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Engagement Session on Lake Michigan

South Haven Michigan Engagement Session on the beach

“And if we run, then let us run like wild, and if we love, then let us love like mad, and if we choose to one day be alive, then let us throw caution to the wind and burn ordinary to ashes.” -a.r. asher

Lake Michigan Beach Engagement

This Connection Session took place at a secret beach on Lake Michigan, near South Haven. Alyssa and T.J. chose this location on the Great Lakes shoreline, because it’s a spot they used to hang out at with their friends “back in the day”. They spent a lot of time here having fun, and it was full of fond memories. Plus, it’s pretty amazing.

To get to the beach, you have to park at this tiny, unmarked parking area right off a busy road. And then hike through a thick forest for a few minutes, before climbing down a big, steep sand dune. When we arrived on this hot summer day, we were greeted by a cloud of mosquitoes in the woods. No amount of bug spray was working. And we ran. (Cue Flock of Seagulls)

Once we got to the water, it was a big relief. There were no bugs! The sun was starting to set, and the light had that magical quality where shapes and shadows start to move around. We walked and played on the beach, and then we all decided the water looked pretty inviting, so we got in. The water was warm, and felt amazing.

Great Lakes Elopement Photographer

Michigan is full of all kinds of treasures when it comes to natural beauty. For instance, the Lake Michigan shoreline has some incredibly beautiful beaches- some of the best freshwater beaches in the world! There are plenty of sand dunes, and some places where the waves are big enough to surf! Which makes for a gorgeous backdrop for portraits. Just sayin… ;)

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Lume Photography is a fine art elopement and wedding photographer based in Michigan, travelling worldwide. Behind the camera you’ll find me (Andrea)- a girl who loves animals, the wilderness, and love stories. I believe in magic, soulmates, and the hidden forces of energy that connect everything and everyone in the universe. My favorite places are the woods, the mountains, and the ocean. My passion is documenting the moments, emotions and connection between two souls in love, in wild places. I travel to Arizona, Colorado, California, Scotland, and beyond to photograph wild elopements and small destination weddings.

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