Deb and Theresa | Saugatuck Center for the Arts

It was a perfect summer day to say I do. These two amazing women had the most lovely celebration of love. There were many tears, lots of hugs, and even more laughs. It was an absolute delight to be a part of their wedding day and I wish them both all the best of life together as they continue their journey together.

The ceremony was held at the gorgeous Saugatuck Center for the Arts and was beautifully designed my Holden at Stella Events Design. Food was done by Gilmore. Everything was perfect. Here are a few of my favorites from their day.


The couple walked into their ceremony together, which was sweet enough as it is but they also walked into the song ‘Just What I Needed’ by The Cars. It was very special. 006saugatuck-lgbt-wedding007saugatuck-lgbt-wedding008saugatuck-lgbt-wedding009saugatuck-lgbt-wedding010saugatuck-lgbt-wedding011saugatuck-lgbt-wedding

Loved this one of Theresa looking at Deb during their vows. <3012saugatuck-lgbt-wedding013saugatuck-lgbt-wedding014saugatuck-lgbt-wedding015saugatuck-lgbt-wedding016saugatuck-lgbt-wedding017saugatuck-lgbt-wedding

The Brides with their beautiful family. 018saugatuck-lgbt-wedding019saugatuck-lgbt-wedding020saugatuck-lgbt-wedding021saugatuck-lgbt-wedding

These toasts were so good. Tears, laughs, more tears…so good!022saugatuck-lgbt-wedding023saugatuck-lgbt-wedding

Their first dance was my favorite part of the day. So much love. 024saugatuck-lgbt-wedding025saugatuck-lgbt-wedding026saugatuck-lgbt-wedding027saugatuck-lgbt-weddingCongrats Deb and Theresa! It was such an honor to be your photographer!!

Are you planning a LGBT wedding and looking for a photographer? I’d love to hear from you!

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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