The text was short and right to the point as we prepared for our boating engagement session.
“What kind of beer do you like?”
When this is the prep that is being done for your engagement session, you know you are going to have a good time. I deeply applaud Katie and Mike for designing their life around the things that matter to them and bring them joy. Within a year or two, they bought a house near the water, got engaged, got the cuddliest dog named Quinn (yes, I personally tested before I made that claim), and bought a boat. When Katie asked me if I was willing to make a boating engagement session for them, I knew I would see them in their element and at their essence.
Our boating engagement session took us to Harsens Island, where Katie first met Mike on a girls weekend. Fate would have other plans for her. Mike was there at his family’s cottage when Katie spotted him crossing a wooden bridge near Brown’s Bar, a popular local hang out. The rest, as they say, is history.
Mike captained the boat as we visited the bridge and enjoyed an afternoon on the water, Quinn and drinks in hand.
As we pulled into the dock, I knew we had a great session behind us. Now, we get to look forward to their upcoming wedding. If you are new to the blog or planning your own love story (proposal, engagement session, or wedding) here is a tip: make it your own. I know Katie and Mike will cherish these photos because largely because they were taken in a place that has meaning to them doing an act that is totally them. Design your moment and leave your thumbprint on it. You won’t regret it.