Traverse City

Lauren + Vasile

As a wedding photographer specializing in outdoor wedding photography, I’m often shooting weddings at vineyards – particularly up in Traverse City. In fact, the first wedding I ever photographed in Traverse City was at Ciccone vineyards, which is where the wedding of Lauren and Vasile was held, so I was very excited to be back. I don’t think we could have asked for better weather. The breeze that was flowing over the hilltops made for a perfect evening with an amazing sunset overlooking the harbor. Honestly, it’s indescribable. If you are ever looking for a place with an amazing view, check out Ciccone Vineyard – it’s definitely one of my favorites!

Wedding Ceremony | Ciccone Vineyard

Wedding Reception | Ciccone Vineyard

Florist | Hoopers Farm Garden

Ceremony Officiant Julia Carp

Catering Company | Grandview Catering

Bakery | Sugar Kissed

DJ or Band | Mike Sinclair 

Photo Booth | Simple Booth 

Elizabeth + Scott

The wedding of Elizabeth and Scott called for another trip back up to northern Michigan (no complaints here). It was my first time to Brengman Brothers Vineyard and it was beautiful + the staff was friendly, and the wine was delicious! Although the weather wasn’t the greatest, with scattered showers throughout the day, the sun popped out just after dinner and we were able to capture some stunning photos overlooking the vineyard. Outdoor weddings in Northern Michigan are always my favorite - I had a fantastic time and can’t wait to be back!

Wedding Ceremony | Brengman Brothers Winery

Wedding Reception | Brengman Brothers Winery

Florist | Hooper's Farm Gardens

Ceremony Officiant | Steven Davis

Hair & Makeup | Pavlova Salon and Spa

Catering Company | Granview Catering

Bakery | Kingsley Cakes

DJ or Band | DJ Wyatt Hollis

Photo Booth | Simple Booth

Invitations or Other Stationery | Emily Costupolis

Chelsea + Josh

The wedding of Chelsea and Josh was at The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City, MI, which I was super excited about because Northern Michigan is amazingly beautiful in the summer.

With that being said, it was unbelievably HOT. Like, so hot that all of the candles melted before the wedding. I’m not kidding – that actually happened! We didn’t let the heat get the best of us though. We found some shade and I was able to capture some really amazing photos of Chelsea and Josh.

It also happened to be Cherry Festival in Traverse City, which was neat because we were able see the Blue Angels fly over us. This wedding well definitely going down in the books as one to remember (and the hottest)!

Ceremony: The Botanic Garden At Historic Barns Park

Reception: The Cathedral Barns At Historic Barns Par

Florist: The Poppy and the Peony - Kristin Dailey 

Wedding Planner: Stephanie Wiitala

Ceremony Officiant Teddy Martin

Make-up Artist Julie Estle

Catering Company Harrington’s by the Bay

Bakery Top Tier Cakery

Band: Jennifer Hall Band 

Photo Booth: Simplebooth

Decorations Rental - Celery City Trading Company