brock + alyssa | August 25, 2018 Alpena, MI Wedding

I first met Alyssa about 6 years ago to create her high school senior pictures. She was and still is the most grateful and kindest person you will ever meet. I never imagined I would one day be photographing her wedding day. But last weekend that happened and it was the most beautiful celebration ever.

I remember talking with Alyssa’s mom several years ago at a wedding I was photographing and she was asking me how busy I was with weddings. I knew she was asking for her daughter and I truly hoped they would ask me to document their day. Fast forward a year and an email showed up from Alyssa with the words, “I’m getting married August 25, 2018!” Pretty soon we were emailing each other back and forth about her wedding day plans, her telling me about Brock her fiance and scheduling engagement pictures for the fall.

Brock and Alyssa are unbelievably adorable together. Brock looks at her so adoringly there is no doubt  how much he loves her. They wrote letters to each other to be read before their wedding ceremony. Through smiles and tears I found it hard to contain my emotions photographing them during such a private moment. With moments like these during any wedding I sometimes have to walk away so they can savor every word written in their letters.

From the moment Alyssa put on her dress, to Brock’s tears when he first saw her walking down the aisle, to their first kiss as husband and wife, to the toasts from their dearest friends, and to Alyssa and her dad’s choreographed dance every moment throughout their wedding day was full of love for them, their families and closest of friends. Being a part of this joyful day was an honor, a blessing but most of all, so much fun.

Congratulations Brock and Alyssa! Thank you for letting me document your love story!!!


Ceremony: First Congregational Church, Officiant Reverend Dr. H. Robert Case, Flowers: Classic Designs by Doreen Thomas, Transportation: Graiter Services, Bride and bridesmaids hair: Hair by Ellie, Make up: Alicia Manning, Reception: Fletcher Street Depot, Reception decor: As You Wish, Cake: Sue Swider, Catering: Chez Ami, Videographer: Zach Irving, DJ: Tim LaFleche/GT Sounds, Wedding dress: Hailey Paige from Bianka Bridal of Grand Rapids, Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu, Matron of Honor Dress: Lulus, Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse





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