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We are Mark & Noelle McCoy, 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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Entries in Mackinac Island Wedding (17)


Beautiful wedding at the Inn at Stonecliffe

ON A PERSONAL NOTE: Some things we did in 2016 didn’t quite work out the way we had hoped, so we’re taking that as motivation and running full speed ahead in 2017 to make a change. Well, a few changes. We’re selling our home and most likely moving full time to Mackinac Island. We have trained for over a year, and are officially rolling out new photography packages for McCoy Made that we think brides will LOVE and will accessible to a broader range of people. We are building a new website and a new blog. And hey, I need new recipes!!! So feel free to pass along anything yummy that you love!

SIDE NOTE: If you are a wedding vendor in Northern Michigan, and are looking to collaborate on something creative, please send me an email!!! I have some ideas, and would love to hear yours!

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Here are both sides to a single moment. And what I mean by that is, you get to see both the brides face AND the grooms face when they first saw one another at the wedding ceremony. Mark and I always try to make sure we are able to capture that exact moment when a bride and groom see one another for the first time, to capture EACH of their faces! I sometimes think that people get so excited to stand up and watch a bride and her father that often the groom is forgotten about. Not with us! We LOVE to capture all the emotions!

ABOUT THE VENUE: We can’t say enough amazing things about photographing a wedding ceremony in The Grotto at The Inn at Stonecliffe, it’s truly a hidden, magical place. And wasn't this bride STUNNING?!

I’ve got my coffee in hand, here’s to a fabulous Thursday!!!


Mackinac Island Wedding CeremonyThe moment when a Bride first sees her groom, at the Wedding Ceremony in the Grotto at The Inn at Stonecliffe.


Wedding in The Grotto at The Inn at StonecliffeThe moment the groom first sees his bride coming towards him during the wedding ceremony, in The Grotto at The Inn at Stonecliffe.



Intimate Grand Hotel Wedding on Mackinac Island

HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!!!  Did you know there are around 7 billion people in the world?  With that in mind, it’s pretty amazing to me that so many people actually find their soul mate.  You know, that one person who is the clearest definition of love.  That one person who makes you cry when you laugh, who lets you sing out loud even when you’re tone deaf, and who carefully carries your heart.  

I love that Mark and I have jobs where we get to witness this kind of love, on a daily basis.  Talking with our 2017 brides about their upcoming wedding plans to the guy of their dreams, reminds me that there is abundant kindness in this crazy and chaotic world.  It’s a gift!

Mark and I LOVED photographing this cute couple last summer, at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. High school sweethearts, soul mates, who found each other at a young age even though there are more then 7 billion people in the world!

I’m raising my coffee cup to all my entrepreneurial friends out there, doing the hustle to make their dreams come to life!


A quiet moment during a beautiful wedding at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.





Elegant Wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe

I wish every day could be filled with a magical horse drawn wedding carriage, sugar, bikes overflowing with amazing florals, and a happy couple being kissed by the sun. Thankfully this day had all that, and more. 

We had such a wonderful time photographing this Mackinac Island wedding, at one of the most beautiful venues, The Inn at Stonecliffe.

More images to come soon!

Wedding Carriage on Mackinac IslandA beautiful horse drawn wedding carriage on Mackinac Island.

Reception in the tent at The Inn at StoncliffeWe LOVED all the gorgeous florals and the sweet table at the wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe!

Bride and Groom with vintage bike on Mackinac IslandThe bride and groom in front of the mansion at The Inn at Stonecliffe during sunset!