Session Stories

Curated and written with love by Nicole Geri Harrington

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 his girlfriend, Jess. They did things out of order, having...

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 this intimate yet major moment in a relationship. Derek, Katie, and I met...

Pyramid Point Elopement

Pyramid Point Elopement | Deanna + Amir

June 3, 2020 / Weddings

This Pyramid Point Elopement was just as epic as you'd expect. Deanna and Amir planned a wedding for April, but they later had to cancel it due the coronavirus. Instead of going thr...

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...

Northern Michigan Forested Wedding

Forested Northern Michigan Wedding | Casey + Derek

May 29, 2020 / Weddings

I photographed an intimate forested Northern Michigan wedding at the Betsie River Lodge. Despite many obstacles, Casey and Derek made their wedding work, but not only did it work, it couldn't h...

arcade shoot with neons

Pinball Pete’s, Ann Arbor, Michigan | Sidney + Keoni’s nighttime arcade shoot

April 29, 2020 / Session Stories

An arcade shoot Sidney and Keoni have a history with Pinball Pete's in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was no surprise that they wanted to do their couple session in the arcade where they created memories. ...

Old Mission Peninsula Cherry Blossoms

Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, Michigan | Pajas’ portrait session with the spring cherry blossoms

April 29, 2020 / Session Stories

Old Mission Peninsula Cherry Blossoms This spring phenomenon on the Old Mission Peninsula covers every cherry tree in the orchards with delicate little blossoms. Last spring, I was driving throu...

boyfriend kissing girlfriends hand

Palm Springs, California | Manny + Liz’s Couple Shoot

April 28, 2020 / Session Stories

I met up with Manny and Liz on a sunny morning in El Paseo, California for our couple photoshoot. It was blue skies and full sun when we met up for our early morning shoot, which wasn't a problem for...

couple in Chicago at night

Chicago, Illinois | Ari + Tommy’s Couple Shoot | Sunset to Blue Hour

April 28, 2020 / Session Stories

I met Ari through this group called Girls Love Travel. On Facebook, Girls Love Travel is basically an online community of thousands of women who travel. The group is an amazing resource for travel ti...

Downtown Traverse City Couple sesson

Downtown Traverse City, Michigan | Merissa + Riley Couple Session

April 28, 2020 / Session Stories

Downtown Traverse City Couple Session Downtown Traverse City is a great place for photos if you are looking for a more urban setting in Northern Michigan. Merissa is a good friend of mine, so I was ...


Planning a photoshoot in Northern Michigan | My go-to locations that incorporate nature

April 26, 2020 / Planning

Planning a photoshoot in Northern Michigan. I hope this article inspires you and helps you while planning a photoshoot in Northern Michigan. I can't even fully express how incredibly fortunate I am t...

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Sunrise, Sunset, or Blue Hour? | What’s the best time of day for your photoshoot?

April 26, 2020 / Planning

What's the best time of day for your photoshoot? First of all, scheduling your session at these times is only a recommendation, not a rule. However, the time of day we schedule our shoot plays a hug...