Mackinac Island has been a vacation destination for me since I was little as I grew up only 1.5 hours south of the Island. It’s one of the few places in the world that you won’t find a single vehicle on the roads. Only horse-drawn carriages, and bikes are found traversing the small island. It’s been a pleasure to explore such a unique place multiple times over the years. This trip was different for me, instead of play, I was going up to photograph a beautiful event alongside Josh Hartman Photography.
It was 2 years ago that we captured this event together, but with the pandemic, the publishing of this article was postponed like most things last year. I was happy to see MyNorthMedia publish the article in May 2021. Josh and I consider photographing this event to be out first date. We celebrated our 2 year anniversary this June. Seems fitting that something like this would bring two photographers together.
The owners of Mission Point Resort, Liz and Mark wanted to wrap up a successful season by gathering some close friends and nearby business owners to celebrate with some well deserved special event hosted for them. With the collaboration of a group with talented vendors, a dinner party was hosted, followed by a sunset sail in the straits of Mackinac.
It was quite the epic event to photograph, take a look at all the little details below.