Kayla and Stefan | Grand Rapids Engagement Pictures

These two are getting married in a few short weeks and I just realized I neglected to post some of their downtown Grand Rapids engagement pictures. Craziness. I loved getting to know these two better as we walked around the city on a brisk winter day. These two first met when Stefan was an exchange student from Norway in high school. Stefan came back to attend school at Michigan Tech and two reunited and though often separated by many miles and sometimes an ocean they grew closer and are not making it official after 4 years of dating. Love this quote from their wedding page….”When two hearts are meant for each other, no distance is too far, no time too long and no other love can break them apart”.

I met this couple for the first time at Ali and Kyle’s wedding back in 2014 at Eve downtown. They were tearing up the dance floor in the most adorable fashion. It was pretty clear they were smitten so I told them they better hire me when they get engaged, I’m so glad they did! Can’t wait to spend the day with these two lovebirds at the Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn!2016-05-28_00052016-05-28_0002


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.

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The National

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Mall Pretzels

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The Neighborhood Listen

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Arrae Photography is a West Michigan portrait, engagement, and wedding photographer with true-to-life color and posing.

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