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I was invited to show some of my photos last night at the annual Fine Arts night at Orion Oaks Elementary school, a 600+ pupils school. I did not know what to expect but I was happy I participated. There were 33 artists of different genres, from African dance, to clay figures and pottery, music performances, storytelling, fashion, painting – and even recycled robot art. There was also a student art show with beautiful work from the children who attend Orion Oaks Elementary. Hallways and classrooms were packed. It was great to see all these young children (and their parents) get exposed to arts. Hopefully many of them will be inspired and become artists in the near future.
I recently had the pleasure of taking e-session photos of Vjola and Ardit. They live in Troy but we shot their engagement photos in Bloomfield Hills. The weather that day was a typical Michigan November cold but we were glad it was sunny. I was lucky because some of the posing ideas came from the bride-to-be. They haven’t known each-other for too long, but you could feel the love they share. And, of course, the beautiful Michigan fall foliage at Cranbrook Gardens made this engagement session even more romantic. Vjola was a bit shy – actually now that I think about it, they both were – but in the end ended up being carried away by her soon to be husband.
I had a great time taking engagement photos of Becky and Lirjon – not only because they’re such a good-looking couple but because I connected with them very quickly and they made my job much easier. This couple met in mid-town Detroit (the Woodbridge neighborhood) so, naturally, they wanted to take some photos there, as well as other places around Detroit and Wayne State University where they both studied. Christian faith plays a big role in their life so I tried to show that through some of the photos I took. Lirjon is very passionate about soccer (although him and I are not fans of the same team:) ) and Becky supports it. We also went to Belle Isle in Detroit where we were able to take some great sunset and silhouette photos for their engagement session. At first Lirjon was a bit shy about kissing his bride-to-be in front of me but soon his love for her took over.