Cassy and Cameron’s Wooded Wedding in Northern Michigan

Bride and groom pose for portraits in a hayfield in Northern Michigan by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.

I’ve formed a new habit this wedding season. Every night, when I return home from shooting a wedding, I grab a little notebook I keep on my desk and write down the one memory that really made an impression on me that day. It’s a privilege to get to do what I do, to get to be with people on their wedding day, and the psychology major in myself has always loved making little observations about a couple’s behavior on their best day ever.

For Cassy and Cameron, after driving the four hours home from their wedding at Cassy’s family’s cabin up north, I grabbed my notebook and scrawled the words “The way they instinctually found one another’s hands at the start of every prayer.” I could tell, this was a couple whose love and affection had become a second nature to them, as natural as breathing.

Here are Cassy and Cameron, showing their second nature.

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Heather Kanillopoolos - AHHHHHHHH so freaking gorgeous!!

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Jessica Schilling - This is so gorgeous and beautiful. Everything about it.

Teresa K - There’s something about the way he wraps his arms around her that melts my heart…excellent work here Heather!! Bravo!

damian burcher - Wow what a great location and lovely couple.

Sarah - The one of them standing on the haybale is so dang gorgeous!

Jared Tseng - Holy Smokes, so good! That first shot is rad.

Whitney and Elliot’s Wedding Bash at Tapawingo

Bride and groom portrait by a barn by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.

Whitney and Elliot’s wedding in Northern Michigan was a perfect reflection of the two of them as people: sincere, beautiful, fun, and vegetarian. Their lakefront ceremony at Tapawingo was complete with gorgeous weather, a big blue Michigan sky, and a ring bearer who was confused by what the priest was wearing. Guests danced well into the night and Whitney gave the best rendition of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” that I have ever seen performed, despite the fact that it was August and almost 80 degrees outside.

I know I say it about basically every couple, but there two are amazingly sweet and kind people, and I feel lucky to have been a part of this day.

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Sarah - I’ve never seen wedding photos that capture a couple’s personality so well. I don’t even know these people and I feel so happy for them. You’ve got a gift, Heather.

naomi - especially love all the dancing pictures and that last sparkler image. so romantic.

Daniel H. - Beautiful couple and awesome photos of their wedding day.

Hilary Mercer - I love the robe shot! So fun! ;)

Tim - Beautiful work Heather. Love how natural these images feel.

Albert Palmer - Beautiful work Heather – just magical

Anton Chia - Such a beautiful wedding!

Damien - What a super fun couple. The portraits in the fields are stunning Heather!!

Jacqueline Elizabeth - So lovely Heather! The ice cream shot is my absolute favourite!

dylan - These are some gorgeous photographs Heather! The sparkler shot is win.

Sachin Khona - Gorgeous work my friend!

The Bride Wore Red – Sundy House Wedding in Delray Florida

This one doesn’t take much explanation.

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Thanks to my friend Kat Braman for inviting me to shoot this wedding with her in sunny Florida, and allowing me an escape from a chilly Michigan October.

Mix of Fuji 400h, Ilford 3200, Contax 645, and Nikon d3s

jen - Wow – how stunning is she in the juicy orange dress!? Love the shot of the adorable boy in the aisle during the lush ceremony.

Rob Dodsworth - This is absolutely stunning! Really elegant work.

Merari - This is so great! (I’m a first time commenter, long time lurker). I saw Kat’s story of this day the other day and had no idea you second shot for her. I love seeing different interpretations of the same event. And that shot of the little kid in the aisle is money.

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