When we were hired to photograph Emily & Daniel’s Wedding, Marc and I were extremely excited because it would allow us to cross off one more state on our “shot a wedding in…” checklist.
Emily and Daniel chose Holland, Michigan to host their 2020 wedding. As this year’s big wedding plans fell apart, as it had for many engaged couples, these two couldn’t wait to be married. They then decided to move forward with an intimate close-family micro-wedding. The big wedding would have to wait another year as these two wanted to share their vows to become husband and wife regardless of the size of the event.
Emily called and asked if we would still travel to Michigan to be a part of and document their mini-wedding. Marc and I were thrilled to be included and of course, we wanted to capture the celebration for them in the best possible way.
We packed up our photo equipment and made the drive around Lake Michigan. A when we arrived to the getting ready locations, it was just Emily and Daniel present along with their parents. No bridal party, just us.
We chose the nearby Hope College for their first look and portraits. These two had us cracking up with their silly antics that actually reminded us of each other as Emily said how wonderful love is when you “just get each other” and make one another laugh. We could not agree more.
Our afternoon was spent capturing sweet and cherished moments of Emily and Daniel before we met up with their family to witness the ceremony. The scene of the ceremony – chairs 6 feet apart, guests in custom-made masks, hand sanitizer stations – this is beginning to look pretty normal. Size, Location, Decorations, Bridal Party Members, don’t matter. If this year has taught us anything it all comes down to the exchanging of vows and becoming husband and wife – plain and simple. You are his and she is yours for many, many years to come.
Congratulation Emily & Daniel, we were honored to be a part of your day and we look forward to another trip to Michigan in 2021.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Emily & Daniel’s day beautiful.
Wedding Coordinator: Paper Hat Weddings
Ceremony Venue: The Baker Lofts – Holland, MI
Florist: Flowery Art
Portrait Location: Hope College – Holland, MI
Officiant: Tom Roberts