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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.

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Entries in Grand Hotel Victoria Carriage (2)


Grand Hotel Wedding Photography, Mackinac Island

Getting SO excited for the 2018 wedding season to be here!  I love knowing the island so well, that I can sneak off on my bike to get photo's of our bride and groom riding in the wedding carriage and sharing a quick kiss!  SO SPECIAL!!!

We are nearly booked for 2018, and are starting to book into 2019.  If you'd like to chat with us, we'd love to hear from you!


A bride and groom in the wedding carriage in front of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!


A perfect day for a carriage ride on Mackinac Island!

ON A PERSONAL NOTE: I feel like my eyes are about start screaming at me for all the hours I’ve spent on the computer this week, and it’s only Wednesday. I officially declare that Northern Michigan wedding photographers don’t really have “down time” in the winter months. So today I am gently reminding myself that I am stronger because of the struggles, and I am determined to make this week fruitful with time well spent. I will continue to plug away on the computer, as well as fold my laundry, eat healthy meals, and log in 25 miles on the treadmill this week.

There is nothing as powerful as a made up mind.


ABOUT THE PHOTO: Sometimes you click the shutter, and even though everything is moving fast, or you’re about to get plowed down by a speeding bike, or step in horse poop, or the sun is directly in your eyes… everything just comes together in a perfect moment. And I’m SO glad I was able to capture that moment for A & R this past summer during their carriage ride around Mackinac Island. It’s the all- American vibe of Grand Hotel, the vintage Victoria Carriage, the fast Hackney’s, the golden sunshine, and a perfect kiss!


NOTE TO BRIDES: Mark and I NEVER ride in the carriage with you. If we did, how could we capture stunning pictures like this one! We follow along, or direct the way, on bikes. The carriage ride is a quiet, romantic, time in your day for just the two of you. Onlookers will cheer for you, clap for you, and celebrate with you as you ride around town, and it’s a truly magical experience for just the two of you (with your photographer capturing these moments along the way!)!


Raising my coffee cup today to all our 2017 brides!


Mackinac Island Wedding CarriageA perfect day for a carriage ride around Mackinac Island for this bride and groom! I love Mackinac Island!!