Becca & Reuben - West Bloomfield Wedding

Becca and Reuben exchanged vows on a beautiful June day in the backyard of the Mother-of-the-Brides's lakeside West Bloomfield home. The ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg of Congregation Shir Tikvah. I knew Rabbi Arnie and Becca from our trip to Israel in 1998 so it was great to reconnect. Cinder, Becca and Reuben's dog was on hand to be the ring bearer and they were surrounded by family and friends under the chupah.


Jim & Elyse - Bloomfield Hills and Detroit Wedding

Congratulations to Jim and Elyse! They were married in an intimate ceremony at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills and celebrated with family and friends at the Roostertail in Detroit a few weeks later. My favorite moment was the flower girls, Jordyn and Leah (Jim's twin granddaughters) picking up all the petals after the ceremony because they were always taught to clean up after themselves. Too cute!


Congrats Christine & Jesse!

Here's a quick animation from Christine & Jesse's wedding last weekend. More to come soon!
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Drew's Crofoot Bar Mitzvah Photography

Drew and I got to celebrate together. He became a Bar Mitzvah on the day that I entered my 30s. Being his Bar Mitzvah photographer at my home congregation (Temple Shir Shalom) and partying at the Crofoot, was actually a great way to distract me from the fact that I'm no longer in my 20s. It was a beautiful March evening as guests were invited to "Just Drew It!"


Portrait Session - Molly

Molly wanted some fun photos to display at her upcoming Bat Mitzvah so we went downtown and created some great portraits on the riverwalk and the Dequindre Cut Greenway. Even though it was close to 100 degrees outside, she kept her cool and posed like a pro.


Crofoot Pontiac Bat Mitzvah

Previously unpublished slideshow from Marla's Bat Mitzvah at Beth Shalom and The Crofoot in Pontiac. The portraits at the synagogue were taken by me (Brett) and the party was photographed for me by photographer Melissa Herndon who I use to photograph events when I'm double booked.

Youthville Detroit Bar Mitzvah

Previously unpublished slideshow of Ryan's Bar Mitzvah at Temple Israel and Youthville Detroit. They did a great job transforming the space at Youthville and everyone had a great time playing hockey and dancing with Star Trax.


Ben - 1 year portraits

Here are some of my favorites from a recent portrait session with one-year-old Ben.


Ellen & Phil - wedding photography

Some of my favorite photos from Ellen & Phil's wedding. They have been together since high school and despite the many knots Phil had tied in his days sailing, there was one knot still to tie... They had a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Orchard Lake Country Club. Despite a few early drizzles, they were able to have their ceremony outdoors, on the lake. To top it off, a full double rainbow (like this one) appeared during the reception. That has to be good luck! The Killer Flamingos kept the party rocking all night. It was a pleasure to work with Carolyn from the China Closet again (twice this summer!).


182:365 Home 9.21.10


For the past 4 years, I've been trying to figure out what to do with this side of my backyard. It's next to the garage and has pretty much grown over with ivy. Matilda enjoys the occasional swing here and I put up the privacy fence last summer, but other than that, It just sits there. Maybe I'll get around to doing something next year.

On a technical note, I use 9 different exposures to composite this photos. Fun with photoshop!