Casey & Graham | St. Clair Shores Backyard Wedding

Casey and Graham had original plans of being wed in Grand Rapids at the Public Museum, unfortunately, the COVID 19 pandemic had other plans for us all. Having to change plans with only weeks to go they completely replanned their wedding and did so beautifully. They were wed in Casey’s childhood backyard in St. Clair Shores. We took the opportunity of being near Detroit to go get some of that gorgeous city in their photos.  We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Casey and Graham are a delightful couple and so kind and good to one another, they weathered this challenge with grace and it turned out so lovely. It was an honor to be there and document this day for them. Here are a few favorites from the day.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! I wish you both all the best of life and love together!


Vendor Love:

Bride’s gown: Bridal Elegance
Groom’s wardrobe: Woodland Tailoring
Florist: Events by Icandy
Caterer: Marchiori Catering
Cake: Johannah Martinez

Amanda Kamppinen:

West Michigan born and raised. I call Grand Rapids home but I make many excuses to be lakeside. I will always be trying to make you laugh. It's my way.

Fun Facts:

Favorite band:

The National

Favorite Food:

Mall Pretzels

Favorite Podcast:

The Neighborhood Listen

Favorite lake:


Arrae Photography is a West Michigan portrait, engagement, and wedding photographer with true-to-life color and posing.

Serving Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, Chicago, and beyond.