November isn’t a month traditionally associated with weddings. But then again, Katy and Michael aren’t all that traditional anyway. I had a fun, relaxing time photographing their wedding at St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield Hills and their reception at the funky King’s Court Castle in Lake Orion.

From the very beginning, I could tell they didn’t take themselves too seriously and liked being playful. When they were having their “first look” where the couple sees each other before the service, Katy hid underneath the stairs just to surprise Michael. It’s easy photographing people just being themselves, even when they’re in somewhat artificial conditions, like an old stone church or an Arthurian reception hall.

I could say a lot more, but I’ll get out of the way and let the pictures tell the story.

Old Fashioned Wedding

Katy climbs the winding staircase up from the crypt in St. Hugo of the Hills.

Alternative Wedding

Katy shares her secret socks.

Wedding Dancing in Michigan

Members of the bridal party boogie at King’s Court Castle.

Wedding Reception Dancing

I stood on a chair a lot to photograph the dancing. “You know you make me wanna shout!”

Professional Wedding Photography

Katy and Michael pause on an old stone bridge at the old Stone Chapel.

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