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Playful Michigan Engagement Session | Kristin & Jake

Kristin and Jake wanted a bit of everything for their engagement session: downtown city vibes, with a mix of Michigan beauty, classy and casual outfits, flash photos, and they wanted to include their dog. It was a lot for one session, but I was 100% up for the challenge! In order to make the most out of our time, I suggested the Felt Estate Mansion for our photoshoot location. Nestled on 15 gorgeous acres in the dunes of Saugatuck and just off the Michigan shoreline, the variety of backdrops checked all of the boxes.

When the day of the shoot finally arrived, the forecast had us debating whether or not to postpone. It had been raining ALL morning and afternoon and didn't look like it was going to let up anytime soon. We decided to take a chance and move forward with the shoot despite the weather and I can confidently say that we made the right decision. It didn't rain a single drop that night! We even got a dreamy cotton candy sky to finish out the session. It was perfect!

Chatting and getting to know Kristin and Jake throughout the night made it even better. They are such a fun-loving, carefree couple that are so in love and it shows. We took our time capturing all of the different backdrops around the property and having the best time celebrating their love and engagement.

Their goofy pup, Howie, really stole the show with his cute face and playful demeanor. Jake's sister and their friend were busy behind the scenes keeping him safe and entertained so Kristin and Jake could relax and enjoy themselves. If you are considering bringing your dog to your engagement session-- read this blog!

I am so honored and excited to capture Kristin and Jake's wedding next year! It's set to take place at a private estate on Torch Lake in Northern Michigan and I already know it's going to be STUNNING.


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