Muskegon Wedding Photographer | Jamie May Photography

By Jamie May Photography:   I met with Julia and her dad one day to learn more about her wedding, where I was told the reception would have a lot of festive activities to bring in both cultures.  I was so excited to see what this meant!  As you can see Jose’s family traditions include:  pinning money to the bride and groom and some chair lifting, knock the groom over, game and then of course the traditional garter toss and first dances, etc.   It was a fun filled night.  I loved that they did a first look, and we had so much time to walk around the charming, downtown area of Muskegon. We also had a fair share of time St. Mary’s Catholic church, to photograph the bride and groom with some of the architecture and stain glass windows inside.  As you can see from the pictures, this was a fun crowd, who made all my ideas come even more to life!!  I was so blessed to be a part of you Julia and Jose’s wedding day!!!  Wishing you many more wonderful years of marriage!!  xoxx0x0x

 

 

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West Michigan Wedding Photographer | Jamie May Photographer

By Jamie May Photography:  Brittany and Kevin got married and had their reception at Wabasis Lake Park. I have never been there before, it has a cute log-cabin lodge to have the reception, tucked away in a rustic, charming setting.  I think it is so clever when people get married at county parks, usually there is an indoor /outdoor option in case it rains.  There were also many scenic picturesque opportunities! This was a great group of people. I love that everyone was so fun and easy-going.  It was such an enjoyable evening. I know that Brittany and Kevin have been together for quite some time, but you would never know it, as they looked each other with a very fresh, young love!   I am so happy that Brittany and Kevin finally tied the knot!!! (and did you know you could customize converse? so cool).  Thanks for hiring me to be a part of your day! x0x0x

 

 

 

Railside Golf Club Weddings | Jamie May Photography

By Jamie May Photography:  Greg and Taylor got married at Railside Golf Club in Byron Center. 

This was the hottest wedding of the late summer/early fall, not what anyone expected!  I have never been to Railside and it was a nice place to have a wedding and a reception. They put up a tent near the building and have heaters (which weren’t necessary this day).  But would be perfect for an outdoor option if rain or cold weather were to happen on your wedding day.  Taylor is so smiley and bubbly. She and her girls were a blast to be around.  It was wonderful that they did a first look, one of my favorite things to do on the wedding day.  Greg was all smiles when he saw  Taylor for the first time. And how about that lipstick on Taylor, gorgeous!   Everything went smooth all day and it was a beautiful night for a wedding.  They ended the night sending off some lanterns.  Best Wishes to you both! Wishing you many more years together!!! xx0x0x0





























Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer | Jamie May Photography

By Jamie May Photography:  The flowers!! That was one of the many beautiful details at this gorgeous wedding. Spread throughout the whole reception area, big, beautiful boutiques of flowers done by Shelly’s Designs Florist.  And the cheesecakes! Did you know they make cookie dough cheesecake, with a scoop of cookie dough on top of the cheesecake, fantastic!! Okay, so I loved Molly’s details a little, OK, A LOT!  Another totally awesome fyi, is that Charles and Molly’s mothers are best friends.  I have never seen two moms so happy for a wedding, ever!  They were so cute, they kept looking at each other and becoming teary.  Molly and Charles got married at St. Alphonsus Catholic church. This church has so much history in the architecture with the beams and the beautiful windows.  After we headed into downtown Grand Rapids for some pictures in the city.  We were on a bus with this large wedding party and there was never a dull moment!  Of course every one danced the night away. Wishing you many more happy and healthy years together!!!! x0x0x

 

 

Grand Rapids Weddings | Jamie May Photography

By Jamie May Photography: Toni and Grant got married in downtown Grand Rapids on a super hot day! We were running back and forth between outside and air condition, just to cool off for a minute.   We do hire out hourly sometimes and this was one of the times when our services were not needed as long.   Toni and Grant had amazing appertizers and desserts after their wedding with close family and friends.  They are so sweet, I love how happy they make each other and how giggly they get when they look at each other.  Wishing you many more years of happiness! x0x0xx

 

Michigan Weddings | Jamie May Photographer

By Jamie May Photography: I have known Lisa and Jeff, parents of the groom for some time, they were trusting, open-minded people that trusted a girl, young in her 20s to sell their home.  They are so uplifting and kind, and I was thrilled when Erica, the bride, reached out to me to photograph their  wedding.  It is always nice to have referrals from friends and family; really it is the only way that you can be sure you are doing a good job for people.  To me, referrals are one of the kindest acts shown to me with being self-employed, because you then know people care about you, too.  That being said, the day was like hanging out with family, I love all the familiar faces and catching up with them all.  Erica has been the most ambitious bride I have seen yet. She was savvy in her wedding planning. She found a wonderful spot for all the lodging and the wedding and reception to take place, with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.  I also am a big fan of these three things: 1. White tent weddings 2. Weddings and Receptions at the same location 3. And beautiful flowers.  All the above were true of this wedding.  These curly things you see in the wedding flowers….. yeah, those are real. It is called curled ferns. So cool.  Wishing you both many more happy years, I am so excited for the both of you!!! xoxoxo

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer | Jamie May Photography

By Jamie May Photography:

Liz and Matt!  Love these two.  We started the day at the downtown condo.   I loved the exposed brick and built in cabinets, such a cool spot to take pics.  There were lots of laughs and tears, as Liz and her bridesmaids got ready for the day. Next was the ceremony site, St. James Church. The Catholic church had the most beautiful architecture and I love all the doors. It was a lovely place to get married. We made many stops along the way to in between the ceremony and the reception. This was the first time I took pictures at the Grand Valley State University, downtown location. I loved it there!  We did the normal spots, such as the blue bridge, but never have I navigated up to the top of a building. It was a blast to have so much time with Liz and Matt and to get so many awesome pictures, plus did you see the sky that day?! Just perfect.  They are good company and we had many laughs.  Of course the party was just getting started as we headed over to the reception at Studio D2D  for a bunch of crazy dancing and a lit up dance floor! Wishing you many happy more years Matt and Liz! It was a pleasure. xoxox

 

Ludington Wedding Photographer | Destination Weddings | Jamie May Photography

 

By Jamie May Photography:   What a wonderful day it was in August for a beautiful beach wedding.  Ludington was a great spot, with a long walkway for the processional and the bride to walk down.  Lauren had fun details, I love her Smitten with the Mitten theme.  This crew was a ton of fun, as you can see we made a pit stop, downtown Ludington at Barley and Rye because Lauren and Matt love breweries. We even took the engagement pictures in a brewery. So fun!!  Then headed over to her parents cottage to grab some photos with their cute dog.  I love that we had some extra time with just the bride and groom after the ceremony.  All the speeches were well done and hilarious! Everyone danced the night away at Lincoln Hills and enjoyed a delicious desserts.  I am so happy for Matthew and Lauren, as I can tell they just love each other deeply and are best friends. Wishing you many more years of happiness!!!  xx0x0x0x



















































Grand Rapids Weddings | Jamie May Photography

By Jamie May Photography:  I am so behind on my blog post this year. I had a FULL wedding season and a lot of other sessions. This wedding was back in August (wow, I am really behind).  I first met Akeem at Fit Body Boot Camp, where he is a trainer.  Everyday he brings the energy and is looking out for the best interest of the people he is helping.  It is no wonder years previous, he caught the eye (or vice versa) of Anna!  Anna is delightful, too!  She was so easy to work with.   For me it all started when Akeem  asked me to come take pictures when he proposed to her! That is always so awesome to be a part of!!!!!  So I was thrilled when Akeem and Anna asked me to be their photographer for their wedding!!!   Akeem and Anna are so positive and so full of energy. Needless to say, the wedding, reception and all the time in between was a blast!  We did have rain through most of the day, but found little spots to make pictures work out, and really in most of the pictures you wouldn’t even know it was raining.  The rain did take a few intermittent breaks.  A few of my favorite pictures happened that day, one of them being the group of guys videoing the garter removal.  Ha!  Akeem and Anna, wishing you many more years!!! Everything was perfectly, perfect on your wedding day!!!  xoxoxo


Connor Bayou Weddings | Jamie May Photography | Grand Haven Weddings

Jamie May Photography: I love this spot for a wedding, this little county park is tucked away in Robinson Township, Connor Park.  Kathi and Jeff had a beautiful day with a little rain to make an amazing sky and sunset.  I became quiet teary, watching these two say their vows and share their first dance. They are super, adorable. The wedding and dinner was just perfect with their closest family and friends.  Thankful to have been a part of it! Congratulations Kathi and Jeff!