After just a couple emails, I knew I couldn’t wait to meet Nicole. We quickly set up a coffee meeting to chat about plans for a May wedding. As we sat next to the fireplace at the cafe, Nicole shared all the details about the wedding venue and colors, DIY details and flowers… but more importantly, she told me all about Cliff – her fiance! Nicole glowed as she told me about their love and their adventures together and with each story, I couldn’t wait to meet him!

We made plans for a wintery engagement session. Since the date was set for mid-January, we were pretty convinced we would have a beautiful winter setting with perhaps a couple inches of snow, maybe some sun… maybe some flurries. Well, Michigan’s winter weather hasn’t been very normal this year, but we did have snow for the shoot! Despite the blizzard-like conditions, the three of us had a blast wandering around downtown Holland. I loved that we were even able to incorporate a few of their favorite pastimes into the session (thanks to Butch’s Drydock and Velo City Cycles!). Nicole and Cliff were so awesome and totally had great attitudes the whole time – it made for a very fun afternoon. As we ended the session, Cliff’s son, Cam, was able to stop by for a few fun portraits, as well! Check it out…

Nicole + Cliff love a good glass of wine… and Butch’s made for the perfect setting for a few pictures (and to warm up for a bit! :))
These two are avid cyclists… so we had to stop by Velo City Cycles for a bit!
Cam joined us for the last bit of the session… which was an absolute delight! He is hilarious!

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