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!
Love their expressions here!
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!