A light fog had settled over the waters of Lake Wawasee and it was drizzling ever so slightly, but that wouldn’t deter the excitement of Sara and Luke. They had no idea that fateful day they met working at a tap room together that five plus years later they would be getting married during a pandemic. COVID may have changed their plans, but they couldn’t not be married to one another any longer, so they kept their ceremony on their original date, and boy was it beautiful.
Let’s be honest, being in front of a camera for an hour is daunting. I myself feel horrendously awkward when I get my photo taken! Your engagement session doesn’t have to be this painful experience, it can actually be a total blast!
When visiting Charleston, I knew I wanted to do this engagement session at Folly Beach, but still be able to avoid the crowds. So we settled on sunrise, and at 5am when the sky was still a deep indigo we set out for the beach. The sand was cool to the touch and the waves tumbled over each other in a dance towards the shore.
Mid October in Northern Michigan might be cold, but it was well worth the trip. We began our adventure at the Sleeping Bear Dunes trailhead point, and started the slow journey up the dunes. The sun came out from her hiding and warmed our goosebump-ridden skin and made all the sand glow gold. Once we finally reached the top of the dune overlooking Lake Michigan, we had to stand for a moment to take in all the beauty and awe that came with the view. It was nothing if not breathtaking.