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Michigan Elopement in the Upper Peninsula

“All I know is there is something eternal about us. Some sort of infinite continuity between you and me. Before the ocean learned to dance on the shore. Before the stars found their home. Somewhere, in some way, there were remnants of you and me.” -JmStorm

Michigan Elopement Photographer

When I first met Rachel and Dave, I knew right away that we’d get along great. They told me they wanted to have their ceremony on top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, Michigan, and that is was going to be “different”. What they really meant was that they were planning a pagan, earth magic inspired ceremony. I’m all about connecting with the earth, the universe, and nature, so I couldn’t have been happier to be a part of it.

The day started with the two of them getting ready at Marquette’s historic Landmark Inn. From there we ventured over the Presque Isle, and the black rocks there, to explore and do some photos. It was windy, and quite cold, but I wanted them to have this intimate time together on their wedding day.

We met up with their officiant (she’s seriously amazing, check out her info), their dog, and Dave’s parents to hike up the mountain. It’s not a strenuous hike, and only takes about 30 minutes at an easy pace. We summited the mountain just as the sun was starting to set, and everyone helped to set up the magical ceremony space. Although the temperature started to drop, it was an unforgettable wedding ceremony. You could feel the magic in the air, almost hear the spirits. I loved everything about it.   

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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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