Mary Kate & Matt

Two old souls come together to create beautiful magic for their Summer engagement photos at the Eastern Market.

Summer Engagement Photos

When couples first inquire with me I send out a quick questionnaire to fill out. This questionnaire has questions like "what are your favorite things to do?, what type of music do you like?., etc". I just knew that Mary Kate and Matt were unique and fun people just with their responses. They enjoy old school rock and anything carefree and laid back that matched their personality - which I am ALWAYS here for.

Eastern Market, Bud Light & Rooftop Garages

For their session, we mainly stuck around the Eastern Market area in Detroit, Michigan. Established in the 1800's, the Eastern Market gives the surrounding community an opportunity to share fresh and nutritious food. When it's not filled up with vendors however, the area is the perfect place to take some photos! Accompanied by their adorable pup, Scout, in sessions like these we really focus on the couple to make the magic... not the scenery. Of course as we are running around taking photos, Mary Kate's sister was there keeping watch of Scout so that we could get some solo shots of the lovely couple. One thing that Mary Kate and Matt really wanted to incorporate during their session was beer! They really wanted to have some Bud Light's while hanging out together so that's exactly what we did.

Before ending their session, we made our way over to the Z parking garage which is more the Downtown Detroit area. It's one of my favorite rooftop garage spots, where I take a lot of my couples there (no shame in my game though LOL). You are able to get those beautiful Downtown Detroit city views and we even got to take golden hour shots up there which was just *chefs kiss*. Mary Kate and Matt also really wanted some photos with Ford Field in the background, so of course we had to make sure to sneak in some photos of that too!

As we ended the day, I can't help but look back and reflect at how amazing Mary Kate, Matt AND Scout were. Such fun loving, caring and genuine people that I feel honored to have captured such special memories for them. Just saying though, if you loved these summer engagement photos at Eastern Market then you're going to love this Coffee Shop Couples Session with Leslie + Michael!

Photos By Gayle does more than just take photos of people. Rather, it is capturing moments of LOVE and HAPPINESS. Singing to the skies, dancing in a field, smiles that hurt because they’re so big. There is nothing else I would rather be doing than photographing these unique details that make you and your significant other a couple. If Mary Kate and Matt's photoshoot puts a spark in you, you know where to click <——— right there!


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I am a Destination Elopement Photographer who specializes in weddings, engagements, elopements, and boudoir. I love to travel to new places so if you are looking for a photographer for any of these events, please contact me here and I will be more than happy to get you started on some beautiful photos of your own!