I've been thinking a lot about what to say regarding this unforgettable day near Traverse City with Rachel and Logan. Should I give you a step by step summary of all the beautiful things? Should I tell you all about the camping, woods, retro vans, motor bikes, vintage dresses, dunes, and sunsets? Or just a brief synopsis of my favorite highlights? Should I tell you their love story, starting out so young and making it work through everything? Or should I detail the sweetest moments and quiet whispers or highlight the loud laughter and tumbles in the sand? Should I tell you about them, who they are, their contagious personalities and overflowing love? OR should I just let the photographs speak for themselves?

I think I shall.

Artfully, Nicole Lashar

Venue : Nature Michigan, a gorgeous venue in Northern Michigan where you can wed and sleep.

Florals : Frank and Arnie, a rad Detroit floral design company.

Dress and Accessories : Ox and Opal, vintage designer dresses and details artfully crafted by two self made professionals.

Rug : The Good Rug, a local rug shop giving back - all the rugs are woven by women and each purchase supports these women, providing them with a better life.

Tie and Pocket Square : Dazi USA, some pretty nifty skinny floral ties.

Videography : Acre and Arrow Films, a full of life woman entrepreneur redefining the art of videography.

Hosts: Jessica Lynn Perry and Molly Grunewald Photography, two amazing young photography entrepreneurs living their dream out loud.

Workshop: Voyage Workshops, a space for professional women photographers to connect, inspire, and share their journeys.


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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