Walloon Lake

AN EXTENDED FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION AT CAMP MICHIGANIA // WALLOON LAKE, MICHIGAN

 

This seems to be a year of former wedding clients reaching out about family portraits, and I'll tell ya what: I'm 100% ok with that.  I was basically jumping for joy to hear from Kendall about setting up a session with her extended family while they were vacationing at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake.  I've followed along with Kendall, Tim & Ellie on social media since their wedding and I've also run into her mom at a number of local events here in TC.  This family has the best sense of humor and their laugher was contagious.  Given they don't all live in the same place anymore you could just tell how precious this time together was.  My job is just the best - I'm so grateful for families like these.

 

MARYAL & CHRIS // PETOSKEY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // WEDDING TRAILER

MARYAL & CHRIS // PETOSKEY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // WEDDING TRAILER

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LAUREN & MICHAEL // WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PREVIEW // PETOSKEY, MI

Fall colors.

Northern Michigan.  

The sweetest of sweet couples.  

It's pretty simple - congrats Lauren and Michael!

 
 

Hair & Makeup: Trillium Salon, Church: Walloon Lake Community Church, Reception: The Country Club of Boyne, Florist: Sky's the Limit, Cake: Simply Sweet by Jessica, DJ: Emily Cross, Dress: Simply Yours

THE MARTENS // FAMILY PORTRAITS // BOYNE CITY

The Martens are close family friends and I love being able to capture moments like this as Grace grows!  The spontaneous, in-between moments of sessions like this are the best.  It's not always easy to get a two year old to follow instructions perfectly and look directly into the camera with a sweet smile, but honestly most parents I have worked with wouldn't call that typical toddler behavior.  Who wants to do that when there are snacks, playgrounds, the beach, and dandelions?  I hope these shots genuinely reflect the beautifully curious, goofy, and cautiously independent two-year-old Grace.  Cheers to childhood!  xoxo