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Elopement Photographer

Traverse City, Michigan

There’s no doubt about it – Northern Michigan is a spellbinding place to get married. From the dune-crested beaches to the inland lakes and forests, natural beauty abounds in all seasons. This beautiful landscape we share is an honored guest in its own right. We respond to our environment in deep and powerful ways, and the setting you have chosen will shape this landmark moment both for you and for the friends and family who gather to celebrate with you.

As your elopement photographer, my role is to tell the story of the relationships that matter most to both of you by capturing shared moments throughout your day of joy and celebration. In my experience, the best way to do this is by encouraging a spirit of adventure and playful exploration. Some of my best shoots have involved off-trail romps, ski outings, and rickety docks.

I want to hear all about your elopement plans! Whether you plan on exchanging vows amid the burnished reds and golds of autumn, or to dance into the night as the world outside slumbers under a shelf of brilliant snow. Whether you are set on a sunset ceremony atop a hill overlooking Lake Michigan or an intrepid elopement to the dunes. Send me a message and we’ll find a time to chat over coffee about how your photos can best celebrate who you are and what you value. Let’s explore a fresh coast together!

Josh Hartman, Traverse City Elopement Photographer

West Coast Elopement

"No words can describe how incredible Josh Hartman is at what he does. This past August, Josh flew out to Mt. Rainier National Park for our elopement and went above and beyond what any other photographer would do. He was running up the mountain, down the mountain, climbing boulders and capturing more moments than I could have imagined." ~Ashley

Michigan Wedding Photographer Candid Northern MI

"We had Josh photograph our Michigan elopement and that hands down was the best decision we could have made for our special day. Our guests loved him and absolutely LOVE his work. He captured more moments than I ever thought possible in one day. I very highly recommended him. Not only because he does amazing work but because he is an amazing person." ~Becki

Getting Married at Sleeping Bear Dunes

"It was a pleasure working with Josh for our elopement shoot. It was our first time taking professional photos together, and he made us feel at ease; our pictures turned out beautiful. Would highly recommend!" ~Alicia