Jonathan & Jacob | Lakeside Cottage Wedding

Jonathan and Jacob were wed this past weekend at a beautiful intimate gathering at Jonathan’s family cottage. Lakeside under the trees was the perfect summer setting for these two to say their vows and exchange rings. It was a relaxed and joyful celebration. Thankful they found me and grateful to celebrate pride month documenting this couple’s union. Here are a few favorite portraits and moments from their day!

This amazing decor is all DIY. It all was beautifully done!

Prior to getting ready, the couple planted a cherry tree together in the backyard. Such a sweet memento of their day and a wonderful way to honor their growing relationship.

They even made and decorated this amazing cake! I think they did outsource the adorable topper though. 🙂

First dance with fireworks. Yes please.

A magical end to a magical day. Congrats Jonathan and Jacob! It was an honor to be your photographer and I wish you both all the best 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.

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