Last Fall I made my way across the state to photograph three young, entrepreneurial, farming families for Taste the Local Difference. The experience was completely inspiring. I love meeting people who are passionate about what they do, especially when it comes to food. On top of that, I really haven’t explored the “Sunrise Side” of Northern Michigan all that much, so this shoot exposed me to even more of this State that I want to spend more time in. The Beckta’s (Wandering Winds Farm), Moffatt’s (Vessel Farm), and Wilbur’s (New Sun Farm) were all so generous with their time and I’m so proud of the images from this shoot. One of my very favorite shots, which also happened to be one of the very last images I took that day, made the cover of the 2019 Local Food Guide. I hope you’ve had a chance to snag a copy this season, but if not the TLD website is such a great resource that you should absolutely take advantage of!
I’m loving the number of family sessions that I’ve been doing this Summer! I’m here for it. It doesn’t have to take up a ton of time - it can be a quick, uncomplicated shoot at a vacation rental. Memories I made with my own family as a kid during our time “up north” are full of nostalgia and have honestly influenced my life enormously (including moving up here full time). So I’m beyond happy that I can capture and preserve these memories for other families. Like the seasons, time is fleeting - it’s so cliche but true. Document these times together because they go by so fast. Thanks for inviting me you guys!
It’s Summer folks! Find some time to have breakfast & coffee on the deck or the lawn. Clink those coffee mugs. Grab a pool noodle. Throw down a blanket. Watch your kids dance to their favorite songs. Make silly faces. Cool off in the water. Enjoy the sun. Be together. I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to meet this awesome family and capture them doing just that! Thanks guys, I had so much fun!!
This is the fifth Summer that I have photographed the Martens family. Five years! Wow.
July is busy. The height of the Summer... but it's a perfect time for sessions like this one. We took a cruise on the pontoon and played in the sand. It doesn't get much better. I'm so happy that these beautiful people want me to do this every year. Love you guys!