Jesse + Basia

I met Jesse + Basia at a wedding I photographed last year, so when she called me on a Tuesday, to shoot her civil ceremony that coming Sunday, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. They will leave next week for their full celebration in Poland, but I was so glad that they included me in their intimate ceremony on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. 

We were a bit limited on time due to traffic and schedules, but that didn’t stop us from creating some beautiful moments together. Near the end of our time, I asked Jesse to tell me who this woman was in his arms and he replied, “It’s Basia.” I said, "I know her name is Basia, but who IS she.” He paused for a moment staring at her face. His eyes lit up and finally he said “My WIFE.”

Circumstances like this are a reminder to me that even if the light isn’t perfect, and there are time constraints, or its 95 degrees out, love is present and magic will happen. These guys were beautiful and I am so very grateful that they invited me to share this day with them. Congratulations to you both, and have the most amazing time in Poland.