Mary and Michael have joy. REAL joy. Their smiles are contagious and I can't help but smile with them. Being their wedding photographer was an incredible experience. Not only was it the kind of gathering that makes you feel instantly welcomed, but I was working with an incredible team of women, and it was my last wedding before going on maternity leave. Thank you to the amazing Audrey from Where the Heart is Films for wedding videography and Alycia Choroszucha for being a boss second shooter. I couldn't have done it without you!
From Mary about falling in love with Michael: "We met at the University of Michigan in the summer of 2012. We both had to take summer classes to make sure we graduated on time, and after the first day of class, I decided that Michael was going to be my friend. There was something about him that drew me in. The next day, I sat down next to him and we became friends. After graduation a year later, Michael and I lost touch until January 2015, when he randomly reached out to me via a text message... and the conversation never ended. On Michael's birthday (Feb 25, 2017), we drove over to his parents' house for what I thought was a birthday dinner. He stopped the car just past the entrance to the subdivision and took me on a short walk to Lake Bella Vista, where he made a wonderfully romantic speech and got down on one knee. When we reached his parents' house, my family was there waiting to celebrate with us!"
Dress: Antonio's Bridal (custom design); Caterer: Above and Beyond Catering; Venue: The Goei Center; Floral: Eastern Floral; Rings: Preusser Jewelers; Desserts: Beth Wehner, Rachel Phelps, Linda DeWitt (not assoc. with any businesses).
Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer