Cheers to Maggie and Robert! Their June wedding was so fun and sweet, just like the couple themselves. They were married at their family cottage under a lone tree by the beach that was hanging with colorful blown glass globes. There were so many fun, creative touches- everyone I met was an artist in one way or another! One of my favorite things- Maggie’s pearl necklace was her grandmother’s. . . she had opened a bank account way back when and that was the gift they were giving out for opening a bank account! Grandmother’s bank account pearls :) Maggie’s dress was a vintage find that fit her perfectly and went so well with those pearls. I could go on, but my job was to take the pictures, so here they are!! Continue reading »
Sisily contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I was available to shoot her and Brian’s engagement pictures. They were from Colorado, and getting married in California. Since Northern Michigan has long been a family vacation destination for Brian, they thought it appropriate to have their engagement pictures taken here! I suggested Lighthouse Park at the tip of Old Mission Peninsula– one of my favorite spots :)
Aly and Kyle’s wedding in Traverse City was amazing from beginning to end. A photographer could not ask for more- from the perfect weather to the absolutely fun couple and all of their guests! They were a joy to photograph and work with. Being surrounded by such a loving community of family and friends, I have no doubt their marriage will long and joyous. I wish them all the best :)
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For Lindsey and Joe’s wedding, we packed a lot into eight hours! Four locations, to be precise. Lindsey had her hair and makeup done at Lilyjade Salon at The Homestead in Glen Arbor, MI. From there we went to the ceremony site- right on Empire Beach! Lindsey looked so amazingly gorgeous, she turned A LOT of heads :) After that, we all went to Port Oneida- one of my favorite places in the world! Port Oneida is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and there are so many beautiful, romantic spots for wedding photography. So naturally, as the photographer, I was thrilled that we had time for it! After about 45 minutes or so of portraits, we were off to the reception at Leelanau Cellars in Omena, MI. It was just the perfect size for an intimate wedding like theirs.
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Since I photograph so many destination weddings each year, one thing I always try to tell brides not familiar with the area is how late the sun sets here! One of the great things about Northern Michigan is watching a gorgeous sunset over the water. However, this doesn’t happen until. . . late. All of the photos below were taken at Traverse City’s West End beach, some at around 10:40 pm. I really wanted that dramatic, darkened sky. Linnea and Dan were total sports and patiently waited until the sky was dark enough for the perfect photos. For the photos that look like they were taken during the day. . . that was about 9:30 pm. It’s definitely something to consider when planning your wedding photography coverage! Continue reading »
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