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TRICIA + ZACK // NORTHERN MICHIGAN ADVENTURE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

 

I love how one moment can be so deep, and so meaningful, it changes the rest of your life. Congratulations Tricia & Zach...

 

When Tricia first told me their story, I teared up. It was so touching to hear why engagement pictures were important to her. When she first met Zach back in high school - she fell for him instantly. But took some time for him to come around, until their moment on the lake 7 years ago. Tricia unexpectedly & tragically lost her brother last year, and zack has been by her side every step of the way, and still checks in daily to make sure she is ok, knowing that pain hasn't disappeared. it's so crazy and AMAZING to see how love can evolve and grow, even in the hardest moments in life. I'll tell anyone - I have a fat heart and love people sharing their soul with me. I am so grateful to have been their engagement photographer.

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Sit back and imagine - northern Michigan; gorgeous blue lakeside, deep, open skies on top of soft waves crashing near the dunes at the shoreline. Tricia & Zach's story began one night at Spring Lake in Michigan. They have known each other since high school, but it wasn't until a few years later that they were lakeside, in this very moment, where their story changed.. 

As they looked up to the night sky, they saw just one star in the sky. They both made a wish - a wish that they were together. Seven years later,  Tricia and Zack are engaged, getting married on her grandparent's 60 acre land next month in Harbor Springs, Michigan. These are the moments I live to hear, share, capture and write about

 
Tricia grew up on her grandparents 60 acre home her grandfather built himself, in Harbor Springs; where her & Zack will be getting married next month. I couldn't wait to capture their adventure session in this beautiful, nostalgic, open field.

Tricia grew up on her grandparents 60 acre home her grandfather built himself, in Harbor Springs; where her & Zack will be getting married next month. I couldn't wait to capture their adventure session in this beautiful, nostalgic, open field.

 
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Being surrounded by such beauty makes us so grateful. I want to capture that in our pictures and be able to look at years from now when we are older to share with our future children.

<3 my heart...

 
every country love song i grew up just flooded me at this very moment. how romantic to cuddle up in a huge field? zack just began pulling grass and drawing on her chest. it was the cutest moment. 

every country love song i grew up just flooded me at this very moment. how romantic to cuddle up in a huge field? zack just began pulling grass and drawing on her chest. it was the cutest moment. 

 
 
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their chemistry is unreal - how they just pretzel-ed together like this, no coaching, all them. <3

their chemistry is unreal - how they just pretzel-ed together like this, no coaching, all them. <3

 
 
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tricia and zack live right near petosky state park in michigan - a quick 5 minutes from her grandparent's house. when she told me their love story began on a lake, the lake is where we had to go.

tricia and zack live right near petosky state park in michigan - a quick 5 minutes from her grandparent's house. when she told me their love story began on a lake, the lake is where we had to go.

 
 
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 i knew the adventure was on when they told me they spend most of their time outdoors. barefoot on the beach, walking through tall grass, these guys were my heros.

 i knew the adventure was on when they told me they spend most of their time outdoors. barefoot on the beach, walking through tall grass, these guys were my heros.

 
 
 
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We have our ups and downs like any couple. But he has absolutely been my rock. I know for a fact I wouldn’t have been able to get through this last year without him.
 
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zack and tricia have been through a lifetime together already, and I am so excited for their next chapter. it was an honor being their engagement photographer, seeing and capturing their love first hand. it's the most rewarding part of my job. i wish these two adventurous love birds many more lifetimes of love together! Congratulations and thank you for letting me capture and share your love story <3

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

INTERESTED IN AN ADVENTURE-STYLE ENGAGEMENT OR ELOPEMENT IN A GORGEOUS LANDSCAPE? WE LOVE EXPLORING WITH COUPLES & FAMILIES - BRINGING THEIR STORY TO LIFE IN UNIQUE, ADVENTUROUS SETTINGS. WE CAN JOIN YOU AT YOUR FAVORITE SPOT OR SUGGEST AN AREA TO EXPLORE TO CELEBRATE THIS PART OF YOUR JOURNEY! YOU CAN EMAIL US DIRECTLY HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
L E Photography is operated by lauren + allen, a traveling couple that specializes in adventure-style engagement, wedding & elopement photography. Lauren is an adventure photographer that captures timeless, expressive moments shared between couples & families. Lauren + Allen live life between their home in Cincinnati, OH & life on the road in their camper, allowing them to travel easily to photograph destinations across the U.S. & Mexico
 
Lauren Barry