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A Northern Michigan Leelanau School Wedding

Danielle and Cody

Leelanau School July14th, 2018


When I first met Danielle, she was trying to start a photography business and working in the salon that all of my senior girls go to get their hair and makeup done. I was working on doing a winter stylized shoot for some seniors and asked if she would do the hair and we could trade services by her coming with me to the shoot and practicing. And we haven’t looked back since. Danielle is now my associate photographer photographing 10 weddings under my business name this year and my amazing side kick. I don’t know where my business (or my hair!) would be without her. She came in to my life at the perfect time and I am so thankful that we have been able to become as close as we are and cannot truly thank her enough for everything she does for me. From always fitting me in for whatever crazy hair idea I have at the salon, to jamming out in the car with me on the way home from weddings, to dancing on the beaches of Mexico, I can’t imagine my life without her.

Helping her plan her dream wedding to the man of her dreams and shooting her wedding was beyond amazing. I will miss the countless texts and snaps of different ideas for the wedding, but I don’t think this wedding could have been any more perfect, or any more Danielle. Yes there are lots of gorgeous details you will want to check out, but don’t miss the look in Danielle’s eyes when she is with Cody, or the smile on her face after they are married, or the tears of bittersweet joy as she is dancing with her father. Because those are the most beautiful details of all. I have been around Danielle and Cody enough to know that they are in it for the long haul and he will always take care of her. And I am oh so excited to watch them continue to fall in love with each other every single day, because Danielle is quite possibly the most passionate, heartfelt person I know. I am so happy for you both Mr. and Mrs. Utterback, congratulations!

Shout out to the A-team:

Planning: Juniper and Lace Events
Carrie House Photography
The Leelanau School
LINNAEA Floral & Event Design
Cruisin’ Chef
Tent, tables, chairs: 
Monstrey MacDonald Special Events 
307 Events
Top Tier Cakery
Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Traverse City
Hair & Makeup: 
Level 7 Hair Studio
Band: Mac Daddy 
Video: Troy
Donut signage: 
Ampersand Lettering Lab
Breakfast: @the purple beet

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