Deb and Jeff | Grand Rapids Backyard wedding

I loved getting to photography these sweet lovebirds Grand Rapids backyard wedding. It was a beautiful though very warm day, I think that was the hottest weekend of the summer….oh warmth I miss you already! Their home overlooks Dean Lake and was the perfect backdrop to say I do. I love sweet intimate weddings like theirs. We headed out to Provin Trails before the ceremony to capture some portraits of the bride and groom. They were so easy to photograph, it’s cleat to see how smitten they are with each other. 🙂


This is not photo-shopped. It was just that perfect of a day. 008_grand-rapids-backyard-wedding009_grand-rapids-backyard-wedding010_grand-rapids-backyard-wedding011_grand-rapids-backyard-wedding012_grand-rapids-backyard-wedding

My favorite moment of the day. Right after ceremony they took a few minutes just to hold each other and enjoy the moment. It was so beautiful to see how incredibly happy they both were.

Cheers to the happy couple! Thank you so much for choosing Arrae Photography to be a part of your day!


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:


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