I first met Hanna and Nick via Skype while learning about their September wedding at Black Star Farms. They talked wedding, photography, and then mentioned they were traveling to Traverse City the following week to visit family during the holidays. That was the perfect chance for us to photograph their engagement pictures, since they live out in New Jersey and wouldn’t be back to Traverse City much before the wedding.
The next week we met up with Nick and Hanna at the beautiful Loon Song Covered Bridge in Lake Ann. The bridge looked festive for the holiday season, dressed up with lights and a giant holiday wreath. Nick & Hanna looked adorable all bundled up in preparation for the cold, we love the boots the wore as they stomped their way through the snow.
Although the bridge was lovely, we wanted another option for them. So we drove down the road and met up with them along the lake in downtown Lake Ann. It was frozen over, yet that simple look was so beautiful. Then the snow came and made it even more magical than before!
We finished off their session the best way possible, with a drink in hand from Lake Ann brewing company. Nick, Hanna, and Alex enjoyed a local beer, while I treated myself to a delicious apple cider. It was a relaxing ending to a great session. Nick and Hanna are a cool couple, and as we got to know them more during the engagement session it got us even more excited to photograph their wedding. We even had the chance to meet up with Hanna’s family during our time together at the brewing company.
I love the way Hanna’s make up photographed. She treated herself to having it done by Abby at M.O. Beauty Lounge! So pretty!