Connor and Michaela | Couple Session on the Beach

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I have been obsessing (yes, obsessing) over these photos for the past week and I am SOOO excited to finally share them with everyone!
Connor and his family (the fabulous Noonan family!) used to live across the street from me and I have known him since I was very young. We vacation with the Noonans once a year, and this year we headed to Hilton Head, SC! When I first started seeing Connor post photos of him with Michaela on his Instagram, I was soooo happy for him!! I was even happier when he texted me asking if I would do photos of them on our trip to the beach as a birthday surprise for Michaela; uhm, YES!! I had never shot on the beach before and I was SOO excited! Connor and Michaela are one of my cutest couples to date, and I have never seen Connor as happy as he was with Michaela at his side! We headed out one night for sunset, around 7pm, and got some GORGEOUS shots! Then, we decided that we wanted to be adventurous and do a sunrise session the next day! We all hopped out of bed at 6am (I, of course, had no makeup on and Michaela just looked flawless!!) and shot some more gorgeous images with the most stunning sunrise I have ever seen!
Enjoy some of my favorites from their session(s) below and leave them some love!

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Favorite!

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Michaela, you are STUNNING! Those eyes!

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April 27, 2014

  1. Amanda Dentinger

    April 27th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Down right gorgeous. I am sitting here obsessing as well.

  2. Tarah Schoof

    July 23rd, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Eeeek! I am in LOVE with this session! Might I ask what lens you used? 🙂

  3. Hope Taylor

    July 24th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Absolutely! I shot this entire session with a 50mm 1.2 🙂

  4. Jaclyn

    August 17th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Hope these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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