Posted on April 7, 2015
Emilee came to me on a gorgeous summer day for her senior portraits. She won me over with her stunning smile and amazed me with her sense of adventure! She was up for anything and we had such a great time capturing her in the beautiful country side of northern Michigan! Emilee, it was such a pleasure to work with you!
Posted on March 12, 2015
My kids (and nephew) are my dear little guinea pigs when it comes to trying new methods and putting concepts into trial-and-error mode. Sometimes these kids show signs of PKS (Photographer’s Kid Syndrome), like that little one in the pink dress, who had to fight back tears before we got her laughing. Most of the time, they are gems and put up with a lot of my directing and even become my valuable helpers when dealing with little clients!
Sharing some of my favorites from last year’s summer work in my makeshift Natural Light Studio.
Category: Children, Families, Personal Tagged: alden photographer, antrim photographer, children photographer, Family, kalkaska photographer, michigan photographer, natural light photographer, natural light studio, northern michigan photographer, rapid city photographer, TCMI, torch lake photographer, traverse city photographer
Posted on February 10, 2015
The incredible Sidney drove all the way up from SE Michigan on her 17th birthday to have her senior portraits done on a perfect summer evening! We planned and waited and waited some more until the conditions were just right for this kind of perfect evening light in this field and the perfect smoothness on the lake for reflections. It was incredible and I can’t tell you how much fun we had putting together these elements of style and place to create something memorable for Sidney.
Category: Seniors Tagged: alden photographer, antrim photographer, golden hour, graduate, kalkaska photographer, michigan photographer, natural light studio, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, perfect summer evening, rapid city photographer, senior portraits, TCMI, traverse city photographer
Posted on December 17, 2014
I’m so excited to finally share some of these images! About 18 months ago Matt and Josie came to me for a photo shoot to gather some images for the cover art on their upcoming album. It was such an honor to be able to work with them on this project, and now I’m happy to share my favorites from their session and announce their album is available and ready to ship in time for Christmas gifts. I was so proud of this session but I couldn’t share it! It was so hard to be patient for me!
Please take a moment and go check out their new album here at their website!
The digital download is also available here!
Or take a quick look at their facebook page and give them a “like”!
I can’t tell you what a thrill it is for me to see my work on their website, business cards, and now 2 albums! Their music and ministry has blessed me greatly, and I hope you are blessed as well.
Posted on November 12, 2014
This gorgeous Mama has been a friend of mine for more than a decade, and I’ve had the honor of photographing her many times over the years. We got together on one lovely summer evening for a quick mini session with her sweet family and I love how these turned out! I especially love it when I can coax mom and dad to take a few minutes to capture the connection they share as a couple!
Posted on August 12, 2014
Photographing preemie twins while still in the NICU was one challenging project! But one that was incredibly rewarding and so very sweet! We had to work within the structure and rules of the NICU, without any natural light or any sort of flash, and I was not allowed to hold them (bummer!), but we were not to be out done by our circumstances.
I was really glad to be able to help share the little details of these precious new babies with those who were not able to see them yet in person, like their tiny little toes and the sight of them laying together, mommy holding them, and big sister helping out with the littlest of her 6 siblings!
Posted on June 9, 2014
It’s an honor for me to be able to photograph another photographer whose work I respect so much. Sarah of Beginnings Lifestyle Photography is not only a beautiful person on the outside, she has a sweet, generous spirit that has been a joy to get to know.
Our families have grown to be great friends, and we will miss them dearly as they begin a new adventure in Oregon next month. May God go with you and hopefully bring you back to Michigan before too long!
We managed to grab these family and couple shots right at peak color here in northern Michigan! And overnight the weather began to change, the light in the trees was lost, and snow soon took over the landscape. I’m so glad we were able to take this time and make this happen!
Posted on June 3, 2014
October is such a splendid time to live in Michigan! All year long I look forward to the beautiful colors and the crisp cool air after humid summer days. Brandon and Ashta came to me hoping to become clients of mine for wedding pictures, but I wasn’t able to work that into my plans for 2014. So we jumped in for some fun fall images to capture this wonderful time as they begin their life together!
Congratulations on your March wedding! (I’m posting this a bit late! No longer an engaged couple, they’re now husband and wife!)
Category: Engagements, Uncategorized Tagged: engagement photographer, engagement photography, engagement portraits, engagement session, fall color, fall engagement portraits, fall family portraits, golden hour, kalkaska photographer, michigan fall photographer, michigan fall portraits, michigan october, michigan photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan engagement photography, photography, pure michigan, traverse city photographer
Posted on January 13, 2014
I know! I know! They’re already married now! Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my mind, or forgotten that beautiful day last June when they tied the knot. But here’s the deal: A long time ago I pinned one of their engagement pictures to my Pinterest board and it linked back only to my flickr account. It was a dead end.
Here is the Pin if you would like to go see it!
And then it grew in popularity until I couldn’t ignore the nagging little voice in the back of my head that said, “CHANGE the link destination already!!!”. As of today, it has been repinned over 180 times! So it must have its own little blog post. But I can’t really stop there, can I? I absolutely LOVE some of these, not just the one that is all over pinterest! So here is a few of their lovely August 2012 Engagement Portraits. Enjoy!
Category: Engagements, Uncategorized Tagged: alden photographer, antrim photographer, engagement photographer, golden hour, kalkaska photographer, michigan photographer, natural light photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan engagement photography, northern michigan photographer, photography, rapid city photographer, sunlight, torch lake photographer, traverse city photographer
Posted on January 13, 2014
This amazing senior session was a ton of fun! Matthew was up for some creative setups to capture the essence of him as a cage fighter! Not only had he won his first fight the week before, he had set a record for the fastest KO!
Thank you, Matthew and family, for coming to Riverains Photography for your Senior Portraits!
Category: Seniors, Uncategorized Tagged: alden photographer, antrim photographer, cage fighter, graduate, kalkaska photographer, michigan photographer, natural light photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, photography, rapid city photographer, senior boy ideas, senior portraits, TCMI, torch lake photographer, traverse city photographer, ufc fighter