We are so grateful for our career as Michigan wedding photographers. It has taken us to places we never thought we would go and allowed us to meet with some incredible couples. Their love stories and journies through life together are adventures we will never forget. And the friendships we create last far beyond the wedding day. We typically encourage our couples to pick a location that is unique and meaningful to them and have even tossed out the idea of an “airplane hangar engagement session” to couples as a suggestion, not really expecting to ever shoot in one. So when James told us he was a pilot and he and Kiersten were considering doing their engagement session at the airplane hangar at Western Michigan University College of Aviation in Battle Creek, we about did a backflip.
Airplane Hangar Engagement
Kiersten and James went all out for this. Their outfits were absolutely stunning. Kiersten’s hair and makeup were gorgeously styled by the amazing Kristin of Beauty by KVB. (As a side note, we HIGHLY recommend Kristin for hair and makeup!) And they even picked out vintage luggage from an antique store in Grand Rapids. All the little details added up to an incredible engagement session. It’s really not hard to see why they were published so quickly! Our second location after the airplane hangar engagement shoot was the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center. This is not only one of our favorite buildings in Battle Creek but one of our favorite buildings in Michigan. The elegant stone architecture reminds us more of a building we would find in downtown Chicago than mid-Michigan! The sophisticated style and class fit the well dressed Kiersten and James perfectly.
Kiersten & James
Kiersten and James, thank you so much for allowing us to photograph your engagement session! You both were incredibly fun to work with and this engagement session is one we will be talking about for years to come! Especially since your sneak peek broke our email inbox the following morning! It was the first time we were approached about publishing a gallery before finishing the gallery! We cannot wait to see you both again on your wedding day. Which will probably get published too with all the amazing ideas you both have! Here is a small sample of the highlights from this amazing engagement session!