Session Stories

Curated and written with love by Nicole Geri Harrington

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....

downtown traverse city senior

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...

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 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 ...

Nauti-Cat Elopement

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

August 11, 2020 / Weddings

It was pouring with cracks of lightning 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 wi...

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 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...

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 Maternity Session | 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 maternity photos with Bekah and Allen just out in their backwoods. It was in th...

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

Emma wanted her senior photos at Crystal Mountain, where her family has been vacationing since she was little. Growing up and spending the summers here, she felt connected to this area. With all the e...

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 ...