Everything was green. The air was hot and humid. One cloud rolled in with a bit of rain in an otherwise blue sky day, leaving the foliage dewey with raindrops. This session just screamed "SUMMER!!!" and when you live in a place with four dramatic seasons, you just have to embrace the heat. Soon enough it will be cold and snow will cover this landscape, so for now enjoy this moment. Breanna and Lucas wanted a wooded setting with great Northern Michigan vibes for their engagement session. I'm so happy that I get to explore my favorite places with outdoor-loving couples for a living. What a dream.
When we lived in Northern California a few years ago, Tennessee Valley was my happy place. I'd come here to hike, run, and take photos. Fast forward to a few months ago when I happened to meet clients who are currently living in California, but are getting married in Traverse City next year! And on top of that, everything aligned just right so that I could take their engagement photos last week during a trip that Mike and I had planned to visit his brother and family! While we may not have hit glowy CA sun, the fog rolled in beautifully, the hills were green, the ocean was moody, and Jacquelyn & Doug have a contagious energy together. I can't tell you how excited I am to share a peek of this session and I'm even more excited about their upcoming wedding (btw, they seriously have a dream team of fellow vendors)!!!
A mix of woodland and vintage vibes with good design at a Northern Michigan winery makes for a pretty special wedding. Then you add a bride who suggests catching and picking up a toad while taking photos in the woods. There really aren't words for this... it's just awesome. Cheers to Nora & Kalin. It doesn't get much better.
Venue: Brengman Brothers Winery, Hair & Make Up: Pavlova Salon & Spa, Flowers: Hooper's Farm Gardens & DIY, Catering: Graystone, Dessert: Leelanau Pie & Pastry, Bride's attire: BHLDN, Groom's Attire: Bonobos
On a beyond hot day last weekend, Emily, Matt, and I ventured into The Arb in Ann Arbor for their engagement session. The hot and humid weather couldn't stop love and giggles. These two are just awesome - here's their preview!
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage" -Lao Tzu
Life is short and I am so happy that I have the opportunity to photograph genuine people in one of the most beautiful places on earth. White and pink cherry blossoms, green grass, blue water - Traverse City is magical at this time of year.