The compass points here
meet courtney & Michael
We are Courtney Michalik and Michael Kent. We live, work, and play from our home in the woods in Traverse City. We have been partners in life for the past eight years and are planning our own wedding for August of 2016.
Our name is a direct result of the type of business we hope to build. The Compass Points Here was created with the idea that our photography and videography will be led by our desire to stay true to our instincts - to follow our passions and rely on the guiding principles of integrity, quality, and creativity. As photographers and videographers, our goal is to tell your story in the most natural, beautiful, and interesting way possible. Oh, and we want to have fun while we're at it. We believe the best work is done with great joy.
While we love the flowers, the food, the details that make your wedding day truly yours, we firmly believe that the most important part of the wedding day is the relationship between the two of you and your families. Our hope is that when you look back through your collection of photographs and watch your wedding videos you will see connection and emotion running throughout; the quiet moment when your grandmother saw you for the first time, the big emotional moment during the middle of your vows, the hilarious joke your best friend told you during cocktail hour. Unique moments like this happen at each and every wedding we have the privilege of being a part of, and we can't wait to document yours.
Couples can book us for photography only, videography only, or a package including both. Please don't hesitate to reach out for more detailed information! We are very invested in the planning process and are happy to answer any questions you might have - we can't wait to meet you.