I don’t know many people that are willing to wake up super early, get dressed up, and drive almost an hour (all before sunrise) to have engagement pictures done. Emily & Joran are incredible couple though. When they found out I was heading to the U.P. for a quick trip they reached out wanting to do a winter engagement session. We met in the middle (them coming from Curtis and I was coming from Rapid River) in the quaint town of Manistique, MI. They joined me just after sunrise at the boardwalk along Lake Michigan.
The snow showers sprinkled down here and there during their engagement session, but the icy cold breeze was persistent. Emily & Jordon didn’t seem to mind as they cozied up to one another. Since it was just after sunrise there wasn’t anyone else around, they had the beach & boardwalk to themselves. As we walked around they told me more details about their upcoming wedding. Their excitement of their wedding made them open up more playfully in front of the camera, it was truly beautiful to capture how smitten they are with each other.
Just down the road there was a beautiful spot of woods that provided shelter from the wind. Within moments of arriving there a snow shower softly dropped snow down. It was the dreamy, big flakes of snow. Their laughter erupted as the walked along and played in the snow. Huge thanks again to Emily & Jordan for willing to brave the early & snowy morning. We could not be more excited to photograph their upcoming wedding at the beautiful Chamberlin’s Old Forest Inn in Curtis, MI. Until then here’s their engagement pictures. Enjoy!
I love the lighthouse popping out in the background of these images.
Sand and snow–what a beautiful combination!
His laughter and her look of adornment is everything in this image below.