If you asked me what the most fun wedding I’ve ever been to was (apart of my own of course ;)...) I would reply it was Shelby and Cabien’s! Where to even start? First off, I love these venues. SVSU’s Founders Hall is an amazing indoor church setting for a wedding. There are windows EVERYWHERE and light is a wedding photographer’s best friend. Their reception took place at Apple Mountain in Freeland, Michigan. Their rooms are so beautiful for indoor receptions and dance photos in there are a dream.

Shelby and Cabien also happened to book the BEST wedding team they could have asked for! ;) Katie from Juneberry Media came along to second shoot with me and we met a new friend Jeff of Jeff Carpenter Studios. He’s a wedding videographer based out of Saginaw and is amazing at his job. He and his daughter were so fun to work with all day and it felt amazing to have a team of creatives bouncing ideas off each other.

Shelby and Cabien also made me a super happy wedding photographer by allowing tons and tons of portrait time after their ceremony. We all headed to downtown Bay City and got to walk around shooting our hearts out for quite a while. That city has some of my favorite backdrops for photos and I could not be happier with how they all turned out. I even turned this wedding into my studio sample album! There aren't many weddings where I'm not exhausted by the end of 8+ hours of running around, but I remember looking at Katie partway through the reception and saying "it doesn't even feel like we've been here all day." Time flies when you're having fun!

Black and white collage of the groom putting on his vest, tie, and shoes.
Black and white collage of the bride getting ready.
Photos of the wedding invitations, RSVP card, and wedding rings.
Outside of Founder's Hall at SVSU. Bright blue sky with fluffy clouds behind it.
Bride's dad seeing her in her dress for the first time and hugging her.
Collage of ring bearers, flower girl, bride, and her parents all walking down the aisle.
Collage of the wedding party, couple, and parents during the ceremony.
Bride and groom kissing at the end of the ceremony. He has his first in the air. The guests are seen behind them.
Bride and groom holding up their marriage certificate and smiling.
Bride and groom standing on either side of a pillar at the courthouse in Bay City.
Collage of photos of the bride and groom by the courthouse steps in Bay City.
The wedding party posing on stairs. They're all in shades of blue.
Wedding party standing on steps outside cheering and spraying champagne. and spraying champagne.
Various wedding party poses in front of a wall with blocks of shades of blue in downtown Bay City.
Bride and groom pose downtown near vines, red brick, and a bay.
Wedding party standing in front of a navy brick wall then a close up of the bride and groom's feet.
Bride and groom's reception entrance, cake cutting, cake topper birds, table settings.
Toasts given at the wedding party table. Smiles, laughing, and hugging.
Black and white collage of the formal dances and the bride and groom kissing on the dance floor with people around them.