A West Michigan Wedding Photography Coffee Table Book

There is so much to say here. This particular gallery is the layout design of a Coffee Table Book I designed as part of the Picture Michigan wedding photography package. It is also a chance to display an entire wedding.

The Wedding Story

What an incredible day this was for the Bride & Groom — Bill & Marie!

A few years ago, a stranger and I were chatting, and when I mentioned I photograph weddings she posed the question: “I bet you see a lot of dirt and have some ugly stories to tell with all those bridezillas huh?”

Quite the contrary! When I heard this question, my thoughts immediately raced to the last picture in this coffee table book. The band in the background jamming on the final chord of the last song of the night. The day of celebration officially concluded. And there’s the Bride, beaming ear to ear, hugging her dad.

That is a moment in time that will never ever leave me. I still get a little choked up telling that story. There are so many wonderful and magnificent stories I can share with words and have shared with pictures.

At the end of the day it’s a unique sensation of pride and humility for me. I am proud that I was able to be there and record the story. And I am humbled that I was able to be a part of that story, and witness it unfold in front of me.

The Wedding Book

This one is a unique one. It is a hundred pages. That’s really really big. Most are forty pages. This one has a seamless spread of about 13″x20″. Most have a magazine style seam with a 10″x20″ spread. No matter the size, it is always a gloriously beautiful portrayal of a grand celebration.

The signature at the bottom of each slide is for the website and does not appear in the actual book.