MCKAY TOWER, FOUNTAIN STREET CHURCH - Christina and Rodney

Amway Grand Plaza
McKay Tower
Fountain Street Church
Grand Rapids, MI

Congratulations Christina and Rodney! What a cute couple they are! So, so sweet on each other. They met as freshmen at Western Michigan University, at a party. They had a lunch date in one of the dorms, and stayed together for eight years. The ups and downs that everyone faces as a couple only made them that much stronger. They moved to Atlanta in 2015. Big city livin' and sunshine! Getting acclimated to a new city without their friends and family was challenging, but they have always been better together and saw it through.

Rodney proposed on Friday the 13th (spooky). They were with both families at their favorite restaurant, Martel's. She had no idea what was coming. They were waiting on Rodney's brother to show up, and Rodney was so anxious and nervous that as soon as he did, he popped up and proposed right away.

They had a theme at McKay - a mix of Great Gatsby, prohibition, etc. (due to their love for expanding their wine and bourbon knowledge). It was truly beautiful. I knew as soon as I entered the guys room at the beginning of the day that I would be laughing for the rest of it. This was a great group of people.

I'm very honored to document Christina and Rodney's story. Enjoy the preview!

Downtown GR-JESSICA AND SHANE

Grand Rapids, MI Amway Grand Plaza McKay Tower

Congratulations to Jessica and Shane!! What an elegant, extravagant celebration!

Grand Rapids, MI

Amway Grand Plaza McKay Tower

Congratulations to Jessica and Shane!! What an elegant, extravagant celebration! These two are so fun and connected to each other. I love getting to photograph them because they easily forget the camera and are just tuned into each other.

The two met as co-workers years ago. They had to keep their relationship a secret because they were working together- even from best friends. It all sounds very sneaky and romantic. Years later, Jess and Shane found themselves building a house in Muskegon. They were on a walk by the lake one day, when Shane stopped at a gazebo and proposed. The proposal was caught on film, by someone working on the house with them. Sneaky sneaky.

In case you missed their romantic winter engagement session, you may view it here: https://lookatthebiggerpicture.com/blog/winter-engagement-session-jessica-and-shane  

ArtPrize happened to be our backdrop in the city for the wedding day, which worked out perfectly, as the couple are attached to Grand Rapids and all its main sights. We  played around the blue bridge, the river, Rosa Parks Circle...  The city really is a beautiful background.

I loved the fact that Jessica kept twirling like a giddy little girl. It was adorable.

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your story. Enjoy the preview!

Special thanks to Caedy Convis, my amazing second photographer!! This day was that much better because of you!

Also, a special mention to the artist, Rena Detrixhe, who created the piece "Watershed", located in public and used in some images. It is a beautiful piece and was so cool to view Jessica and Shane through it!!