I love when fall first begins and the trees are tinged with hints of color. This was just the scene of a recent engagement session at Potato Creek State Park. Heather and Mike met us near the beach for a quick game of scrabble before we headed out to do some exploring in the park. I was anxious to visit those glorious fields full of goldenrod. I made a quick bouquet the day before of some things around the house. Rosemary and lemon basil were the perfect addition to a plentiful grouping of goldenrod. Heather brought some brilliant sunflowers that just perfected the arrangment. I’m a fan of flowers. Besides your wedding day, when else do you get to hold an armful of flowers?! Heather and Mike complement one another perfectly. They’re both gentle, easy going people, and time sped by so quickly that we extended our two hour session while chasing that wonderful sunset glow. No one seemed to mind… And once again I’ve fallen in love with photographing engaged couples. Here are some of my favorites!
A blooming orchard in Southwest Michigan seems like the perfect place to spread a quilt out and enjoy and cup of tea or a book. Springhope Farm once again made the perfect location. While the weather was rather chilly and wind brisk, the sun was delightful and the girls were thankful for it’s rays. Blooms this year were a month early so we thought we should take advantage of their beauty even with the chilly temps. Thanks for braving the cool weather girls, you’re beautiful!
If you’d like to see more of Springhope Farm, an awesome orchard in Galien Michigan, click here!Pin It
This family portrait session took place on the Yellow River Road property. The warm light in this session was just wonderful! It reminded me a bit of Rembrandt’s colors. The Banks family is one family I loved working with. They just happen to be my family but I really do think they are kind, down to earth people. I noticed a while ago that their children are the most well behaved kids ever. I’m told that not only are they good kids, but they’re really smart. Natalie, a natural around the camera, loves to read and is a bit shy, like me! Noah has always been in high ability classes, loves sports, and playing guitar with his dad. Whether its grocery shopping or traveling, the family loves to do things together. They even agreed to have a picnic with my mini homemade apple pies. I hope they’ll love these images as much as I do! Enjoy!
P.S. Keep an eye out for another blog post on a special little project we worked on with this family.