When Kelsey + I talked about her + Tanner’s love story in our initial conversations, I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of their day. Kelsey told me about their happenstance meeting and how it was love at first sight. There was an instant connection and she was immediately drawn to his personality, his character and his hopes for the future. When they began dating several months later, they were a long distance couple… for a while. He was at school in Chicago, she was in Indiana. She spent a semester in Zambia and then he spent the summer in India… all the while they were continuing to fall deeper in love with each other. However, despite the distance, it was clear that they were meant to be together and this past June, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Tanner proposed and they began to plan their January wedding.

Last month, Tanner + Kelsey became husband + wife in one of the most beautiful, holy, endearing celebrations that I’ve ever been witness to. I was smiling + tearing up all day long as I interacted with them, their bridal party and their loved ones. Tanner + Kelsey have a deep sense of their identity as individuals and as a couple and it was so encouraging to see them boldly move forward into marriage together. I’m excited to see where this journey takes them and I’m grateful I was able to be there to capture it when it began. :) Congratulations, Tanner + Kelsey!!

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THE DETAILS // CEREMONY @ Harvest Bible Chapel in Spring Lake, Michigan // RECEPTION @ HarbourFront Grand Hall in Grand Haven, Michigan

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