Engagement

South Haven, Michigan | Winter Proposal at South Beach Pier | Kylee + Trace

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I love photographing proposals; they are so beautiful, a little stressful and full of love. When Trace contacted me about photographing his proposal in South Haven, Michigan to Kylee I was so excited. These two came up from Chicago for a relaxing weekend together and Kylee had no idea!

Trace planned out the proposal perfectly. After their massages they headed down to the south Pier to walk around the beach area. It was there that Trace got down on one knee and asked Kylee to marry him. She was so shocked and it was the cutest thing ever. Trace didn’t tell anyone he was going to propose except Kylee’s dad so no one could spill the beans or give any hint.

After she said yes, we walked around and took some portraits of the two of them together around the boardwalk. Most of the photos are completely candid, I wanted to capture the excitement Kylee had, between the happy tears and just being completely shocked still. Congrats again Kylee and Trace, it was so wonderful being a part of your proposal!





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Frankfort, Michigan | Winter engagement session Downtown Frankfort | Julie + Bradley

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I had so much fun meeting up with Julie and Bradley in February for a mini engagement session. They came up from Chicago to the Frankfort Michigan area for the weekend, so it was a perfect time to fit in their session. We met up at Petals and Perks downtown Frankfort for a quick cup of coffee before heading outside in the cold. The weather only got to a high of 26 degrees, and right by the water you could definitely feel the chill.

Since it was so cold we kept the session short and just in the downtown area. We walked around Main St, stopping in front of the Garden Theater and making our way back towards Petal and Perks. Julie and Bradley are actually getting married in Frankfort with their ceremony at First Congregational Church of Frankfort, so of course we had to stop by for a few portraits in front of the church. After that we headed back to our vehicles to drive down to the Frankfort beach and took some photos on the ice. I loved hearing about Bradley proposing to Julie on the Frankfort North Pier (during the summer, NOT winter!) and being able to photograph them in front of it during our session.

Julie and Bradley I wish you both the best with your upcoming wedding, I hope you both enjoy every minute of it. Thanks again for hanging out with me in the cold!





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Empire, Michigan | Winter Engagement Session at Esch Beach | Halle + Caleb

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Halle and Caleb’s engagement session at Esch Beach was probably one of the coldest engagement sessions I’ve photographed, but it was so much fun. Esch Beach is located in Empire, Michigan and is just a beautiful beach with the dunes in the background. These two are just so adorable together, their smiles just made my day! Of course we did a lot of cuddling and hugging to keep warm, it was like 27 degrees outside and we were right on Lake Michigan.

One of my favorite finds at Esch Beach was the stream that came from the lake, it was flowing pretty well so it wasn’t frozen over. Thanks again Halle and Caleb for braving the cold with me, I wish you both the best with your marriage!





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Grand Rapids, Michigan | Christmas Tree Farm Couples Session | Laura + Ryan

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I was so excited when Laura contacted me about doing a Christmas tree farm session for their Christmas cards. We’ve been following each other on social media for a while now, and I have to say her and Ryan are adorable together. We ended up planning the session at Vormittag Tree Farm in Grand Rapids, which is the cutest family run farm I’ve been to. The owners were so sweet and love having photographers on their farm.

With the way this winter has been I was a little worried about not having any snow for the pictures. BUT, we were so lucky that it started snowing during the session. Thanks again to both of you for spending time out in the cold with me - it was totally worth it!





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