I was so excited when Erin, a 2008 bride (you may remember her beautiful fall wedding at the River Birch Lodge) referred her friend Shannon to me. Shannon is a Michigan native who now lives in California and is on the staff at the sublime French Laundry restaurant. She and her fiance, Chris, are planning an August wedding in Michigan, and we had the pleasure of shooting their engagement portraits when they were in town during the holidays. (I think it must be easier to love the cold weather when you live in California. We would have gladly gone out West for the session, but had we done so, we would have missed Shannon’s mother’s beautiful home, along with all of the fun that is downtown Birmingham at Christmas.)
Shannon and Chris, we had a wonderful time with you and we’re truly looking forward to your wedding day! Thanks so much for sharing an afternoon with us. We hope you enjoy your photos!