Session Stories

Curated and written with love by Nicole Geri Harrington

A Northwest Michigan Elopement | Dave + Amber’s Intimate River Wedding

November 2, 2020 / Weddings

What a beautiful small wedding I felt to blessed to be shooting. Even editing the photos, I was filled with so much love from Amber and Dave’s intimate ceremony in nature. Surrounded only by their clo...

Traverse City Senior Photographer

Downtown Traverse City | Eden’s Fall Senior Session

November 2, 2020 / Portraits

Eden's senior session was a blast to photograph. We met at the open space for our 9am senior session in downtown Traverse City. We were blessed with fall colors and a cloudy day for evenly diffused li...

sleeping bear dunes proposal

Sleeping Bear Dunes Proposal | Tim + Mackenzie

September 18, 2020 / Couples

It was insanely windy for this Sleeping Bear Dunes proposal. No kidding, it was so wild, I wondered if these two would make it past the funnel of sand we had to fight to get through. It was intense fi...

manistee elopement

Kelsey and Tyler’s Manistee Elopement

September 18, 2020 / Weddings

Tyler and Kelsey, like most couples with a 2020 wedding, had to change their plans. This is wedding 2/3 for them. They got all the official stuff out of the way with a courthouse wedding back home. Ke...

Empire, Michigan Photoshoot

Joe’s Proposal to Rachel | Empire, Michigan

August 25, 2020 / Couples

Joe reached out to me with an idea, he wanted to propose to his girlfriend while they were on vacation in Northern Michigan. I helped him choose an epic location, and coordinate his dream proposal. We...

Nicole Geri Photography

GIFs: How Download & Share Your Photo Animations

August 13, 2020 / Photography Talk

First of all, you may be wondering, what are GIF photo animations? Have you ever taken a series of photos that aligned so well, you wished you could turn them into a video? I have often thought that ...

Nauti-Cat Elopement

An Intimate Nauti-Cat Elopement | Hannah + Colin’s Wedding Adventure

August 11, 2020 / Weddings

It was pouring with lighting the morning of Hannah and Colin's Nauti-Cat elopement. Watching the weather radar it looked like there would be a break from the aggressive thunder and rain with partly c...

Glen Haven Proposal

A Glen Haven Proposal | Zach + Alysse’s Sunset Session

August 10, 2020 / Couples

A Glen Haven Proposal Zach reached out to me well in advance about his idea to proposal to his girlfriend while on vacation up north. He told me his vision, then kept in contact with me up until the ...

Antrim Creek Trail

Antrim Creek Natural Area, Michigan | Walter + Randi’s Sunrise Maternity Session

August 7, 2020 / Couples

Antrim Creek Natural Preserve in Ellsworth, Michigan was the perfect location for this sunrise maternity/family session. Walter, being my brother, made this family session that much more special to m...

Black Star Farms proposal

Nate + Jessica | Black Star Farms Proposal

August 5, 2020 / Couples

A Black Star Farms proposal with Nate & Jess Nate reached out to me a few weeks prior to his proposal with his idea on how to propose to Jess. They did things backwards, having already booked Bla...

Old Mission Peninsula Engagement Session

Old Mission Peninsula Engagement Session | Josephine + Trenton

July 8, 2020 / Couples

Old Mission Peninsula Engagement Session Trenton proposed to Josie the day before our shoot. She told me about going skydiving, when Josie got to the ground Trenton was on one knee, asking for her ha...

Glen Arbor Proposal

Glen Haven Proposal | Abigail + Mike’s Adventure

July 5, 2020 / Couples

To start my 4th of July weekend, I got to hide in a bush to capture this well thought out Glen Haven proposal. Mike and Abigail were the sweetest, and she was totally surprised when Mike got down on o...

Sleeping Bear Dunes Engagement Session

Sleeping Bear Dunes Engagement Session | Taylor + Robby + pup

June 25, 2020 / Couples

Taylor and Robby did their session a little later in the day than I'm used to, but our 10am Sleeping Bear Dunes Engagement session was perfect. It was hot and a bit humid but when we walked out to ou...

Traverse City Videographer

Sleeping Bear Dunes Elopement Videographer | Karly and Jeremiah

June 19, 2020 / Videography

A sunny Sleeping Bear Dunes elopement. Karly and Jeremiah drove north from Grand Rapids to elope in their favorite secluded spot in Empire. When the parking lot was packed at Empire Bluff, I was hope...

Couple shoot in Michigan forest

Traverse City, Michigan | Bekah + Allen baby announcement

June 15, 2020 / Couples

My good friends, and current roommates had an announcement to make. Their little family is growing! I loved taking these photos with them just out in their backwoods. It was in the new growth of sprin...

Engagement Session at Hickory Hills

Engagement Session at Hickory Hills | Traverse City, Michigan | Miranda + Jarred

June 15, 2020 / Couples

Jarred wanted to surprise Miranda with photos of the two of them with an engagement session at Hickory Hills. He told her to dress up for a nice date but she didn't know she was going to be having pr...

Crystal Mountain Senior Session

Crystal Mountain Senior Session | Emma

June 14, 2020 / Portraits

I love shooting portraits with seniors. They are often excited about their first professional photos and ready with many outfits. Emma wanted her senior photos at Crystal Mountain, where her family ha...

Downtown Traverse City proposal

Downtown Traverse City Proposal | Derek + Katie

June 14, 2020 / Couples

When Derek asked if he could surprise his girlfriend during our shoot by proposing, I was ecstatic. I love to share a part in these intimate yet major moments in a relationship. Derek, Katie, and I m...

Pyramid Point Elopement

Pyramid Point Elopement | Deanna + Amir

June 3, 2020 / Weddings

This Pyramid Point Elopement was like something out of a dream. Deanna and Amir planned a wedding for April, but it was cancelled because of the coronavirus. Instead of going throug...

Traverse City Apple Blossoms

Traverse City Apple Blossoms | Hannah’s Spring Portrait Session

June 1, 2020 / Portraits

The Traverse City Apple Blossoms are an amazing spring occurrence that I look forward to every year. Luckily, Hannah booked a shoot just in time to capture them. Originally, the plan was to shoot in t...