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MICHIGAN 

 Intimate Boutique Wedding & Elopement Photography Experience
Crafted for free spirits

Have you always envisioned getting married in MICHIGAN?

This isn’t your classic, traditional staged wedding photoshoot with others dictating your day - I capture raw moments for badass couples that dream up their unique wedding or elopement adventures and marry on their own terms. My job as a Michigan wedding and elopement photographer is to capture your day in an authentic way.

 

If you are thinking to set your boutique wedding in a gorgeous historic house, or simply just rent a luxe Airbnb, there are so many unique locations to be discovered! If you want be immersed in nature even on your wedding day, Michigan's lower and upper peninsulas have it all - from beaches and sand dunes, to waterfalls and dramatic coastlines. 

If you book me as your wedding photographer, you're also booking 8 years of experience in the industry, shooting in different lighting situations, in difficult conditions that require flexibility and creativity. You will get access to wedding vendor recommendations, venue suggestions and I will give you tips on how to build a comfortable timeline allowing enough time to create stress-free memories and candid images of your wedding celebration.

 

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1. MICHIGAN ELOPEMENTS:

ENVISION YOUR ADVENTURE MICHIGAN WEDDING

Are you reimagining your weddings and considering a smaller intimate ceremony in an unorthodox venue or an outdoors adventure elopement to celebrate your love story?  The typical wedding day of 10+ hours can be stressful and the pressure to create an event for hundreds of guests in this added uncertainty can feel overwhelming. Instead, you can plan an intentional celebration with your one and only in a beautiful landscape in Michigan. You can say your vows privately, under the pines, overlooking the Lake Superior or while you are sitting in a canoe on the Manistee river. These intimate ceremonies are incredibly emotional and powerful.

UNIQUE LANDSCAPE INSPIRATIONS

FOR AN EPIC MICHIGAN ELOPEMENT

Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Mears, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, Michigan

Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan

Turnip Rock, Port Austin, Michigan

Porcupine Mountains, White Pine, Michigan

Pictured Rocks, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Black Rocks, Marquette Michigan

OTHER TYPES OF ELOPEMENTS

Elopements can happen anywhere, they can be quirky, glamorous, fun, edgy! They can happen in your backyard, on a roof or a skyscraper, in the middle of the city.The beauty is in your own expression, of being able to craft a day that feels completely authentic to your relationship. Elopements focus on creating an experience, rather than rushing to take as many photos as possible and they deserve to be captured in a way that goes beyond posed photographs.


 

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2. MICHIGAN BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS:

FIND YOUR INTIMATE MICHIGAN VENUE 

If you're not the eloping type, but you're also not satisfied with a generic wedding interior, you're most likely itching to find your hidden gem! Spaces have a unique ability to set the tone for a wedding, there is a bit of magic to be found, when peoples' personalities perfectly blend with the vibe of the architectural features of the venue. My favorite wedding and elopement spaces are quirky, inspiring, they evoke a certain feeling or bring out a lovely memory. But most importantly - they are a vibrant visual addition to your wedding shoot.

There are so many unique venues to discover in Michigan, from rad eco greenhouse elopement venues to opulent art museum wedding venues.

UNIQUE & INTIMATE WEDDING VENUE INSPIRATIONS

FOR AN EPIC MICHIGAN WEDDING

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield, Michigan

Goldner Walsh Garden & Home, Pontiac, Michigan

Blue Dress Barn, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Sundance Studios, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Greencrest Manor, Battle Creek, Michigan

Loft 310, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Cheney Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Willowbrook Mill, Northport, Michighan

Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, Michigan

Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Misty Farm, Ann Arbor, Michigan

English Inn, Eaton Rapids, Michigan

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WHAT TO DO NEXT?

My STYLE is just what you imagined and you’re stoked to start planning an unforgettable wedding adventure focused on your connection and the things you share? FANTASTIC!

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PHOTOGRAPHING

BOUTIQUE  WEDDINGS + ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

since 2012

ALEX + ARCHIE
katina + blake
JESSICA + BRIAN
KRISTINA + SASHA

Serving Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula

The Great Lakes region, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan

& Midwest, California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii
Traveling worldwide for intimate weddings & adventure elopements.

MICHIGAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN ELOPEMENTS, SMALL WEDDINGS & MICRO WEDDINGS

WANDERING SINCE 2012

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