Devin + Emma’s Golden Hour Session on the Portage Canal

Hello, friends!
This winter, I had the pleasure of spending a magical evening photographing my friends Emma and Devin right on the frozen Portage Canal. There’s something truly captivating about the Keweenaw Peninsula (even in winter!), especially when bathed in the warm hues of the ‘golden hour.’

Now, imagine sharing that gorgeous light with a couple whose love for each other matches the scene’s stunning beauty. Emma and Devin Raasio, two good friends of mine, decided to brave the cold and join me for a couple’s photoshoot on the ice.

Their love story is the kind that warms your heart, especially on a crisp Michigan winter’s day. They share an easy-going spirit and a deep bond rooted in their shared faith in Christ. Let me tell you, the love and respect they have for each other is something exceptional to behold. When you hear them tell the story of how they met, it’s truly amazing to see how God has woven their stories together for his glory.

We were blessed with a perfect light – a rarity during our harsh winters. As a photographer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, these are the moments I live for. The warmth of the setting sun against the crisp, icy backdrop was nothing short of breathtaking.

But let’s talk about Emma and Devin for a minute. They truly made this shoot. Their laughter was infectious, their love inspiring. I had so much fun capturing their sweet whispers, spontaneous giggles, hand-warming, and loving glances – moments that felt uniquely ‘them.’

And that’s what I strive to achieve as a couples photographer – capturing authentic, heartfelt moments that tell your unique love story.
It was truly an honor to photograph Emma and Devin. Their session was a heartfelt reminder of why I dove into photography. It’s more than just taking pictures; it’s about documenting genuine love stories and turning fleeting moments into timeless memories.

So here’s to love, laughter, and all the golden moments that make life worth celebrating. If you’re ever up in the Upper Peninsula or anywhere else in the world and want to freeze a moment in time, remember: I’m just a message away, ready to capture your love in all its radiant glory.

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I'm Erin, a photographer from the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, documenting the beauty in every adventure.