Kara & Matt | Caledonia Backyard Wedding

As soon as I met with Kara and Matt I knew their event would be one of my favorites from the year. Even though that meeting took place what seems so very long ago and the wedding plan changed a few times since then, it did fully live up to expectations.  These two have a profound admiration and adoration of each other that is delightful to see and so fun to capture.  I had a wonderful time photographing this wedding and I’m thrilled to share some of my favorites from their day.

Congrats Kara and Matt! Thank you for being awesome! <3


Bride’s wardrobe: Designer – Madison James; Shop – Becker’s Bridal
Groom’s wardrobe: Men’s Warehouse
Hair/Makeup: Lindsy Bernhard
Florist: Elaine Timm
Caterer: Luna
Cake: Cakabakery
DJ/band: Ted Corner
Furniture rental: Fancy Fray

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.