Jeff & Cassandra's Maternity Session & Surprise Proposal!

Metro Detroit, Macomb & St. Clair County Michigan Maternity and Newborn Photographer


I am absolutely in love with everything about this maternity session I did this past October for Jeff and Cass. They were so much fun to work with, and completely surprised me right at the end of their session with an experience I will never forget, and am SO glad I was able to capture for them!

Their session day was the first time I met them, so as we were walking to our first spot I was asking them some questions to get to know them better. One of the questions I asked was if they were married, to which they said no, so I asked if it was in the plans at all, and Cass jokingly replied with, "Well I'm just waiting for Jeff to ask. I'm not sure yet if I'll say yes, though ;)". So we laughed about it and proceeded with our session. Throughout these first photos, Jeff was being really strange about hanging on to his jacket and I couldn't figure out what the deal was. But I shrugged it off and kept going, and captured this first set of photos before we changed locations.

Can I just say, Cass is absolutely gorgeous!

After these photos we changed locations, and Cass headed to the bathroom to change her outfit. While Jeff and I were waiting, he pulled a box out of his jacket pocket and said, "since we're here tonight I figured it would be a good time..." and he showed me the ring and that he was planning to propose! I realized at this point this was why he was clinging to his jacket the whole time lol! We came up with a signal I would give when I was ready for him to make his move, and when he did it was magic. Cass had NO IDEA he was planning this, we all shed a few happy tears, and she said yes!! I get goosebumps every time I look at these photos; I can definitely say this has been the most exciting and memorable session I've photographed to date, and I'm so happy for Jeff & Cass. You can also see his jacket on the ground behind them from when he quickly pulled the box out of his pocket and threw it aside when I gave my signal lol!

This proposal literally could not have gone better than it did; everything worked out so perfectly, even down to the fact that JUST after we took these photos it was completely dark out. Jeff scored some major points making sure this was photographed, as well :) Congratulations Jeff & Cass!

Monika | Class of 2015

Monika is THE definition of school spirit and pride. She is at the top of her senior class, involved in nearly every club, group, society, etc. that you can think of, not to mention part of band, on the tennis team, was on Homecoming Court, and she's thinking of running for president one day. "And," her mom says, "she even has a social life on top of it all!". (I'm sure I probably missed some things, too!) I am extremely impressed by all of her accomplishments so far, and I'm so honored she chose me to take her senior pictures!

We ended up with a beautiful evening and the most awesome sun for her pictures, only after rescheduling 3 times because the weather was so yucky here in Michigan last month. She got in just in time to take advantage of the awesome Fall colors! I'm loving this session set, and it definitely helps when you have a gorgeous model! :)

I LOVE the sun on Monika's red hair! And with the red berries, too! Gorgeous!

Those sparkly silver shoes were to die for!