Amanda and Patrick | 06.27.15 | Goei Center Grand Rapids Wedding

Love love loved this beautiful Goei center wedding.  Amanda and Patrick are both in public service, he’s a police officer and she is an EMT, they compliment each other so well not just in profession. It was clear from the first time I met them that they are a perfect match. Their wedding day was a perfect warm Michigan June day, man I miss the warm! The Goei Center was a delight to photograph as it always is, such a fun modern location. I love the hardwood floors and all the art/floral pieces they decorate the building with. Not to mention it’s super close to my studio which also has a bunch of neat urban decay spots for portraits, which I love mixing with the soft pinks and creams of weddings, such a fun contrast! The whole day was spent here at the Goei Center or a few steps away for some other locations, no car ride was necessary. Love locations like that! Much more time to party that way, and party we did, this dance floor was a hoot to photograph! Here are a few from their lovely day!


Congrats to the awesome couple that recently made the news, she’s a paramedic and he is a police officer and together they saved a mans life.  Read more about it here.


Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee
Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Decor or rentals: Blush decor
Cake: Pinky Queen of Cakes
DJ/band: Two to Tango
Catering: The Gilmore Collection
Photobooth: Shutterbooth




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.