27 Mar Suttons Bay Engagement – Dan Stewart Photography
I am so so excited to share my engagement photos with you all! Brad and I had SO much fun doing the shoot with Dan from Dan Stewart Photography. When we initially got engaged last December, we were planning on a winter wedding for 2014. We both love the winter season, and I had this beautiful winter wedding planned in my head. But after a lot of searching, stress, and confusion because we couldn’t find a venue that satisfied all of our needs, we ended up deciding on this September for our wedding instead. However, I still wanted my winter pictures! So we planned a winter engagement shoot at a cabin up in Suttons Bay. Since Dan is located in Traverse City, we figured he’d have better insight into some great locations, and we loved the places he chose.
We also really wanted to include our cat Rolly (rhymes with Dolly) in our pictures (we are fully aware and completely accept that we are crazy cat people when it comes to this dude) and even though he was so grumpy we love the pictures we got with him.
We can’t wait for September and are so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know Dan before our wedding. A lot of people opt out of getting engagement photos because they think it’s silly or unnecessary, but trust me when I tell you that it’s an incredible way to get comfortable with your photographer. Neither of us had ever had professional pictures taken (other than senior pictures a million years ago) but Dan made it so easy to just be ourselves that we were comfortable the whole time.