Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Alma mater – literally translating to one who is nourished, is also one who is loved. These two met at Oakland University and while they’re alumni now, their love for the school and one another is still going strong! Holly and Lucas are not just college sweethearts, they’re the best of friends. They complement each other in every way and encourage each other’s dreams.

Being an alum myself, it was nice to be back on campus and explore the hidden treasures, such as the beautiful wilderness tucked away on campus. If you’ve ever visited Oakland University, you know there are many deer that linger. As we approached the path back into the woods, we were greeted with deer grazing as the sun set.

As I was photographing their loving interactions, I was reminded of why I love what I do. I love capturing those precious moments, the windblown hair, the little whispers, the loud laughs. I love the opportunity to find out more about other’s lives and transform those memories into a visual story of their love.

Like the changing of fall leaves, I believe that the beauty of love never gets old.


Nicole Lashar


Nicole is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of the Metro Detroit area. Residing in Royal Oak, she photographs in Michigan and abroad. She began her career in 2012 and is now a published artist and professional photographer. Nicole started documenting weddings in 2014 and passionately pursues photography daily, teaching film and digital photography to high school students, and documenting life and love on the weekends. Specializing in Weddings, Portraiture, and Lifestyle photography, she is a diverse and creative artist. Does this sound like the photographer for you?

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