Kristin & Ryan | Backyard Wedding in the Woods

Kristin and Ryan were one of the first weddings on my calendar that was caught in the early days of the pandemic. Their original wedding date, May 9th, I was actually going to be in Cincinnatti at a music festival. Neither event happened and months of uncertainty and making and changing plans came. Last month their day finally came and it was perfect. They were wed on the property where they will soon build their home. Under the most beautiful tree they said ‘I do’, under twinkling lights they celebrated with their closest friends and family, and under the most beautiful blanket of stars, they said goodnight.

I’m so grateful to have been found by this beautiful couple and allowed to be a part of their day. I wish you both all the best of life and love 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.

Serving Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, Chicago, and beyond.