dog provides so much love and joy to the owner that it makes you truly wonder, who rescued who?


But, back to Hannah and Jeff! It was a beautiful evening filled with laughter. I tell my couples before their session not to stress about posing or how they are going to look in photographs. I keep my couples constantly interacting with one another so that it is relaxed and comfortable. My desire is for their focus to be on one another, not on me or my camera. I truly believe that it is my job as a photographer to direct my couples in a way that makes them feel natural, confident, and comfortable when I'm documenting them. So, we totally had fun with it! They danced around, giggled, whispered sweet nothings, and even got their feet wet on the beach at the end. I love the light-hearted splashing, so playful!


All my love,


Dog at Stony Creek Metro Park in Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple walking through fields at Stony Creek Metro Park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple holding hands at Stony Creek Metro park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Lifestyle engagement photos at Stony Creek Metro Park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Lifestyle engagement session with couple at Stony Creek Metro Park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple at Stony Creek Metro Park sunset by the lake. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Stony Creek Metro Park lifestyle engagement photography with couple. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple standing by lake at Stony Creek Metro Park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Stony Creek Metro Park engagement session by the lake. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Stony Creek Metro Park engagement session by the lake. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Stony Creek Metro Park engagement session by the lake. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple wading in water at Stony Creek Metro Park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple wading in water at Stony Creek Metro Park. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Stony Creek Metro Park engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography
Stony Creek Metro Park engagement session at sunset. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography

If you are planning your engagement session and need some outfit inspiration, you can check out my Pinterest outfit inspiration board here: https://www.pinterest.com/nicoleleannephoto/engagement-outfits/

Also, if you’d like some more tips and inspiration check out this blog that I wrote! It has a list of frequently asked questions along with tips/inspiration to help you plan out your photographs. You can check it out here: https://www.nicoleleanne.com/post/tips-for-planning-your-ideal-engagement-session-frequently-asked-questions-metro-detroit-mi

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I'm a down-to-earth, honest soul capturing Detroit weddings and elopements. I document couples who desire raw and timeless imagery in Michigan and beyond. While I focus the majority of my passion and engery into weddings, I also document lifestyle and branding sessions while offering education to new and seasoned photographers. 

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