Session Stories

Curated and written with love by Nicole Geri Harrington

Gaylord senior photographer

Gaylord Senior Photographer | Connor’s Portrait Session

September 20, 2022 / Session Stories

Technically Connor didn't set up a senior session for his senior year of high school in Gaylord. A little late is better than never! I met Connor in downtown Gaylord for a sunset session in the al...

Lakes of the north senior session photographer

Lakes of the North Photographer | Joselyn’s Senior Sunset to Blue Hour Shoot

September 20, 2022 / Session Stories

When my niece needed senior photos, she came to me to capture this time in her life. "Just meet me in Lakes of the North," I told her. I grew up in this little neighborhood and know all the best place...

Traverse city summer proposal

Traverse City Summer Proposal | Andrew Proposes to Savannah

August 24, 2022 / Session Stories

Andrew and Savannah's Traverse City summer proposal on Lake Michigan. Traverse City is the perfect location for a summer proposal, and I'd love to be the photographer there to document the occasion. ...

Beach house restaurant on deer lake

Beach House Restaurant on Deer Lake, Boyne Falls | Colleen and Jay’s Surprise Elopement

August 24, 2022 / Weddings

The Beach House Restaurant on Deer Lake was the perfect location for Colleen and Jay's surprise elopement. Colleen and Jay knew they didn't want a big wedding day so this worked out perfectly. They k...


Old Mission Point Engagement Session | Rachel + Matthew’s Sunrise Session

August 23, 2022 / Session Stories

After photographing Rachel and Matthew's proposal in the spring, I was excited to get to know them a little more during their engagement session at Old Mission Point Lighthouse beach. Rachel and Matt...

Stafford's Perry Hotel

Stafford’s Perry Hotel Wedding | Hillary + Patric’s Celebration

August 11, 2022 / Session Stories

Stafford's Perry Hotel Wedding Petoskey is a quaint bigger town located on the Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Hillary and Patric's love for Northern Michigan led them to chose the Stafford's Perr...

Brown Bridge Quiet Area

Brown Bridge Quiet Area | Kim + Peter’s Sunset Engagement Session

August 10, 2022 / Session Stories

Brown Bridge Quiet Area sunset session. Kim and Peter plan to get married in Oregon later this year but needed some engagement photos for save-the-dates first. Brown Bridge Quiet Area is a favorite p...

Chateau Chantal Proposal photographer

Chateau Chantal Proposal Photographer | Michael Proposes to Taylor

August 10, 2022 / Session Stories

Michael wanted to propose to his girlfriend Taylor while they were visiting Northern Michigan. It worked in perfectly with their wine tour on Old Mission Peninsula, although the weather had different ...

Lake Michigan Proposal

Lake Michigan Proposal | Emma + Michael’s Sunrise Dune Adventure

August 6, 2022 / Session Stories

Michael planned to propose to Emma during their sunrise adventure out to Lake Michigan. As a barista, he made a cold brew to bring out, along with some morning snacks for him and Emma to enjoy while t...

Mackinac Island Wedding Photographer

Mackinac Island Wedding Photographer | Jen + Jon’s Summer Celebration

August 4, 2022 / Session Stories

From my very first call with Jen, I could tell we were going to get along great. It was like we were already long-time friends chatting about her and Jon's future wedding on Mackinac Island. I was sto...

Ols Mission Peninsula Proposal

Old Mission Peninsula Proposal | Chad’s Sunset Beach Adventure with Emily

July 13, 2022 / Session Stories

Old Mission Peninsula Proposal Chad reached out to me just a couple weeks before his vacation with his long time girlfriend Emily. While they were visiting Northern Michigan, he really wanted to prop...

Mackinac Island Proposal Photographer

Mackinac Island Proposal Photographer | Zachary Proposes to Alyssa

July 13, 2022 / Session Stories

Mackinac Island Proposal Photographer When Zach reached out to me about his plans to visit Mackinac Island and propose to his girlfriend Alyssa, I was all in. So we talked about his vision and expect...

Esch Rd Beach Maternity shoot

Esch Rd Beach Maternity Session | Latoiya + Lebron’s Beach Adventure

June 21, 2022 / Session Stories

Esch Rd Beach is a large lakeshore in Sleeping Bear Dunes. Latoiya and Lebron drove 4 hours up from Detroit for their maternity session at this beach. This will likely be their last vacation before th...

Esch Road Beach Elopement Sleeping Bear Dunes

Esch Road Beach Elopement | Erin + Andrew’s Intimate Wedding and Pyramid Point Hike

June 16, 2022 / Session Stories

Erin and Andrew wanted a small wedding celebration, and their Esch Road Beach elopement was everything they had hoped for. We had a fairly empty beach, as moody weather loomed ahead, this group was h...

Frankfort elopement photographer Betsey Point

Frankfort Elopement Photographer | Brielle + Akshay’s Intimate Wedding

June 15, 2022 / Weddings

Frankfort Elopement Photographer It was last minute that these two reached out to me about needing a photographer for their elopement in Frankfort. I love elopements so I was excited to share th...

Serendipity Farm Wedding Barn

Jenni + Mason’s Wedding @ Serendipity Farms | Blanchard, Mid-Michigan

June 6, 2022 / Weddings

Jenni and Mason hosted a ceremony in the nature of School Section Lake, then a held their reception in Serendipity Farms Wedding Barn. I photographed Jenni and Mason's engagement photos last year and...

Michigan Spring engagement session

Northern Michigan Spring Engagement Session | Liz + Dominic’s Sunrise Shoot

May 22, 2022 / Session Stories

Liz and Dominic's Michigan spring engagement session in Downtown Traverse City was like something out of a movie. I'm not a morning person unless I have to be, but I will most certainly get up for a ...

Airbnb proposal in Michigan

Harsh Proposes to Pramathini in Their Airbnb | Paw Paw, Michigan

May 4, 2022 / Session Stories

Harsh planned to propose to his girlfriend, Pramathini. So he decided to do it when they went on vacation, staying at an Airbnb in Paw Paw, Michigan. He rented an Airbnb, and made a plan with his fri...

Spring proposal at Chateau Chantal

Chateau Chantal Spring Proposal | Cody + Brooklyn

May 4, 2022 / Session Stories

Cody reached out to me for his spring proposal at Chateau Chantal. Chateau Chantal is one of my favorite wineries for proposals. With it being early in spring, this was my first proposal at this wine...

Traverse City Winter Proposal

Traverse City Winter Proposal | Andrew Proposes to Alexis on a Snowy Michigan Day

April 28, 2022 / Couples

Andrew and I coordinated for the perfect Traverse City winter proposal to his girlfriend Alexis. How fitting was it, it even snowed with a typical moody Michigan sky. While it was chilly and wind...