A great wedding - Amy and Ryan, with a Detroit Urban Shoot and a trip to the Sterling Heights Fire Station

Amy and Ryan had a great wedding September 25th .The ceremony was held at the St Peter's Catholic Church in Mt Clemens. We had so much fun for the romantics - Ryan is a firefighter at the Sterling Heights Station and we had to make a stop there.  I love it when we can make our romantics more personal..

Then off to a fun Detroit urban shoot at the Tiger by Comerica Park, The Fox and Hart Plaza.I have to admit Ryan and the guys did something I have never seen before - he was hoised up by his groomsmen and then hung into the Tigers teeth and just hung up there for awhile !

The reception was held at Zucaros on 21 and Gratiot where everyone had a fantastic time

Check out our FaceBook fanpage for a great video - these are not playing as well on the blog - so check it out htere!

Please copy nad past the following link!

www.facebook.com/wallyspicephotography?v=app_2392950137&ref=ts#!/video/video.php?v=1638315123888

Or = the FB symbol on this blog will get to to our Fanpage then scroll down to the video!

Amy and Ryan at the Sterling Heights Fire Station, Wally Spice Photography

Amy and Ryan a the Sterling Heights Fire Station, Wally Spice Photography

Ryan hanging by the fangs of the Tiger at Comerica Park in Detoit, Wally Spice Photography

Amy and Ryan & wedding party at Detroit Hart Plaza, Wally Spice Photography

Amy ans Ryan walking by the Fox Theater in Detroit, Wally Spice Photography

Amy and Ryan at the fountain at Hart Plaza, Detoit, Wally Spice Photography

New Marketing Ideas

Our new SIGN in a  Taupe damask design We are so exciting to be working on some new designs for our marketing materials to co-ordinate a little with our  web site.  We have a new sign ordered for our Bridal Show this weekend and lots of little "Skinny Mini" cards that have our info on one side and all different images on the other.  I am nor working on some fliers with a great promotion for our bridal show.

Bridal Show Flier - Enjoy Image

Here's another version

Bridal show flier with special

If you have any ideas, we'd love your comments.

We have a Bridal Show this weekend!!!

We are so excited to have a booth in the Perfect Wedding Guide's bridal show next Sunday - at Petruzzellos in Troy - (OMG - that's in 1 week!). We haven't done a bridal show in over 10 years... Working hard on marketing and promotional pieces - I like to design these myself, love it, but tend to take forever on every little thing....Come say HI! Tickets are free if you sign up online.

Marissa and Diedrich's Wedding 8-21-10 at the Detreoti Zoo and the Detroit Athletic Club

Wally was the main photographer for  Marisa and Diedrich who were married Aug 21st at the Detroit Zoo.

Please visit our Facebook Fan Page for the animoto slideshow

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1581734309403

They first met each other in the Butterfly house and then enjoyed some fun romantics there and on the grounds on a tram. We especially loved the polar bear exhibit and the bear fountain. The ceremony took place in the Nautilus... room in front of the butterfly house.

8-21-meet Detroit Zoo Butterfly house

We enjoyed the tram and roamed around the zoo some- especially the polar bear Exhibit at the Artic Ring of Life and the  Fountain. A few drops of rain, but not enough to keep everyone from enjoying.

The ceremony took place in the Nautilus room in front of the butterfly house. This was the weekend of the Woodward Dream Cruise so joined in some fun while traveling by trolley on the way to the fabulous Detroit Athletic Club for a great reception.

We were able to enjoy the fireworks after the Tigers game from the rooftop. A great wedding.

Meghan and Nic 8-14-2010

Julie had a great time photographing Meghan and Nic's wedding on August 14, 2010. Their ceremony was at Hope United Church of Christ and their reception was at Tina's Country House. Julie had photographed her sister's wedding a year ago. Take a look a their video  from our Facebook Fan Page at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wally-Spice-Photography/109141840457?v=app_2392950137&ref=ts#!/video/video.php?v=1573479503038

They also had an album of images on our Facebook Fan PAge at

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5417018&id=109141840457&ref=fbx_album#!/album.php?aid=212872&id=109141840457

Here are a few favorites

Welcome to our new Website/Blog - for Wally Spice Photography

Welcome to our new website/blog - we are so excited and proud to finally have it live and active. This is a hybrid between a regular website, adding some flash in the galleries and headers and the Wordpress blog I have had since 2006. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems, and the "merge" was certainly a challenge. A big THANK YOU goes to Chris Hebert, for all her help in actually making it work! A thank you also to Brian and Dawn for all their help in molding the various versions of our websites and blogs over the many years!

Now we will still be tweaking and adding to this site to continue to improve on it and make it grow.  We will also be populating some of the galleries that are not yet complete and hope to soon add another larger section for our growing endeavor in High School Senior photography!

So stay tuned as we continue to grow, but this is a huge step in rebuilding and growing Wally Spice Photography!

Be sure to take a look at our face book fan page, by clicking on the F symbol for some of our interim activity. We will be updating this also.

ENJOY!! and please feel free to give us your input!!

Thank You Wally and Julie

Happy St Patrick's Day - new fliers for the Detroit Zoo "Say I DO- at the Zoo" - by Wally Spice Photography

Happy St Patrick's day everyone - ENJOY! I just got back from the Detroit Zoo and it was packed already - great day. I brought them more promotional fliers that I make to help them with their marketing - I l love supporting them - it's a great place for a wedding and lots of other programs they do - "Say I do at the Zoo!"

Fliers for the Detroit Zoo by Wally Spice Photography

Wally Spice Photography - The Knot Best of Weddings 2010

Wally Spice Photography was voted as one of the Knot Best Detroit wedding photography vendors by recent brides who use and love the Knot. Thank You brides!!

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I love this since it comes from the ratings and votes of local brides and has nothing to do with who has the biggest advertising budget! I really appreciate the vote of confidence - I have the best brides EVER!

Erin and Brock 9-19-09

This is the video for the wedding of Erin and Brock, taken September 19,09. Julie was the main photographer. They met at the house beforehand and enjoyed some fun "Urban" romantics at Hart Plaza, Belle Isle and the back of the Ren Cen.The ceremony and reception were at Tina's Country House.

Erin had babysat Julie's boys when they were younger (she used to live across the street from her). She was able to meet and spend time with Brock when they had her out to Washington DC to photograph some engagement photos. They are truly one of the most "in love" couples I know. It was a joy to photograph their wedding!!! :-)

I apologize that this video is not coming up here - it is on our fan page at www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1286838217185&saved#/pages/Wally-Spice-Photography/109141840457

Happy Hollidays!! Gift ideas!

Hope you are enjoying the preparations for the Holidays coming up. It is not too late to order reprints or even Holiday cards from the images you already have from your wedding or portrait session.  I just a added a new tab to this blog on Specials, Products and pricing take a look at the post on specials for reprints and Holiday cards.

Our web site home page also has a slightly different look, all the new hot links are now active - although we need to work on the spacing for the new 2009 Holiday specials and pricing page.

Jessica and Billi 11-14-09 at the Hope Chapel, Heritage Gardens, and Vintage House

Our wedding last weekend for Jessica and Billi was so fantastic. The ceremony was at the Hope Chapel in Shelby Township - the historic train and beautiful Heritage gardens close by were perfect for our romantics - even as the sun was going down. The evening was topped by a great reception at the Vintage house where everyone had a terrific time.

They are featured on our Facebook Fan page also http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625293805#/pages/Wally-Spice-Photography/109141840457?ref=ts

About this time 2 years ago we did a most fantastic wedding for Annie (Rancillio) and Mark Loughead. We photographed her sister Rachel's wedding earlier too. Annie has been super supportive and recommended us to Jessica and Jim who we just photographed last weekend. It was great to see Annie there. they had one of our Animoto fast paced slideshows too but we weren't into FB yet. So I got out their video, and re-mixed it with out Favorite "Happy" song. Their ceremony was at St Mathew's church in Detroit, we had awesome romantics on Belle Isle and ended the eve with a great reception at Andiamos. Happy Anniversary! (Just a little late)

Julie is in Jamaica photographing a destination wedding!!!!

Julie is a very lucky and happy girl this week. One of her friends,  and his fiance  are getting married on an all inclusive resort in the Montego Bay area of Jamaica on Friday November 6th and flew her down there to photograph the wedding. What an awesome opportunity. I have weddings this weekend so couldn't go but she is thrilled to be there. 2 of her friends, Jill and Dawn also joined her to help! They are having the time of their lives!!!They flew in the Monday before and are scouting out all the great locations - On Tuesday the couple did some para sailing and Julie got to go on the boat to photograph them! - They are being know as their personal photographers for the week!

Montego Bay Jamaica

Click on images to go directly to the entire album on Face book - any one can view these!

Montego Bay Jamaica

Erin and Brock - September 19th

This is a link to the album that Julie posted on her personal site for the wedding she photographed for Erin and Brock Sept 19th. Erin & her family are neighbors to Julie and Erin used to babysit the boys - now Aaron came along to assist as a third photographer. They flew Julie and her youngest son Steven to Washington DC for an engagement session. I will also try to make an Animoto show, I do not have all the images but can use these. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260314900&ref=ts#/album.php?aid=39616&id=1260314900 Click on the photo to get to the album, anyone can see this, you do not have to be a Facebook user.

Erin and Brock, October 17th, 2009  Photographed by Julie Proudfoot

Kathleen and Dennis 10-09-09 at the Roostertail

The wedding of Kathleen and Dennis on 10-09-09 at the Roostertail in Detroit. The Girls got ready at the Greektown Casino Hotel. They had their first special meeting on the stairs of the Roostertail and proceeded to a great Urban Shoot - even in the rain we had a great time. The inside ceremony and reception at the Roostertail, on the Detroit River was very elegant and beautiful. Everyone had a great time.

Coffee Table album comes in for Denise and Mike

I just received the album we ordered for Denise and Mike. They went onto Finao's website (www.finaoonline) and chose a brocade cover with the chocolate leather spine. It really looks awesome. I don't usually show the brocades - but was pleasantly surprised at how terrific it looks. This is only a 28 sides album - so this shows it can be done! (I am known for albums in the 50-70 sided category) - and it certainly tells the complete story of their day with their favorite images. FINAO Album cover for Denise and Mike 8-25-08

This is a link to the slideshow of the album design

SLIDESHOW - Denise and Mike - album design

Wedding Weekend in Louisville Kentucky for Chris and Selam September 4,5,6 2009

We enjoyed a great wedding weekend in Louisville Kentucky for our friends Chris and Selam. The rehearsal dinner was at Churchill Downs, with a tour and the wedding and fun reception at their local Orthodox Church.It was also great to see Kelly and... Mike, we photographed their wedding last month. I worked with Jim VL and his daughter Taylor and we had a lot of fun also. Taylor loves horses and follows the Kentucky Derby every year - she really loved to tour of Churchill Dpwns. It really was interesting. The images in this album were only taken by Wally Spice. Jim took a lot also, setting up his studio lights for the formal alter returns and his Photo booth that Taylor ran all evening, etc.

The album on my facebook profile, that anyone can see is at: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=630682&l=06b1778a75&id=1417072807

This is the video from some of my favorite images.

Vote for Wally Spice Photography in the "4 the best - Detroit" contest, Photography section! - See the great testimonials our satisfied clients wrote!

We have been nominated for the "4 the best - Detroit" in the photography category!Thank you to those of you that have already voted for us! Please vote for us if you have not already done so. http://wdiv.cityvoter.com/wally-spice-photography/biz/52278 Wally Spice Photography in Detroit- 4 The Best - Detroit :: Click On Detroit Vote for Wally Spice Photography - "4 the best Detroit"

I love some of the great comments and testimonials some of my great clients have left: I will copy and paste them here - but you can see them on the site also.

Wally photographed my wedding at the Detroit Zoo. She caught some amazing images of myself, my husband, and our bridal party with some zoo animals, and she managed to also a lot of small intimate moments as well. I can't believe how beautiful our photos turned out, and I will have them to remember our day with our family and friends forever. Wally was a joy to work with throughout our planning and the day of our wedding -- creative, kind, flexible, and really committed to capturing our day. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants stellar photographs taken by a really talented photographer. Posted by: S Decker, 8/4/2009

She was my wedding photographer and she was amazing she went well over and beyond what I thought. I love her style of pictures and I have pictures of everything she didn't miss not one special moment of my special day and I will always be grateful for that. Posted by: Heidi S., Yesterday

Wally is truly a gem! She did an amazing job with our wedding 3 years ago. She is very personable and easy to work with. I recommend her to all of my friends! Posted by: Wendy R., 8/4/2009

I have seen a lot of her work, she does awesome urban shots, brings out the personality of the couple, and reflects there special day with the individual style of the couple. it is all about them! and that is how it should be Posted by: mangosteengirl, 8/3/2009

Excellant service , beautiful pictures Posted by: lebeckl, 7/21/2009

Great people to work with! Posted by: pandunn2, 7/21/2009

Absolutely customer friendly and professional with outstanding results. Posted by: buzzboy, 7/2/2009

Wally and Julie are amazing! They take beautiful images and are so much fun to work with. Their creatvitiy and energy really helps create really awesome shots that capture the memories of the moment. Posted by: lekili17, 7/29/2008

Wally did our wedding 5 years ago and the bridal party still talks about how great our photographer was to work with! I loved how everything turned out....Wally Spice was WONDERFUL to work with! Posted by: Amanda Lynn, 7/18/2008

This Mother and Daughter team are awesome! The images are exceptional and the ladies are the best to work with! Posted by: , 8/30/2007

THANK YOU so much everyone - we REALLY appreciate. We got 5 stars from all of you. We love what we do - it is a privilege and and honor to capture these moments for you to last a lifetime!

Vote for Wally Spice Photography in the "4 the best - Detroit" contest, Photography section! - See the great testimonials our satisfied clients wrote!

We have been nominated for the "4 the best - Detroit" in the photography category!Thank you to those of you that have already voted for us! Please vote for us if you have not already done so. http://wdiv.cityvoter.com/wally-spice-photography/biz/52278 Wally Spice Photography in Detroit- 4 The Best - Detroit :: Click On Detroit

Vote for Wally Spice Photography - "4 the best Detroit"

I love some of the great comments and testimonials some of my great clients have left: I will copy and paste them here - but you can see them on the site also.

Wally photographed my wedding at the Detroit Zoo. She caught some amazing images of myself, my husband, and our bridal party with some zoo animals, and she managed to also a lot of small intimate moments as well. I can't believe how beautiful our photos turned out, and I will have them to remember our day with our family and friends forever. Wally was a joy to work with throughout our planning and the day of our wedding -- creative, kind, flexible, and really committed to capturing our day. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants stellar photographs taken by a really talented photographer. Posted by: S Decker, 8/4/2009

She was my wedding photographer and she was amazing she went well over and beyond what I thought. I love her style of pictures and I have pictures of everything she didn't miss not one special moment of my special day and I will always be grateful for that. Posted by: Heidi S., Yesterday

Wally is truly a gem! She did an amazing job with our wedding 3 years ago. She is very personable and easy to work with. I recommend her to all of my friends! Posted by: Wendy R., 8/4/2009

I have seen a lot of her work, she does awesome urban shots, brings out the personality of the couple, and reflects there special day with the individual style of the couple. it is all about them! and that is how it should be Posted by: mangosteengirl, 8/3/2009

Excellant service , beautiful pictures Posted by: lebeckl, 7/21/2009

Great people to work with! Posted by: pandunn2, 7/21/2009

Absolutely customer friendly and professional with outstanding results. Posted by: buzzboy, 7/2/2009

Wally and Julie are amazing! They take beautiful images and are so much fun to work with. Their creatvitiy and energy really helps create really awesome shots that capture the memories of the moment. Posted by: lekili17, 7/29/2008

Wally did our wedding 5 years ago and the bridal party still talks about how great our photographer was to work with! I loved how everything turned out....Wally Spice was WONDERFUL to work with! Posted by: Amanda Lynn, 7/18/2008

This Mother and Daughter team are awesome! The images are exceptional and the ladies are the best to work with! Posted by: , 8/30/2007

THANK YOU so much everyone - we REALLY appreciate. We got 5 stars from all of you. We love what we do - it is a privilege and and honor to capture these moments for you to last a lifetime!

The Wedding of Lisa and Eric 8-8-09

Julie was the main photographer for us for the wedding of Lisa and Eric on 8-8-09. The enjoyed an urban shoot in the beautiful & dry lobby and ballroom of the Book Cadillac in Detroit and then had a great outdoor ceremony and reception at he Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyons.

If you are a FaceBook user -see their album on out Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/wally.spice?v=feed&story_fbid=122267458971#/album.php?aid=113357&id=109141840457 There are about 82 images here from their wedding that you are free to tag if you wish.