Posted on March 29, 2019
At the end of May I hopped on a plane to meet up with this lovely couple in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. They had planned a Friday wedding in White Salmon, but also wanted an intimate First Look experience on a little river overlook trail that held special meaning for them.
Her smile here makes me feel so grateful to be able to capture these special moments!
What a tremendous blessing it was to be able to travel to the west coast to witness this beautiful day and capture it in pictures! Thank you so much Lisa & Ron!
Category: Celebrations!, Families, photography, Uncategorized, Weddings Tagged: beauty, bride, celebration, columbia river gorge, destination wedding, Family, love, michigan travel photographer, photography, scenic portraits, travel photographer, washington, wedding, west coast wedding, white
Posted on January 20, 2019
These two gorgeous parents-to-be were up from Florida visiting family last March when we met up in Grayling for some **cold** winter morning pictures! Thankfully we didn’t spend too much time outside before coming in for a few studio portraits to complete their maternity session.
Thank you so much for coming to see me while you were in Michigan! And congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl last summer!
Category: Families, Glamour, Maternity, photography, Uncategorized Tagged: couple, expecting, Family, grayling photographer, love, maternity, maternity photography, maternity session, michigan photographer, natural light photographer, natural light studio, northern michigan, photography, studio photography
Posted on January 7, 2019
It’s not every day that you can capture four generations of mothers and daughters! What a privilege to be able to gather these precious ladies together for some memorable photographs. With one branch of the family in Florida, one in Michigan, and one in Oregon, it’s a challenge to make a photo session like this happen.
Thankfully, there’s a beautiful park where the golden hour light filtered through the trees on the evening we met up in Lakeland and everything came together wonderfully for these shots.
Posted on December 28, 2018
I can’t believe this little guy is already a year old! I love this sweet family so much, I wish we could get together every week. I’m always thankful for the times we do see each other, and I was so excited to get to meet their newest addition in December 2017 for a super quick (yet startlingly eventful) photo shoot to capture the newness of becoming a family of four.
Posted on March 11, 2018
I just LOVE spring blooming orchard pictures! I can’t wait for this year’s warm weather to pop open those beautiful, heavenly white blossoms!
Kari, the incredibly talented artist at August Afternoon Photography is such an amazing person who inspires me so much! I love her to death and look forward to the times we get to work together! Especially when that means I get to capture her and her sweet family!
Our spring pictures last year had two very special assignments:
*spoiler alert! Baby brother was born in December 2017! (I’m constantly behind on this blogging thing!)
Category: Children, Families, Orchard Bloom Sessions, Spring, Uncategorized Tagged: blooming orchard, children photographer, Family, golden hour, grayling photographer, kids, natural light photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, photography, pure michigan, rapid city photographer, sunlight, TCMI, torch lake photographer, traverse city photographer
Posted on January 30, 2018
Nothing makes me happier than an orchard in bloom! Such wonderful glowing beauty surrounding everyone in the gathering golden hour sunset. I love it! I’m looking forward so much to this year’s spring warmth and orchard blooms!
Thank you so much, Kelly, for bringing your beautiful family to me again – I’m already planning this year’s portraits with you! It’s such a joy to me to watch your family grow and to be a part of creating these images for you.
Category: Children, Families, Orchard Bloom Sessions, photography, Spring Tagged: beautiful, blooming orchard, Family, golden hour, grayling photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, photography, rapid city photographer, TCMI, traverse city photographer, upnorth
Posted on September 3, 2017
Last fall I met up with the F. Family at their family farm to update their pictures before the holidays! They have the most magnificently beautiful children who are sweet as can be but still have those impish smiles you see below! It was a cool evening but with some snuggles, warm hats, and cozy blankets, we kept warm.
Thank you again for bringing me into your home and letting me capture your family and the wonderful connections between you!
Category: Children, Fall in Northern Michigan, Families, Uncategorized Tagged: cadillac photographer, Christmas, christmas tree farm, connections, fall family photos, Family, family farm, field, grayling photographer, green, harvest, holidays, love, michigan, michigan photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, november, photo shoot, photography, siblings, teepee
Posted on August 27, 2017
You know those days when you realize you have completely forgotten to squeeze in your own family for a session in the middle of busy season? When Grandma is wondering when she’ll see the traditional yearly capture of her grandkids, it’s November already, and the color in the foliage is so faded it’s actually non-existent? How about those days when you think it’ll work out just fine to get the kids ready for a photo shoot after school, drive half an hour, and still catch the light…..but then you realize Daylight Savings Time just ended and that means the sun goes down IN LIKE TEN MINUTES?!
Yes, it was exactly one of those days when we hurried off to find a tiny pocket of light, hoping to capture this moment in their lives before time raced on again. And you know what? I’m glad we did!
I’m always glad when I can look back and see these days, the hectic stress falls away and I remember these smiles and see how quickly they’re changing, growing, creeping closer to the day when they won’t make my laundry pile higher or leave socks out in the dirt, when there won’t be so many meals to fix or dinner plates to wash. Capture these moments while you can! You won’t regret it.
Category: Children, Fall in Northern Michigan, Families, Uncategorized Tagged: cousins, fall color, fall family portraits, fall foliage, Family, golden hour, grayling photographer, kalkaska photographer, kids, michigan fall portraits, michigan photographer, natural light photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, november, outdoor fall photo shoot, outdoor photography, photo shoot, photography, riverains photography, siblings, traverse city photographer, upnorth
Posted on March 3, 2017
I love orchard blossom time! There is no better spring moment than when you can walk through an orchard in full bloom, each aisle becoming its very own “White Way of Delight”! Every tree “bestarred with its tufts of blossom”.
I think orchard blossom sessions became my very favorite the moment this family stepped in front of my camera last May! This session was crazy and fun as we wrangled the little ones for a few good shots, but I love how they all turned out. Even the ones where little sis is trying to bite big bro for blowing all of her dandelion fuzz before she got the chance! Ha! I love this family and we are blessed to be part of their lives!
Category: Children, Families, Spring, Uncategorized Tagged: apple blossom, beautiful, blooming orchard, cherry blossom, cherry orchard photo session, Family, golden hour, grayling photographer, green, kalkaska photographer, kids, michigan photographer, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, outdoor family photo session, photography, sunset, TCMI, traverse city photographer, upnorth
Posted on January 27, 2017
A mother/daughter glamour session – what a wonderful gift for any mom and daughter!
These days are so fleeting, so precious!
Working with Carrie and Kaylee was amazing. I loved watching their interaction with each other. It was sweet and saucy, a genuine friendship with honesty that is refreshing!
They came in to my in-home studio, had their hair and makeup done, for a full 3 hours of feeling pampered and beautiful! Here are a few of the favorites from their session.
Category: Families, Glamour, Uncategorized Tagged: beauty, Family, glamour, glamour photographer, glamour photography, grayling photographer, kalkaska photographer, michigan photographer, natural light photographer, natural light studio, northern michigan, northern michigan photographer, photography, rapid city photographer, senior portraits, studio, traverse city photographer, upnorth