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Capturing Love in Grand Rapids: A Riverside Park Engagement Session

Hey there, fellow wedding enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to share a delightful engagement session that took place right in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Yes, you heard it right! We’re talking about Riverside Park, a hidden gem that could easily transport you to the Deep South with its charm and allure.

As a wedding photographer based in Grand Rapids, I’m constantly on the lookout for unique spots to capture love in its most authentic form. And let me tell you, Riverside Park never disappoints. It’s like stumbling upon a slice of paradise right here in Michigan!

So, let me set the scene for you. Late summer, golden hour, and a couple overflowing with love – that’s the magic formula for an unforgettable engagement session. Our lovebirds, set to tie the knot at the beautiful Venue 3Two, had their hearts set on Riverside Park for their pre-wedding engagement shoot. And oh, did they bring along the most charming companions – their two basset hounds, who were absolute naturals in front of the camera.

Can we take a moment to appreciate how adorable and easy-going this couple was? Seriously, working with them felt like a breeze. Their infectious laughter and genuine affection made my job as a photographer an absolute joy. And let’s not forget about those basset hounds – talk about photogenic pups!

Now, let’s talk about Riverside Park itself. Nestled just a short 10-minute drive away from downtown Grand Rapids, this scenic oasis offers the perfect backdrop for engagement sessions and leisurely strolls alike. With its lush greenery, tranquil river views, and picturesque bridges, it’s no wonder why it’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

But wait, there’s more! Since we’re in the heart of Grand Rapids, why not make a day of it? After your enchanting photo session at Riverside Park, why not explore the vibrant culinary scene downtown? Here are a few of my favorite eateries you definitely don’t want to miss:

  1. Founders Brewing Co.: Craft beer aficionados, rejoice! Founders Brewing Co. is a must-visit for its stellar lineup of brews and laid-back atmosphere.
  2. Rockwell Republic: Craving eclectic dishes and inventive cocktails? Rockwell Republic is the place to be, with its lively ambiance and mouthwatering menu.
  3. Maru Sushi & Grill: Sushi lovers, unite! Maru Sushi & Grill serves up some of the freshest sushi in town, along with mouthwatering Japanese-inspired dishes.

So there you have it – a perfect day in Grand Rapids, complete with love, laughter, and a dash of culinary adventure. Until next time, keep spreading love wherever you go and follow along while I keep posting couples in love!


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