Cameron + Tara

Cameron + Tara have a fun love story. They initially met at a soccer game. They were strangers, but Cameron asked Tara to take a picture of him with famous Tiger’s reporter-Shannon Hogan. They chatted briefly, but then kept bumping into each other at random places. Bars, concerts, festivals and so forth. They eventually began dating, and then two years later got engaged. Thanks Shannon Hogan.

I had the honor of also photographing their engagement session earlier this year. At the very beginning of the session I asked them to look towards each other. After making eye contact, Cameron choked up. I remember him saying something along the lines of not thinking he would crack that early. I thought he was kidding, that he had gotten the wind or sun in his eyes and that was what was causing them to water. But he wasn't. He was genuinely overcome with emotion just from looking over at his bride to be. At that moment, I fell head over heels for these guys and have been waiting ever so patiently for their wedding to approach.

Cameron + Tara and their guests celebrated their winter wedding at Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township, Michigan. Tara wore vintage furs given to her by both her and Cameron’s moms and Cameron dressed in traditional Scottish attire. Cranberries and wreathes and evergreen garnishes decorated the tables and cake, but the best part of the day was being a witness to their first look. All of the nerves and emotions and affirmations come out in that single moment. Congratulations Cameron + Tara, thank you for closing out an incredible 2016 with me.