Esrey Park Engagement Session – Marko + Sheena

by | Jul 22, 2021 | Upper Peninsula, Wedding/Engagement | 0 comments

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Esrey Park Engagement Session at Sunset

Marko and Sheena are one of those couples that you meet and think, “I want to be like them when I grow up.” πŸ˜‰ Sheena shared in their introductory email, “Our life so far has been full of adventure,” and it hasn’t slowed down since they met!

Here’s the short version: A girl from Calumet and a boy from Los Angeles met in Salt Lake City. They both play the tuba and their first date was beer and a symphony concert that featured a tuba soloist. From traveling the Southwest to moving to the East Coast and kiteboarding on the ocean, they’re no couch potatoes! Their little dog Rascal travels with them and is quite the explorer as well!

They spent the month of July in the Keweenaw ahead of their wedding since they live out of state. That gave us enough time to schedule their Esrey Park engagement session! We always encourage couples to have an engagement session if possible. It provides an opportunity to get to know each other in person, in addition to helping to get comfortable in front of the camera.

The wildfires out west made the sky hazy, but it led to a really gorgeous pastel sunset over Lake Superior. Esrey Park is a popular place to watch the sun set, and there were quite a few cars in the lot when we first arrived. Fortunately, being a Sunday most people were on their way out and we had the park to ourselves at the end!

Engagement Session at Esrey Park

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Marko and Sheena’s dog Rascal came along to their engagement session. He was so well-behaved and just the cutest little guy! Sheena’s sister also came along to Esrey Park, which was really helpful so Rascal could go and play after pictures instead of sitting in the car.

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Marko & Sheena designed her ring together! The main stone is a Montana sapphire set in gold.

Sunset Engagement Session in Eagle Harbor

engagemement session at esrey park at sunset

Something I really appreciate about Esrey Park is the variety in the landscape for a relatively small roadside park. Esrey has everything – a rocky coastline, tall trees, yet plenty of grass!

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esrey park engagement session at sunset

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sunset engagemement session at esrey park

“The rocks of the northern shore are more than 1 billion years old. Black lava rocks form the outcrop by Esrey Park and reddish sediments from conglomerates and sandstones form ridges and valleys as the trail traverses and dips to the south toward the basin enclosing the lake.” – Michigan Nature Association

sunset engagemement session at esrey park on lake superior

Sheena and Marko, we’re so excited to celebrate your wedding with you at the end of the month. Wishing you a life of continuous adventure!

Ring: Jonathan’s Jewelry

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