Margie and Scott | engaged! | Grand Rapids Engagement Photos

Had the pleasure of photographing this adorable couple last fall, love getting to work with couples for their engagement photography. Even if your getting married out of state, or just have another lined up for your wedding photography I love shooting engagement photos! We strolled around downtown Grand Rapids and Riverside park to capture their engagement portraits. I truly love this city, Grand Rapids has so much to offer us photographers. So many beautiful and fun locations to shoot at all in walking distance of one another. Margie and Scott fell in love in this city and are both outdoorsy so we picked downtown settings to show off the city as well as some locations that focused more on nature. I’m really pleased with the collection we put together with these locations. Engagement portraits are a great way to showcase different aspects of your relationship together and bond. Pieces you might not be able to integrate into your wedding theme or decor. Think about hobbies you enjoy together or things that brought you together, maybe even the first date location or activity can be included. Make it personal! They’ll be treasured even more!

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Congrats on your engagement Margie and Scott! I wish you both all the best of life and love together!

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.