We met Ryan and Rae for the first time in St. Joseph Michigan on the coast of Lake Michigan. We wandered through the streets and parks and then made our way to a nearby beach for sunset. We were blessed with one of the best sunsets I’ve ever witnessed. The reddish orange sun made its way to the horizon as the session went on. It was mesmerizing! Ryan and Rae were rad enough to get in the water for some photos. If every engagement could end this way, I would not be mad. It was so fun to capture! These two were romantic and playful in the waves. I was just smiling and laughing the whole time, trying not to get soaked with camera in hand. When I thought things calmed down a bit, Rae randomly pushed Ryan into an oncoming wave. We all laughed so hard, and I got it all on camera! We ended the night with some burgers at a local place called The Buck. It was the perfect way to end the day with new friends!


Emily Hary is an adventurous outdoor wedding + elopement photographer.
Although based in the Midwest, she is available for worldwide travel.