Melissa and Jacob | Fallasburg Park Engagement Session

This one is a little special for me. Melissa and Jacob are getting married September 2016 and I am THRILLED to be their photographer. Not only are they an adorable couple completely crazy about each other, what’s not to love about that?! But on top of all that goodness Melissa used to be my babysitter for my kiddos so I’m just over the moon happy for her and thrilled to be a part of her wedding day! We spent the most perfect fall day in Fallasburg Park last fall and got these gems while there.  It was a wonderful collaboration of the whole team, Jacob had some wonderful ideas, the fishing lure being one of them. How cool is that one by the way?! I love it! It’s always wonderful to include your personal story and hobbies into your engagement session. Brainstorm together before your session about things that are important to you as a couple and as individual, weaving these details into your session can make the images so much more special and personal. I cannot wait to see all the goodies they have planned for their September wedding up in Traverse City, Michigan.

Enjoy these favorites from their session at Fallasburg Park! If you’ve never been to this gorgeous Michigan spot be sure to make time to check it out, it’s beautiful! Here is their park page for more information.


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.