bride and groom walking the shore of lake michigan after their wedding

Joy and Steven met a little over a year ago, and within a few weeks, they were planning their first trip together to Peru.  In no time, they knew they were meant to be together.  And when you meet them, you cannot help but smile as you see the love, joy and happiness that is clearly evident between them.

They began their wedding day by participating in the M22 Challenge:  a run, bike and paddle race through the gorgeous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.  They followed it up with a relaxing morning, getting ready at the Homestead Resort, in Glen Arbor.

The wedding was on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Village of Empire, overlooking Sleeping Bear Dunes.  It was beautiful, intimate, and completely filled with love.

Joy and Steven, I am so grateful our paths crossed and I was able to photograph you and your family and friends.  It was an honor to be able to witness your wedding and to get to know the two of you better.  Best wishes for you as you start your life together as husband and wife!


Joy getting ready at the Jade Salon.
Bride getting ready at the Jade Salon at The Homestead Resort
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A reflection of Joy dressed and ready with a photo of her father.
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The incredible view of Lake Michigan in Empire.
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The family and friends (paparazzi) snapping photos of the bride and groom following the wedding.
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——————————————-Empire, Michigan———————————————–

June 13, 2015

Ceremony:  The Village of Empire Beach on Lake Michigan

Florals:  The Bride

Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist:  The Jade Salon at The Homestead

Getting Ready Location:  The Homestead Resort


Rayan Anastor is a Michigan Wedding photographer serving all of Michigan including cities such as Empire, Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay, Traverse City and more. Also specializing in photography at the following venues: The Homestead Resort, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, Watervale Inn, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course, Harbor Lights Resort, and the Grand Traverse Resort.

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