It’s so easy for staff here at The Veranda to talk about how amazing our venue is because we get to enjoy the awesome view of Lake Michigan on a daily basis. But recently we’ve had a lot of couples ask about photos of the lake view. Almost 90% of the couples married at The Veranda are out-of-towners looking to treat their guests to all that St. Joseph has to offer. But being from out of town, many couples find it difficult to make it here for a tour and therefore the need for awesome photos is that much greater.

Since Danielle and I haven’t mastered the art of capturing a beautiful lake view with our phones, we enlisted the help of a professional photographer. Andy Zachary from Zachary Photography was kind enough to take these shots from inside The Veranda. And I have to say they blow our phone photos out of the water (my attempt at a clever lake pun!). If you are in the market for a great photographer please stop by Zachary Photography’s website – he’s got the patience of a saint to put up with us and our crazy ideas and he takes some pretty fantastic pics! Thank you Andy!


-kristin ♥

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Maids of the Mist Fountain

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Looking North toward St. Joseph River

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View of the bluff and old train bridge.

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The Lighthouse (sigh – so pretty!)

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Maids of the Mist Fountain on the bluff.

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The Garden Patio

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You can’t beat this view!

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St. Joseph Lighthouse on Lake Michigan!