Michael + Rachel

May 8, 2020

You would never guess that Michael and Rachel were just friends for the longest time….and that they just chatted over skype while Michael was playing hockey in Minnesota.  He asked her out….oh, like a million times according to Rachel, but she thought he was joking…every one of those times. Well, I guess once she thought he was serious and agreed. They were together ever since and great together (just go take a look at their engagement session here.)

They planned an outdoor wedding at Waldenwoods overlooking the water.  It was a warm July day and the sun make all of the grounds especially reminiscent of Michigan childhoods.  There were sweet gifts and tears to go along with them, and the smell of warm summer wafting through the trees. And we had even had a first look with Archie.   It was all of the things that you could want in an outdoor wedding. We could have skipped the storm that brewed over the horizon during the ceremony and that rushed us all under the tents.  It would have been a bit of a bummer, but the most stunning sunset that lit up the entire rest of the early evening made up for every bit of it.

Rachel and Michael, congratulations.  You are both absolute gems.

Venue: Waldenwoods
Second Camera: Maria Loomis
Video Team: Fairytale Productions
Rachel’s Dress: Adrianna PapellCarlilse’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Simona Vigh 
Makeup: Lauren Harbin with Blushed Hair and Makeup
Florals: Amy Lybolt  with MI Honeybee Flowers
Mike’s Tux:  Combat Gent
Officiant: Carmen Conover
Music: Rusch Entertainment
Cake: Cakes by Stephanie

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About Michele

Mom, Wife, Photographer, Volunteer, Joy Seeker, Faith Driven, Compassionate, Artistic, Creative and Grateful.

Michele is an expert in the industry with over a decade of experience. Spending most of her time raising her kids, volunteering at church, entertaining friends, taking care of her family. As a Southeast Michigan wedding photographer the client experience is her biggest priority. Ultimately wanting to be a part of your day, not only your photographer but a trusted friend. 



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