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Michigan Wedding Photographer // Bosko & Megan – Married at Camp Newaygo!

Bosko and Megan were married at Camp Newaygo on a gorgeous Michigan fall day.  We loved Megan’s style and unique wedding dress!  So, so perfect for her!  All of their details were so pretty….including the paper flowers!  See for yourselves 🙂

Photographed by associate photographer – Isabel.

I love her wedding rings!

First look time!

Gorgeous and simple ceremony decor.

Married.

Isn’t Camp Newaygo so pretty?  And all their details….love them!

Volim Te = I love you.

Congratulations Bosko & Megan!  We hope you love your wedding photos and love being married even more!

Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Camp Newaygo – Newaygo, MI

Catering: Ridge Specialties Catering

Cake: Judy Wallace

Flowers: Mary Jane’s Flowers – Newaygo, MI

DJ & Entertainment: Bee Entertainment 

Wedding Photography: Hetler Photography Associate – Isabel

Michigan Wedding Photographer // Ryan & Amanda – Married in Cadillac!

What a pleasure it was to be a part of Ryan and Amanda’s wedding day!  From their gorgeous reception details to the lovely family and friends that surrounded them, it was absolutely perfect!  Here are some of my favorites from their day!

Amanda and Ryan chose to not do a traditional first look, but she did a first look with her dad.  So sweet!

Married!

Ryan gave his groomsmen each a customized bobblehead that looks like them as a gift….love!

They had their day planned out so we had plenty of time for portraits for the two of them.  We ended up with SO many great images!

Ten flavors of cupcakes!

Congratulations you two!  We hope your day was what you dreamed of and we hope that your honeymoon in Fuji is some much needed time of relaxation!

Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony Location:  St. Philip Neri Catholic Church – Reed City, MI

Reception Venue: Fox Hill Event Center – Cadillac, MI

Catering: Blue Heron Catering

Videographer:  Mitten Films

Cupcakes:  The Hupcake Company – Edmore, MI

Flowers:  Tie the Knot Bouquets – Cadillac, MI

DJ & Entertainment:  Wiser Productions – Portage, MI

Makeup:  Brooke Bentley with Natural Beauty Salon – Big Rapids, MI

Hair: Jennifer Newcomb with Pure Lash & Beauty – Portage, MI

Bride’s Gown:  Becker’s Bridal – Fowler, MI

Rentals:  Consider It Done Event Planning and Rentals – Hudsonville, MI

Photobooth:  Sound Productions – Clare, MI

Photography:  Hetler Photography – Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan Wedding Photographer // Geoffrey & Amanda – Married at Bay Pointe Inn!

So. Much. Rain.  Even though Geoffrey and Amanda had their wedding day filled with rain, they didn’t let it bring them down.  Their gorgeous wedding ceremony was still held out on the lawn of Bay Pointe Inn and it will be a day that they will remember forever!  So many wonderful memories made with friends and family and a lifetime to look back on it all.  What a better way to start a marriage.  Congratulations you two!

Photographed by associate photographer – Isabel!

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Here sister, Emily, was one of our brides a few years ago.  We love seeing all of you again!

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Handsome groom…

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First look time!

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That bouquet is stunning.

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And that backdrop…..divine.

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Married!

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I love how happy they are.

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So, so beautiful Amanda.

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Everything about this wedding was gorgeous.  I simply adore the reception decor!

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What a fun day!

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Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue:  Bay Pointe Inn – Shelbyville, MI

Catering: Bay Pointe Inn

Flowers:  Shelly’s Designs Florist – Grand Rapids, MI

Cake:  Dreamscape Desserts – Comstock Park, MI

Bride’s Gown:  Becker’s Bridal – Fowler, MI

Music & Entertainment:  New Age Entertainment – Grand Rapids, MI

Hair & Makeup:  Hair by Joan & Company – Fremont, MI

Paper Products:  Emily Ross Creative

Photography:  Hetler Photography Associates – Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer // Steve & Iris – Married at The Grand Rapids Public Museum!

What a gorgeous wedding day Steve and Iris had.  From the details to the weather, this day was such a day to remember!  Isabel was there to capture each detail from beginning to end.  We fell in love with the reception decor and venue…..the beautiful window light and the view of the ever stunning Grand Rapids skyline.  What a night!

Congratulations Steve & Iris!  We hope you enjoyed your day and we hope that you cherish these images for decades to come!

Photos taken by associate photographer, Isabel.

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Time to get married!

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Gorgeous reception details.

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….and donuts.

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Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony Location:  St. John Vianney Catholic Church – Grand Rapids, MI

Reception Venue:  Grand Rapids Public Museum – Grand Rapids, MI

Catering:  Martha’s Catering – Grand Rapids, MI

Florist:  Amazing Floral Moments – Rockford, MI

Cake: Nantucket Baking Company – Grand Rapids, MI

Music & Entertainment:  Push Play DJs – Grand Rapids, MI

Bride’s Gown:  Becker’s Bridal – Fowler, MI

Photography:  Hetler Photography Associate – Isabel

 

Michigan Children Photographer // Gabby is Two!

My youngest daughter, Gabby, turned two last week so we decided to have some cake….in a field.  Happy birthday sweet girl!

The lovely cake was made by Cakes by Dedi.  Yum!

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Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer // Modern Romance Wedding Inspiration!

Last spring I photographed a fun wedding inspiration shoot that was pulled together by a super talented team of wedding professionals.  The end result was nothing short of gorgeous.  Sparkles, glass, simplicity and perfection.  Our goal was to do something out of our norm with lots of texture and little color.  What do you think?  Did we pull it off?  

Our friends at Black Tie Bride featured it on their blog and we were so grateful!  And after a few months….it’s finally time that I share it with you!  

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These flowers are so pretty.  Linnaea Floral always does such a fantastic job with their arrangements!

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Aren’t these placemats so much fun along with the flatware?!  I love the contrast and lack of color…such a unique statement!

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In lieu of a traditional cake…why not have dessert cocktails?!

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Our models were not only easy to photograph (can we say gorgeous?!), but they were so kind and sweet too!

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What do you say, Michelle, I think it’s about time to do this again!!  Creating is so much fun!  I wouldn’t be able to take these pretty photos without an amazing team of vendors behind the scenes making it all happen….  

Planning & Design:  Red Heels Events 

Flowers:  Linnaea Floral

Chairs & Glassware:  The Rental Company

Event Decor Rentals:  Events by I Candy

Linens:  Special Occasions West 

Makeup:  Makeup by Mariah Hansen 

Hair:  Shay Wilson

Dress:  Bianka Bridal 

Invitation Suite:  Events by I Candy

Photography:  Hetler Photography – Kellie

 

Michigan Wedding Photographer // 2016 Wedding Recap!

2016 was such a fun year with so many beautiful weddings.  Each year we are so blessed to meet new brides and grooms that make their way right into our hearts and this year was no different.  I love how Kristi and Isabel have become such an important part of our Hetler team…without them the past few years wouldn’t be the same!  I can’t wait to see what 2017 has waiting for us!

Let’s take a look back on the past year before the new one gets under way.  One last chance to stop, take a breath, enjoy all the hard work and love poured into each and every one of these events.  We hope and pray that every one of our couples has a lifetime of happiness and adventure ahead!

James & Stephanie – Photographed by associate photographed, Kristi

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Mitch & Jen – Photographed by Kellie

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Mike & Alicia – Photographed by Kellie

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Tyler & Becca – Photographed by associate photographer, Isabel

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Matthew & Kristina – Photographed by associate photographer, Isabel

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Kevin & Katie – Photographed by Kellie

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Mike & Christina – Photographed by associate photographer, Isabel

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Chase & Katie – Photographed by Kellie

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Matt & Jamie – Photographed by associate photographer, Kristi

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Andy & Mary – Photographed by associate photographer, Isabel

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Andrew & Nicolette – Photographed by associate photographer, Isabel

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Bill & Honnie – Photographed by associate photographer, Isabel

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Grand Rapids Family Photographer // Maggie & Will’s Family!

Sometimes there are people that just make your soul happy.  I had only met Rachel and her two little ones that day and instantly felt like we were friends.  We had so much to talk about and hit it off instantly.  God sure knows how to bring wonderful people into your life!

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This little lady sure knew how to work it for the camera!

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Will wasn’t as excited about the camera but he still did a great job!

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Thank you for trusting me with your memories.  It means the world to me.  I loved capturing your beautiful family!

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Fremont Wedding Photographer // Bill & Honnie – Associate Wedding!

Our last wedding of the fall was Bill and Honnie’s special day where they became husband and wife.  Enjoy some of the favorite images!

Photographed by associate photographer – Isabel.

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Pretty fall colors!

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Gorgeous bride, Honnie.

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Look at those cute little guys!

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Married and SO happy about it!

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What a fun day.  Congratulations Bill & Honnie!

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Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony Location:  Church of the Nazarene – Fremont, MI

Reception Location: Christ the King Church – Hesperia, MI

Bridal Prep Location:  The Gerber Guest House – Fremont, MI

Catering: Tudors Event Services

Cake: Judy Wallace

Photography:  Hetler Photography Associate – Isabel

 

Grandville Wedding Photographer // Andrew & Nicolette!

When Nicolette contacted us about photographing her wedding, I knew it was going to be a match right away!  She was as sweet as can be and also goes to the same church as my family, which I happen to love!

Isabel photographed a portion of their day, the wedding ceremony, bridal party photos and photos of the bride and groom.  A perfect collection of photos that they will be able to cherish forever!

Photographed by associate photographer – Isabel!

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Praying together before the ceremony (but not seeing one another!)…

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Married!

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I love their simple, sophisticated style!

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Nicolette and her daughter, adorable!

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Those flowers are seriously gorgeous.

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Congratulations you two!  We hope you enjoy these images for decades to come.  You look amazing in them!!

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Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony:  Resurrection Life Church – Grandville, MI

Reception: The Red Shed – Hudsonville, MI

Catering: Hog Wild BBQ – Holland, MI

Flowers:  Creative Events

Music & Entertainment:  Moonlighting DJ – Grand Rapids, MI

Bride’s Gown:  David’s Bridal – Grand Rapids, MI

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Ann Taylor

Groomsmen Suits: Kenneth Cole

Photography:  Hetler Photography Associate – Isabel