The proposal lit up your world. Now, where to take your Northern Michigan engagement photos? Having photographed some 400 couples in the North’s most stunning places over the last decade, photographer Dan Stewart and his team know the way to the best romantic settings. Here’s a sneak peek at his favorite spots.

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Brown Bridge Quiet Area // Kristen & Nate

Turn a simple walk in the Traverse City woods—rain or shine—into your journey metaphor.

Photo captured by Dan Stewart

Winter Woods // Andrea & Billy

Northern Michigan winters are knit with dreamy, snow-covered pine photo ops.

Photos captured by Luke, an associate of Dan Stewart Photography

Cherry Orchards // Claire & Bob

A veil of cherry blossoms symbolizes your new life together. Orchards abound along the Lake Michigan coast—but remember to obtain permission from the owner before your shoot.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore // Josie & Garret

Frame yourselves in the infinite inspiration of Sleeping Bear Point at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Photo captured by Anna, an associate of Dan Stewart Photography

Northport // Jenny & Jason

Pick a beach in your favorite coastal town and return every year.

Photo captured by Dan Stewart

Peterson Park // Bethany & Peter

Be barefoot and lovely, in Lake Michigan. (This park is also in Northport!) 

Photo captured by Luke, an associate of Dan Stewart Photography

Vineyards // Miranda & Jeff

Old World romance abounds in wine country. Find your perfect backdrop in vineyards around Petoskey, Leelanau County and Old Mission Peninsula.

Photo captured by Dan Stewart

Photo(s) by Luke, an Associate of Dan Stewart Photography