Amanda and Trevor :: a beach engagement

I love shooting on the water. I love being on the water. I think that’s one of the best things about our recent move from Michigan to California – no matter where I am, there’s a great big shoreline waiting for me. Amanda and Trevor’s engagement session took place on Lake Michigan, along a private stretch of sandy beach. The evening was perfect. Barely any wind, warm late-summer air, and a gracefully setting sun. I adore Amanda and Trevor, (who I met last year while photographing Katee and Casey’s wedding – Trevor was Casey’s best man) and I loved everything about their session. This really shows how I approach a session, and if you’ve been photographed by me, you know what I mean. We start with a few posed shots, sweet smiles and good portraits for your parents’ mantles. Then, after some good conversation and a few different poses, the good stuff starts coming out. The realness. I always want my clients to look and feel this way – playful and carefree and in love. Just being. Together.


Here it comes… the playfulness! I love this turning point, where you stop thinking about being photographed, and just start enjoying the moment  🙂


Before we wrapped it up, they mentioned that they had matching Michigan mitten t-shirts. Um, yeah! So they changed, and totally let loose. I love these last pictures. SO fun!


Love, love!


k.holly  |  san francisco bay area engagement photographer 

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