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Elk Rapids Senior Portraits | Lily

Lily’s Elk Rapids Senior Portraits were so fun to photograph. Take a picture perfect summer evening and pair it with a really awesome senior, and you have a recipe for great portraits. Elk Rapids is a special place in the Grand Traverse area. A quaint town that comes alive in the summers, and remains beautiful…

Traverse City Maternity Photography | Josh & Beth (+Caroline)

Traverse City Maternity Photography is one of my favorite styles of portrait sessions. To me, they are so unique. For some couples they are eagerly anticipating their first child. It’s an exciting, nervous, daunting, and joyful time for so many. It’s a mix of emotions, but the chief emotion is love — real love. But these emotions are not just with a first child, but with subsequent children too. It’s just exciting! This excitement is what I love capturing when photographing Traverse City Maternity sessions.

Traverse City Engagement Photography | Clay & Emily

Traverse City Engagement Photography is one of my favorite things to photograph. It’s one of my favorite things to photograph because I love seeing best friends so excited to get married. This excitement is infections, and translates so beautifully into photographs. Clay and Emily’s Traverse City Engagement was a session like this. Without prompting, they would just make each other laugh. It was so easy to see the love they have for one another. After the session, we were so excited for their wedding.

Clay and Emily were eager to explore off the beaten path with us. When creating portraits, it’s fun to be able to take time to go somewhere new. Exploring the beautiful area were in allowed us to create beautiful photographs. These photographs were enhanced by great outfit choices from both Clay and Emily. Their outfits showcased their style, and were classic and fun! 

Glen Lake Senior | Chavela

Glen Lake Senior, Chavela, had an incredible fall senior portrait session. Fall is my personal favorite time of the year. It’s my favorite time of the year because of the cool and fresh air, and changing colors of the trees. Chavela’s senior portrait session had both! It was so fun to be able to take the time to explore in Empire, MI. We explored in the colorful and unique trees surrounding us. Nearby, there were great trails with scenic stops along the way. When photographing portraits, I am always looking for unique backgrounds and interesting light. The unique backgrounds and interesting light ‘wow-factor’ exploded when we reached the top of the bluffs. We were all so excited with the breath-taking beauty of the sunset. The sunset light was simply incredible, and was the perfect way to capture the end of the session. Chavela, an awesome Glen Lake Senior, had a beautiful portrait session!

Jordan & Maura | Leland Lodge Wedding

Jordan & Maura’s Leland Lodge Wedding was undeniably beautiful. This beauty was not just because of the Leland Lodge’s beautiful setting in the Village of Leland. It was not the shining summer sun. The day was beautiful because to best friends married one another. Furthermore, Jordan & Maura spent the day surrounded by their closest friends and family. The Leland Lodge is located a minute or two away from the Historic Fishtown in Leland. It is also near great local beaches. This setting was perfect for the intimate wedding ceremony and reception. The feeling of excitement could be felt throughout the entire day. It was so fun creating wedding portraits with Jordan and Maura, too!