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Beach sessions are fun! When Kelsey decided she wanted a beach location for her senior session, I instantly thought of Indiana Dunes State Park  in Chesterton. I’ve been there a few times for some rest and recreation, and had discovered some great little sand covered pathways along pretty trees with sunshine peeking from above the leaves, lighting the way through the tops of the dunes. The scenes of the beach from the tops of the dunes is something so peaceful and serene. It makes you want to sit and just watch the sunset. It makes hard to get through a session without stopping to watch the sun glistened water, but onward we went. God has a way of setting a scene to perfectly match a session.

Kelsey is, of course, a senior this year at Knox High School. She plans to go to college for physical therapy, and I believe this profession choice will suit her well. While I was only able to spend a couple of hours with Kelsey for her session, I could tell she is very kind and gentle. She also braved climbing the steep dunes with my assistant and I, so we could get some fun shots from the top, and trust me it was not easy carrying equipment and bags with hot sand beneath you. All in all it was worth it, and we had a wonderful time. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

I had stumbled upon Lavender Hill Farm in Niles Michigan while searching for some new exciting locations, and when this little one turned nine months, his parents and I thought this would be a great location for their session. While the lavender season had just ended, the farm was still a very pretty location. It was a wonderful place for a child to explore. Asher has hit those great little milestones that come for most nine month old babies… crawling, smiling, and occasionally showing off his new teeth. It’s a wonderful age in life to capture. I love seeing babies grow! And before you know it, it will be time for his one year session!

Here is a sneak peek of Asher’s nine month session. More to come!

Occasionally we need a reminder in life’s busyness, to STOP and Smell the Flowers. Enjoy the simple things. That’s what I’m doing today!