Rae | Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan | Adventure

I traveled up to Michigan to photograph a wedding a couple weekends ago, and I got to see friends who I haven't seen in almost 7 years. It was an incredible reunion, and the wedding was so beautiful. After, I rented a car and traveled to Northern Michigan and stayed in a little hostel with Rae, who I had met in Virginia at a dance class last year. She moved up to Michigan and has been going to school working towards her masters, while also modeling! I had never been to Michigan before, and so I had no idea what to expect. These dunes, I definitely did not expect these. This was one of the, hands down, coolest experiences of my life. Hiking through woods to find myself at the top of an incredible dune. A sign warning that the quick hike down the dune would result in over 2 hours back up, or a high fee for a rescue. So, we didn't risk it. But we hiked through more forest and sands and found ourselves at even more dunes that we explored. To get back to the trail, you run recklessly down the sand into cool, tall trees. The next morning Rae and I returned, waking up at 4:30 so we could get lost a little, but still end up seeing a glorious sunrise. One of the most exhausting, incredible days of my life. I can't wait to go back. 

Thank you Rae for throwing yourself around these dunes. You're are truly badass.