engagement session

Sara + Nathan / Asylum Lake Kalamazoo Engagement Session


I will admit it. I was nervous about this engagement photo session. Even though we took pictures at Asylum Lake… a place where I did photography sessions a TON last year, it had been a couple months since I was behind the camera, and I was scared that it wouldn’t come easily. There is a window of time during the bitter winter that I simply have to forget that I’m a wedding photographer. I focus on the behind the scenes aspects of running the business, and don’t pick up my camera. It’s a season that leaves me hungry for warm weather and the engagement photo sessions that come with it.

Sara and Nate were the perfect couple to start this season. First of all, they opted for an Asylum Lake, Kalamazoo Engagement Session which is stunning during golden hour, and second of all, they both have such a genuine joy about them that totally translated into their pictures. One of my favorite parts about this set of images is how dramatic the color changes are. First, everything has a slightly cool blue tone from the lake, then an almost purple haze as the sun slowly begins to fall, and finally that golden warm light that makes everything glow.

Mama’s still got it.

Megan + Mike / Arcadia Brewing Engagement Session

Megan + Mike / Arcadia Brewing Engagement Session

This was my last engagement session of the year, and it was certainly the coldest. We only made it maybe 15 minutes outside and immediately followed it up with a beer. Megan and Mike were troopers, and even though we had to cut the session short, I captured one of my favorite pictures of the year. See above :)