Austen proposed to Stephanie in May at one of their favorite places... Disney! When she contacted me to set up a summer engagement session she wanted photos taken on campus at Oakland University where they first met and recently graduated from, as well as photos at the beautiful historic mansion where they happen to work. I was super excited about the opportunity to shoot at Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens- what a gorgeous place! And when I met this adorable couple I was even more excited. Stephanie has such a bubbly personality, and Austen was a real champ for putting up with us as we took a crazy amount of photos all over the grounds! Here are some of my favorites, and I'll do my best to narrow it down to a small handful but I'm not making any promises! ;-)
LOVED working with these two and enjoying the beauty of Meadow Brook's amazing gardens!
After finishing up here we went over to Oakland University and visited some of their favorite places on campus including the Elliott Hall of Business and I.T. where it all began!
So happy for these two OU Golden Grizzlies! #WearTheBear
Austen & Stephanie, you guys are super cute together and I love the way you make each other smile! It was so great to meet you both and I'm so happy for you & your engagement!
All professional photos on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens were shot with permission and are used courtesy of Meadow Brook Hall.
A note to friends & family: The images above have been compressed for the web and are not recommended for printing. If you would like copies of these photographs, or would like to view additional photos, please feel free to ask the couple for a link to their full online gallery from which you are able to order high-quality prints. All images are copyrighted material and cannot be used for commercial purposes without written consent by Awakened Light Photography. Thank you! ©2017 Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Nikki Schuler specializes in wedding & portrait photography and is the owner of Awakened Light. Her award-winning work has been featured in several publications. She enjoys instructing photography workshops and resides with her husband & 4 children in a cozy vintage farmhouse in Oxford, Michigan.