This may be nothing new to you, but the following information might be something your mom, dad, or older relatives with opinions about who you hire might need to read. The only times a lot of people actually go to a professional photographer are when they graduate high school, get married, or have a baby […]

November 1, 2019

Wedding Photography 15+ Years ago Compared to Now

Oh this wedding. This had to be one of my most memorable weddings of all time! It seems like all summer it kept raining on the weekends and this particular weekend was no exception! This isn’t a huge deal for anyone that has an indoor wedding venue, but it certainly presents some challenges when you […]

October 1, 2019

Seventh Day Adventist Wedding Photographers, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Riverside Receptions is a very pretty outdoor wedding venue with absolutely beautiful landscaping. Katrina and Anthony live out of state, but fell in love with this venue and knew they had to have their wedding there. Unfortunately, when the day came, it rained ALL. DAY. LONG. Well, correction, it slightly drizzled off and on all […]

August 11, 2019

Rainy Day Wedding at Riverside Receptions in Centreville, Michigan – June 15, 2019

Sarah and Tim’s wedding in Traverse City took place on a gorgeous sunny summer day, which was great because they definitely wanted to take advantage of all of the beautiful lakeside locations for photos. In fact, they had even rented a bright and spacious Air BNB house right on Grand Traverse Bay for everyone to […]

February 9, 2019

Visions at Centerpointe Wedding in Traverse City, Michigan – June 2, 2018

Katie and Nate’s wedding was actually a destination wedding for them! They were able to come up to Michigan to enjoy the beauty of our snowy winter wonderland, and boy did the weather ever deliver! If my memory serves me correctly, I believe it was only about 14 degrees outside and snowing quite a bit! […]

February 9, 2019

Winter Christian Wedding at Riverwalk Place in Gladwin, Michigan – December 30, 2017

Melissa and Tom’s wedding was held at St Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island.  The wedding party got ready at the beautiful Mission Point Resort.  However, they had booked Greystone Weddings for their reception, which is located just southwest of Traverse City, Michigan.  So, the day got started early and the wedding party enjoyed a […]

May 11, 2018

Melissa and Tom’s Mackinac Island Wedding and Greystone Reception – Honor, MI

Elizabeth and Onder love to travel, and decided to come all the way from Philadelphia, PA to have their destination wedding on Mackinac Island.  Friends and family travelled in from all over the country, as well as all the way from Turkey to celebrate their big day!  The weather was beautiful and sunny, the gardens […]

May 2, 2018

Elizabeth and Onder’s Grand Hotel Destination Wedding on Mackinac Island, Michigan – July 29, 2017

I first attended Shutterfest in 2015 after hearing about it in one of the local photography groups that I’m in.  Although I’d been doing weddings and other types of sessions for a couple of years already, I knew that I still had plenty of things to learn.  Shutterfest, at that time, was only into its […]

April 24, 2017

Shutterfest 2017 Photography Convention – St. Louis, Missouri

Erin and Mark chose Grand Rapids’ trendy hotspot, Downtown Market, to hold their wedding celebration.  Having their wedding in the greenhouse portion of the market was a great way to get the feel of an outdoor wedding while still staying warm during chilly winter temperatures (although our winter was pretty weird and it wasn’t very […]

April 10, 2017

Erin & Mark’s Downtown Market Wedding in Grand Rapids, Michigan – February 11, 2017