Jessica and Dexter | Downtown Grand Rapids Wedding

This downtown Grand Rapids wedding was an absolute delight to be a part of! Dexter and Jessica are absolutely adorable together, a perfect mix of playfulness and tenderness, so much fun to photograph! Their ceremony was at the beautiful Fountain Street Church downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, I love shooting in that magnificent church. The reception to follow was held at the Waldron Public House, another downtown favorite. Even better is they now close down the downstairs bar for weddings so we had the whole place to ourselves which made for some amazing portrait possibilities! Here are but a handful of my favorites from their day!

Congrats Jessica and Dexter! Thank you for choosing Arrae Photography, it was such an honor to be a part of your day!

Special thanks to Tim Kamppinen for second shooting with me this day!

Bride’s wardrobe: Pierre’s Bridal in Lansing
Groom’s wardrobe: Gerard Tuxedo
Floral designer: Joan Nekritz Merci Beaucoup Floral
Cake: Pink Slip Cakery Lisa Hann
DJ/band: Michael Tharp G.R. Affordable D.J.


Are you looking for a wedding photographer? Select fall 2017 dates are available and 2018 is booking! Email me at or call 616.291.7901. You can also fill out the contact form on the main page.


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.