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Emily & Josh’s Winter Wedding in Marquette

Though most Upper Peninsula residents have some level of appreciation for the snow, the recreation opportunities it affords, and the season of winter in general (it does take over our region for nearly 5 months after all!), not everyone is willing to schedule their wedding in a month where the average temperature is 20 degrees. Saying “I do” at the beginning of January in this Northern town takes a special, adventurous and incredibly close couple who is prepared to put their relationship first, make decisions that suit them, and who isn’t afraid of the challenges life may present them. Emily and Josh were one of the bold couples who exchanged their vows in the midst of a U.P. winter this year, and I am incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph their special day.

February 25, 2020

Winter Wedding in Marquette Michigan

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Jenny & Ben’s Adventurous Wedding in Marquette

Several years ago, Ben met Jenny when they were both working on a Marquette, Michigan beach. Ben was a park patrol officer, Jenny a lifeguard for the city. They hit it off instantly and have enjoyed a relationship filled with love, laughter and adventure ever since that day.

Fast forward to August of 2019 when they were married along the shores of the same Great Lake where their love story began. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, these two recited their own heartfelt vows during a ceremony officiated by a lifelong friend of the bride, underneath a stunning white arch that was hand-crafted by the groom.

September 13, 2019

Wedding photos at Marquette's Black Rocks on Presque Isle

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Melissa & Jeremy’s Black and White Wedding

Who doesn’t love a classic black and white wedding? I know I sure do! I absolutely adored the white roses, black dresses and suits, and hand-picked details that were found through Melissa and Jeremy’s wedding day. This wonderful couple currently resides in Wisconsin, but decided to come home to the U.P. for their wedding. They […]

August 28, 2019

Marie Kelsey Photography-Bride and Groom on their wedding day in Marquette Michigan

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Amanda & Neal’s “Pure Michigan” Wedding

Michigan is known for its beautiful lakes, hardwood forests, craft beer and welcoming communities. Amanda and Neal’s Manistique, Mich. wedding was the epitome of the state’s tagline, “Pure Michigan,” and everything that makes the state such an amazing place. 

July 23, 2019

Manistique Michigan Wedding Photography

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Sarah & Mike’s Marquette, Michigan Wedding

Marie Kelsey’s 2019 wedding season kicked off on the second official day of summer with an incredible couple. Mike and Sarah traveled to Marquette, Michigan to be married in front of their friends and family on a perfect June Saturday. The couple and many of their guests traveled from great distances – Washington, D.C.; Colorado; Texas; Virginia; Wisconsin and more. It was so special to have so many guests from all over the country venture to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to support the couple as they said, “I do.”

July 8, 2019

Bride and groom on their wedding day on Marquette, Michigan's Presque Isle Park

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