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Nautical Wedding Bay Harbor Yacht Club Photography

 

Wedding at Bay Harbor Yacht Club Photo

Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Petoskey, Northern Michigan

 

 

 

Thank you to the Two Bright Lights blog for featuring a Wedding that I photographed of Marianne and Bob at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club with Monarch Garden and Floral, Bella e Dolce, and DJ Ryan Rousseau.

It was a gorgeous blue sky day in Northern Michigan near Petoskey.

Bay Harbor Yacht Club is located on Lake Michigan just south of Petoskey.  It is a resort area with lots of yachts and nautical vessels.

It was a perfect location for Marianne and Bob who love boating on Lake Michigan.

Here is the link to the complete article, Bay Harbor Yacht Club Wedding Northern Michigan

 

Bay Harbor Yacht Club Wedding Photographer

Winter Bridal Show Northern Michigan Petoskey

 

The Stafford’s Bay View Inn Wedding show always seems to be on the January weekend when we have a blizzard.  It was the case again this year.  We had about 6 inches of snow fall on Saturday night and the show was Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

The turnout was great for this years show.  I think there was an increase in Brides from past years.

The vendors all had beautiful show setups too.

I teamed up  with Monarch Garden and Floral, Simply Sweet by Jessica, Taylor Rental of Petoskey, and Pure Pulp by Meghan Valade and I helped put together a Wedding show area that was stunning.  William from Monarch was the mastermind behind the idea.  He built this amazing flower wall that really was a show stopper.  People just loved it!  He spent a lot of time making the wall and furnishing it with fresh flowers.  I had the pleasure of helping move the behemoth.:-)

I was asked to capture some photography for some of the vendors.  Here is a glimpse of some of the vendors from the Stafford’s Bay View Inn Bridal show.

I would like to thank the Stafford’s staff and sales department for their hard work in bringing everything together and finding the Brides to make the day happen.

 

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp ~ Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Paul Retherford Photography

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Pure Pulp by Meghan Valade ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

Stafford

Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp by Meghan Valade

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp by Meghan Valade

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp by Meghan Valade

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Pure Pulp

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Simply Sweet by Jessica ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Pure Pulp by Meghan Valade ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Pure Pulp ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Pure Pulp ~ Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Pure Pulp ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Pure Pulp ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Bella e Dolce ~ Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Bella e Dolce

 

Bella e Dolce ~ Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

Bella e Dolce ~ Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Bella e Dolce

 

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Bella e Dolce ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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Bella e Dolce ~ Monarch Garden and Floral

 

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A.R. Pontius flower shop

 

Stafford

Stafford’s Hospitality Event Sales team

 

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A+ Event Entertainment

 

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Sky’s the Limit

 

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Paul Retherford Photography ~ Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Monarch Garden and Floral ~ Paul Retherford Photography ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Paul Retherford Photography ~ Taylor Rental of Petoskey

 

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Paul Retherford Photography ~ flower wall by Monarch Garden and Floral

 

 

Photography Stafford’s Bay View Inn Bridal Show

Winter in Petoskey, Michigan by a local resident

 

How can you live up here in the Winter?

I hear this from my Clients all the time.

To be honest, snow is our friend.  We love snow and use snow as a base to plan our activities.  There are so many things that you can do in, on, with, by, around, over, and under snow.

Some see snow and get immediately cold.

A good shopping trip to a quality winter sports store will cure the chills. Just pick up a nice pair of boots, snow pants, heavy jacket, hat, and gloves.  If you are really intense grab a face mask and goggles too. :-)

Remember that layering is a thing of beauty when it comes to cold weather.

Now that you are warm and you have trained your brain to think about the positive aspects of Winter.  Let’s go!

Grab your skates, sled, skis, snowshoes, backpack, snowmobile, fishing rods, running shoes, etc. Use your imagination and you will find that Winter is a time to enjoy and not just hibernate.

Here are some images from a walk around Petoskey with my daughter in the Deuter backpack and my weimaraner in his winter jacket.  Enjoy!

 

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Winter lifestyle in Petoskey, Northern Michigan

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Absolutely awesome photo’s…..Thanks for sharing!

Petoskey, Michigan Engagement Winter session

 

Stacey and Adam grew up in Petoskey Michigan together.  They reconnected after years of being apart.  Now they are happy and engaged to be married in 2016.

They were in town with family over the holidays.

Stacey was worried that we wouldn’t have any snow for the engagement photography.  That fear was soothed when almost a foot of snow fell on the day before the engagement session.

We met up near the Bear River in Petoskey to start the engagement photography session.  We took a nice walk in the snow and captured some natural winter engagement images around the river.

The next stop was the Petoskey lighthouse where Adam proposed to Stacey.  It was kind of windy, cool, and icy there so we made quick work of it before heading over to the Winter Sports Park in Petoskey, Michigan.

Here is a small example of a bunch of wonderful images that we made in just over one hour of photography.

If you would like to see the entire collection visit the link at Petoskey Winter Engagement

 

 

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I would love to capture your Engagement Photography in Petoskey or Northern Michigan.  Feel free to call me to set up a photography session today.

Petoskey Engagement Wedding Photographer

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