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Lydia & Michael // Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer

There’s lots of cool things about this day so let’s make a list! You know how I LOVE lists! Here are my top 4 favorite things 😊

  1. Lydia may be one of the worlds most laid back brides. While having the whole wedding party run at us, her brother stepped on the back of her dress and brought her DOWN and nearly got trampled by all her best friends haha she took that with grace and laughed through it all! Bonus, there’s a gif of the whole thing in this post. 😂😂😂

  2. I had posted a preview on facebook and Ryan says to me “I think there’s too much softening on her skin” to which I replied, there isn’t any at all. haha She is basically a perfect human and that seems insane. She’s either secretly some kind of Disney princess or an alien.

  3. It was stormy and started raining right before the ceremony. Instead of moving all the guests to another location and the mess that would be, she just went with it and I think it was the best choice! It was beautiful, interesting, a great story and such a great example of going with the flow!

  4. It’s also worth nothing how well the two mothers got along. They were so much fun to just watch and see how happy they were for their kids and to all be family now. I think they are the happiest two mothers on earth haha

Mary & Steven // St. Joesph Wedding Photographer // Shadowland Ballroom


Ryan has known the Mulder family for a long time since he used to work construction with them in Kalamazoo. We even shot Mary’s senior pictures back in the day and her sisters wedding a few years back. So when we heard Mary was engaged I was like ohhhhh yeeessss!

When we met Steve through a FaceTime call, we thought he was a cool guy but as we got to know him better on the wedding day, we really got to see how much he adores her and thats my favorite kind of dude. I like Mary so much because she speaks her mind and has such a great laugh. The laughers are always the best!

It was such an awesome day with great families, awesome people, beautiful weather and incredible diamonds. You can’t forget the diamonds! hahah I literally gasped when I saw her ring and started imagining what I would end up doing with it and boy oh boy do I love my ring shots in this one!