Meg and Zandy live in New York, but are getting married in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. To add another destination to their story, they decided to do their engagement session in Traverse City, Michigan! The couple has close personal ties to all these locations so they wanted to celebrate each of them in their wedding story. We were happy to hop on a plane and head up north to Michigan for their destination engagement session.
We started the shoot the same way we always like to start an engagement shoot, with a cocktail. With lots of industrial and beautiful buildings in downtown Traverse City, we had plenty of spots to choose from for a quick sip.
Following the drink and a walk down the local boardwalk, we headed to the main attraction – the beach of the great Lake Michigan. The shoot ended with a summer storm. But we were lucky enough to capture a variety of shots before the rain hit!
The bride wore a black and white dress with a classic silhouette for the photos downtown and we can’t forget her stunning strappy black heels. For the photos by the lake, Meg changed in to a beautiful long yellow dress and sandals. The contrast of the yellow against the gloomy skies before the rain hit are breathtaking.
As you know, destination engagement shoots always hold a special place in our hearts and we love that they allow us to explore new locations. Can’t wait to see where we go next!