For the past decade, I’ve been a dedicated adventure enthusiast and photographer, fully immersing myself in the wonders of winter from the cozy confines of my trusty Tacoma truck. As we gear up for yet another exhilarating winter season, I can hardly contain my excitement for the impending months of hiking, snowshoeing, and exploration. There’s something truly magical about those crisp winter nights spent trekking under the star-lit canopy of pine trees.


Snowy Dunes Bride


Here in Northern Michigan, the buzz of activity is gradually winding down. When the leaves have gracefully fallen, and the landscape is cloaked in a pristine blanket of snow, it’s the adventurers who remain. Those of us who relish the cold and silence, viewing it not as an inconvenience, but as an invitation to uncover the region’s hidden gems. For us, this is the ultimate season of discovery.


Couple Winter AdventureNorthern Michigan WinterSleeping Bear Dunes Snow


Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of chasing winter across the country, from the peaks of Colorado to the sun-soaked coasts of California, the arid deserts of Arizona, and even the balmy shores of Florida. However, some of my most cherished winter memories have been right here in Traverse City.


Proposal Crystal MountainNorthern Michigan Winter Backpacking


If you’re plotting a winter escapade in the enchanting landscapes of Northern Michigan, don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, we can craft the perfect snowy adventure, whether it’s a brisk hike amid the majestic dunes of Sleeping Bear, a moonlit ski on the Vasa Trail, or even a chance to let your wedding dress shine one more time against a backdrop of glistening snowy beach.

I eagerly await the chilly embrace of the season ahead. See you at the trailhead.

Josh Hartman ❄️🏞️ #TraverseCityAdventures #WinterWanderlust #SnowyEscapes


Winter Photographer Northern Michigan