Grand Rapids Engagement Photos | Alyson + Brody


man and woman walking and holding hands in front of the black door of the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids

This summer evening could not have been more perfect for Alyson and Brody’s Grand Rapids engagement photos! We started at the iconic Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, nestled right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Alyson’s first look in this two piece white dress had my jaw dropping. This girl is so stunning inside and out! While we were taking photos, so many people stopped to compliment her and the dress that was made for her. Forever obsessed with this look!

motion blur photo of man leading a woman walking in front of the black arch windows of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Engagement Photos in Grand Rapids, Michigan

man and woman sharing a kiss in front of the black arch door of the Amway Grand Plaza during their Grand Rapids engagement photo session
candid photo of a couple smiling and laughing during their engagement session
man and woman holding hands during their engagement photo session in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan

You can never go wrong with a classic, formal all black outfit. When I tell you Alyson and Brody slayed every single look, I mean it. I knew this outfit pairing would be a perfect fit for the Civic Auditorium as the backdrop. So timeless, so classic!

couple in formal black tie attire sitting on the steps of the civic auditorium in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan
man and woman in black formal clothing kiss in front of the doors of the Civic Auditorium
couple sway during the sunset overlooking the Grand River in Grand Rapids

Grand Haven Engagement Pictures

As golden hour approached, we then made our way to the shores of Lake Michigan in Grand Haven. The sunset was so beautiful and the breeze added a fun element of movement to the photos. West Michigan never fails to provide the most picturesque scenery and romantic ambiance!

playful couple holding hands and laughing during their Grand Haven engagement photo session
couple holding hands while walking along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Grand Haven, Michigan
couple sitting in the sand watching the sunset in Grand Haven
man and woman share a kiss at sunset during their Grand Haven engagement session
playful couple during their Grand Haven engagement photo session

As a Grand Rapids wedding photographer, I have the honor of documenting such incredible couples, and Alyson and Brody are the epitome of everything I adore about my career. Words simply can’t do justice to the happiness that radiates from Alyson and Brody. Their love is infectious, their laughter contagious, and their connection undeniable. It’s couples like them who leave my heart full for days and my cheeks hurting from smiling so much. I am so happy to call these two my now friends and I’m beyond excited to photograph their wedding next year!

If you’re looking for Grand Rapids engagement photos, send me a message! I’d love to hear more of what you’re dreaming and help bring that to life.

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Kaitlyn Cole Photography is a Grand Rapids based wedding photographer serving couples who believe in authenticity and legacy worldwide.