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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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We are currently booking weddings for 2018 and 2019.

Mark & Noelle, photographers


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I'm not a wedding coordinator, but I have been to a few weddings and have seen a lot of things that work, and a lot that don't. And while picking out the perfect shade of pink flowers is important, nothing is more important then planning your schedule. Because, for real, 90% wedding days run late and/or have hiccups along the way. And you'll feel it. Plan for some breathing room, your wedding day will pass by in the blink of an eye, and its most fun to document smiles, not stress!! Plan. Plan. Plan.
Side note: Today's photo was taken at one of my favorite venues to shoot, of one of my favorite brides I've worked with, during a quiet moment when she opened a letter from her love. ❤
Venue: Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island


Grand Hotel wedding on Mackinac IslandA beautiful bride, at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, opening a letter from her love before they tie the knot!


Mackinac Island Elopement

My friends, we've all heard it said, but happiness really is a choice.

We poured our hearts into every job we shot in 2017 and gave it our all. And even though my eyes have been glued to the computer, and I'm exhausted down to my bone marrow, choosing happiness today is an easy thing to do.

So when your wedding day comes and you want warm and sunny, but you get freezing cold and rainy... choose happiness. And let the wind blow your dress around and then dance on the beach.

Thanks to Carole Erbel, and For the Love of Mackinac, for doing such a great job coordinating the day!!

Bride and Groom on the beach on Mackinac Island during a rainy day wedding!




We are in the thick of "editing" season. Lots of hours spent in front of the computer, lots of dirty coffee mugs scattered around my desk, and lots of post-it notes stuck everywhere.
But when I wake up, and find that overnight one of our recent weddings had over 200 people register to view it, I smile and gladly get back to work knowing Mark and I are doing something right.
The beautiful wedding in the photo here is our next one up. Such a sweet bride and her tribe, LOVED the color palette, and loved shooting at Grand Hotel.
The coffee is hot, so happy Saturday morning friends! Hope you all do something fun this weekend, because before you know it we'll be covered in snow!


Venue: Grand Hotel, West Porch

Flowers: Grand Hotel

Wedding Coordination: For the Love of Mackinac

Wedding Photography: McCoy Made

A beautiful bride and her bride tribe in the gardens of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!

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