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We are Mark & Noelle McCoy, that's us in the picture above!  We are a husband & wife photography team serving couples who care deeply about their wedding pictures and who want vibrant and classic imagery that documents their day.  We locally photograph weddings on Mackinac Island, Traverse City, and the Metro-Detroit area.  We have also shot weddings internationally in beautiful places like Guatemala and Italy, not to mention a handful of beautiful places across our own country from North Carolina, to Texas, Tennessee and Ohio!

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We are currently booking for 2016 & 2017.

Mark & Noelle, photographers

Mackinac Island's Most Popular Wedding Photographer

Wednesday
Jun132012

Ellington Agricultural Center Wedding // Ann Marie + Derek, Part iii

 

Ann-Marie + Derek were married last month at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, and we had so much fun getting to know these two.  I just loved the colors that Ann-Marie picked for her bridesmaids' dresses and the vibrant bouquets that coordinated with them!  

Ann-Marie + Derek, we wish you both nothing short of the BEST that marriage has to offer you!  We hope you love your images as much as we enjoyed creating them!

 

(So often people always ask us if we shoot traditional photos, and our answer is, "Of course we do!"  But we always tell people, that we LOVE relaxed smiles, and real emotions to come through... Ann-Marie+Derek did a GREAT job taking our direction on this!  See for yourself...)

 

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE when we find a natual pocket of light!  Nothing beats a little sunshine, right!?

 

Glowsticks!!!!  Mark and I were super excited to create some fun imagery with the glowsticks that Ann-Marie + Derek chose to use for their big send-off!  SO FUN!

 

Tuesday
Jun122012

Grand Hotel Wedding, Mackinac Island // Jeff + Rachel, Part iii

Fort Mackinac Wedding

 

Rachel+Jeff met two years ago on the first day of a college class they were both enrolled in, and romance blossomed shortly after that over a cup of coffee.  Mark and I had so much fun getting to know these two, and it didn't come as much of a surprise to find out that Rachel said "I love you" first.  

Rachel is quick to laugh and reach out to give someone a hug.  It turns out, after Rachel and Jeff had been dating for awhile, that one evening after a family Christmas party Jeff walked Rachel out to her car and without even thinking she said, "Ok, bye, love you!".  Totally shocked, Jeff replied, "I love you too?  Wait, was that a whoops?".  And she laughed.  Because as I said, Rachel is quick to laugh.   And this was the beginning of their love story, with Rachel saying "I love you" first. =) 

Rachel+Jeff, we had SO much fun with you and we are excited for what lies ahead as you two embark on this journey together!  ENJOY these few images from your carriage ride around Mackinac Island and your wedding reception at Grand Hotel!!

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grand hotel // mackinac island, michigan

rachel and jeff hosted their wedding reception at  //  Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

rachel + jeff had their reception center pieces designed by  //  Margaret's Garden in Grand Hotel

 the dj that kept rachel + jeff's party rolling  //  DJ Brevin

their wedding photographers //  McCoy Made

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If you'd like to be notified when Rachel + Jeff's complete gallery is completed, just click HERE and sign their virtual guest book! 

 

Grand Hotel Wedding on Mackinac

Carriage ride on Mackinac Island

 

Mackinac Wedding on the water

Mackinac Wedding and the lilacs

Mackinac Wedding photo on Main Street

Mackinac Island Wedding

Sunny day Mackinac Wedding Photo

Mackinac Wedding Photo

Mackinac Island Wedding Photography

Mackinac Island Wedding Photography

Grand Hotel Wedding Front Porch

Mackinac Grand Hotel Wedding

Grand Hotel Wedding Terrace Room

Grand Hotel Wedding Terrace Room

Grand Hotel Wedding Terrace Room

Grand Hotel Wedding Terrace Room

Grand Hotel Wedding Terrace Room

Grand Hotel Wedding Terrace Room

Grand Hotel Wedding Sunset

 

 

 

Monday
Jun112012

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island // Jeff + Rachel, Part ii

 

When Mark and I were riding our bikes to meet Jeff + Rachel on their wedding day, it was raining.  I mean, it was RAINING HARD.  We thought for sure Rachel was going to be disappointed.  But I am happy to report, that I honestly don't think we've photographed a bride who smiled more and was quicker to laugh, than Rachel.  

Rachel, you were a beautiful bride.  And I am SO happy for you that the minute you stepped foot outside on the front porch of Grand Hotel, the rain stopped and never started back up.  I personally think you can take credit for this, that your happy smile chased all the clouds away. And Jeff, you were so handsome and calm throughout the entire morning that your confidence in marrying Rachel just beamed.  =)

Rachel + Jeff, here are a few images from your time at Grand Hotel getting ready for your wedding ceremony, and your ceremony at Little Stone Church.  We hope you love them!  ENJOY!

 

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grand hotel // mackinac island, michigan

rachel had her hair and make-up done at  //  Astor's  Salon in Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

rachel's gorgeous dress was created by //  Lazaro

rachel + jeff had their bouquet's and boutonniere's designed by  //  Margaret's Garden in Grand Hotel

rachel + jeff celebrated their wedding ceremony at  //  Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island

their wedding photographers //  McCoy Made

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If you'd like to be notified when Rachel + Jeff's complete gallery is completed, just click HERE and sign their virtual guest book!