Nicole and Troy are permenant nomads who met me for a Pierce Stocking Drive Couples Session. Nicole is originally from Traverse City and Troy is from Vegas. I’ve been following these two on instagram and I got super excited when I found out they were driving their van back to Nicole’s home in Northern Michigan.

These two vanners have been traveling the country for the last two years. I can relate. I also lived in a camper for two years. And pretty soon Nicole and Troy will be calling Berlin, Germany home. Woah, this is getting weird. I lived in Germany for four years!

Nicole and Troy are outdoorsy and so I suggested a Pierce Stocking Drive Couples Session. The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a scenic route within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The roadway offers beautiful vistas and gentle curves under a canopy of trees. There’s even a sweet bridge.

Nicole and Troy like to say they are basically each other but opposite gender. However, Troy likes pineapple on his pizza and Nicole doesn’t. Actually, Nicole and Troy get bonus points for arriving to their Pierce Stocking Drive couples session with a pizza from my new local favorite Mancino’s. And cool M22 shirt too.

When I asked how the two met and started adventuring around the country together, Nicole had this to say, ” Troy and I wrote each other as pen pals for 2 years, met at a Electric Forest, wrote for another year until I flew out to him. I basically started dating him at the same time we moved into the van. We had to get comfortable with each other quick as we roadtripped Nevada, California, the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan in an 8 ft long living space.”

Thanks Nicole and Troy for exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes with me. I had so much fun driving around in your van and  I can’t wait to follow your travels around the country. You can find Nicole on instagram @nicolegeri and Troy @trillozuna.

Josh Hartman – Traverse City Wedding Photographer

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