LeeAnn & Tylor

If you guys know me, you know I LOVE rooftop sessions. Something about them just gives me life and I don't know if I will ever stop going... probably not. LeeAnn and Tylor are two people who are very casual and laid-back and are able to have a good time just about anywhere. So for their engagement session, of course naturally we headed into Downtown Detroit, Michigan to take some beautiful photos on a rooftop garage and around the city.

Laid-back Engagement Session in Downtown Detroit

For this rooftop engagement session, we made our way over to my favorite rooftop garage: The Z Parking Garage. Trust me, this has some of the best views of the city and is a location that I love to bring my couples who are looking for big open space in the middle of Downtown Detroit. Before any session, I always ask my couples if they have a certain "vibe" that they're going for. This just gives me a better idea on what to capture and what my couples want out of their session. I was pleasantly surprised when LeeAnn and Tylor gave me full creative freedom and trusted me completely throughout this entire process. I've said it before, but I absolutely LOVE when my couples give me this freedom. I am really able to play around and get creative which are sometimes when some of my best photos happen.

Once we finished on the rooftop, we made our way back down to wander around the streets of Downtown Detroit. Usually that's how my sessions in the city tend to go because there are ALWAYS amazing photo locations in the city and we really get to shoot at wherever comes natural to us. As it starts getting darker, this is usually when my couples decide to call it, however for LeeAnn and Tylor they were down for the adventure! Since it was getting darker, I was able to break out my flash! This was probably the first engagement session that I had to bring my flash out because it was so dark but I was HERE for it. In all honesty, LeeAnn and Tylor were so open to everything that it almost seemed like there was no end. They were just so happy to be there and everything went so perfectly, I was the one that had to call it quits for the night but I technically could have been there all night. The photos with all the bikes are right in front of the Shinola Hotel (a gorgeous place to stay or have a wedding!). We ended the night at The Belt, an alleyway that is very well known in Detroit. Filled with so much architecture and art, it's the central hub for photos so I tend to try and avoid this location BUT for LeeAnn and Tylor I couldn't resist.

Overall the engagement session was just perfect and LeeAnn and Tylor were the PERFECT couple to shoot for. They were so laid-back and open and fun to be around and I had such an amazing time.

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