nicole + mike | a northern michigan wedding

Nicole and Mike couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful August day for their wedding. When I look back on their December engagement session it was bitter cold and I remember telling them at least we will be warmer when their wedding day arrives. It absolutely was!! This year’s summer around northern Michigan has been unusually warm. No complaints here! Warm and sunny days are my favorite for weddings!

Nicole had so many ideas for her wedding pictures. She knew she wanted pictures with her horses and with her florist’s creativity designed a gorgeous wreath to be worn by each of them. I loved this added touch for their pictures. I hope to have future brides who have dreams of unicorns on their wedding day!  We also traveled to her parent’s dairy farm for pictures. Nicole helps out with her family’s dairy operation so there was no doubt a few Holsteins had to be included in with their pictures. They both wanted pictures with a concrete truck provided by Mike’s employer and of course the farm’s giant John Deere tractor.

Nicole and Mike had a huge wedding party which included their best of friends, sisters, brothers along with nieces and nephews. Family is very important to them so there was no question on who would be a part of their wedding day. This crew was super fun to work with and photograph. While a large wedding party can be a bit overwhelming to a wedding photographer I couldn’t have asked for a nicer group of people who were patient and grateful towards me.

Thank you Nicole and Mike for being a dream to work with! Your wedding day truly became what you both had envisioned and I am thrilled to have been able to document your celebration. Congratulations again to you!!


Ceremony: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hubbard Lake, MI  | Officiant: Joe Llewellyn  | Sololist: Dani Laroche | Flowers & Decor: Classic Designs by Doreen Thomas | Reception: Alpena Aplex | Transportation: The Party Bus | Cake: Shirley Burnham | DJ: Sound Productions | Caterer: JJ’s Catering | Hair/Make up: Bella U Salon | Wedding & Bridesmaid Dress: Glitz & Glamour | Tuxes: Stephen’s Menswear | Second Photographer: Lisa/Tetongirl Photography




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