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Every bride to be deserves an awesome engagement session. When Megan and Brett came to me looking for unique ideas, I knew a hops farm engagement session was right for them.

There is something special about a fellow photographer asking you to photograph her milestones, something that is only made more special when you consider that person a friend as well.

I have known Megan for years now. We met through a local photography group and I would like to take a moment to say that my life would not be the same if I hadn’t also met her business partner at the same time. She is an amazing person who brightens my day daily with her messages and lights up every room she enters!

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I have known Megan for over 5 years now and I feel like I have watched her grow up in a lot of ways. As an individual Megan is warm and inviting. She has a heart as big as the ocean. Meeting the love of her life was just the icing on the cake!

As it asks on their wedding website, “Who says online dating doesn’t work?” Megan and Brett met online three years ago. Everyone around them quickly realized how right they were for each other. He makes her smile and she makes him laugh. He builds her up and she humbles him. They love each other truly and fully, even you would see that if you met them even once.

So how do you come up with the perfect engagement session for people you hold so dear? You do your best to capture them as a couple….. but where? Here is what I knew….

  • Megan and Brett share a love of music, their dog Charlie, and craft beer.
  • Their first date – a brewery
  • First vacation – Grand Rapids, for the breweries
  • Their favorite weekend get away – Grand Rapids, for the breweries
  • Where he proposed – a brewery

We could’ve done a brewery tour photo session, but that wasn’t enough. We had to do better than that. Then the idea hit me…. Find a hops farm!

Easier said then done when you know nothing about craft beer, or hops, or the farms that they grow in, but with Megans help we found a small one 90 min away that hadn’t been harvested for the season yet, and was willing to let us shoot there. ….and it was more than worth the drive!

Selfishly I had a great time photographing something so new to me. It was also AMAZING to have the help of the best photographer I know, mentioned above, Michelle Prano of Lemonade Photos, you should hire them 586 822 2809.

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Selfishly I had a great time photographing something so new to me. The hanging vines offered such a romantic feeling, and the private seclusion of the farm offered the perfect setting for them to relax and feel comfortable allowing me to capture the love in their eyes when they looked at each other.

I can’t wait to share in, and photograph their big day this May I know it is going to be amazing.

And if you made it this far, and you’re wondering, ok, what’s with all the references to another business and this business partner, she wrote this blog for me. So thanks Michelle for the laugh as I’m posting this. You’re the best, and I couldn’t have anyone but the best write this love story.