Spending the last couple summers on the boat, Ashley and Mike fell deeper in love with each other and the water. They met a few years back, when Ashley’s Aunt thought it would be a good idea to give the cute guy at gym her niece’s number. As fate had it, Mike called and they spent the next week talking hours on the phone. Their first date was at a local coffee shop, and that was the day that changed their lives forever… for the better. Looking back, they say they both knew each other was the one while sipping coffee on a cold February day.
Since they first starting dating, they spend their free time in the summers traveling from Chicago to Michigan City, Indiana. They spend time in Lake Michigan swimming, boating on her parent’s boat, making red wine together, and cooking. For Ashley and Mike’s Engagement session, I was honored to document their love in a place that is partially responsible for their love. On a boat, at their beach, and capturing all the love with my camera. They are happiest close to water in the warm sunshine, which is why it was easy for them to decide on a destination wedding. I am so excited to share this nautical Michigan City engagement session and to document the day become Mr. and Mrs. next year on the sunny beaches of Florida. Enjoy some of my favorites (there are many:)
We started their session on the boat and the sunset could not have been any prettier…
Their love is simply infectious.
I’m pretty certain these two will keep each other laughing for a lifetime…
Their favorite Lighthouse made for a gorgeous backdrop
Lake Michigan’s water is stunning in parts… so is the love these two share <3
C’mon…even their shoes are BEAUTIFUL!
Mike is such a nice guy and so handsome…
I adore the way they make each other happy!
Not only is Ashley gorgeous, she happens to be one of the kindest souls I know!
As the sun was about to set, we headed to their favorite beach!
I never knew how much I loved sand dunes until I photographed them;)
Ashley lived in California as a professional dancer years ago, and still has some pretty awesome moves! (She now is a dance teacher for little girls:)
The sun set, and I’ll end with this because I think it sums up their love perfectly!
Happy Wednesday, friends! XOXO
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