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Lansing Wedding Photographer | Outdoor Wedding at the Lansing City Market

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You already know that I loved being Ian and Jen’s wedding photographer for their Puerto Rico wedding last February. But I was also thrilled to be their photographer once more for their Lansing City Market vow renewal at the Waterfront Bar and Grill! It was a gorgeous, HOT day in downtown Lansing…

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Ian and Jen had some great ideas for decor around the reception. They hung photographs from their own wedding, as well as old family wedding photos, and included a photobox display.

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Soon, the renewal ceremony was beginning. Ian and Jen opted to have it at the top of the stairway, which allowed the crowd below a great view!

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The view across the Grand River made for some epic bridal portraits. Sleek and modern- but with Ian and Jen you get cute and ridiculously,  ridiculously good looking thrown in as well. :)

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Since we had already gotten some lovely portraits of the wedding party elsewhere, it was time for some *real portraits… (please note below that groomsmen who deny me a silly face earn themselves a pretty darn awesome photoshopped mustache. You’re welcome!)

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The great thing about an intimate, relaxed wedding is the fact that it allows the bride and groom to mingle and ENJOY the party!

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The sunset over the river was an amazing backdrop for a wedding reception…

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Family of the couple made these totally cute cloth napkins! Bold and colorful.

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As I wandered around the reception, I noticed a bunch of kids who had discovered a water fountian and were amusing themselves tossing the water around. I got an idea…

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They were happy to oblige. :D

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For those wanting to skip high falutin’ wedding food for something closer to “comfort food”, you canNOT go wrong with BBQ!!

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The dancing started as the sun began to drift down…

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I’d like to give a shout-out to Mixxin DJ’s. Awesome job, guys- you made the reception ROCK.

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As I was photographing the dancing action, I spotted a bit of manhug love going on. Way to get in touch with your feelings, bros. :D

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Finally, the sun was down at the party got hot!

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And with the moon casting light onto the final dance, it was time to pack up and head for home.

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Ian, Jen, family and friends, it was such an incredible journey. I was so glad to be there to capture it for you. Much love!

(stay tuned for the reception photobooth photographs coming soon!)

Wedding Venue: Waterfront Bar and Grill at the Lansing City Market
Wedding Dress: Bella Sposa (please note that this dress made it through a Puerto Rico ceremony and intense beach trash the dress session without a mark! A thorough cleaning, and it was good as new.)
BBQ Catering: Mike Brennan
DJ Services: Mixxin DJ’s

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  • Andy Barnhart - Love all the silly face shots! great job!ReplyCancel

  • Stephen Rotondo - Woah! Cool wedding, and you’ve captured it amazingly! Love the vibrant colours – great stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - You did a great job of capturing all the action and special moments!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle - The shots on the stairs are so awesome! I love that they had their vow renewal at the top there. It really makes things super photogenic!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph - This stuff is real. What a warm and genuine looking wedding.
    Great stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Jason Burns - This looks like such an amazing wedding, I love what the guys had on and the lady’s of course looked amazing. Love those shots with the kids.ReplyCancel

  • Graeme Crawford - Haha awesome stuff!! Love the kids throwing water, the wonderfully arranged bridal party/matching outfit shot and the wild dancing. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Ismael-Bennett - What a fun wedding! Great set!ReplyCancel

  • Derek Christie - I love the processing in these shots. I real fun wedding, I bet you had a blast shooting this one.ReplyCancel

  • matt stanton - What an amazing wedding, I can really feel the joy in the ride & groom, great work :)ReplyCancel

  • ed peers - Wow, looked like such and awesome day and superbly captured!ReplyCancel