I promised myself last fall I would do more shoots during golden hour, the hour before the sun sets and the light is soft and the shadows are long. There is something so magical about this time of day. So first golden hour shoot of 2017- Steve and Caiti! Michigan weather has been completely unpredictable this year, and we certainly lucked out with the weather for Steve and Caiti’s engagement session. We picked a weekend in February and decided to just see what mother nature dealt us. Well she was so kind, because we had 60 degrees and sunshine the whole weekend!
Caiti and Steve were looking for more of an urban backdrop and we decided to use Royal Oak, which is turning into one of my favorite places to photograph. As I drove to the shoot I started to notice something a little unexpected along the streets. People were dressed in onesies. You know- the footed pajamas?! As I got closer to downtown and searched for a parking spot, I realized that more of the people than not were wondering around in onesies. We had not been informed that the entire city had been taken over by a onesie bar crawl. I was a little nervous thinking about the boisterousness of the group, but luckily we were able to completely ignore the insanity. And let’s be honest, it kept us laughing as we moved between locations and noticed the insanity of different onesies people were wearing.
We wondered through quiet back allies and rooftop parking garages. Each new street brought different textures and colors that made for the perfect backdrop to capture their playful personalities. Caiti and Steve have a lighthearted, carefree love that keeps them both smiling. It is the kind of love that is honestly infectious, and made me want to go home and hug my own husband a little tighter. They have such an amazing impact on one another. Steve can make Caiti break out into giggles with one word. Caiti gives Steve a sense of peace and calm that made him feel comfortable, even when I was there capturing their every kiss and cuddle.
I am already looking forward to being a part of Caiti and Steve’s downtown Detroit wedding. It is going to be an amazing celebration for two people that were made for each other. Can’t wait to see you two say I do!