Cloudy Engagement Photos Turn Out Perfect

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Marissa and Alex’s Mission Point Lighthouse Engagement: Cloudy Engagement Photos Turn Out Perfect

Marissa and Alex walking hand in hand along the beach during their engagement session. Marissa and Alex’s cloudy engagement photos are a perfect example why you shouldn’t worry about rainy or cloudy days messing up your photography. Their session happened to take place at my favorite spot for engagement sessions, the Mission Point Lighthouse beach! This is a historic area with woods, an amazing lighthouse, and a beautiful beach. It’s a really great spot for engagement sessions because the sun sets right over the water, so you get this really gorgeous sunset right at golden hour!

The Proposal

Even though they only recently got engaged, Marissa and Alex have been together for three and a half years! The night Alex proposed, he made plans to take Marissa out to dinner (she usually makes the plans, so she was surprised) and they went to their favorite cocktail bar. When they were about to go home, he asked for the check, but Instead of the check, the waiter brought the ring! They’re both criers so there were definitely tears involved!

The Beach Engagement Session

Alex and Marissa wanted a beach engagement session and chose the lighthouse from a list of my suggestions. They specifically wanted beach photos and shots on the water. North Michigan is their happy place, so the Old Mission Lighthouse beach was an easy choice for them. But, little did they know that their session would produce cloudy engagement photos! Collage of Marissa and Alex kissing on the steps of a lighthouse during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography.

This location is great for several reasons, and I tell every couple picking this location to make a day out of it! I suggest hitting up some of the wineries on the way up to the location. That way, they can have wine tastings, food, and a fun date before their photos begin. Then, when you arrive you’re already relaxed and in a great mood from all the fun you’re already having!

Cloudy Engagement Photos

So, they come to the engagement session and it’s completely overcast! Some might worry that cloudy days would make for terrible engagement photos. But couples shouldn’t worry – because it’s actually the opposite! Overcast days create really even light, and absolutely stunning portrait shots! So, when I was excited about the overcast, they got excited too and we had a great session together! Collage of Marissa and Alex kissing in the sand.

We got some pictures in the woods, some at the lighthouse and we finished the session on the beach. They got to watch the beautiful sunset together. By the end of their session, they realized there was no need to worry about the cloudy engagement photos. All of their photos came out awesome! Just check out these pictures! And if things start to turn cloudy during your photography session – take it from Alex & Marissa – there’s nothing to worry about!

Collage of Marissa and Alex smiling at each other on the edge of the woods during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Marissa with her arms around Alex's shoulder's while they smile at each other. Collage of Marissa and Alex smiling at each other on the edge of the woods during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Alex picking Marissa up while she smiles down at him during their engagement session. Marissa and Alex walking hand in hand while they smile at each other as they walk along the beach. Marissa and Alex walking hand in hand while they smile at each other as they walk along the beach. Collage of Marissa and Alex sitting in the sand during their beach engagement session and a close up of Marissa's hand showcasing her engagement ring. Collage of Marissa and Alex snuggling in the sand and laughing at each other during their beach engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography Alex hugging Marissa from behind while they sit in the sand during their engagement session. Collage of Marissa and Alex smiling in the sand as they look out at the ocean during their engagement session. Marissa and Alex sitting together on the beach looking out at the ocean. Marissa and Alex holding hands on the beach during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Collage of Alex and Marissa walking hand in hand along the beach and kissing.Marissa and Alex kissing on the ocean's edge during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography.Collage of Marissa and Alex walking hand in hand along the beach. Marissa and Alex walking hand in hand along the beach during their engagement session. Marissa and Alex kissing during their beach engagement session. Collage of Alex and Marissa kissing and snuggling on the beach. Alex spinning Marissa in a long blue dress on the water's edge during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Alex and Marissa dancing and kissing on the beach during their engagement session. Marissa and Alex smiling in front of a lighthouse during their engagement session. Collage of Marissa and Alex smiling and kissing while they sit on the stairs that lead to the beach. Marissa and Alex smiling at each other while they sit in the sand during their beach engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Marissa's elongated cushion cut diamond engagement ring in the sand. Collage of Marissa looking over her shoulder while Alex nuzzles her in a casual orange sweater and jeans. Collage of Alex kissing Marissa from behind during their beach engagement session. Black and white photo of Alex kissing Marissa on the neck during their beach engagement session. Alex hugging Marissa from behind while he kisses her shoulder during their engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Collage of Alex picking Marissa up and kissing her during their engagement session. Marissa and Alex sitting in the sand looking at each other during their beach engagement session. Collage of Marissa and Alex kissing in the sand. Black and white collage of Alex and Marissa snuggling in the sand during their beach engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Alex hugging Marissa from behind with the ocean in the background. Alex leading Marissa across the sand with the ocean in the background during their engagement session. Collage of Alex and Marissa kissing during their beach engagement session with Mandie Forbes Photography. Marissa and Alex kissing on the ocean's edge during their beach engagement session. Mandie Forbes of Mandie Forbes Photography is a wedding and portrait photographer and videographer from Northern Michigan. She’s been featured in Tacari Weddings, Wedding Day Magazine, WeddingWire and The Knot. If you’re looking for a photographer who loves capturing your love on the other side of the camera, and makes your cloudy engagement photos look amazing, contact me!

If you liked this blog post, check out:
Harbor Springs Engagement Session in Northern Michigan (Emily + Jake)
Rainy Fall Engagement Session in Charlevoix, Michigan (Gabriella + Matthew)
Peterson Beach Engagement Session (Katie + John)
Wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan (Morgan + Tyler)
A Mackinac Island Wedding at Mission Point Resort (Ally + Logan)   

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