Lakeside Ceremony at WaldenWoods | Detroit Wedding Photographer

Lake Side Ceremony, and Sunset Reception at Waldenwoods

I got so incredibly behind on blogging starting in September, that holy crap it’s been months since I’ve caught up on ACTUAL weddings. I’ve been writing helpful tips and tricks about wedding planning and leaving the rest on the backburner. That’s been my goal for this year. Get it together, and sit down- catch up on blog writing and do the damn thing.

This wedding was absolutely gorgeous. I got to work along side a new videographer, and it was just a blast! We worked so well together, I truly believe that it enhances the experience for our Couple. When we’re working towards one common goal : A Bomb ass experience with incredible content!

Packed into this Howell, MI wedding was nothing short of stunning details, an awesome wedding party, and the perfect sunset after the party got started! Waldenwoods did a fantastic job, with all the details for this wedding. The coordinators and staff were excellent to work with and so incredibly helpful!

I started the day off getting ready in Brighton, with both Britney & Christian.

Detail shots of rings and Brides' shoes.
Bride smiling at her dress as she takes it off the hanger to put on for her ceremony.

Not sure how the guys felt about it but, I had both the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen belt out the lyrics to Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”… lots of laughter for all of us. Including me. 😉 There was something so fantastic about hearing them sing “YOU COULDA HAD A BAD BITCH, NON-COMMITAL!”

Once I wrapped up with the guys I headed back to get the best part of “getting ready”. THE DRESS. Britneys’ Mom was eagerly standing by, with so much patience. You could see her just beaming with love and pride for her baby girl who was about to start a family of her own. Being a Mom myself, I always have a little bit of a soft spot for Mom’s and Dad’s on Wedding days. I can empathize with them, and put myself in their shoes easily.

Typically if I can get away with it, I have the Bridesmaids leave the room, so Mom and Bride can have their moment together.

Knowing how anxious the ladies were to see their friend, sister.. Bride.. I had to make them come in with their eyes closed.. which was another hilarious experience for all of us. Britney did not disappoint them. Their genuine reactions, and happiness was awesome to witness.

Bride surrounded by Bridesmaids during their getting ready.

Then we make the short trip over to Waldenwoods for their memorable first look, on the beautiful grounds! And this is where the magic started to unfold…

Bride approaches Groom for their first look.
Bride and Groom having their first look on a porch at Waldenwoods.
Bride and Groom during their first look.
Bride and Groom after their first look.
Fun, exciting wedding party photos.

We got so lucky with such an incredibly sunset. The night couldn’t have gotten any better than this. These are the moments where I don’t mind living in Michigan. 😉

“Magan is absolutely wonderful to work with! She made us laugh and feel very comfortable while taking our wedding photos. Nothing feels staged, it all feels natural and the pictures turned out beautifully. I highly recommend her!!”

Britney & Christian

If you are looking for a photographer to capture you’re big day, I would love to chat with you! Head over to my contact form and let me know how I can help!

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