Mackinac Island Weddings

2010 Weddings on Mackinac Island

A Fabulous Season for Brides & Grooms in 2010.

Photographing Weddings from Mackinac Island to Grand Rapids and all of Northern Michigan makes this a beautiful career.  Smiling faces and happy hearts  motivates my artistic talents. The weather was very kind to us and the summer lasted tell October.  The pictures in this set are “Destination Weddings on Mackinac Island” at  the Grand Hotel, Mission Point Resort, Island House, Inn at Stonecliffe, Little Stone Church and St. Anne’s Church.

Danielle & Andrew 8-15-10 Mackinac Island, MI


Christine & Brandan  7-31-10 Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI


Danielle &  Andrew 8-15-10  Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI


Kristin & Steve 8-14-10 Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI


Stacy & Craig  7-25-10  Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI


Melissa & Joe 6-23-10 St. Anne’s  Church, Mackinac Island, Mi


Megan & Young 8-27-10 Island House,  Mackinac Island, MI


Tami & Eric  7-11-10  Grand Hotel. Mackinac Island, MI

Additionally, my Gallery on Mackinac Island was surprisingly busy and many potential brides stopped in and I had the opportunity to view my work up-front and personal. I really enjoyed the opportunity. It was a banner year for me totaling (33) Weddings, (5) Wedding Engagements, three of which were surprises, I really enjoy the surprise engagements, (4) Family Reunions, (2)  Graduation parties, and (2) Conferences, including the “Pure Michigan Governors Conference” held at the Grand Hotel last May. I have been commissioned again to photograph the 2011 conference in Kalamazoo in March. I will highlight that later in the blog.


Grand Hotel Weddings

“The Grand Hotel” on Mackinac Island.

Begin your lives together surrounded by romance.

The fact that you arrive on Mackinac Island by boat or plane starts your Wedding day in a special way.

Mackinac Island is forever romantic.  This is a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful bodies of great lakes water, vibrant forests, flower gardens, turtles, and mystical geological formations.  Elegant hotels, fine restaurants, and even horse and buggy transportation  further enhance this romantic atmosphere. It’s not surprising that the classic romance “Somewhere in Time” was filmed on Mackinac Island.  Begin your lives together on Mackinac Island, a place where, according to the Ojibwa and Odawa  Indian Tribes, “Life first began”.  Your Destination Wedding is waiting for you on Mackinac Island at the “Grand Hotel”.

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Mackinac Island Wedding Venders List


Mackinac Island Wedding Vendor List

Voted one of the top 10 Destination

Wedding Islands in the World.

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Mackinac Bridge.

Mackinac Bridge 2005

I have driven across the Mackinac Bridge 100’s of times and walked it once.

Once a year the Bridge is open for the Labor Day Walk.

The Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world. In 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan became the longest with a total suspension of 12,826 feet. The Great Belt Bridge in Halsskov-Sprogoe, Denmark, which also opened in 1998, is the second longest suspension bridge in the world with a total suspension of 8,921 feet. The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere.

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Mackinac Island Weddings

If you are considering a Destination Wedding, Mackinac Island is one of the top 10 locations in the U.S., and the top three in Michigan.  I have had the pleasure of photographing over 400+ Weddings on Mackinac Island since 1997.  The venues are spectacular and the views are breathtaking.  As I look back at the last 13 years there is not one wedding that was uneventful.  The atmosphere and the anticipation from the brides make for a beautiful celebration.  It truly is a

“Somewhere in Time” destination.

Steven Blair, We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating the most perfect wedding memories. Being out of state, we searched high and low for the best photographer for our wedding on Mackinac Island. We went to the wedding expo on the island, clicked through so many websites, and thumbed through a plethora of brochures. When we saw your site, we knew you were “our photographer.” We chose you because we could see the thought and the love shine through every picture that you took. Your passion for photography comes through each and every photo that you take. During the entire process (planning, and executing the photos), your demeanor, professionalism, and overall personality made you a pleasure to work with. Everyone who sees our wedding album comments how beautiful the pictures are and how they look like they could be stills from a movie. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


Welcome to my Blog.

I moved to Northern Michigan in 1968, then to Traverse City  in 1977 which has been my home for over 30 years and spend most of my summers on Mackinac Island. The beauty of this area and the surroundings landscapes allow me to bring out my artistic talents in Freelance and Wedding Photography.

Twelve years ago a good friend, a seasoned photographer in his own right, offered me this suggestion. While viewing my photography he was amazed on the detailed, clean, artistic, but modern language that he experienced while viewing my compositions. “Your passion shows in every picture you shoot”. To entertain is a big part of a your event and celebration. I look for the challenge of the moment. The passion of people. The smiles that transpires from a celebration.

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