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http://www.islandphoto.info/img/s/v-5/u1037147729-o126140090-50.jpg 2017-09-07T21:39:00Z (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/9/the-heart-of-love The Heart of Love

Sometimes two people get together who seem destined for each other.  That was the case between Keeli and Philip who were married at Little Stone Church on a beautiful Labor Day weekend.  Philip and his family had a Mackinac Island tradition of coming up on their family boat every summer.  Keeli's first time to the Island was the summer before, following Philip's proposal on Beaver Island. 

These two had so much love between them that it made your heart ache!  

The carriage ride was nice and long, 1.5 hrs and we went to several stops, us on our bicycles, them in a beautiful Vis-a vis carriage from Gough LIvery - getting fun photos as they enjoyed the romantic ride and scenery. 

Back to the Inn at Stonecliffe, the wedding party and family/friends had a cocktail hour on the verandah where lots of candid photos of friends, nieces, nephews, parents were taken and of course lovely wedding details. 

Keeli and Phillip were great dancers, Keeli surprised us all when the music started and she began moving as she just lit up the dance floor with her vibrance and her beautiful form!  Philip the consummate husband, son, and friend was special to watch as he was so happy and in love with Keeli. 

Another wonderful time with a wonderful couple and their family.  That's what I love about Mackinac Island Weddings! 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-09-07T21:39:26Z 2017-09-07T21:39:26Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/8/we-still-do We Still Do!

Ten years following their wedding in the Domican Republic, Elssy and Brian decided to exchange their vows at Ste Annes Church on Mackinac Island.  Inviting Brian's parents and of course involving their 2 wonderful children, we took off for a perfect day of fun, photos and freedom!  

Having the freedom to do this again, without the pressure of 10 years before, made for lots of smiles, laughter and beautiful photos.

Grand Hotel supplied the amazing honeymoon suite, and the colorful Geranium Bar was the setting of their reception.  The beautiful flowers were designed by Grand Hotel's Margaret's Garden.  

A private carriage from Mackinac Island Carriage Tours picked up the bride, groom and family from Grand Hotel.  It was a great time as I rode my bicycle, hailing the carriage to stop at several unique and beautiful locations for photos, as we made our way to the church.  The August weather was perfect...not too warm and certainly not too cool.  

A simple ceremony at Ste Anne's Church united the couple in a Catholic Ceremony, having not been able to do this 10 years prior, everyone was exuberant as they knew that the nuptials were done right this time.

Grand Hotel's "bus" arrived to take them all back to the Grand, and this carriage is rarely used for weddings, I quickly took out several lens to capture this interesting carriage with the family smiling in delight.

Back to the Grand Hotel, cake and champagne toasts to the couple and the family, and a delightful dinner in the main dining room and a dip in the Terrace Room ended our time together.

Weddings on Mackinac are so unique...sometimes it is the perfect place to do it all again, in the style you have dreamed of!

 

 

 

 

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-08-30T14:19:09Z 2017-08-30T14:19:09Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/8/a-second-chance Life is a Journey

Sometimes, it just takes a bit longer to find your romantic soulmate.  And when that happens, finding that special person takes on a meaning that is something very special.  Life is a journey, it takes a few turns that lead us to where we are now, and so when we get another chance at love,  it means that we're more careful, more certain, and maybe more determined to do it all right - and to enjoy the process more fully! 

We love weddings like these!  (Well, we love all weddings.)   However, this is when being a family photographer, an engagement photograher and of course a wedding photographer all get wrapped into one big package.  You are photographing "True Love", the joy of a blended family, and the beginning of two lives joined into one - the details, emotional moments and the excitement. Being a Mackinac Island Wedding Photographer, A Mackinac Family Photographer and a Mackinac Engagement Photographer....all this comes naturally.  We love every minute of the day and are happy to be able to capture this very special time in a families journey.  

 

 

 

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-08-04T17:49:06Z 2017-08-04T17:49:06Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/6/something-special-on-mackinac-island Something Special on Mackinac Island

Ever wanted to just do something special?  To run away and marry the one you love - just the two of you?  Then Mackinac Island is a perfect destination to provide you with a beautiful and affordable place to tie the knot, yet one that is extra special.  Stephanie and Dan knew that Grand Hotel was the place they wanted to stay, having been fans of the Grand for a number of year, they had loved the movie, Somewhere in Time and had been outdoor enthusiasts for a long time, so biking, hiking and staying active was a priority for them. 

 

To arrange the wedding, they contacted Carole Erbel of For the Love of Mackinac to arrange their carriage, minister and of course their favorite photographer, Island Photo.  The temperatures for the mid June wedding were perfect - 72 and sunny and the entire day was a dream come true.  

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-06-26T17:59:33Z 2017-06-26T17:59:33Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/6/to-elope-to-mackinac-island To Elope to Mackinac Island

The original meaning of "elope" is to run away and not to come back to the point of origin.  So to elope to Mackinac is to run away from what?  From the things about a wedding that you may not wish to run to!  And that of course is never each other, shown so beautifully here between these two lovers who chose to purchase a home and to get started in life but not to miss having wonderful photos to celebrate the most special day of their lives together. 

Sunset Rock, operated by the Mackinac Island State Park was the chosen site for Susan and Randy of Grosse Pte Woods.  They met me in front of the Inn at Stonecliffe and we met with their minister Marie Steensma.  Marie did a fantastic job as always.  Afterward I signed the important papers as an official witness of their wedding, we walked in the woods, the apple orchard and along the front of the Inn for photographs. 

Susan and Randy ended up enjoying cocktails on the lawn at Stonecliffe and an intimate dinner for 2 at Woods Restaurant, operated by Grand Hotel. 

It was a beautiful early June day, the 6th of June - Warm, Sunny and full of LOVE!  

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-06-12T19:56:33Z 2017-06-12T19:56:33Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/6/congratulations-seniors Congratulations Seniors

What is more exciting than graduation from high school?  The anticipation of what lies ahead and leaving childhood behind is best captured in senior photos that allow for the Senior to be relaxed and to have fun. Mackinac Island is the perfect place to take senior photos.  Being in the outdoors allows for movement and when we take photos we do move! Beach, gardens, boats, historic architecture....you name it and Mackinac Island has it!  The lighting of the evening hours is always my favorite, but we take photos anytime of the day, always finding that perfect place where personality breaks out and nervousness turns into confidence.  

Each of these senior photographs are special to me.  Having shared this photo experience with them makes me enjoy looking back on these days and look forward to those coming up this summer and fall.  Choosing to come to Mackinac Island whether it be a day trip or an extended vacation will give you memories and photos of this time in your life that will last a lifetime.  

 

This is Emily Modd who I have knows for years and have enjoyed watching her style and her zeal for life!  We had a great time taking photos at the Inn at Stonecliffe and also along the shoreline and the woods.  

Emily's parents are Chris and Amy Modd who are business owners on Mackinac.  Emily brought her puppy along for the photo and we enjoyed including him into several of the photos, having a good time at the beach and making lots of memories.  

 

This is Madison Rock from Battlecreek, Michigan.  Madison and her mother drove up that day from Battlecreek and I think they might have driven home that evening.  We took photos downtown and in front of Windermere Hotel, with their famous fence and flower baskets providing a place to pose with Main Street Mackinac in the background.  

 

 

This is Cecilia Murray who grew up on the Island and graduated from Petoskey High School.  Cecilia is stylish, fun loving and has a strong love for people and God that I treasure.  She is going to be a fashion designer one day and is headed to my Alma Mater of Kent State University, which has a strong program in fashion design and some great bars!

This is Mary Koboski and every time I think of Mary I think of the movie "There's Something About Mary" with Cameron Diaz!  Mary has this inner glow that makes you smile and radiated in all of her photos.  We spent some time at the shoreline during the "golden hour" and also moved about to some of her favorite places on Mackinac Island.  Mary graduated from Petoskey High this year and is sure to go so far in whatever direction she chooses.  It has been a pleasure and my blessing to watch her grow up during summers on Mackinac Island.  

 

This is Christian Styburski who graduated from Mackinac Island Public School.  He is a leader and a dedicated friend and son to his family and his community.   Christian was easy going and we captured most of his photos in the woods and at Great Turtle Park in the center of Mackinac Island.  Fall can be a really good season for photos on Mackinac and Christian's were taken in mid October.  Christian's family goes to our church and we have seen him grow into a very fine young man and know that God's plans for him are going to take him very far. 

 

 

Alex Lynch is from La Grange, Illinois.  He is a great runner and spends most of his summers training for cross country.  Alex was best photographed on the move!  More relaxed walking that sitting down, we moved around a lot, taking this photo on the shoreline on the southwest side of the Island.  

 

 

This is Mary Rosa Clark who is from Garden City, Michigan.  She and her mother wanted to take photos at the Metivier Inn and also along the shoreline at Windermere Point.  We had a beautiful day and Mary's sweet nature was shining through in each of her photographs, a lovely young lady who will brighten anyplace she goes.  

 

This is The Jack Seebohm, another Petoskey High graduate and son of Lauren Radecki and Steve Seebohm.  It was a pleasure to photograph Jack and an experience that I will treasure as Jack maked us laugh with his impersonations and clowning around. I love letting someone like Jack just do his thing instead of trying to make him do ours!  We know Jack is going to be a world changer and we mean that in the most complementary way! 

 

Last but not least!  This is Talon Greenlee.  Talon loves sailing and is a graduate of Mackinac Island Public School.  His parents are teachers and we have watched Talon grow up into a handsome young man!  Talon is super smart and will be competitive in any field that requires knowledge and expertise.  We met at the  Mackinac Island Marina for photos and also at Marquette Park.  Mackinac has a diverse amount of scenery is a very small area, always allowing for variety in images that offer diversity and selection. 

All of our senior photo sessions include us taking a lot of photos in different settings on the Island.  Sometimes, we can get everything we need in an hour, and in some situations a couple of hours are needed.  Jeff does all of the digital editing to the photos, and usually does additional retouching to those images that are "selected' by the graduate for prints, yearbook and/or photo books.  

 

Contact us by email to secure a time for a senior portrait session.  If you reference this blog post we'll give you a free 8 x 10 with your session!  

 

 

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-06-03T17:47:37Z 2017-06-03T17:47:37Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2017/5/beauty-of-a-spring-time-mackinac-island-wedding Beauty of a Spring-time Mackinac Island Wedding

A May wedding on Mackinac Island offers so many extra amenities that weddings later in the season don't always provide.  Early season lighting makes everything glow in a clean, bright kind of way.  Getting to the church on time is easier with fewer bicycles, carriages and walkers in your path!  Exchanging your vows at Ste Anne's Church, with over 240 years of weddings history is always a rather reverential experience- adding your wedding to the many couples who have come before you for eternity.  

Gathering family, friends and a lot of beautiful nieces and nephews, the weather on the Island couldn't have been nicer.  Sunshine and clear skies greeted the many guests who came from all over, many from the Lansing area as were Lisa and Ryan. 

A horse drawn carriage from Gough Carriages took the happy couple to the boardwalk, West Bluff, the marina and down Main Street Mackinac Island.  Photographer Kate Dupre of Island Photo, followed on her bicycle, keeping up with the enthusiastic horses, all fresh from a winter of good hay and plenty of rest!  A reception dinner was held at the famous Pink Pony at the Chippewa Hotel, and photographs continued as Kate was able to take some photos in the famous bar that Lisa and Ryan will treasure forever 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2017-05-20T19:47:40Z 2017-05-20T19:47:40Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/11/GrandHotelweddingonMackinacIsland The Perfect Storm

Two beautiful people in love, a remarkable family, lots of friends, details galore, and the opulence of Grand Hotel made for the "perfect storm."  Perfect, in that as a photographer, you want to be  challenged to create, to capture and to declare with your photos  "This wedding was Special."  Working together as a mother -daughter team, Kate and I had a ball -  all day long just capturing the love and the electricity between Doug and Jessica.  The details for this wedding were so beautifully done and we could not have been happier with the direction we received by Jessica's sister, Teshna.  Doug was the ultimate groom - Patient, Thorough, Emotional and Involved.  Jessica the perfect bride - Happy, Radiant, in Love and Thankful.  We wish we could do it all over again but as truth be told...this is a "Once In A Lifetime" day.  We are grateful for the opportunity to be the team to capture the moments forever. 

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Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-11-29T16:00:31Z 2016-11-29T16:00:31Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/9/intimate-weddings Intimate Weddings

When a couple decides to share their day with just a select few people, it gives the wedding an intimate feeling.  Andrei and Meaghan had their parents and siblings along for the lovely September day at Mission Point Resort.  The gazebo looked beautiful with its late summer foliage bloom and the temperatures were in the mid 70's.   After the lovely ceremony and fun photos as bubbles were blown, the carriage arrived and off we went on our bicycles to stop at several places for photos during our 3 mile carriage ride.  Among many spots, a favorite is the the shoreline with the Mighty Mackinac Bridge, as the Straits of Mackinac glistened as they stepped out of their fairy-tale carriage.

 

 

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-09-27T02:25:49Z 2016-09-27T02:25:49Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/9/we-are-family We are Family!

Having found their true love, two Florida Gators chose to exchange their vows in beautiful Mackinac Island at the LIttle Stone Church.  A weekend affair, the wedding party was surrounded by many guests who came from the sunshine state bringing with them the warmth of the sun and of their hearts for each other.  

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-09-13T01:34:55Z 2016-09-13T01:34:55Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/7/let-the-good-times-roll Good Times on Mackinac Island

Some weddings are about love and some about fun.  Sometimes they are about both and this was the case with Marie & Scott.  The wedding began at the bright yellow Victorian classic Windermere Hotel, where the sisters enjoyed getting ready and putting the final touches to the hair and make-up that was beautifully done by Vintage Glam.  The wedding, expertly coordinated by For the Love of Mackinac's Carole Erbel, started off with a bit of rain and overcast skies, but by the time the carriage arrived at the Somewhere in Time Gazebo, the sun was breaking through and the wedding day was completely underway.  Music by the Mike Davis Trio kept the pre-ceremony lively and enjoyable, and when Minister Marie Steensma began, the tears and laughter began to flow.  Following the sand ceremony, the bride and groom arranged for each and every family or couple to have a photo taken with the beautiful bluff in the background.  Guests would all receive a wedding frame and their photo at a later date.

Sisters getting ready at the Windermere Hotel. Flowers by Weber's Floral & Gift

 

The carriage ride to the bluff and the boardwalks created some amazing photos as both Jeff and I are hustling and making sure we are working together at different angles, lenses and styles. 

 

Walk down from the Gazebo to the View

 

The beautiful Island House Hotel was the destination for the reception for Marie & Scott.  Music again by the Davis trio, and gorgeous flowers and bouquets by Webers Floral & Gift.  They were the perfect accessory to the reception and of course to the wedding cake too, created by Bella e Dolce.  With the cake cut and toasts given, it was time to enjoy some heavy hors d'oeuvres with a Mexican theme, while guests mingled about enjoying laughs and each others company.

To top off the fun, guests got casual and moved down Main Street to the Arnold Dock, where they boarded the Isle Royal Queen, the newest member of the fleet for Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, offering an intimate cruise for this crew of 25.

 

Dancing, drinks, and a lot of photos of the Mighty Mackinac Bridge were the highlights of this festive gathering.  Warm temperatures, and a beautiful sunset were a treat no one will ever forget.

Congratulations to Marie, Scott and to your beautiful family.  We enjoyed you day and will remember it always. 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-07-25T18:13:41Z 2016-07-25T18:13:41Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/7/love-is-beautiful Love is Beautiful

The natural beauty of two people in love is like Love to the second power - That thing I learned in school that had something to do with an exponential factor that I have pretty much forgotten.  Except when it comes to a Mackinac Island wedding that takes place in a dreamy wooded setting with a fantastic view - Mackinac State Historic Parks can give you more on that.

When Katie and Josh came together it was like something exponential.  Yes they were very attractive individually, but together..wow!  And Jeff and I were able to work together photographing this supernatural event which means our talent is exponentially replicated as well. ha, ha...... Here are some of the results!  Congratulations and our wishes for an amazing life, full of supernatural blessing and beauty.  We can't wait to watch your future unfold and look forward to you returning to your Mackinac Island home soon.


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Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-07-22T20:26:50Z 2016-07-22T20:26:50Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/7/mackinac-island-engagement-proposal Mackinac Island Engagement Proposal

When I get a call from a guy planning a surprise proposal I get excited. It is just plain old fun to be part of this exciting part of a couple's life - the beginning of the walk to the altar and through life together.  Mackinac Island engagement proposals lead many times to Mackinac Island Weddings.  And being a Mackinac Island Wedding Photographer, and a Mackinac Island Engagement photographer - well this can mean a long term friendship and relationship.  So these photos of Thomas and Rebecca were created with a lot of enthusiasm and love - cause you never know what will happen after a proposal! Engaged on Mackinac Island! Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island   Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island Woods on Mackinac Island

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-07-22T19:09:51Z 2016-07-22T19:09:51Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/6/genuine-joy Genuine Joy

We love all weddings, but especially when you can see the genuine joy and happiness between two people who  belong together.  With Angela and Bill, every moment was a another piece in the puzzle as their life became entwined for a lifetime.  There were lots of laughs, a few tears, and two very happy people, marrying their best friend.  The weather forecast had been predicting lots of rain, but none were felt making for the perfect afternoon at the Somewhere In Time gazebo.   Mackinac Island continues to be the most beautiful destination for a wedding that anyone could dream of.  The blue skies, a little overcast were perfect for photos and the purple lilacs at every turn made for gorgeous photographs. 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-06-10T03:21:16Z 2016-06-10T03:21:16Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/6/brown-eyed-girl Brown Eyed Girl

With her beautiful brown eyes and a sparkling smile it is easy to see what drew Scott to romance Dena.  After several years of courtship, they selected the Gazebo at Mission Point Resort for their destination wedding.  Having met them both 2 years prior and being able to take their engagement photos the previous Fall we were excited to see them again and photograph the wedding.  At the Mission Point gazebo,  Dena and Scott were surrounded by all their family and friends on a warm sunny Memorial Day day.  Following the wedding ceremony, they took a long carriage ride through the bluff stopping along the way for photos.  Riding into the woods which led to a periwinkle field of forget-me-not flowers, Dena was game for a little walk through the woods with her husband Scott for some more great photos.  Back at MPR, a delicious multi station buffet and plenty of dancing and toasts put the final touches on a wonderful wedding.

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-06-10T03:01:46Z 2016-06-10T03:01:46Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/4/from-new-york-ny-to-mackinac-island-michigan From New York City to Mackinac Island, Michigan

Competing with the Big Apple for atmosphere and the perfect backdrop for photography, Mackinac and Island Photo came through providing the once in a lifetime memories for Marie and Shilang who got married at Historic Mission Church and enjoyed a great party for 125 at Mission Point Resort.  We enjoyed working with Marie and look forward to creating some really neat albums and enlargements for their New York City home.


"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for everything you did for us a couple weekends ago. You went above and beyond to make our wedding day very special and we appreciate it so much. From taking extra time with us to capturing such joyful, loving moments, your work was better than I ever dreamed. Thank you."

 

Thank-you too Marie.  You are a beautiful person and we loved your wedding day style!

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-04-24T21:08:44Z 2016-04-24T21:08:44Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/4/enjoying-50-years-of-marriage Enjoying 50 years of Marriage!

Who doesn't dream of one day being married 50 years?  The family who stays together that long has plenty to be celebrating and so the 50th wedding anniversary of a couple usually becomes a family reunion and a time for making new memories.  

I take very seriously the responsibility for making this time one that is enjoyable for all, however most of all, it captures the family in such a way that this significant milestone forever treasured in quality photographs.  I love the challenge to bring out the very best, the goodness in every family I have the pleasure of photographing.  

Our sitting fee for a portrait session is $200 as we  try to keep our family portrait prices low, to encourage a family of any budget to take the time and the money to hire a professional and have a great family photograph done right.  

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-04-24T21:03:39Z 2016-04-24T21:03:39Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/4/senior-photo-sessions Senior photo sessions

Getting relaxed and having fun is the key to taking good senior photos.....and of course the editing is very important.  That is why Jeff and I make such a dynamic duo when it comes to senior photos.  I love this time in a young lady or man's life...so much to be proud of and so much to look forward to - the opportunity to capture this time in quality photographs is a job I love to do.  The ability to edit each photo and to work closely with client and family is one that Jeff has 20 plus years of experience in.  Together, along with the most important part of the trio - Mackinac Island itself, we create quality photographs for your wall, for your yearbook, for your facebook page, for your grandmother and most importantly for you!  

Traveling from Texas, Anna was interested in having something very special for her senior year.  Some of her friends were going to Greece for their photos.  Mackinac Island would have tough competition but as always, Mackinac Island wins.   Especially with beautiful Anna! 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-04-24T20:47:02Z 2016-04-24T20:47:02Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2016/4/family-fun Family Fun

We love using all of our experience living and shooting on Mackinac Island with families during our relaxed and informal portrait sessions.  Our goal is not to shoot hundreds of average images but to work with you to present gorgeous, wow, never captured before or again quality photographs.  We also like to be nice! To make sure you have a good time and to share with you scenic locations and quirky nuances that make the Island so special.  We've watched many clients children grow from babies to teens.  We want to make sure you have the perfect holiday card, anniversary album, or canvas wrap photo on your wall.  We've helped husbands with last minute gifts more than we can remember! 

So when Dana and Joe called to say they were coming up to the Island and bringing their kids I got very excited.  Having photographed their wedding in 2008, it was my pleasure to spend a few hours together, combing the beach, laughing by the shoreline, playing in the flower gardens, and just having fun with their growing family. 

If your life is as busy as Joe and Dana's life, capturing vacation time in photographs is very important.  We love the end result of our relaxed photo sessions - Beautiful photos of a vacation story never forgotten.  

 

 

Island Photo 888.597.3729 dupre@mich.com (C) Island Photo 888.597.3729 2016-04-23T02:37:51Z 2016-04-23T02:37:51Z
http://www.islandphoto.info/blog/2015/10/falling-in-love-with-fall-weddings Falling in Love with Fall Weddings

Choosing Mackinac Island for a Fall wedding is a fabulous idea.  The weather is generally warmer because our deep blue lake has gotten enough warmth to keep the island breezes gentle even when the temps grow a bit cool.  The colors and the lighting during the Fall make for beautiful portraits and stunning scenery shots.  Quiet weekdays make for a delightful time to say "I Do!" 

 

That is why when Trish and Matt contacted us in February and asked what we thought about October 10, we said "YES!".  They wanted something very special, and Grand Hotel is always a good choice for weddings, any season, but I love a fall ceremony in the Tea Garden because it is protected from the wind, and it is usually a few degrees warmer as it is bathed in beautiful sunshine.

 

A carriage ride through the woods in the vis-a-vis carriage with Grand Hotel driver Ben Mosely is always a treat. Ben knows horses and how to run them fast - so we get a good workout following along on our BICYCLE taking amazing photos of our beautiful Island. 

 

Thanks you Trish & Matt and your family for such an opportunity to be your photographers and capture this special time in your lives.  May you always be blessed with the grace and favor that you received on your wedding day!

 

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