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Embracing the cold, but still keeping it cute

Northern Michigan offers a uniquely beautiful setting for winter engagement photos. From the snow-kissed landscapes to the cozy, picturesque towns like Traverse City, it's a wonderland waiting to be explored. Whether you're local or coming from just down the wintery street, or a larger city dreaming of snow capped pines, here's your guide to capturing stunning winter engagement photos in this magical region.

Start someplace cozy

Think about beginning your journey for winter engagement photos in one of Northern Michigan’s charming coffee shops, or someplace else where you can be comfortable and warm. It’s the perfect setting to ease into the session, surrounded by warmth and the aroma of fresh coffee. These intimate spaces allow for relaxed, natural shots that reflect the comfort and closeness of your relationship, setting the tone for the rest of your winter-themed engagement session.

winter engagement photos in a coffee shop
black and white coffee shop in the winter

Start off easy

Next, take a stroll through the enchanting streets of downtown Traverse City. The beautiful city and setting provide a beautiful urban backdrop for your winter engagement photos. Walking hand in hand, capturing moments keeping each other warm amidst a snowy cityscape, adds a romantic and lively dimension to your engagement album.

winter engagement photos outside a coffee shop

Dive in, but plan ahead

Next, fully embrace Northern Michigan's natural splendor. Head to the snow-covered trails, or the beautiful coastlines. These serene paths offer a quiet retreat, allowing you and your partner to be fully present with each other. The pristine snow and towering trees create a breathtaking and peaceful setting, perfect for capturing the essence of your love.

Make sure you have warm weather gear at hand, even if your photographer has to carry them for a bit, so you have them ready between shots for your winter engagement photos.

winter engagement photos in front of a snowy tree

Don't forget to have fun!

If you are not used to the cold and snow, it can be daunting to think about playing it in. But, at this point in your shoot you are ready! End your engagement session with something fun and playful, like a snowball fight! This not only adds an element of spontaneity and joy to your photos but also showcases the fun-loving side of your relationship.

Trust in the process, you can not fail

Taking winter engagement photos in Northern Michigan is about more than just capturing images; it's about experiencing the unique beauty and romance of the season. From cozy coffee shop beginnings to adventurous trails and playful snowball fights, each moment adds to the story of your love. If you're dreaming of a winter engagement session that perfectly captures your bond, let's make it happen. Reach out, and let's create memories that will warm your hearts for years to come.

Traverse City Engagement Photographer

I am a coffee loving, extroverted nerd who is always ready for a great conversation. I dream big, I’m terrible at directions, yet I can explain in detail how a black hole works. People describe me as a golden retriever, which I take as the highest of compliments.

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