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Charlevoix Engagement Session

Charming Engagement Session in Northern Charlevoix, Michigan

We always try to get some serious romantic photographs during our engagement sessions. However, Julia & Randy were practically unable to keep straight faces during our entire Charlevoix engagement session together. One of them would start laughing uncontrollably and we'd lose all control........

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U of M Ann Arbor Engagement Session

Sweet Couple Engaged in Kerrytown of Ann Arbor, Michigan

They are such a charming couple with a sweet chemistry between them. They sneak looks at each other, eagerly hold hands, and giggle when they kiss. As we walked around Ann Arbor searching for ideal locations........

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Michigan State University Engagement

Romantic MSU Campus Engagement Session in East Lansing, Michigan

Katie & Michael share so much in common, including their love for Michigan State University and the beautiful historic campus. They loved the idea of a snowy winter engagement session around the campus they have spent so much time together on........

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2016 Wedding Photography Year in Review - Video

A 2016 Wedding Photography Year in Review - Video

2016 was such an incredible experience for our little company, Van De Steene Photography. We met, hugged, and cried with some of the nicest people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They let us into their inner circle on one of the most important days of their lives without hesitation.......

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Interlochen Frog Pond VIllage Michigan Wedding

Nature Themed Frog Pond Village Wedding in Interlochen, Michigan

Frog Pond Village is a quiet venue hidden deep in the woods of beautiful Interlochen, Michigan. The rain came down in buckets all day, and thankfully parted just in time for Sarah and Jay to walk down the aisle with their sweet flower girl (dog) Lily......

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Glen Arbor Homestead Resort Michigan Wedding

Charming Homestead Resort Wedding in Glen Arbor, Michigan

We wrapped up our 2016 season with Heather & Josh's wedding at the gorgeous Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan. The Leelanau peninsula has become our second home this past year and we were in awe at the gorgeous fall colors.....

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Traverse City Golf Resort Michigan Wedding

Traverse City A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Michigan Wedding

The Northern Michigan golf course overlooks both Torch Lake and Lake Michigan. White-tailed deer casually strut across the perfectly tended fairways as golfers try their best at the dramatic terrain. Jaime & Josh chose this magnificent view to plan their wedding around and we are so glad that they did.....

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Caribbean Destination Sandals Resort Wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Caribbean Destination Sandals Resort Wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Nicole and Nick exchanged their wedding vows on a quiet, pristine, white-sand beach. The gentle lapping of the ocean waves and call of the circling sea birds above was like a scene from a television commercial. As professional destination wedding photographers, it is hard to imagine anything better than this.....

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Loft 310 in Kalamazoo Michigan

Elegant Loft 310 Wedding in Kalamazoo, Michigan

We met Gabby & Aaron as guests at a destination wedding we shot last year. We hit it off immediately. They are such warm, funny and kind people with a calm disposition….until Aaron warms up. Then he is wild, goofy, sarcastic, and the life of the party. Getting to know them better throughout the past year....

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Classic Greenmeade Park Wedding in Farminton Hills, Michigan

Classic Style Greenmeade Historical Park Wedding in Farminton Hills, Michigan

As I spent the day watching Mo & Dave prepare to marry in the chapel at Greenmead historical park, all I could think of was how genuinely perfect they are for each other. They ground each other in a way that I haven’t seen before. When Mo smiles....

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Garden Wedding at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Garden Wedding at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan

We arrived at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens to photograph our good friends Ashley and Josh's wedding and were immediately excited by the location. The Matthaei Botanical Garden is an absolutely beautiful place to have a wedding.....

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Bissell Treehouse Outdoor Themed Grand Rapids Wedding

John Ball Zoo Bissell Treehouse Wedding, Grand Rapids Michigan

Family members hand built a birch archway to stand behind them during the quiet outdoor ceremony. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Elise and Chris shyly shared their vows......

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Inn At St. Johns Arabic Wedding in Plymouth, Michigan

Modern Arabic Wedding at the Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth Michigan

The crisp late fall air was the perfect compliment to Candice & Travis's posh elegant themed wedding. From their ceremony at the historic Masonic Temple to their reception at the Inn at St. Johns.....

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Classic Inn at St. Johns Wedding Photography

Classic Styled Wedding at the Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, Michigan

Katie and Drew are some of sweetest and most down to earth people we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Their bridal party was a group of sweet people, so genuinely excited for these two to be.....

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Classic Bloomfield Hills Country Club Wedding

Classic Bloomfield Hills Country Club Wedding, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Katie & Ryan's country club wedding was straight out of a storybook. Her long lace gown complimented her tall stature and Ryan's traditional tuxedo with bowtie was the definition of class. It was such and honor to photograph.....

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Birmingham Community House Wedding Photography

Fun Playful Wedding at The Community House, Birmingham, Michigan

The crisp late fall air was the perfect compliment to Candice & Travis's posh elegant themed wedding. From their ceremony at the historic Masonic Temple to their reception at the Inn at St. Johns.....

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