Northern Michigan Wedding Photographers

Timeless love stories for hopelessly romantic and fun loving couples

Timeless Romance & Candid Fun

We like to call it the "Modern Classic".

Your love story is a legacy that deserves to be told in all its glory.

Nestled amongst the natural beauty of northern Michigan and based near Traverse City, Treehouse Studios is a husband-and-wife team of local photographers committed to preserving the spirit of Michigan weddings. Our storytelling photography style emphasizes romance while incorporating the natural beauty of our region.

With a modern take on timeless wedding photography, we mix candid shots with directed moments to weave a narrative that's uniquely yours. Fun, vibrant, and confident, we're here to offer a helping hand and capture every detail of your special day.

In the end, what we value most is the connection, legacy, and family that every wedding represents. Our ideal clients are those who, like us, are romantics at heart and appreciate the classic yet fun approach we bring to our work.

bride and groom enjoy a private moment together sitting in their Northern Michigan Wedding Chappel


bride laughs in a candid wedding moment with the groom
     Who’s behind the lens?

Hi! I'm Karly, your dedicated wedding documentarian - full of joy, enthusiasm, and thrilled to capture each special moment on your wedding day!

Think of me as the ultimate shapeshifter of your event, gracefully switching roles from director to invisible observer. I'm flexible and adapt with ease, stepping up for those flawless family portraits and helping you craft a stunningly romantic editorial scene. It's your show, you call the shots - whether you're into spontaneous snaps or meticulously orchestrated photo ops, I've got your back, every step down the aisle!


Photo Style

Picture this: Your memories delivered in vibrant, true to life colors. This means that skin colors stay true, and landscapes maintain their vibrance. Relive your memories exactly as you remember them.

Lighting is the secret sauce in capturing your day's adventures. I mostly chase natural light to freeze time, but I'm not afraid to throw in some extra dazzle for that emotional punch, dramatic flair, or just to brighten up a shadowy scene. My team is pro at adapting to any lighting scenario, turning your carefully curated day into a captivating story that leaves you breathless.



Catching the magic

I have a soft spot for weddings. Every couple I work with becomes a part of my story, as I aim to capture your enchanting moments through the gaze of someone who truly cherishes you. Mirroring the mood of each priceless moment: tranquil serenity in the anticipatory morning hours, spirited guidance during the photo shoots, and an all-out festive spirit when it's time to light up the dance floor.



  • Custom Timeline
  • Photography Planning Guide
  • Quick Edits! (preview in 48 hours, full galleries in 4-6 weeks)

  • Unlimited high-resolution downloads for everyone

  • Access to a personal professional print shop and a print release

Full Service Teammate

Our Commitment

I'm not just here to capture those genuine smiles or the way the sunset illuminates your love. Drawing from a background in wedding planning, I am like a secret superpower for your special day. Whether you need adjustments to the timeline or safety pins for a bustle emergency, count on me to handle it all. Think of me not only as your photographer but as your dedicated day-of partner, ensuring that every detail is flawless from the first snap to the final shot.

 It's not just about pictures; it's about crafting a legacy of love, connection, and those priceless family moments that will be cherished forever.

Treehouse Couples

Treehouse Couples

"It felt like Karly was a friend whom I’ve known for years, helping me through one of the most important days of my life. Her photos really captured all the emotions of our day. I would give her 100 stars if I could."

—Hope & Andrew

bride and groom enter their reception
Next Steps

Once we're on the same page and you're shouting a cheerful 'absolutely,' I'll kindly request a 30% down payment and a signed agreement to confirm our plans.

And now, the fun begins! Breathe a sigh of relief as you cross "photographer" off your to-do list. In celebration, expect a warm welcome from me and access to the ultimate wedding photography planning guide. This treasure trove is packed with insider tips to effortlessly organize your timeline, create a memorable event, and capture beautiful moments throughout the day!

Let's get the ball rolling with your engagement session plans.Then, a month before the big day, I'll send over a planning questionnaire. Two weeks later, we'll check in to ensure everything's running smoothly. And don't worry about the quiet periods - I'm always just a text or email away for any queries, brainstorming sessions, photo inspo, or vendor recommendations.

Excited about what you're hearing? Well, let's talk details. Click on the "Investment" button below for clear pricing details and a simple contact form to get in touch.

newlyweds share a kiss at the Fox Hills ceremony


How do you photograph weddings?

A. We specialize in capturing weddings with joy and authenticity. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable in the moment so that your pictures look natural. We will work to capture your wedding day story from the best angles and lighting. Your portraits have a classic and timeless appeal. We aim to capture candid moments, stunning portraits, and natural connections throughout the day.

Where are you based and do you travel?

A. I specialize in wedding photography all over Michigan, with a focus on Northern Michigan. There are no travel fees for weddings in Traverse City, Manistee, Ludington, Cadillac, Leelaneau Peninsula, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, and other nearby areas. If your wedding is outside of these areas, a travel fee may apply, but I always strive to keep costs low and find creative inspiration in new places. Let me capture your story, wherever it takes place.

When will we get our photos?

A. Your sneaks will be sent within 2 days of your event, and your online gallery link with all your photos will be delivered within a maximum of 12 weeks (usually 6). You'll have access to high resolution digital downloads, social media sharing, a favorites list, and the ability to order prints directly from your gallery. Quality is a top priority, so each photo will be carefully crafted to ensure that it's beautiful.

How many pictures will we receive?

A. On average, an 8-hour wedding coverage yields between 400-800 images. However, the final count may vary depending on your schedule, style, and approach. We guarantee that you will receive the most exceptional and meaningful photos that will beautifully capture the essence of your wedding day.

Do you offer professional albums and wall art?

A. We are proud to offer premium quality Printing Services: Custom Prints, Artwork, and Heirloom-Quality Albums

We offer a range of professional printing options, including wood, metal, and acrylic wall art. When I deliver your gallery, you'll have access to a convenient print shop that offers a wide selection of choices. If you're interested in preserving your memories in a luxurious heirloom album, I'm thrilled to work with you to create the perfect design. For something more unique, consider turning your images into a puzzle, a desk calendar, or even a retro viewfinder. We are confident that we can find the perfect printing option to display your memories in a beautiful way.

Do you offer flexible payment options?

A. We've Got You Covered: Flexible Payment Options for Your Wedding Photography
We understand that weddings can be expensive, and you deserve high-quality photography without breaking the bank. That's why we offer flexible payment options tailored to your unique budget. Here's how it works:
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking and retain our services.
The remaining balance can be paid in one lump sum, or you can choose up to six installments leading up to your wedding day.
Most couples prefer to pay a deposit with the final payment due one week before the wedding.
Let's work together to create a payment plan that fits your needs and ensures that your special day is captured perfectly.

Can I see a full Wedding Gallery?

A. Yes, absolutely! Please reach out and I'll send you a gallery that most closely reflects the coverage and location that you are planning for. In many cases I am able to provide a full gallery from a wedding at your venue.

Do you include a print release?

A. Yes. Every session and wedding day gallery is delivered in an online gallery that has a professional print shop attached for conveniece and quality guarantee, but I never require prints to be purchased through Treehouse Studios. The benefits of printing through your online gallery shop go beyond convenience and guaranteed professional quality. I also advocate on your behalf if any printing error occurs and work to resolve the matter quickly.
If you would like a print release, I will happily provide one for you, but I will not be able to guarantee quality or assist with any printing errors that arise.

Still with me? Check out these Sneak Peeks from a Mackinaw City wedding at Headlands Dark Sky Park.
a bride getting her makeup done
a bride gets ready for the wedding
unique wedding rings in a custom box
a groom prepares for the wedding ceremony
groomsmen throw the groom for a fun wedding photo
a bride and groom hold hands back to back before the first look
a bride and groom exchange private vows in front of the Mackinac bridge
a bridal party celebrates as bride and groom kiss on the beach
a bride and groom kiss at their wedding ceremony
bride and groom take a photo with every guest
newlyweds share a kiss after their destination wedding ceremony
a bride and guests pose for a fun picture
the groom makes a funny face when his bride signs the marriage license
guests play a wedding game to see how many people can get fun pictures with a hat
mirrored wedding guest seating chart
wedding guest adds to the guest book
bride and groom as legos
a bride and groom share the first dance
candid bride reaction during speech from maid of honor
candid moment as bride and groom cut the cake
a group of wedding guests surround the bride on the dancefloor
a couple dancing at a wedding reception
flash photography of bride and groom dancing through an aisle formed by guests
groomsmen carry a bride and groom through the dance floor on chairs
newlyweds share a kiss behind a lavendar bush at golden hour
a newlywed couple runs on the beach during their wedding day golden hour portraits
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Wedding Photography you can count on

  • No Travel Fees in Michigan
  • Fun, Down to Earth Photographer
  • Quick Turnaround
  • Natural and Candid