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As a photographer in the past few years, I have become a huge fan of Traverse City.  It only was up until 3 years ago, I had my first visit to Northern Michigan’s infamous wine country.  And it was only up until a few months ago I had my first visit to Old Mission Peninsula where the wedding ceremony of Katie and Mark was held.  The scenic drive is amazing as you get to see both bays and at the end of the road is a lighthouse where you can walk around on the beach and take in the beautiful waterscape ahead of you.

Katie and Mark’s wedding was filled with their closest friends and family who traveled afar to attend their celebration.  And the day began at St. Joseph Catholic Church where everyone was scurrying to get ready and make sure the chapel was beautifully decorated.  One of my favorite things about this wedding was Katie’s gown.  It’s very possible that it was one of my favorites of the year.  Made with burnt-out silk and immaculately detailed, it gave the dress a lacy vintage look and it looked absolutely chic on Katie.  Along with Katie’s down-to-earth personality, she completed her gown with a pair of white cowboy boots.  Of course she looked absolutely amazing.  Shortly after the ceremony, the bridal party rendezvoused at Bowers Harbor Winery, a darling vineyard that barely overlooked Traverse City’s West Bay.  Everyone had a moment to have a couple of glasses of wine and really take in the day, which certainly set the mood for the rest of the evening.

It  truly was amazing how sweet and tender Mark really is.  I can see how he is such a lovable guy around anyone.  I also see why Katie and him are a fantastic pair.  Katie’s vivacious personality is fun and kind, which makes her so easy to be around, coupled with Mark’s laid back and mild-mannered personality kind of reminds me a moth to a flame.

The reception was the most sentimental part of the evening.  The quaintness of Northport Bay Retreat was an amazing setting for friends and family to be snuggled together with an amazing view of West Bay in the background.  So many wonderful things was said to the newly married couple that there wasn’t one dry eye underneath the tent that evening.  So much of that hit home for me and I’m so grateful I had a camera in front of my face because I too was an emotional wreck.

Katie and Mark,  it was an honor to have been a part of such a beautiful day.  You both are a beautiful couple that will accomplish amazing things!  Congratulations to you both!!!




Clouds filling up the sky.  Sand sifting through your toes.  Tiny little waves crashing on the shore.  This was the setting for Susie and Kellen’s  Part I of their wedding on the beaches of Grand Haven.  Their wedding was filled with only the closest friends and family members as they witnessed Susie and Kellen exchange nuptials.  It was simple, smalled, and filled with so much love.  Kellen’s two little girls were also participants with the ceremony, including the sand pouring as a gesture of uniting the four of them as a family.  I loved that Susie was delivered to the ceremony site in her soon-to-be Father-in-law’s pink Cadillac and that her colors were teal and orange for a beach wedding.  It’s a great reminder of how fun and vibrant summer can be and how Susie and Kellen are.  Kellen was so calm, collected and so absolutely sweet as he waited for his bride to arrive.  There was no doubt you can see the love in their eyes and what their really meant for them.

Part II of their wedding weekend extravaganza took place the following evening at the Knights of Columbus.  Their reception stayed true to the fun beach theme from the day before.  There was hula hooping, an ice cream sundae bar, lots of dancing, alot more friends and family, and tons of love and laughter.  It was a great night for 2 nights of wedding fun.

Congratulations Susie and Kellen!!  Your wedding was fun and beautiful and I’m so honored to have been a part of such a fantastic weekend with you guys!

July 11

Katie and Mark have been dating for a couple of years and met during med school.  What they have learned about each other since then is that Mark doesn’t put tupperware away and Katie’s a little crazy.  So I asked them what’s the one thing they like about one another and Katie tell me she loves Mark’s hair and Mark said Katie’s a little crazy (hmmm :)).  Their sweet little aussie pup, Cassidy, joined in on their Be Loved session at Robinette’s Apple Haus and Orchard.  We roamed around the orchard and got a little silly and got a little sweet; so sweet I even cried.  Good thing I was hiding behind the camera.  What I know about the both of them is that they are head over heels for each other.

Mark and Katie, you both are a beautiful couple.  I had so much fun photographing you and getting to know you guys just a little bit more.  I am so excited about your Traverse City wedding in August!!