Session Stories

Curated and written with love by Nicole Geri Harrington

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. Ashley taught Sean how to snowboard in this mountain just North of Las Vegas when they first started d...

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....

downtown traverse city senior

Downtown Traverse City | Eden’s Fall Senior Session

November 2, 2020 / Portraits

Downtown Traverse City is a great urban setting with close access to The Grand Traverse Bay and river. Eden's downtown Traverse City senior session was cold but worth it for the color that was bursti...

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 ...

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 and Randi are expecting a new member in their family, so what better re...

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...