I know I am no expert, but with how many weddings we have photographed, I can just tell when they were truly meant for one another (I know every wedding photographer can agree) you just know! This was that feeling I had the moment I met Amy & Jake in Rochester at their wedding consultation. Now, I have known Amy since we graduated together in High School, but I had yet to meet the love of her life. It was so great getting to know the two of them during their consult. Hearing their love story & all the in-betweens! Just from how they joked with one another & talked about their memories, I knew then that they were meant-to-be!
Now- fast forward after their fun engagement session with their adorable pup, to the wedding day in Grand Rapids! Amy & Jake got ready at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids & tied-the-knot in Basilica of St. Adalbert & St. James Church. It was simply breathtaking & what a blessing to step into such a gorgeous house of God. After the ceremony, we strolled around downtown Grand Rapids & took some pretty breathtaking photos of not only the two of them, but some rocking images of their fun bridal party! After this, we headed to their wedding reception at Downtown Market Grand Rapids.
As you will see, their love speaks louder than words, from laughter filled moments, to intimate times- they’re the whole package & we were honored to capture their gorgeous Michigan Wedding!
Copyright KPolidan Photography 2018
Hair: Pomp and Artistry
Dress: B Ella Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Tulle and Chantilly
Tuxes/Suits: The Black Tux
Flowers: Stem Market
Coordinators: Forever and a Day Events
Entertainment: DJ Chuck
Food: Vault Catering
Alcohol: Downtown Market
Lodging: JW Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids
Second Shooter: Chelsea Windle
- nicole G.
I cannot imagine our special day without her. From the moment I inquired back in August of 2020, to our wedding day October 2021, Kate was with us every step of the way. She was amazing at communicating, answering my (many) questions, and making us feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Throughout this process, she\ became a great friend as well. On our wedding day, she made sure we stayed on track with timing, and made it a priority to ensure my husband and I were taken care of. Her positive energy, flexibility, and expertise made the day so much fun and so memorable. Kate perfectly captured our love--her photographs are of the highest quality and have unique touches that represent each of her clients. We are so very thankful that we had Kate be apart of our wedding day. She went above and beyond to make our day everything and more!
" The best decision I made was having Kate as our wedding photographer!"
- Ryan C.
We were so lucky to have Katelynn as our photographer! She was truly amazing to work with! We found Katelynn through a friend who had previously booked her for her wedding. Wedding photos were really important to me and I wanted memories that we could cherish for the rest of our lives. After seeing her work, we knew that we wanted her to capture our wedding day! She made coordinating locations and poses stress free. We had a large bridal party and were a little worried about pictures being chaotic, but Katelynn was so patient with everyone and made it look like a breeze! Her kindness radiated all day and our families could not say enough good things about her. She was so great at making us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera! She also made my sunset and veil photo dreams come true with her amazing photography skills! We are so in love with every picture that she took! She captured the best memories for us and we can’t recommend her enough!
"We were so lucky to have Katelynn as our photographer!"
- Helen F.
I truly don't have enough words to express all the amazing things Katelynn has done for us during our wedding journey. If you are thinking about booking - do it now because it is so worth the investment! Katelynn gets booked up fast for a reason. :)
Not only was Katelynn super informative about making crucial wedding decisions, but she did everything she could to make us truly feel special. She was flexible, patient, honest, and most of all kind. My husband and I love our engagements pictures and all of the incredible pictures she captured at our wedding. She thinks about every little detail in each shot. We now have these amazing memories that will last with us for the rest of our lives. She has a passion for what she does and will help make your wedding journey so memorable and special.
"If you are thinking about booking - do it now because it is so worth the investment! Katelynn gets booked up fast for a reason. "