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Michelle + Vince
A Summertime Engagement in Grand Rapids

Michelle + Vince
A Summertime Engagement in Grand Rapids

Oh Grand Rapids, I love you!! I met up with Michelle + Vince (who are actually friends with another one of my couples, Lauren + Nate), but instead of exploring downtown GR, we got to adventure the country and beachside. I also met their sweet pup Griffin, who was just a ball of fun energy.

Michelle + Vince met online and within two weeks, they were already best friends. Their first date was at a Griffins game in Grand Rapids. They grabbed some drinks at The BOB and then headed off to the game. After the game was over, Vince walked Michelle to her car where they would share their first kiss. She ended up calling her good friend Rachel on her way home telling her that she was so very happy!

On their second dating anniversary, they decided to take the day off work to celebrate. Vince really wanted to hike with Griffin at one of their favorite spots (and also where we did the first half of their session), the Grand Ravines. After about an hour of hiking, it started to snow and get cold. At the end of their hike, Vince mentioned that there was something “off” about Griffin’s collar and that she needed to take a peek at it. Michelle kneeled down and read Griffin’s tag that read, “Will You Marry My Daddy?” Of course Michelle was so excited and said “YES!”

Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites from their Grand Rapids engagement session, it was such a beautiful evening!

Cannot get over all of Michelle’s giggles, way too cute!!

Loooooved Griff’s zoomies! This boy is fast as lighting lol!


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