Elsa and Gabe’s wedding was a heartwarming celebration set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Bluff Preserve in #Frankfort, Michigan. In just two hours, I had the privilege of documenting an array of beautiful moments.

The evening began with a ketubah signing in the warm embrace of the Spruce house, where the couple and their families shared a private and heartfelt prelude to the main ceremony. This intimate tradition set the tone for what was to come—moments of connection, tradition, and genuine emotion.

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As the sun descended, the ceremony unfolded atop a natural dune overlooking the serene Lake Michigan. With family members holding the chuppah, Elsa and Gabe exchanged vows against the breathtaking panorama. The sun’s warm embrace lent an ethereal glow to the scene.


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Elsa’s dress was nothing short of a fairytale masterpiece with delicate whisps of color that danced and settled in the wind. Photographing Elsa in her captivating gown was a creative adventure in itself, allowing me to explore angles and compositions that showcased the dress’s unique charm.


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Elsa and Gabe’s ceremony was a fusion of traditions, marking their union in a way that felt both deeply personal and universally moving. I am beyond excited to share these enchanting photos with you. 🌅📷

If you’re dreaming of a simple, intimate ceremony surrounded by nature’s beauty, let’s turn your vision into a reality. Let’s create a unique love story against the backdrop of nature’s wonders. Reach out to me to start planning your special day.

Josh Hartman