Alysa + Lee | Great Lakes Bay Engagement Photographer

I will be photographing Alysa & Lee’s wedding this coming February and I can’t wait! We were just discussing how we actually hope it snows just prior to the wedding so we have fresh snow to photograph in. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure thats THE ONLY reason I’m excited for snow this coming Michigan winter. Otherwise I’m just fine with my 70’s and sun thank you very much =).

For this engagement picture session we met just off a side road leading to the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. I’m pretty sure I got the look of ‘what the heck are we doing in a field’ look, but they went with it and I think we got some great stuff. The sun was not cooperating, but for 5-10 seconds it started to peek out and we exploited it for all we could.

After packing up we then traveled the rest of the distance into the Chippewa Nature Center were I photographed the two of them around the school area. Luckily, being from Pinconning, they were not offended by some of the actions and ….uumm… smells of the cows and farm animals that call that particular spot home. Haha, thanks for being good sports guys. You were great to work with and I hope you enjoy your engagement photos!


It was sooo worth dodging traffic for this shot =).


My new favorite spot to shoot, the Chippewa Nature Center.


Last but not least we stopped off at a final location just off the Midland Rail Trail. It was overcast and dreary but some strategic use of a speed light helped create some excitement in these final images.

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Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your big day. If you have interest in emailing me directly please do so at [email protected].


I generally fill my schedule from April to October each year, so booking 10 - 12 months in advance is recommended.


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