It was so fun to witness Bryton’s proposal to Brynn this spring at the lighthouse in Eagle Harbor! We say it EVERY TIME: we would photograph proposals every day if we could!
Planning Bryton’s Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Proposal
Bryton reached out to us in early February for help with planning his proposal. He wanted to propose to his girlfriend Brynn during their trip to the Upper Peninsula to celebrate their 3 year anniversary.
Bryton said, “She loves waterfalls and lighthouses.” There is certainly no shortage of either in the Upper Peninsula!
After hopping on a call to discuss some possible options, we agreed on a sunrise proposal at White City Beach with the lighthouse in the background. Being February, I even checked my Google Photos archives from the past couple of Aprils and confirmed that the snow was melted and crocuses were blooming around the same week. Since, of course, we still had LOTS of snow on the ground, I assured Bryton I would drive out at the beginning of April to scout the area and send more specific images of where the best place to stand for great images would be, etc.
When Things Don’t Go Exactly As Planned –
Yep – you probably figured it out – we didn’t end up at White City Beach 😉 The winter of 2021/2022 was much snowier than the past couple of winters. At seven days out, the seasonal road to the beach was still unplowed and a melty mess. We took some time driving around and sent Bryton a few other possible locations. Bryton agreed that Eagle Harbor lighthouse was the best option.
Proposal at the Lighthouse in Eagle Harbor
Bryton planned to take Brynn for a scenic drive in the Keweenaw and end up in Eagle River for dinner reservations at Fitzgerald’s Restaurant (a.k.a. “The Fitz”). Even though it was a blustery, overcast day, Brynn was game. The lighthouse museum is only open mid-June to October, but the grounds are open year-round. They parked and walked around the exterior, taking in the view along the coast of Lake Superior.
As they rounded the corner, Bryton stopped Brynn for a selfie, and then dropped to one knee.
She said yes!
Brynn’s ring is a pear diamond in a halo setting of white gold with a half infinity band. I love half infinity bands – that’s what mine is, too!
Eagle Harbor Engagement Pictures
Our proposal package includes a short engagement session afterwards, guaranteeing at least two same day images to share on social media. This gives couples the chance to get some great portraits (and pictures of her ring), while leaving their phones in the car. We want couples to totally soak in and enjoy the adrenaline rush of “just engaged.”
Brynn and Bryton were both such troopers. It was so cold and windy! Thankfully we were able to use the buildings to block the worst of the wind, and we took multiple breaks in the car so they could warm up.
Bryton and Brynn met through Bumble. Their first date was mini golf exactly three years to the day – April 16! Bryton is seriously the sweetest and most thoughtful guy to line everything up so well. He told me, “I chose the UP because it’s a very special place for Brynn, as she spent many summers up there with her family. It was also where we planned our first vacation together. We have made so many beautiful memories there, so it only felt right to add another :)” *Please hold for the collective awwwwwwwww*
We had such a fun evening with Brynn and Bryton before they headed down the road to celebrate with dinner. There was a LOT of laughter! 😀
This was my favorite shot of the day! I had to get way back to fit the whole lighthouse in the background.
Bryton and Brynn – congratulations!!! Every vacation is memorable, but we know this one will always stand out for you two. Rob and I were so happy to be a part of this special moment with you. We wish you all the best as you take this next step together!