Julie + Mike | Meadowbrook Engagement Session

September 12, 2011 |  by  |  Engagement  |  Share

Julie and Mike were referred to us by one of our favorite couples, Elizabeth & Sam, who are some of the nicest people we know. So it’s no surprise that we found Julie & Mike to be just as friendly and easy to work with.  Julie & Mike chose to do their e-session at Meadowbrook Hall. This 88,000 square foot estate was the home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, the widow of an auto baron.  In addition to the enormous Tudor-revival home, there’s also acres of beautiful grounds that make this a great location for photography.   Julie & Mike upgraded their wedding package to include a longer e-session and guestbook, so I’m blogging a few more photos than normal because we took a LOT and therefore have a lot of favorites!
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meadowbrook engagement session 07 Julie + Mike | Meadowbrook Engagement Session

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Love their expressions here!

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We had a great time exploring a new place for this session, and we didn’t have any trouble while we were on the grounds.  However, I have recently learned that in the weeks since we photographed Julie & Mike, Meadowbrook has instituted a strict new policy regarding photographers.  Unless you are a bride actually having your wedding at Meadowbrook Hall, you are not allowed to bring a professional photographer on the grounds with you for wedding or e-session photos.  Meadowbrook is just the latest in a series of venues that are really cracking down on photography.  The venues do have some good reasons for the new restrictions.  In fact, I will be dedicating a blog post about this in a few days, because we get a lot of questions from our clients about where to have their engagement session.

But back to Julie & Mike!  They were so fun to work with and we are looking forward to their wedding this Saturday.  See you both soon!