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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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Sunflower Field Family Photos

If you’re ever in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in mid-August and looking for a great day trip, the sunflower field at Hall Farms is a must-see. With over 400,000 sunflowers, free admission (donations requested) and the ability to cut your own flowers, this place is truly a treat.

August 22, 2019

Family portrait in sunflower field


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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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Melissa & Jeremy’s Winter Engagement in Marquette, Michigan

Brave doesn’t even begin to describe Melissa and Jeremy. Two people who decide to take their engagement photos on the frigid shores of Lake Superior with sub zero temps are SO much more than brave. They’re incredible. “We had to hop in the cars to warm up a few times throughout our session, but the […]

March 18, 2019

Engaged couple on the shores of Lake Superior in the winter in Marquette, MI


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