In the previous year, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Chuck and Thomas for their enchanting Traverse City engagement session. Our journey took us to one of my cherished forests, where Chuck and Thomas reveled in each other’s company, surrounded by the serene waters of nature’s embrace. Later, they added an extra dose of love to the equation by inviting their furry companions for some heartwarming photos.

Traverse City Gay Engagement Session


After our woodland adventure, we ventured downtown, capturing the vibrant essence of Traverse City. Our day concluded with a well-deserved stop at my favorite brewery for a couple of cold ones. Their engagement session was a pure reflection of their love and the beautiful journey they were embarking on together.

But that’s not where their story ends. Chuck and Thomas went on to have an epic New Year’s wedding celebration at the exquisite Melrose Knitting Mill in North Carolina. I was deeply honored to travel to Raleigh to document their special day, which was nothing short of magical.


Gay LGBT Wedding in Traverse City Michigan

Planning a Gay or LGBT Wedding in Traverse City, Michigan

Hi, I’m Josh Hartman, a Traverse City wedding photographer with a passion for capturing love stories of all kinds. My lens has traversed the entire country to photograph gay and LGBT weddings, engagement sessions, and elopements. I have a profound connection to Northern Michigan, my hometown, where I cherish the opportunity to showcase the natural beauty of places like the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.



It’s a privilege to photograph same-sex or LGBT weddings in the heart of Traverse City, Michigan. If you and your partner share a love for the great outdoors and are planning a gay wedding or elopement in this scenic paradise, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be deeply honored to be part of your special day.

Josh Hartman – Traverse City Wedding Photographer


Traverse City LGBT Wedding Photographer


PS – Not sure where to have your wedding? If you’re still doing a little research for your Traverse City gay or LGBT wedding, I would be happy to provide my personal recommendations for gay and LGBT friendly wedding vendors. Please feel free to contact me and I’ll send a list of vendors for your same sex LGBT wedding in Northern Michigan.


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