A Lake Michigan Beach Elopement by Destination Elopement Photographer: ME+HIM Photography
One of the greatest joys in our work is to document people that are fiercely in love. Maggie & Peter reached out to us last minute (just a week) before their elopement and we knew from just meeting them for a few minutes that they are “our people.” They completely trusted us to document their intimate elopement on the shores of Lake Michigan. While they enjoyed a weekend of love and celebration we scouted out a beautiful spot on the beach for their ceremony that allowed their close friends and parents to observe their sharing of vows. After they exchanged vows we explored and climbed dunes at Warren Dunes State Park and watched one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen in our lives and danced in the twilight.
When Peter told us that “No one could have captured our love like Kelly and Trevor did” all we could think was that no one could have shown us just how massively in love you were in love like you did guys.
We actively encourage couples to embrace the experience of being photographed. To take a creative role in helping us produce amazing images that show the furious excitement of being in love and committing to each other. Everyone wants to have beautiful pictures, but if that’s what they are thinking about when they’re being photographed it will be tense. Instead we always encourage couples to focus on why they are here being photographed: because they’re madly in love and taking an incredible step on this incredible journey together. When we focus on that (instead of what they might look like in the photograph) you instantly are creating a photograph that is completely unique to you, that is authentic and honest and raw.
Maggie & Peter could teach a master class in passionately staying present. Get your pen and paper folks, be ready to take notes. This is epic.