Sleeping Bear Dunes Engagment

It was such a dream come true to finally photograph a Sleeping Bear Dunes engagement session! Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park has endless locations to photograph, however we kept it simple and stayed along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

We joined Missy and Emmett at the covered bridge near the entrance of the scenic drive. Near the bridge you could see the fall colors just starting to arrive. It was a beautiful look to an already gorgeous spot. The dressed perfectly for the crisp fall temperatures.

Afterwards we followed Missy and Emmett to a sand dune trail that overlooked Lake Michigan. From atop of the trail you could see the yellow leaves popping against the soft blue color of the water. It was a peaceful walk as we all soaked in the sunshine.

As we arrived at the Lake Michigan overlook (our favorite spot on the drive) the sun was beginning the set. Missy and Emmett changed into their dressy outfits that paired perfectly with the sandy shoreline. Tourists and locals were gathered at the top of the hill snapping photos of the sunset while Missy & Emmett paused to take a quick selfie.

The crowd began to taper off as we photographed the final part of Missy & Emmett’s beautiful engagement session. As the happy couple was standing watching the sunset along the lake a helicopter flew past, it was such a neat moment to capture.

We adored photographing Missy & Emmett’s engagement session at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. They are an incredible couple and we could not be more excited to photograph their upcoming Traverse City wedding in the summer. Thanks again Missy & Emmett for all the fun and joy! Enjoy!


Those views are seriously amazing!


Dancing at dusk, truly one of our favorites from their session.


Look at that helicopter! The right place at the right time.



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