Beautiful day, gorgeous happy couple…such a joy to photograph this wedding day at the English Inn in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.


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So this is a first for me. I second shoot my fair share of weddings a year, to fill my open Saturdays, but I’ve never blogged one. However the moment I saw this location I knew I was going to want to post some of this gorgeous Hotel Walloon wedding. Lucky for me the main shooter was the amazingly cool Kristen Finn and she gave me the go ahead to share some with you. 🙂 If you are looking for a northern Michigan wedding location check out this lovely hotel that blends modern elegance and vintage charm so beautifully.  Every inch of this place is wonderfully decorated and every detail has been accounted for. The staff made sure the event ran perfectly and the couple, their friends and family all had a wonderful time dancing the night away lakeside.  Speaking of the lake view, the sunset, oh my. I hope I get the chance to shoot here many more times! For now here are some I took assisting the lovely Kristen for this gorgeous couples June wedding.

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Miss Kristen doing her thing!

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The groom getting some marriage advice from his family and friends before say his vows.

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Such a wonderful wedding and gorgeous night! Congrats to the beautiful couple! Thank you so much Kristen for having me along on this lovely day and for letting me share some of these images. XOXO

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Kayla and Stefan were wed last month on one of the most beautiful days of the summer. It was warm, breezy, and blue skies abound. This was my first time at the new Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn in Berrien Springs, Michigan and boy oh boy did I fall in love with this location. I already knew it was going to be an amazing day as Kayla and Stefan were a delight to photograph for their engagement session. Adding this amazing location was just icing! I shot my heart out this day and below are but a few of my favorites.

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006_Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn Photography007_Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn Photography008_Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn PhotographyKalya’s Mom showing me the lace from her own wedding veil that had been stitched into Kayla’s dress, how sweet is that!

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Seriously they just snuggle up like this constantly, no direction needed. I love it!


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The groom had wanted top hats and canes for the gentlemen that idea however got veto’d by the bride. A few friends got together and made is fancy man dreams come true! It was a super fun moment of the night.

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This tree. My heart.

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Poppies! They are my favorite and I was so excited to spot a field of them off in the distance from the barn. Thanks for trekking through the weeds to get to it with me guys!

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Such a beautiful couple and day to be a part of, thank you Kayla and Stefan for including me in your special day! I wish you both the best of life and love together!

Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo
Flowers – Small Town Wedding
Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: Classic Catering
DJ/band: Party in a Box —AMAZING DJ! Will be featuring him soon on a new vendor page I’m cooking up!
Other vendors: Food – Classic Catering
Beverage – Beverage Specialists



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Sarah and Steve were married the first weekend in June up in Gaylord, Michigan. This couple was such a joy to work with! Their love and kindness toward each other made taking their portraits an absolute delight. The pretty coral details were perfectly planned and the whole day was just a bunch of smiles and pretties! Sarah found me through a few friends of hers that I also photographed their weddings, nothing makes me happier than getting referred and even better when those awesome familiar faces are at new weddings, I love it! Funny story from this wedding we were at this amazing private property for portraits and I was picking out some neat spots for us to use. While roaming around I spotted a small bird hopping through the grass…quite a ways away from me I should add. However Mama bird didn’t think I was keeping a safe distance and for the next 15 minutes she began circling my head and swooping down aggressively, it was both comical and terrifying. LOL. That was for sure a first for me! Luckily no bird impaled my head during this wedding. 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites from Sarah and Steve’s day! Congrats to the lovely couple!!

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Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero
Groom’s attire: Joseph Abood
Decor or rentals: BJs Restaurant and Catering
Cake: Sugar Me Sweet- Gaylord MI
DJ/band: Rusch Entertainment

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