Connection Sessions


Connection Sessions are all about your relationship, your love story, and your connection. I want to capture the spark – you know, the one that’s totally unique to just the two of you. I want to document this moment in your story together. I want to give you photographs that will ignite your love for each other when you look at them down the road.

I’ll be your guide, and we can explore a rad location while I give you easy and natural directions that get you to focus on each other. You’ll end up with some amazing images, and if you walk away feeling like you’re closer and more in love than ever before, then I’ve done my job.

Intimate couples portrait in b&w

Connection Sessions are for any couple who are in love and want to have amazing, meaningful photographs to treasure forever. I’ll direct the session and create beautiful, meaningful moments that I’ll capture for you.

1.5-2 Hour Session.

50+ amazing, beautiful, meaningful photos.

A personal online gallery.

Instant image downloads in both web-size and high-resolution with full rights.

The ability to order print products right in your gallery.

Add on an album for a keepsake to treasure forever.

Connection Sessions are perfect for Engagement Photos, anniversaries, honeymoons, or just because.

Anytime is a great time to capture your memories together!

Couples portrait in the winter woods of Michigan

I feel like the best energy is found while surrounded by nature, and I’m most inspired when I’m in the wild outdoors. I know of a lot of great local places to go explore, and if you’re looking for something really epic, I can provide tons of ideas!

Isle of Skye elopement at the Quiraing

I’m happy to meet you at any destination in the world, or even help you plan a short trip to one of Michigan’s beautiful locations, like:

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes

The Porcupine Mountains

Mackinac Island

Traverse City

The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Hartwick Pines

or any of Michigan’s wonderful woods, beaches or State Parks.

Sleeping bear sand dunes couples portraits

Intimate engagement session at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Connection Sessions are for any couple who are madly in love and want to celebrate their relationship. Even if you think you aren’t photogenic, if you think you’re awkward, or if you feel like you need to lose 10 lbs first (trust me- everyone feels the same way!). Don’t worry about that- you’re in good hands. I promise your experience will be amazing.

Gorgeous sunset engagement photos in Michigan

Some of my favorite locations for Connection Sessions, worldwide, include:

Banff, Alberta

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sedona, Arizona

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fort Pierce, Florida

The Grand Canyon

Tobermory, Ontario

and there are so many other amazing places I’d love to explore with you!

Scotland elopement

Adventure elopement in Scotland

One other option for location is to find a cozy indoor space with great natural lighting (think large windows and neutral-colored walls), to take your Connection Session to a whole other level of intimacy. Indoor sessions could take place at your home or another cute space like a stylish Airbnb. Click here for examples/inspo.

In-home couples session

Connection Session Q&A

• Is a Connection Session the same thing as an engagement session?

Yes and no. A Connection Session can definitely be an engagement session, but it's so much more than a traditional engagement session. The focus will be on the connection and energy between the two of you, and the photos will be more emotional and intimate. We won't be doing cheesy poses or lots of "smiling at the camera" photos.

• Can you help us choose a good location?

Of course! I love planning sessions, so I will help you choose the perfect location, give you advise on what to wear, inform you if there are any permits or fees involved, and let you know more about what to expect during the session.

• How long does it take to get our photos?

I deliver Connection Session galleries within 14 business days. You'll be able to download all of your photographs right away, from within your gallery. You'll be able to order prints and other photo products, and I'll help through the ordering process.

• How do we book a session?

Use the contact form below, and I'll get back with you within 48 hours to start the planning process! There is a non-refundable $200 retainer required to reserve your session.

I can’t wait to make some incredible images with you on our adventure together! To get started, fill out this form. I’ll get back with you asap!