KELLY + NATHAN | IN-HOME ENGAGEMENT SESSION | DETROIT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER


Engagement session in-home in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

It was a beautiful, sunny fall afternoon when I arrived at Kelly and Nathan’s home. Their cozy apartment was filled with warmth, love, and lots of cats! They have three absolutely adorable cats, who are the most gentle and kind cats I’ve ever met. Kelly and Nathan are no different! These two are some of the most down to earth people I’ve met.


Their session looked much like a typical day for them would be like, okay well not an entire day, but little glimpses of the things they enjoy doing together. They played with their cats and enjoyed a glass of sparkling white wine. I kept calling it Champagne but they kindly reminded me that Champagne is specific to the location, or rather the province of Champagne. These two are extremely knowledgeable about wine and I love learning from them! They both work at Michigan By The Bottle and Nathan even wants to be a sommelier one day. How cool is that? They also want to own their own land and vineyard and I cannot wait to see that dream come true! I will definitely be buying their wine!


After sipping on some bubbly, these two braved the crisp fall air for some photographs in their courtyard. They truly enjoy the outdoors, and while this wasn’t as exciting as hiking in the woods or climbing a mountain, it was fun to see them interact, be silly, and make each other laugh.


Just before their session ended we headed back inside for some warmth and Nathan brewed some green tea. They sat in their favorite chairs, enjoyed the warm sunlight setting, and played with their cats. Again just in their element. I enjoyed being a fly on the wall, or as close to it, as I documented them talking about their futures together. As I captured them, we chatted, too. We shared our love of vegan food and all things natural. They even let me taste some of their jackfruit seed butter and let me tell you, it was incredible!


I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in August. Their wedding will be relaxed, just their style, and I’m looking forward to capturing the rawness of their day.


All my love,


Lifestyle photography capturing couple at home with cat. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple with cat for engagement session at home. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple looking out window at home engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple laughing during engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and brown cat at home engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white of cat in window in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple sharing champagne toast on couch at home. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple drinking champagne at home together. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Casual engagement session at home with couple. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit home engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of couple relaxing at home for engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit engagement session at home. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Metro Detroit engagement session with couple hugging. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Outdoor engagement session photos in Metro Detroit. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Couple touching noses during engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Laughing couple during casual engagement photos. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement photography in Metro Detroit with couple at home. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Outdoor engagement session in Metro Detroit with couple at home. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Silhouette of couple and cat at home in black and white. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Cats at home for engagement session with couple. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of couple with cats at home engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement session with cats. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement session with cats. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Engagement session with cats. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of couple with cats during home engagement session. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

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