Welcome to Jim Nelson Photography

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Northern Michigan Weddings

Jim Nelson Photography is a Northern Michigan wedding photographer who has been serving Castle Farms, Mackinac Island, northern Michigan and the Eastern U.P. since 1997 with professional wedding photography services.  We use a storytelling journalistic style that captures your emotions on your wedding day and other moments you didn’t know happened.  Have a custom made album that years from now when you look through it all the joy and excitement of your wedding day will be relived.

We have extensive expertise with many destination wedding locations around Petoskey, Charlevoix, Bay Harbor, Gaylord, Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Cheboygan and Harbor Springs. Our knowledge of these areas, gathered through the experience of photographing hundreds of weddings, offers the confidence of feeling comfortable in your venue and the familiarity with these locations to capture images that anyone enjoying your wedding photos will know your special day took place in beautiful northern Michigan.  See wedding photographs at our photo gallery and more information.

Our expertise also includes family portraits, high school seniors, family and class reunions, special events, engagement portraits, outdoor portraiture, retouching, framing and album design.  We would love to talk with you about your photography needs.  Through our extensive experience, we can discuss destination wedding locations, how to prepare for your outdoor family portraits, suggest how seniors can get ready for their graduation photo session, and help work out the timing for photographing a special event.

A Destination Wedding

A Mackinac Island Wedding!

From elegant to simple, Mackinac Island offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photography.  As your Mackinac Island wedding photographers, we will capture the beauty of the island and the precious moments of your wedding. The tender looks, the clasp of hands, the joy of family and the celebration of the beginning of your journey of a life of love and happiness. Moments to be treasured forever with the unique experience that only Mackinac Island can offer. See wedding photographs at our photo gallery and more information.

A Castle Farms Wedding!

The rich history of Castle Farms’ journey from dairy farm to premiere destination wedding location provides an enchantingly elegant canvas for your special day’s photographic experience.  The charm of the sophisticated grounds and architecture of Castle Farms provides a wedding day experience unlike any other. We, as your Castle Farms wedding photographer, capture the moments of this precious day, the grounds and architecture of Castle Farms splendidly fills the background for your momentous occasion.    See wedding photographs at our photo gallery and more information.

 Senior Photography

Whether in  the studio or on location, we offer a relaxed, enjoyable senior photo sessions.  Specializing in portrait sessions on Mackinac Island, at Bay Front Park or many other locations we can capture your unique style for your senior photos.  Don’t forget your favorite pet, sport, car, motorcycle, boat, musical instrument or anything else that is special to you!  We welcome props.  See photographs at our photo gallery and more information.  We serve all of northern Michigan.

 Family Photography

Let us photograph those family moments that can be all to fleeting in these busy times.  Our family portrait sessions are the perfect way to capture images of your family to cherish for years to come.  Family reunions are a perfect time to capture these portraits at your home, a favorite location or vacation spot.  Families are always changing, growing and family photography is a way to preserve the memories of the growth and flowering of your family tree.  See photographs at our photo gallery and more information.  We serve all of northern Michigan.

Engagement Photography

Your engagement portrait session will show your love for each other and your anticipation of your wedding day.  These are easygoing and laid back sessions that are fun and unique to you.  Your portraits can be taken at our studio or a location that’s special to you.  It also gives you a opportunity to get to know your photographer and become more relaxed in front of a camera.  Also these portraits are great for your “Save a Date” cards or a Signature board for wedding day. See photographs at our photo gallery and more information.  We serve all of northern Michigan.

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