A Lighthouse Engagement Session – Michele + Dustin

Engagement / 2015 . 04 . 30
lighthouse engagement session

lighthouse engagement session

Sam: “I love those photos! When are they from?”
Me: “I don’t want to talk about it”
S: “Wait… aren’t these from last year??”
M: “Shhhhhh”
S: “Seriously? WHY haven’t you posted them yet?”

True life chronicles of a blogger’s procrastination.

But I’ve been wanting to share this one because it’s everything I love about sessions. I feel like I can’t say it enough – I love Wes Anderson and I love people who love Wes Anderson and I love people who love that I love Wes Anderson because it leads to experiences like these; in front of tiny lighthouses. There were canoes, maps, binoculars, a field of wheat, a forest surrounding us, and a lighthouse who will never meet it’s full potential as a lighthouse, but seems to be quiet happy overlooking it’s very own lily pond.

We talked until after sunset when Dustin broke out a lantern to light the way and I drove home buzzing from excitement from a day pond-side and a red and white lighthouse. Also, I can’t say enough about Dustin and Michele. They not only found a lighthouse in the woods, but Michele is a photographer, she makes amazing headbands, and she and Dustin also make insanely cool crafted items together (like animal head jewelry racks – one of which I own and LOVE). I’m so glad I get to see these guys on the regular now and I’m completely excited to share our lighthouse session in the woods.

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  1. Reply Chantelle Gribbon

    These are pure magic. You are a magician. Zing! Thanks for sharing x

  2. Reply Steven Dray

    This shoot was literally breath taking. I am so jealous and inspired by this work. Bravo

  3. Reply Serena

    So much awesome in one session. Love everything about this one. <3

  4. Reply Nessa Kessinger

    Thank you for the kind words, Steven! :)

  5. Reply Kate Ann

    Ohh my goodness Nessa these images are magical. My jaw is dropped. Thank you for sharing this session!

  6. Reply Rob

    Such a cool session. The flare in a few of them is crazy!!!

  7. Reply Rafael Dalago

    So beautiful, so inspiring! Really love you work, Nessa!

  8. Reply Erynn Christine Brown

    How how how do you get sun flare like that?! It's crazy magic that I can't wrap my mind around! HOW?!

  9. Reply Hernan Btesh

    Ufff… I saw them listening Good Night (the white album) and it's THE combo! Excelentes Nessa

  10. Reply Corinne Thompson

    Where is this magical place???

  11. Reply Petar Jurica

    amazing session…

  12. Reply Martin

    I explored your page yesterday…and this session made me rethink my photography…i absolutely love it! If we are around sometime…we would love to have you to shoot our pictures!

    Greetings from Germany

  13. Reply Emma

    Wow! The light is just crazy beautiful!

  14. Reply Ashley Davenport

    This is pure gold – Great work guys.

  15. Reply Sarah

    These photos are absolutely beautiful. It’s sessions like these– couples like these– locations like these– photos like these, that remind me why I love doing what I do so much and keep pushing me to better myself and photography. It’s so magical.

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