December 26, 2023 / Couples Family Session Stories
Northern Michigan Maternity Photographer | Heidi + Marc's Dune Session
Northern Michigan Maternity Photographer
Heidi and Marc’s Northern Michigan maternity session made me reminiscent of their wedding day. Last October, they held their autumn wedding in Orchard’s View at Jacob’s Farm. While it was beautiful, they had the coldest day that month. Now, a year later, I had the honor of capturing their maternity photos against the breathtaking backdrop of Northern Michigan’s landscape.
On the day of their maternity session, the weather was cold and windy. We stared in Glen Haven so we could go down to the beach, and then warmed up in our cars before hiking Sleeping Bear Point Trail.
Despite the chilly conditions, Heidi and Marc were determined to create beautiful memories against the backdrop of the dunes. They braved flying sand, still, their love and excitement growing for their maternity photos. This wild weather meant we had Sleeping Bear to ourselves, along with fresh dune ripples.
As we made our way down the dunes to the lakeshore, Marc took on the role of a guide, helping Heidi navigate the sandy slope with laughter and light-hearted banter. Despite the wild conditions brought on us by nature, we found ourselves laughing about the chaotic yet fun nature of their wedding, and now also their maternity session.
Against the Northern Michigan landscape, Heidi’s radiant glow and Marc’s unwavering support were captured in their dune adventure. As their photographer, I loved showcasing the essence of their journey into parenthood. Their playful nature for these photos, I know will come though in their parenting too.
The couple welcomed their baby boy just in time for Christmas.
Fun Fact: Heidi and Marc have printed the largest photo of mine with a 20×30 canvas from their wedding gallery.