Engagements, Proposals, Couples


Half of each year, I am a Traverse City based engagement photographer. I love to photograph proposals, engagements, and couple sessions in the state that I call home: Northern Michigan.

Michigan is full of wildlife, epic locations, and plenty of nature for us to get immersed in. Spring, summer, and fall is when I get creative with The Great Lake State’s seasonal delights. You’ll often find me hiking with couples down various wild trails in Michigan, helping coordinate then documenting surprise proposals, and getting creative with couples that want to explore somewhere epic for a sunset. I’m always scouting for new locations and watching how Northern Michigan’s landscapes evolve through the seasons. I love to capture all of nature’s fleeting beauty as the season’s come and go. When the days grow shorter, and cold, I take off in the winter to travel to new places. While I’m still shooting in my “off-season”, it’s just the recharge I need before I come back home each spring as your Traverse City engagement photographer.


Surprise proposals are my specialty. I find immense joy helping plan then documenting these occasions. Engagement photos are a great way to share your news. Plus, who doesn't need a cute photoshoot with their lover to use on Save The Date invites. This session is a great way for you to start getting to know your wedding photographer. As I spend more time getting to know you two, it becomes easier for me to photograph your true personalities.



Traverse city engagement photographer

We absolutely loved working with Nicole and felt so at ease taking engagement photos with her! She did an amazing job capturing not only us looking comfortable and natural, but also the scenery and an incredible sunset around us. I was so impressed with how perfectly her photos reflected a beautiful and fun evening.

-Jennifer F.

Traverse city summer proposal

She’s definitely the best photographer you could ask for. She went above and beyond to take pictures of my proposal and I couldn’t be any happier!

-Andrew V

Traverse city proposal photographer

Nicole is such a pleasure to work with. She goes beyond her duty to make sure that your day is magical. She did our engagement photos and they turned out beautiful! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a talented photographer!!!

-Sam P.

Traverse City Winter Proposal

Nicole helped with taking photos for my proposal and did a fantastic job! She even went and checked out a spot for me to propose at and was super helpful along the way. The photos turned out great and she was very timely with getting them back and offering a preview. She did an amazing job and I’d recommend her to anyone!

-Andrew H.

sleeping bear sand dunes engagement shoot

Nicole did my engagement photos on Sunday and I had them all by Tuesday night! Not only is she amazingly quick at getting back to you, she takes the best pictures I’ve ever seen! She makes you feel very comfortable and has an amazing eye for what she does! Also she’s hilarious and SO nice!!! 1000% would recommend getting any type of photos done by her!

-Alissa K.

Couple walking in Chicago along water

Nicole is not only an amazing photographer but an amazing human! A session with her flies by because she is so fun and nice to be around. She has an amazing eye and unique talent for capturing small, intimate moments that my boyfriend and I will cherish for years to come. We have done two "just because" shoots with her through which we gained not only amazing photos, but a wonderful friend as well. Hire Nicole, you wont regret it!!!

-Ari M.

Michigan couple in autumn

We took engagement photos spontaneously with Nicole after seeing some of her work- and to say we LOVED our outcome would be an understatement. She timed it perfectly with her expertise to go on a specific day at a specific time, and the photos just came to life in the golden hour lighting. We laughed the entire shoot, she made us feel so comfortable, and the previews had us feeling like models- even in the middle of a buffalo field! I would highly recommend working with her.

-Amanda M.

Fall colors in Northern Michigan

Nicole has been my photographer since I first met her! She gets so creative during every shoot and makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable. I have always been 100% satisfied with each and every shoot with her. She will forever be my photographer for all the events in my life! Every year that goes by you can see her growth through her photos and its absolutely amazing!

-Ana L.

Traverse City Proposal

We used Nicole for our surprise engagement initially and loved her work so much we used her to photograph our wedding! She is amazing to work with and her photos are beautifully captured!

-Joe J.

Mackinac Island Photographer

My fiancé and I couldn't be more thrilled to have worked with Nicole. It was the best experience I have had hiring a photographer. Not only was she extremely kind, she is exceedingly talented. Our time with Nicole was fun, unique, and professional. Her work stood out to me during my search for a photographer. I also liked that she was from Michigan, and had experience where I was going to propose (Mackinac Island, MI)

What I specifically appreciated the most about Nicole's work was the way she communicated with me throughout the entire process to ensure a smooth proposal. She took the hard work out of my hands, and we collaborated on a game plan. In fact, we had a plan A and B. Which put my mind at ease. Then, once on site, Nicole's warm personality immediately put my fiancé's mind at ease with how the shoot would go. After getting our preview photos, we couldn't have been happier with the way our photos turned out. Nicole truly captured it all!

She also lended me a bandaid when my nice loafers were putting a blister on my heal -- this sealed the deal!

In Summary, Nicole Was:

A great communicator
Fun & Engaging
Very Professional

I strongly recommend you choose Nicole Geri for your next project!

-Peter S.



Mt. Charleston Engagement