What a fun couple! Over the last year of talking with and working with Julie & Cole, I grew more and more excited as this date approached. They did a great job planning their wedding ceremony and reception, we had great weather, and an excellent wedding party! Their wedding ceremony was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalamazoo and the reception was held at CityScape on the Kalamazoo Mall. Check out some of the highlights from their day!
Annie & John were married at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan building in Kalamazoo on June 22, 2019 and it was a beautiful day! After getting ready we took a few photos in the staircase which has a really cool modern industrial look. Then we headed outside for the first look and were met with two fawns playing in front of the ceremony site! The ceremony gave us an amazing blue sky with a light breeze and the reception inside was a playground of shadows and light filtered in through the trees just outside the windows behind the head table. Check out some of the images below!
Congratulations Elaina + Jon! These two love birds were married on June 14, 2019. We started by getting ready at the WMU Fetzer Center, which has a pretty cool suite for the bridesmaids. After the finishing touches, Elaina and Jon decided to do a first look out on the beautiful back deck of the Fetzer Center. We then headed over to the Donald E. Overlander bandshell in Portage, MI for their ceremony. After taking bridal party photos around the park and more on WMU campus, we headed back over to the Fetzer Center for the reception. Check out some highlights from their evening…
I knew from the beginning of their engagement session last year that these two were going to be an amazing couple to work with. Their engagement session and wedding turned out beautifully, not just because of the setting, but because of the energy between these two radiant people. They didn’t forget that this day was about celebrating joy and love, they remembered to laugh and have fun, they were just so relaxed and went with the flow of the day. I’ve never had a blog post with this many images, because I just couldn’t choose. Gable Hill in Marcellus, MI is a beautiful venue and I hope to go back there soon! Here are just some of the magical moments of Matt & Ashley’s wedding day…
Melissa and Evan met up with me in Grand Rapids for their engagement photos. We started out in Rosa Parks Circle, made our way to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Love sculpture, the Grand River, and finally The Blue Bridge. I’ll be photographing their wedding in March of 2020 in Kalamazoo at the Country Club. Check out a few highlights from their engagement session!
Katharine & Collin were married on May 25th, 2019 at the Plainfield Christian Church in Belmont, MI. After the ceremony, we headed over to the Revel Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A light breeze and the bride’s long veil made for some great portraits. Check out a few highlights from their evening!
Tricia & Josh were married last weekend on May 18th at Western Michigan University. The ceremony was held at Kanley Chapel with their reception at the Gilmore Theatre Complex. After getting ready we staged an amazing first look at the fountains behind Miller Auditorium. We even got to fly the drone for a couple shots outside of the Gilmore Theatre. Check out a few highlights from their wedding day!
Amy + Steven were married last weekend on April 27th, 2019. The day started with Amy and her bridesmaids getting ready at the City Flats Hotel in Grand Rapids. Steven and the groomsmen were getting ready just 5 minutes away at his apartment. Their wedding ceremony was held at St. Mary’s church in Grand Rapids. Following the ceremony, we took a party bus limo around downtown Grand Rapids, making stops at the Blue Bridge for a few photos (one with the drone), the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Love sculpture for an epic wedding party photo that looks like a magazine cover (someone publish it!). We jumped back on the party bus to head over to the Bissell Tree House for the reception. Check out a few highlights from their special day!
Megan and Andrew were married earlier this month at Niko’s Landing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Andrew may have a visual impairment but it’s clear to see the love between them! It was a cold winter day in Southwest Michigan but that didn’t stop us from doing their first look on the Portage Bicentennial Trail, and a few portraits of the entire wedding party! Check out a few highlights from their wedding day!
Thomas & Bronwyn closed out 2018 in style! They were married on December 29th downtown Kalamazoo at Loft 310. I knew they were going to be a blast to work with when I got a glimpse of their family and crew during their rehearsal dinner which was held at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, complete with square dancing to wrap up the evening! After getting ready at the Radisson Hotel the next morning, we staged Thomas and Bronwyn on the Skydeck for a first look. Following a wonderful ceremony, their guests certainly didn’t disappoint on the dance floor! At the end of the evening, a flurry of snow added the perfect touch to one more rooftop photo opportunity.