As we approach spring and a brand new season, I’m reminded of the magical elopement of Annie and Charles in the natural beauty of Empire, Michigan. Overcast skies on that October day highlighted the vivid fall colors, creating a perfect backdrop as they exchanged vows, with Lake Michigan and the sand dunes as their stage. A pair of eagles graced the ceremony.


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Four years later, I’m thrilled that Annie and Charles are returning, this time to capture another beautiful chapter of their lives with a maternity session. Their journey from a memorable fall elopement to expecting a child is a testament to the lasting relationships I strive to build with my clients. It’s these ongoing stories that truly enrich my career as a photographer.


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Now, as the seasons turn, I invite those dreaming of their own unique elopement to consider the stunning landscapes of Empire. Whether you choose a forest ceremony or the majestic lakeside views, Empire offers a picturesque setting for your special day.

Planning your fall elopement? Don’t wait! Reach out today to start crafting your own unforgettable experience.


Josh Hartman – Empire Elopement Photographer


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