Last weekend, I had the pleasure of photographing Carter’s heartfelt proposal to Nicole at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort. Arriving at 7:45pm, 15 minutes before the big moment, I found the beach spot perfectly adorned with an arbor and candles set up by a local rental company Carter had hired, Sensational Events TC. The gorgeous flowers  were put together by Sunday Morning Flowers.


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As Carter and Nicole strolled from their condo, I hid nearby, ready to capture Nicole’s complete surprise. The sunset cast a magical glow over their moment, followed by a celebratory champagne toast and a fun exploration of the property, including a picturesque bridge over a creek where they shared countless laughs.


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Proposal Tips for Making the Moment Extra Special:

  1. Set the Scene: Consider hiring a local rental company to set up a beautiful backdrop like an arbor or candles.
  2. Timing is Key: Choose a time with great lighting, like during sunset, for a naturally romantic atmosphere.
  3. Capture the Moment: Arrange for a photographer to capture the proposal and subsequent celebrations.
  4. Celebrate: Plan a post-proposal celebration, such as a champagne toast or a walk to a scenic spot, to extend the magic of the moment.


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Planning a proposal? Let’s make it unforgettable together! Reach out to start planning your perfect moment.

Josh Hartman – Traverse City Proposal Photographer


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