Session Stories

Curated and written with love by Nicole Geri Harrington

Rainy Northern Michigan

Rainy Northern Michigan Session | Taylor + Ryan @ Sleeping Bear Point Trail

August 9, 2021 / Couples

Taylor and Ryan were up on vacation and figured it was a great time to have their engagement photos done at the beach. So we planned for a short dune hike down to Lake Michigan. It wasn't until right ...

Traverse City Senior Photographer in Williamsburg Sunflowers

Lauren’s Sunflower Session | Traverse City Senior Photographer

August 8, 2021 / Session Stories

Traverse City Senior Photographer | Lauren's Sunflower Session in Williamsburg Lauren specifically wanted the sunflowers for her senior session. She had been keeping an eye on them all year. She knew...

crystal mountain wedding at the Legacy Art Park

Crystal Mountain Wedding at The Art Park | Bryce + Chase

August 1, 2021 / Weddings

Bryce and Chase chose to have their wedding at Crystal Mountain. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they hosted a ceremony in nature.  Bryce and Chase got married in the natural wood amph...

Northern Michigan engagement photographer

Good Harbor Bay Beach with Weezy + Terry | Northern Michigan Engagement Photographer

July 18, 2021 / Couples

Louise, AKA Weezy reached out to me when she was looking for a Northern Michigan engagement photographer, someone who would hopefully photograph her wedding next year as well. You know those people yo...

Gaylord wedding photographer

Gaylord Wedding Photographer | Taylor + Robby @ The Rut Hut

July 16, 2021 / Weddings

Gaylord Wedding Photographer | A Rainy Wedding at The Rut Hut Taylor and Robby had their wedding at The Rut Hut in Gaylord, Michigan and I was beyond pleased to be the photographer for this special e...

Mackinac Island Photographer

Mackinac Island, Michigan | A Summer Dinner Party & Sunset Cruise

June 24, 2021 / Session Stories

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 ...

Interlochen Photographer

Ashley + Jordan’s 1 Year Wedding Anniversary | Interlochen Photographer

June 20, 2021 / Couples

Interlochen is a great location for a photographer. There's nature, water, and less tourists than Traverse City. It's even better when you get to shoot at a private location. Ashley and Jordan decided...

Green Gardens Community Farm Wedding

Green Gardens Community Farm | Ashley + Brant’s Flowery Greenhouse Wedding

June 16, 2021 / Weddings

A flowery greenhouse wedding in Battle Creek, Michigan. This was my first time at Green Gardens Community Farm in Battle Creek, Michigan. I made the drive down from Traverse City to photograph Ashley...

Chicago Proposal Photographer

Tommy Proposes to Ariana in Chicago

June 15, 2021 / Couples

When Tommy messaged me to ask if I was available for a trip to Chicago so I could capture his proposal to Ari, I couldn't say no. I already knew the two, I had photographed them twice in Chicago and ...

Northern Michigan Elopement Photographer

Change Your Last Name | After the Wedding

May 7, 2021 / Weddings

How to change your last name after the wedding Now that the wedding is over, cake is gone, and flowers are wilting, you're officially married to the love of your life! Although, the marriage certific...

Desert elopement photographer

Desert Elopement | Brittany + Austin’s Magical Moon Ceremony

March 14, 2021 / Weddings

Desert Elopement Photographer Austin and Brittany had the most elaborate yet simple desert elopement I've had the pleasure of photographing. The two of them enjoyed an intimate ceremony with a magica...

Glamping Joshua Tree

Glamping in Joshua Tree | Austin & Daniella’s Engagement Session @ The Moondust

March 14, 2021 / Couples

Glamping in Joshua Tree with Austin and Daniella Austin and Daniella were enjoying some time glamping in Joshua Tree. It was at an Airbnb called the Moondust that we had their engagement session on a...


Frequently Asked Questions

March 5, 2021 / Session Stories

I've compiled this list of frequently asked questions that you too may want answered before hiring Nicole Geri as your photographer. General Questions We feel so awkward in front of the camera, do y...

Northern Michigan Elopements

Northern Michigan Elopements | Couples Who Made The Best of Their 2020 Changes

March 4, 2021 / Weddings

2020 Northern Michigan Elopements It wasn't an easy year for any of the couples who planned to get married. A lot was uncertain moving forward and couples were frequently having to be flexible with t...

desert maternity shoot

A Desert Maternity Session in Las Vegas, Nevada

February 16, 2021 / Portraits

A Desert Maternity Session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Soon Shayna will be welcoming a baby boy to this earth. Before that happens though, she got dressed up for some photos to document this stage in her l...

vintage desert elopement

The Best Seasons to Elope in Northern Michigan | Average Temperatures + Pros & Cons

February 12, 2021 / Planning

I may be biased but I don't think you can go wrong planning to elope in Northern Michigan. I grew up playing in the woods, biking to nearby lakes, and foraging for wild berries that surrounded my chi...

Northern Michigan Proposal

Northern Michigan Proposal Guide

February 10, 2021 / Planning

Northern Michigan Proposal Guide If you're planning to propose to the love of your life, I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to keep it a surprise, while still coordinating a "perfect" sce...

Northern Michigan Elopement

Northern Michigan Elopement Guide

February 10, 2021 / Weddings

Northern Michigan Elopement Guide Michigan is full beautiful locations in nature to choose to elope from. It could be a forested ceremony, a secluded beach wedding, a hike to the top of a dune for yo...

Vintage Desert Elopement

5 Tips For Beautiful Getting Ready Photos On Your Wedding Day

February 8, 2021 / Weddings

Tips For Beautiful Getting Ready Photos A lot will happen very quickly on your wedding day, from the time I arrive to start shooting until I leave with my cards full. These tips for beautiful getting...

Mt Charleston Engagement

Mt. Charleston Engagement | Ashley + Sean’s Winter Desert Adventure

January 29, 2021 / Couples

Ashley + Sean's Mt. Charleston Engagement Session Ashley and Sean had history at Mt. Charleston. She taught him how to snowboard in the mountain when they first started dating. So it was only fitting...