Midwest and Destination Wedding Photography Duo – The Colagrossis » Husband + Wife Wedding Photographers in the Midwest, Chicago, Columbus, Michigan, and Kentucky

“I think in the case of high school sweethearts, you either grow together or you grow apart, and Matt and I have been fortunate enough to grow together over the past 7 years. I can’t imagine this journey without him. He is my absolute best friend – my biggest supporter and the one who keeps me weird.” – Sophia

Wearing a full sequin, colored gown on a Thursday evening, inviting only bridal party and immediate family for a dramatic long floral-adorned table filled with doughnuts and hamburgers, Sophia and Matt challenged everything about a standard wedding.

We spent the evening before their wedding hiking the dunes and pine forests of Grand Rapids, shaking off the jitters of the day ahead and getting down to the heart of the matter. They spent their wedding morning surrounded by loved ones and dear friends and ran off together to have their intimate first look in the forest. Sophia and Matt chose to walk down the aisle together and share their vows, officiated by Matt’s father by a nearby stream.

Watching these two reminded us that not all love is serious, that sharing deep joy and a hell of a lot of weirdness makes for a lasting marriage.

Major thanks to the amazing team of The Elopement Co. (which we are so excited to be a part of) who made this fabulous day happen. And to Sophie and Matt, the chillest and most trusting couple ever who let us all run with our artistic dreams.

 

DAY ONE

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DAY TWO

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We should have never met Maggie and Zeth. We met earlier this year in Detroit, in spite of us nearly missing Rock Sugar and a hangover that almost caused these two to skip the wedding event. Just like love, a series of “almost” and “nearly didn’t” moments led to something really beautiful. Drinking beers, dancing to Prince, opening up way too much about our feelings on selfies and making beautiful images. This is love.
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Where do we begin about our epic journey with Brea and Alex Lefler? To say our whirlwind trip around Europe was inspiring is almost not enough. The story below is only really the first step in what was a Month – long voyage from Copenhagen to Paris to Provence to Edinburgh to most of Southwestern Ireland. After weeks of being at home, our minds are only just now able to digest what we saw, ate and experienced. But for now, let us leave you with the love of our dear friends, also known as the incomparable The Wayfarers.

More to come.

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We knocked on their door and were instantly greeted as friends. Toast, coffee, puppy snuggles, too many laughs.

Alyssa and Chase share a sense of creativity and wanderlust that is almost tangible. Their wedding in Hawaii was chosen because they had never been. It was a new adventure they wanted to take with the dearest people in their lives. So why should their engagement session be any less adventurous? We started their engagement session at the Garden of the Gods, led us through small mountain towns and ended at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

What some would consider it a job, we consider a road trip through Colorado with friends.

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