Mackinac Island Engagement Photography

MATT & DAWN // MACKINAC ISLAND PROPOSAL AND ENGAGEMENT SESSION

 

On Saturday Michael and I headed to Mackinac Island to document a surprise proposal - and then engagement session. It was so special and sweet, and we also got super into pretending to be covert spies as we hid microphones and tried not to be obvious while pretending to nonchalantly photograph and film the grounds of Mission Point Resort. Matt and Dawn were wonderful and after the proposal we spent some time with them exploring Mackinac Island on a moody early Fall day. I have to say, if you’re considering a trip to the Island, this time of year is a great time to go. It was so beautiful and way more laid back than it is in the height of Summer. Congratulations Matt & Dawn!

Special thanks to Mission Point Resort for advice and assistance in coordinating Matt’s proposal!

 

JULIA & MATTHEW // MACKINAC ISLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // THE GRAND HOTEL

Mackinac Island is truly a unique experience.  The island has no cars - horse drawn carriages and bicycles roam the streets instead.  It really is a novelty in the age we live in.  Maybe it's all the floral wallpaper and fudge, or the carriage drivers in top hats that give you a taste of romance and nostalgia - I don't know - whatever it is, I can't help but love it.  I'm so happy that Julia & Matthew chose to get married there and invited us along for the [bike] ride.  Cheers!

 
 

JULIA & MATTHEW // MACKINAC ISLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY // PREVIEW

Oh Northern Michigan... Sometimes you are just so perfect.  Mackinac Island truly embodies this, with its beautiful summer golden light, long days, pastel colored water and sky, white stone beaches, cedars and pines.  The historic charm brings back all of the nostalgia of taking childhood trips there.  So obviously I was pretty excited to meet Julia and Matthew on the island for their engagement session.  Thankfully Michael was able to join me to help with our bikes and gear, so it was truly a team effort and a super fun day.  We lucked out with some ridiculously beautiful light and embraced all of the good summer vibes!