Updated: 5 days ago

On an overcast evening just before the sunset, I met Hope and Lee at Quarton Lake in Birmingham. The colors of the trees popped against the grey sky as the cool evening breeze brushed our faces. It was the perfect place for their engagement session because they love to enjoy walks there together. It’s their little spot and I loved capturing them in it.

As we were talking and I was taking photographs, I was admiring Hope’s ring. I always love hearing the “ring story” because it gives me a little glimpse into their lives. Hope’s beautiful ring was made from the wedding band of her Dad’s ring and a diamond that Lee chose. I love how sentimental and special that ring is! I made sure to highlight her ring as I continued documenting them!

We walked around and listened to Ed Sheeran, their favorite and mine! It was like hanging out with friends and that’s why I absolutely love the work that I do! They swayed to the music while “Perfect” played and when “Beautiful People” came on, Hope and I both agreed how much we love that song! There was silly dancing, talk about our love of pizza, and lots of Polaroid photographs.

I can’t wait to capture them again for their wedding in July! But until then, take a peek at Hope and Lee’s beautiful fall engagement session!

All my love,

If you loved this fall engagement session, then check out this fall engagement session at Troy Farm Park!

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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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