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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...

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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...

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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...

Vintage Desert Elopement

A Vintage Desert Elopement | Rylee + Wesley Get Away In Their White Mustang

January 10, 2021 / Weddings

A Vintage Desert Elopement It's not every day that the desert provides perfect clouds for an epic sunset. However, on this day Mother Nature did not disappoint. This was quite the adventure, photogra...

Motocycle Elopement

A Motorcycle Elopement | Emma + Chris in San Tan Valley, Arizona

January 9, 2021 / Weddings

A Motorcycle Elopement I'm not in Michigan anymore and of course I miss home, but I love how different the desert photographs. I was stoked to capture Emma and Chris's epic sunset adventure in San ...

420 friendly wedding

420 Friendly Wedding in the Redwoods | Ashlynne + Jackson at Sparrow Valley Retreat

January 1, 2021 / Weddings

A 420 friendly wedding in Aptos, California. Ashlynne and Jackson were supposed to get married at the Global Eclipse - Patagonia Gathering. However, like many other weddings in 2020, plans changed. I...

Rocky Mountain Vow Renewal

A Rocky Mountain Vow Renewal | Ross + Brittany’s Intimate Ceremony @ Loch Vale

December 7, 2020 / Weddings

Since leaving Traverse City, Michigan for the year to travel, this is my first shoot out of the state on this trip. I was blessed with photographing the most adventurous Rocky Mountain vow renewal. To...

Northwest Michigan elopement in autumn

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

November 2, 2020 / Weddings

A Northwest Michigan Elopement It was on Amber's parent's land that her and Dave hosted their intimate ceremony. I was blessed with beautifully untouched nature for us to explore and get creative in....

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Downtown Traverse City | Eden’s Fall Senior Session

November 2, 2020 / Portraits

Eden's downtown Traverse City senior session was nothing short of perfect. Autumn was peeking throughout the city with lots of colorful trees and shrubs. This is an incredible season for a senior sess...

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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 f...

Traverse City Engagement

Kelsey and Tyler Elope on Lake Michigan

September 18, 2020 / Weddings

Elope on Lake Michigan - Kelsey and Tyler's Adventure  Like most couples planning to have a 2020 wedding, Tyler and Kelsey had to change their plans. This is wedding 2 out of 3 for them. They got all...

Traverse City Proposal

Traverse City Proposal Photographer | Joe’s Proposal to Rachel

August 25, 2020 / Couples

Traverse City Proposal - Joe & Rachel Joe reached out to me, he wanted to propose to his girlfriend while they were on vacation in Northern Michigan. He didn't have an exact place in mind to pop ...

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GIFs: How to 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 ...