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Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer reviews

I love when Clients take time out of their busy schedules to review my Wedding Photography services.  As you can see from the reviews, I am not just a Wedding Photographer.  My role goes far beyond standing behind a camera and capturing images of your beautiful day.  It starts long before your Wedding day and can continue much past your Wedding day.  I want to see that all of my Clients leave with the best possible experience that I can offer.  I go above and beyond my role as a Wedding Photographer always.

Here are a few kind words from past Wedding Clients.

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Mission Point Resort nautical Wedding featured on The Knot

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Congratulations to Rebecca and Danny on their gorgeous destination Wedding on Mackinac Island at Mission Point Resort.  It was a perfect Wedding day in Northern Michigan.

The feature is up on The Knot Wedding blog today at


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Grand Hotel Wedding featured on The Knot Mackinac Island Photography

Mackinac Island Wedding featured on The Knot

Congratulations to Lydia and Brad on your beautiful Wedding at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Northern Michigan!   What a gorgeous bride, groom, and day!

The Wedding has been featured on The Knot today.  You can see the feature at

Lydia and Brad chose an intimate Wedding on the porch of the Grand Hotel with a reception on the porch as well, however, the cool windy weather moved the reception indoors to one of their beautiful reception rooms the Cottage restaurant.

The vendors for the day were all Grand Hotel Wedding Professionals including Margaret’s Garden, Catering by Grand Hotel, Cake by Grand Hotel, Astor’s Salon at the Grand Hotel, Wedding night accommodations by the Grand Hotel, and Wedding Photography Paul Retherford Wedding Photography.

If you would like to see the complete set of Wedding images you can visit it at Grand Hotel intimate porch Wedding Photography


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Featured on The Knot Castle Farms Military Heros Wedding Contest Photography

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Andi and Dwayne won the Castle Farms Heros Wedding Giveaway contest last year and received a complimentary Wedding at Castle Farms in the Queen’s Courtyard and Queen’s Tavern with Professional Wedding vendors included.

It was an honor to be a part of Andi and Dwayne’s Wedding day.  They both have given so much for our country, which allows me to do what I love.

The Heros Wedding has been featured on The Knot.  What a great way to honor this couple and military families in general.

The link to The Knot feature is

Professional vendors who donated their time include: The Last Tangle Salon and Tanning, Thyme Hill Designs, Mackinaw Shuttle, Charlevoix Wedding Pastor, DJ Ryan Rousseau, Grey Gables Catering, Tas T Creations, Castle Farms, and Paul Retherford Wedding Photography.

If you would like to see all of the images from the Castle Farms Hero Wedding Giveaway visit


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Titanic Dinner at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Northern Michigan Photography

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The Stafford’s Perry Hotel offered their Annual Titanic Dinner last evening.  The dinner included a five course gourmet meal, butlered Hors d’ Oeuvres, complimentary champagne, and after dinner coffee and drinks.

The evening began with complimentary champagne, complimentary photography and print from Paul Retherford Photography, LLC and all sorts of Titanic memorabilia present for everyone to enjoy.

The 95 guests were invited to find their seating cards and their seats in the H.O. Rose dining room.  At their seats there was a card that described a person on the ship and what class seating their were in.

The dinner began with a welcome address by the captain who was all dressed up in his captain’s clothing.

A three piece string band was playing music from the Titanic era as the meals were offered by the excellent staff.

I do have to say that Stafford’s Perry Hotel did not sacrifice service in this event.  They, in my mind, overbooked staff for the event.  The service was as it would have been on the Titanic, in first class.  I even spent a little time in the kitchen and they had an overabundance of help there too.

While the courses were being serviced, the captain would stand up and give updates on the status of the ship and any news.  He would walk around and talk to people at the tables and ask them about their names, from the description on the cards, where they were heading and what class.

After the final course was served, the guests were invited out to the lobby for some coffee and after dinner drinks. The evening would end after an educational talk about the Titanic with many pieces of memorabilia.

Many of the guests came dressed in era clothing but not all.  If you are interested in attending next years Stafford’s Perry Hotel Titanic Dinner then you might want to keep an eye out for some fun clothing for the evening.

I guarantee that you will leave with a smile on your face, a full tummy, and some extra knowledge about the Titanic.



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