Lake Michigan Engagement Photos in South Haven, Michigan

I can't believe it, but this was my first time doing a shoot at Lake Michigan! Since I've been living out on the East Coast since 2007, I hadn't been to Lake Michigan since college. I completely forgot how beautiful it is...and how underrated. The water was so clean and clear and so blue and the sand was so white! It was gorgeous...I can't wait to get back. 

I normally shoot an hour before sunset, but since Kristine and Matt were driving in from Chicago for the shoot, and since thunderstorms were being predicted in late afternoon, we decided to play it safe and do it midday. Plus, there was supposed to be cloud cover...ummm, not so much. We worked with the sun and it was hot, but Kristine and Matt were troopers. It was so much fun exploring South Haven. It was Kristine and Matt's first time visiting as we chose a location halfway between where they live in Chicago and where I live in mid-Michigan. And even though we had to deal with bright sun and hot temps, Kristine and Matt still rocked the photo session. Take a look at my favorites below, and if you are a Michigan bride or groom looking for a wedding photographer, check out my pricing page for a current promotion for all new 2017 wedding bookings in Michigan!


Caitlin Maloney Photography is now booking weddings in Michigan! So, if you are looking for a wedding photographer in South Haven, Grand Haven, Holland, St. Joe, Grand Rapids, Charlevoix, Leelanau, Northport, Mackinac, Traverse City, Petoskey, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Dexter, or Lansing, please check out the pricing page for a current promotion for 2017 Michigan couples, and get in touch!