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Janae & Reid's Wedding

Janae & Reid's Wedding

Janae and Reid's wedding was one that we had been looking forward to all year long! They were excited about documentary wedding photography, which is what we are known for, that they had become familiar with when I had photographed Reid's sister Erin's wedding years before. It is very special when we have opportunities like this because we are given the blessing to continue photographing within the history of a particular family and reunite with them.  When the wedding day finally arrived, it was as we expected. Truly a highlight weddings of the year, filled with love, laughter, joy, emotion and wonderful moments throughout the entire day!

The locations for the beautiful wedding day were Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Detroit for their ceremony and The Colony Club for their reception. 

Photographed by Ray Anthony Iavasile with associates Karen Foster, Jack Scicluna and Nicole Duhaime.


Sarah & Keith's Wedding

Sarah & Keith's Wedding

Sarah and Keith walked into our lives and into our hearts one day about a year before their wedding date to meet and discuss the possibility of having us photograph their wedding day in Detroit. Needless to say, we hit it off and soon got to know that this couple had incredibly fun, playful and happy-go-lucky personalities.  We first experienced this at their engagement session.  We basically came along for the ride while Sarah and Keith had a blast goofing around with each other! We knew then that their wedding day was going to be extraordinary!  Sure enough, it was! Look through the photos and you will see for yourselves! This was undoubtedly among the funnest weddings we had the honor to photograph in 2017!

Sarah and Keith chose unique locations that were firsts for us: The Foundation Hotel in Detroit for getting ready, Eastern Market - Shed 5 in Detroit for their ceremony, and The Eastern (near the Eastern Market) for their reception. Their floral was provided by Parsonage Flowers, their wedding cake by Sweet Heather Anne, and their entertainment by DJ Mike.

Photographed by Ray Anthony Iavasile with associates David Yarnall, Karen Foster and Nicole Duhaime.


Tanya & Nick's Wedding

Tanya & Nick's Wedding

Tanya and Nick's wedding was one that had everything a documentary style wedding photographer could ask for: a wonderful story about a beautiful bride and a handsome groom, loving parents, plenty of love and emotion in the air, a fun wedding party, and a day that flowed seamlessly.  There were soft white clouds agains the blue sky above picturesque Orchard Lake and the weather felt more like an early autumn day!  It was a perfect day for an outdoor, lakeside wedding ceremony!

The entire day was photographed at Orchard Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake, Michigan. The couple had a stringed quartet playing during their ceremony and the talented Nicholas Hardy of The Elysium Experience entertain their guests during the reception. Their flowers were designed by The Petal Lady. 

Photography by Ray Anthony Iavasile with associates Karen Foster and Nicole Duhaime


Evita & Keshav's Wedding

Evita & Keshav's Wedding

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Esra & Jerry's Wedding

Esra & Jerry's Wedding

Esra & Jerry's wedding was to be our first of the year for the 2017 season. We had learned that the couple first met a few years earlier, working as extras on the set of the Detroit filmed Batman movie "Justice League." We were honored that they commissioned us to photograph their continuing love story on their wedding day which included various personal touches that made their day very unique.  The couple included their beloved Akita dog "Gus" to walk down the aisle during the ceremony.  They even commemorated their first meeting by posing as Batman as they were introduced to their guests at dinner. 

The day began for Esra and the girls at the Antonino Salon in Birmingham, Michigan, just down the street from The Barber Pole, where Jerry was getting a fresh shave with the groomsmen. The ceremony and reception took place at the Planterra of West Bloomfield. Mike Staff Productions provided DJ and entertainment services and their beautiful wedding cake was crafted by Patisserie Parmentier. 

Photographed by Ray Anthony Iavasile with associates Karen Foster, Jack Scicluna and Nicole Duhaime.