West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement | Maggie and Jake

2020 rolls on with another wedding this weekend! Maggie and Jake are from Kalamazoo so this West Lake Nature Preserve engagement session was perfect for them! It was a rainy day so we weren’t sure how the weather would hold out, but the clouds parted and we decided to give it a go! The only downside was we were basically shooting in a swamp in the entire time haha! But Maggie and Jake still smiled and laughed even though our feet were absolutely soaked! They did a great job of hiding the fact that we took home half the water in our shoes! I can’t wait to celebrate with them this weekend at their wedding on Western Michigan University’s campus!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

The first – and probably only – part of the session we were able to stay dry for!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

How could I resist putting them in this gorgeous wooded area with those purple flowers?? And it perfectly complimented Maggie’s floral dress!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

Kind of dreamy, isn’t it?! *swoon*

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

This is the best way to make sure the guy has a little fun haha…I always warn them it’s an hour of making out with your hot fiancé!

I love making my couples practice their first dance….even if it’s in the middle of the woods 🙂

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement
West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

Love it when the woods hide random finds like this teepee!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

We finally got through the woods to the lake and the boardwalk!

Surprise! The walkway was actually floating on the water!!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement
West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

You can’t tell because they look so sweet, but our feet were definitely submerged in swamp water at this point!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement
West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

We made it through to the main part of the lake just as the sun was setting!

West Lake Nature Preserve Engagement

Thanks for checking out Maggie and Jake’s West Lake Nature Preserve engagement session! Make sure you follow me on Facebook and Instagram to check out the first sneaks from their wedding day!