Posts tagged “family portraits

Jon, etc.

Muskegon, Michigan

You know you have a creative teenager on your hands when they help scope out their own locations for their senior session.  I remember Jon’s mom calling me and telling me where they were waiting for me.  “You can’t miss us, Jon’s playing his guitar near this old red building.”  I thought right then and there that this would be a great photography session.

As well as photographing Jon, we took some family portraits, too. Besides being creative and just really cool people, I loved their playfulness, authenticity and enthusiasm for one another.  I left feeling like I wanted to be around these people more. It certainly didn’t feel like work.  A few days later, I got an email telling me that they expected being photographed to be a bit like pulling teeth but they actually had fun.  That’s what it’s all about – -both of us leaving feeling fulfilled.

Best of luck to you, Jon, in your senior year at North Muskegon High School and may your family always be by your side.

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Love Times Three, a year later…

Muskegon, Michigan

Maybe you remember this blog post from a year ago (or maybe you don’t) but the point is this: the greatest compliment is to have a family hire you back again to document the lives of their beautiful children.  This means the world to me.  Honestly, I hope I’m photographing “Love Times Three” on their wedding day if I’m still able to hold a camera.  And let me say something else, the first image of mom with her three daughters is one of my favorites because look at that smile…isn’t that what motherhood is all about?

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FAMILY: a frosty farm morning

Sparta, Michigan

Most people know that I have a degree in photojournalism but most people are unaware that my minor was agriculture.  So, when I’m taking pictures AND I’m on a farm, it’s a match made in Heaven.  Not to mention this gracious family got up really early so we could take advantage of the gorgeous light.  Frost + Farm + Blue Skies + Red Barns + A Big Loving Family =  Perfection.

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