This winter has been so very snowy, icy and COLD. With that said… on one of the coldest days of the year I got to photograph Diego and Kaitlin. You would have never known the temperature when you see their love radiating from these images. We laughed so many times especially when I asked them to throw snow into the air and freeze their hands. I enjoyed getting to know them more and hearing how their love story began. I’m looking forward to their summer wedding!
I need a little sunshine and spring to brighten up my blog. I’m currently editing tons of snowy winter photos and I’m longing for nicer weather. I know you are probably reading this thinking I should embrace it… since I live in Northern Michigan. Meh. I don’t want to!
I grew up next to Jake. Him and my little brother were good pals. Carissa and I cheered together in high school on a little squad for a tiny school. A place where friends feel like family. These two have been together since middle school and have had quite the journey while their family has grown. I have loved seeing the places they have lived and places they have travelled to! I’m not going to lie… I’m happy they are back close to home. I know that life has so much in store for them. I tell Carissa all the time how cool I think she is!
This session here was my very first time photographing baby Luca! I have been taking pictures for them since their oldest Kale was only a few weeks old. Ambrielle has turned into such a little lady and is identical to her mama. Can you tell how much they adore this little man!? They have a kid with each hair color and I am obsessed with this!
I always talk about how I love to get to know my clients and it’s amazing to take pictures of my friends because you can see how different the images feel. I get to know what side of their face they like better… if they hate to be tickled… if they are allergic to goldenrod. Yep all these things I remember.
Lucy is a little ray of sunshine and I have adored taking her photos the last couple years. So over the summer Jessie planned a couple different dates and we got rained out both times. Finally we saw the first week of September the weather was going to be warm and sunny and we actually got to do their family session. We met at Glenwood Beach in Boyne City and everything went perfectly.
Looking through this Senior session puts a Kid Rock song into my head, “All Summer Long.” Summertime in Northern Michigan just can’t be beat. This beauty Amy and her family comes to Michigan from Texas every summer on vacation. They contacted me to photograph Amy in some of their favorite Boyne City locations. The willow tree in the park, the Boyne River, behind the old movie theater and every place in between. There’s nothing like a perfectly golden lit evening in July… hanging out and meeting new people. It’s so fun getting to know my clients.
Every year I get to photograph the Dixon family in a new place… and in a different season. For YEARS we have tried to make our schedules align and the weather cooperate so we could shoot their family session at Lavender Hill Farms in Boyne City. Sometimes I think the universe has a funny way of just working out because this session was done exactly when it was supposed to be. The girls are getting older now and their personalities are so different. I have had the opportunity to watch them grow in front of my camera from the start. This summer Jenna told me that Gwen wanted a camera for her Birthday. She asked me some tips and they brought it along to their family shoot. It fills my heart to know I have made an impact on a young lady. I’m excited to see where our next session/adventure together will take us.
Oh hey! I’m back at blogging. I have wanted to start blogging again for so long. I launched this blog and had everything set in December of 2016… but I got shingles and when I logged back in I hated the template… then of course busy season hit and it got put on the back burner. My sister in law helped me install a new theme that I LOVE and I am finally creating a posting schedule. I love to connect with my clients and I have so many stories of the memories I create with them. I am also excited that I can start pinning my photos on Pinterest again. I miss the days that people could pin their favorite photos into their Pinterest folders.
This spring I photographed the Bearden FAMILY in the same place that we shot their first session.. Archer their oldest was SO little and it was actually so cold BUT super fun for both of these in this location. We split their family session into 2 different days because Jessie made Kennedy a cake smash for her 1st birthday. I will post those pictures soon. It was bee themed and we both were so obsessed the entire time. Kennedy is hilarious. I’m glad the street was bare for these photos because it has been snowing again here in Northern Michigan and everything is COVERED again. I’m a baby and I hate it. I think I have complained about the snow more than anyone I know. It’s for good reason I promise. I am so ready to get out and start on all the ideas that I have had over this long winter.