Being a wedding photographer has taken me to pretty great locations.  I have had the pleasure of photographing couples, who I adore, in NYC, Maui and I can now officially say I’ve been ‘Up North’ for a Traverse City wedding!  I grew up in Cleveland and had no idea what Up North meant when I moved to the Toledo area.  I can now join the ranks of people who know what the Tim Allen, Pure Michigan ads are all about… It is pretty magical up there.

Sam + Joe have fallen in love with upper Michigan… It has become their getaway from the stresses of life in Toledo.  When they were planning their big day, they knew it would be where they married.  Although the locations changed a few times over their planning process, they were able to finally get a pretty magical location.  Atop a hill, winery & vineyards below with a killer view of Lake Michigan.  It was a damn perfect day & I was thrilled to be invited to document the day for them.  They are a warm, considerate couple who wished me Happy Birthday multiple times on their own wedding day.  It is no wonder that 100 of their closest friends and family made the trip up for them.

Big congrats to you two!! 🙂

Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland
Traverse City Wedding Photographer Leland

Ceremony + Reception Location: Good Harbor Vineyard Leelanau, Michigan

Couple Prep Location: Leland Lodge

Event Designer + Coordinator: Sincerely Ginger Traverse City

Stationery: Holly Thomas

Caterer: Catering by Kelly