MCKAY TOWER WEDDING

Grand Rapids, MI
Fountain Street Church
McKay Ballroom, McKay Tower

Congratulations Zac and Elyse! These two are hilarious. They keep me on my toes. The very first time I met them, I knew their sense of humor would bring some fun to their engagement and wedding photos.

These two actually met through Tinder. They were laughing together for two years before Zac proposed, on Maui. His brother lives there, and when they were visiting, he popped the question at sunset. What’s funny is that it had rained the whole trip EXCEPT for that time when Zac proposed. That’s a pretty clear sign, I’d say.

In case you missed their engagement session, you can view it here:
https://lookatthebiggerpicture.com/blog/orchard-engagement-session

The big day was full of laughter as well. The day started at Hampton Inn and Suites, then on to the ceremony at Fountain Street Church, and the reception at MacKay Ballroom. It was a beautiful March wedding in Michigan! We were grateful for some sun and it felt so good to have some time downtown with the bridal party! Zac and Elyse even snuck away for a few breathers with beautiful scenery along the way.

Mr. and Mrs., thank you so much for choosing me to document your story. Please enjoy the preview:

WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING- MCKAY BALLROOM

Grand rapids, mi
mckay tower
basilica of st. adalbert
JWMARRIOTT

Congratulations to Lexi and Josh!! What a beautiful winter wonderland wedding! It was gorgeous— just as gorgeous as these two.

They met through Bumble, but actually met a few years prior. Two years ago, they had their first date at Maru, in East Lansing, and have been together ever since. On their one-year anniversary, Josh set up the surprise proposal. They went on a carriage ride that stopped on the Blue Bridge. It was decorated with rose petals, candles, and wooden blocks of their initials. After Lexi said yes, they were dropped off at the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, where their families were waiting.

You can see that the Blue Bridge was in full view at the JWMarriott, where Lexi was getting ready. I also loved that we got to stroll through where we had their engagement session! If you missed that, please check it out here:

https://lookatthebiggerpicture.com/blog/forty-pearl-wine-date

Best wishes to you both on your new adventures together! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your story. Enjoy this preview of your big day!

Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens

Fennville, MI
Fenn Valley Vineyards
Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens

Congratulations Tara and Caitlin!!

These two met at work, when Caitlin fell in love with Tara’s sweet dance moves and great personality. Their first official date was at Founder’s Brewing in Grand Rapids.

Did you miss their adorable engagement session at Founder’s? Please check it out here:
https://lookatthebiggerpicture.com/blog/founders-brewing-engagement

For the proposal, Caitlin was sneaky and invited Tara’s best friends to The Detroit Zoo during the holidays, making it look like it was their idea. Caitlin found the perfect spot in a somewhat secluded part of the zoo in front of purple Christmas lights (Tara’s favorite color), and Caitlin (in her very awkward manner) got down on one knee and proposed, not knowing that Tara also had an engagement ring waiting for her at home!

Their shared interests include Batman, craft beer, Harry Potter, and exploring new things together.

My favorite parts of their wedding day:
—Tara’s animated facial expressions- a photographer’s dream!
—They were so easy to shoot because they were laughing and interacting with each other the whole time!!
—We snuck off to the winery to get some really great shots and give them some alone time
—Tara’s veil. It glowed the whole sunny day!
—I love the Calcutt family! I got to see Erin (Caitlin’s sister) and Bryan, who I photographed over 4 yrs ago! I was so honored to continue to document new adventures in the Calcutt family.

—A huge thank you to Maria Lewis Photography for her talent, skill, fun personality, and knowledge of what is needed without me even saying anything. I absolutely adore working with her!

Tara and Caitlin are so fun and I loved this oh so much! Please enjoy the preview: