downtown market grand rapids winter wedding

Downtown Market Grand Rapids Winter Wedding | Nekoda & Todd

Nekoda & Todd’s Downtown Market Grand Rapids winter wedding was one that I definitely looked forward to since meeting with these two! The Downtown Market is such a gorgeous venue, so their greenhouse makes for a perfect wedding anytime of year! So, not to get all serious on you, but this is also a wedding I’ll remember for a very long time. Click through to read why!

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Colorful Trash the Dress Session | Chelsea & Eddie

Today’s throwback post was one of the most fun sessions I’ve ever done! I was the second shooter at Chelsea & Eddie’s wedding way back in 2013, and for their one year anniversary, Chelsea wanted to do something awesome! So we decided on this colorful trash the dress session! This was when I was living in Virginia, so we found a perfectly wooded trail at Deep Creek Lock Park in Chesapeake. The sun was just gorgeous that day!

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5 Tips from Brides on Planning your Perfect Wedding | Grand Rapids Weddings

If you are engaged or dreaming about your future wedding, you know how overwhelming it can be! There are endless options for literally every single aspect of your day! So how do you even know where to begin? I recently asked my couples what advice they would give to someone who is navigating the crazy world of weddings. Here are 5 of the tips I received on planning your perfect wedding!

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Lifestyle Maternity & Newborn Session | The Gibbie Family

Since rebranding to Jessie Silva, I have shifted my focus entirely to weddings in the Grand Rapids area and beyond. But every once in a while, I’ll still do extra sessions for a select few special past clients! Today’s lifestyle maternity & newborn session is one of those special clients! In October of 2019, my cousin Katie was at the perfect point in her first pregnancy for maternity photos! Her and her husband live out in the country, so their backyard was the perfect spot on this cloudy day!

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Glam Grand Rapids Public Museum Wedding | Ryan & Sarah

Today’s post is a throwback to 2017 for Ryan & Sarah’s glam Grand Rapids Public Museum wedding! They were such a sweet couple to work with, and their families were just as incredible! From the bridesmaids’ gorgeous gold sequined dresses, to the carousel photos at the end of the night, to the beautiful weather we had all day, their wedding was perfect from start to finish!

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5 Reasons Why Two Photographers Are Always Included | Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer

Whether you’re having a 300 person ballroom wedding or an intimate elopement, there can be a lot of moving parts and plans when it comes to weddings! You want to trust that your photographer is ready to capture whatever happens. Experience and good intuition are definitely required tools to have as a wedding photographer, but I am still only one person. So for today’s post, here are 5 reasons why two photographers are always included in my wedding packages!

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Meet Jessie

I’m obsessed with cats, the color purple, and weddings! I absolutely love photographing weddings, and I love having fun with it. I know that having your photos taken isn’t the most exciting thing, but it’s my main focus to make sure you have fun every step of the way! Easy, natural posing, and a lot of awkward jokes help me to get the true happy in-love best version of you!

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Calvin College Chapel and Grand Rapids Public Museum Wedding


Cozy Fall Engagement at Grand Ravines



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