When I met Eric back in August, it was for a quick interview about their wedding. He is heading up a lot of the planning as Shaelyn is finishing up vet school way out in Iowa! The lucky lady has a very involved finace! She was in town this week so it was great timing do get an engagement session in. It was off to the east side of the state this time for my second "day trip" in the week before Christmas. Smooth sailing, albeit a bit COLD, but our indoor location, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, made that no problem at all!
I'm not always partial to shooting so much indoors. The museum is awesome, though, and even without a lot of available light for non-flash photography (which I prefer of course :), we had a lot of things to use! I would have loved to have been able to try some off-camera flash, but it wasn't in the cards with time and space constriction (the museum was busier than we expected!), but we made it work. Even though the car section of the museum was under construction (much to Eric's disappointment!), we had a lot of other photo opportunities. We finished up our time at the Henry Ford in the well-lit hallways, and got some of my favorite images of the day!
One more stop before I headed back to West Michigan; the place Eric proposed to Shae. I love it when you can add that extra touch of meaning to a photo shoot! They showed some love for alma mater SVSU and finished up our session, chilly but satisfied. Thanks to the two of you, I'm very much looking forward to your wedding in October!
|^I was in awe at the size of these trains! Dating back to the 1800s, some of them!|
|^The museum was a lot busier than it looked in this shot!|
|^They are such a cute couple!|
|^Navigating to our next stop in the museum.|
|^This is just awesome! Such a cool perspective shot!|
|^The bus Rosa Parks road on.|
|^Ahhh, natural light again :-)|
|^We dodged out in to this cute courtyard for a few shots. Cold, but love how Shae's hair was blowing!|
|^Coolest room ever... but we weren't allowed to go up the stairs. This will have to do.|
|^Looked like a little bus or train station. And there's my "&" again!|
|^The hallways were GORGEOUS. Absolutely love it.|
|^Ahhh overcast, how I love you!|
|^We are right across from the bench where Eric proposed. How sweet!|
|^Great way to end an engagement session!|