nick + becca // grand rapids, mi wedding

This day. Oh my, this day…

The day that Becca wore white and her dad gave her away. The day that Nick became a husband and was the happiest man alive. The day that the rain stopped and the sun shone. The day that friends laughed and cheered and cried. The day that promises were fulfilled, a covenant was made and a new chapter began.

This day was a good, good day and I am overjoyed to be able to finally share a glimpse into Nick + Becca’s wedding story. These two committed their lives to each other at a beautiful old church in downtown Grand Rapids. The details were simple + beautiful, the pews were full with dear friends + family and the sanctuary was brimming with anticipation, joy and life. Everything went off without a hitch (ok, their pastor forgot to have them exchange rings, but don’t worry, he promptly had them come back to the altar and properly give/receive them :) ). The reception was held at The Upper Room at their home church on the banks of the Grand River. There was delicious food, root beer floats, homemade cookies and lots of dancing. It was one of those days that you never wanted to end and one of those weddings that I was so thankful to be able to witness.

Today, I’m switching it up a bit and sharing their story in slideshow format… with a song that was a part of their ceremony. Nick + Becca, so many beautiful things have come from your lives already and I cannot wait to see what amazing things are yet to come as you journey together as husband + wife. Congratulations, my dear friends!

(p.s. i gotta give another big shout-out to my pal, Alyssa, for filling in for Jonathan as my second shooter at this wedding. she grabbed some awesome shots this day and i used a few of them in the video!)

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ryan + lindsay // plymouth, mi wedding

It seemed as if every part of the day was perfect – the weather, the dress, the details, the party. But what caught my attention the most, was how perfectly Ryan + Lindsay adored each other and furthermore, how much their families were genuinely excited and joyful for their union. These two have been together since high school – they’ve attended prom together, dated throughout college, started their careers, and now, these two are husband + wife! There was anticipation and delight permeating throughout the entire day and I was so honored to be there to capture it!

Ryan + Lindsay said their vows at St. James Catholic Church in Novi, MI and the reception followed at The Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth, MI. Thank-you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding story, Ryan + Lindsay! I wish you two nothing but the best!

(p.s. A big shout-out to my bud, Alyssa, for filling in for Jonathan as my second shooter at this wedding. Some of the rad pictures below are hers!)

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brad + fleur + madeline + ian

This is the second time this beautiful family has appeared on the blog. This time around, Madeline is four and Ian is two – and they are both still full of so much joy. We spent the morning adventuring through a blossoming apple orchard – one of my favorite places in the springtime. We basked in the sunshine, picked dandelion bouquets and hunted for fairies among the flower petals. Yep… it was a magical morning! :)

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jessica + barry

For all the beautiful warm, sunny spring days we’ve had in West Michigan, we have also had our share of cold, rainy spring days. Unfortunately, for Jessica + Barry, the forecast for their engagement session was the latter, but spirits were high and we decided to dodge the rain drops and enjoy the beauty of spring – even if it was a little chilly. Despite the weather, I had a wonderful time hanging out with these two, getting to know them more, hearing all the reasons why they love each other and why they can’t wait to be wed. And, we were able to get some pretty great images in between the goosebumps and mud puddles! :) Thanks for adventuring with me, Jessica + Barry! Can’t wait for your August wedding!

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jordan + molly // birmingham, mi

Sunshine + laughter filled the air on this Friday in April. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and I was honored to be their to celebrate with Jordan + Molly. The entire event was held in Birmingham, Michigan – just minutes from where Molly grew up. The ceremony was at her family’s church – Our Lady Queen of Matyrs and the reception followed at The Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham. Molly was radiant – a calm and lovely bride. Jordan was dapper, happy and ready to marry his love. These two had been together for a while and you could sense the anticipation and joy that their wedding day had finally come.

Jordan + Molly, thank-you for allowing me to be a part of your day – it was absolutely wonderful through and through!
See those little kiddos back there? Molly is a kindergarden teacher and she invited her class to the ceremony! The priest was sure to include them in the event!

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