Weddings

Michael + Jillian

January 17, 2023

Midland is a special place for Mike and Jill, so a reception at the H Hotel was the most fitting spot to celebrate tying the knot. It won’t take long scrolling through Mike and Jill’s wedding day to see that these two adore one another and laugh A LOT. Their joy is absolutely contagious and my camera was LOVING it.

The wedding party got ready at the H Hotel. Mike and Jill have a lot of friends and loved ones, and their large wedding party enjoyed spending time with each other before the ceremony. (Some of the guys even cracked open a few celebratory beers beforehand). The father of the bride also got his moment—his reaction to seeing Jill in her wedding gown for the first time was priceless.

The wedding party then traveled to Bay City for a ceremony at the Scottish Rite. The couple sobbed and laughed throughout the vows. I couldn’t dream of putting the camera down for even a minute—just in case I missed one of those belly laughs. (And those belly laughs continued all throughout the ceremony and reception!) To top it all off, flurries of snow added a gorgeous touch to the day.

And the ultimate addition to a winter wedding? Santa!!! Somewhere between the laughter and celebration, Saint Nick managed to stop by and slip into a few photos.

I was absolutely ecstatic to photograph Mike and Jill’s day. The couple made memories that will be talked about for years! What a wonderful way to start off a marriage. Congratulations, you two!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Mike and Jill’s H Hotel wedding!

Engagement Session: Kensington Metropark
Wedding Coordinator: Page Wedding & Event Planning
Florals: Allora Floral
Jill’s Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Mike’s Tux: Tommy Hilfiger
Stationary: Zola
Hair: Runway Salon and Spa
Makeup: Danielle Paquin
Transportation: Mid Michigan Limousine
Ceremony: Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Chair Rentals: Special Occasions
Venue: The H Hotel
Officiant: Ed Bristow
Cupcake: The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe
Music: Bee Entertainment
Honeymoon: Cabo, Mexico

Wedding dress hung up against the wall with a painting of a hummingbird near it by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride is in her veil and PJs as she looks at her wedding dress and touches the hanger by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele MaloneyMother of the bride buttons up the brides dress, both mother and daughter are smiling by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney? Groomsmen are all dressed and ready, smiling and laughing together by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groom and his groomsmen sip beer and laugh while getting ready by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Portrait of bride smiling; close up portrait of bride's bouquet and part of her face by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of father of the bride covering his eyes as bride enters so he can see her for the first time by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of Father of the bride's reaction as he sees her for the first time by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of bride and father hugging by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groomsmen gather around the groom and adjust his tie and boutonnière by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney bride and bridesmaids take formal wedding party photos outside in the chilly air holding bouquets by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groom and groomsmen take formal portraits outside by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of groom watching bride come down the aisle; black and white photo of bride and father of the bride walking down the aisle by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and father of the bride hug at the end of the aisle, groom and mother watch and smile by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Faraway shot of the ceremony with guests and bridal party in view by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groom smiles while reading his vows to his bride by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride laughs while groom is reading from his vow notes at the ceremony by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom exchange rings during the ceremony; bride and groom kiss during the ceremony by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom smile, bride lifts up her bouquet as they exit the ceremony by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of the back of the bride and groom as they exit the ceremony by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bridal party poses for pictures after the ceremony by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele MaloneyBride and groom pose for a portrait outside while it snows by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Close up shot of bride hugging bride and bride looking back at groom, just part of the bride's face showing by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groom smilies for solo portraits outside in the snow by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom laugh as groom hugs bride from behind as it snows by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele MaloneyFaraway portrait of bride and groom behind them the Scottish rite center by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom pose for a close up portrait outside in the snow by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Santa poses with the bridal party outside in the snow; santa poses with the bride, bride cozies up to santa with bridal party around by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom grin at each other with whimsical train behind them by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Detailed photos of the table settings for the reception at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Wedding table setting at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Close up shot of the cake at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Detailed shot of the dessert table at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom cut the cake together by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Groom feeds a piece of cake to the bride; black and white photo of the bride getting the groom with cake at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride, groom, and guests listen to a bridesmaid's wedding toast by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom laugh while listening to toasts; groomsmen gives toast at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom cozy up next to each other during the reception at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele MaloneyBride and groom cozy up for their first dance while guests watch by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom grin at each other during their first dance by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Family members record loved ones dancing at the reception; bride dances and laughs with loved on at the dance floor; bridal party and guests enjoy watching others on the dance floor at the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Black and white photo of mother and son dance; black and white photo of loved ones watching mother of groom dancing by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom sneak outside and kiss at the H Hotel for evening portraits by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom give eskimo kisses outside in the winter air by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney Bride and groom hold hands and smile outside of the H Hotel by Detroit Wedding Photographer Michele Maloney

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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 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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