We love a beach session and this Lake St. Clair family session was the perfect August beach day – not too hot and completely empty for this cute little family!
When Bridgette reached out about family photos, she said she really wanted a beach setting and I was so excited – most families don’t opt for the beach. I think the beach is actually perfect for small children since it gives them something to do – to run, play, jump around, etc. It makes for really playful, fun images.
Ronnie’s Grosse Pointe first birthday session was so much fun to capture. I had done his newborn photos so it was so wonderful to see him at one! He is such a sweet boy – we had a lot of fun crawling around the house and backyard during this first birthday session.
We ended his session like most first birthday sessions – with a small cake smash. Mom gave a cupcake and Ronnie enjoyed it.
I love seeing families grow – it’s truly one of the great joys of this job!
Christy and Kevin’s fall Stony Creek engagement session happened on truly the perfect day in the park! The leaves were vibrant, the weather perfect, and the good spots weren’t too busy yet because of our timing!
Christy and Kevin brought their sweet pup to start the session. I adore having dogs at sessions and usually like to start with them so they can get their 15 minutes of fame and then go on a walk or go home.
Fall Stony Creek engagement session is really popular – there are so many spots in the park you can use and it gives one of the best fall vibes in the metro area. Christy and Kevin really wanted to take advantage of the colors and vibe for their engagement session. I especially loved how they brought along some champagne for a splash and a toast. You are totally always welcome to do that too – I’ll even coach you through how to open and spray it.
I absolutely love Deanna and Amanda’s fall Nichol’s Arboretum engagement session. These two are so full of joy! Despite having a little rain during their session, these two trusted me and we got the session in anyways!
Nichol’s Arboretum is a very large park in Ann Arbor, but there’s great spots right near the parking lot, just past the peony garden. There are some lovely pines there as well as great fall color.
A great place to pair with a fall Nichol’s Arboretum engagement session is Nickel’s Arcade, especially if there’s some type of rain since it’s covered. This is what we did for Amanda and Deanna’s session, which helped us skirt the rain a bit as well.
Amanda and Deanna are both nurses, which is how they met. They are so much fun to be around and just so kinda and welcoming. Not to mention just SO EASY to photograph! The laughs and joy are all 100% genuine which is how I like it.
I have so much I could say about Kirstin and Mike’s fall Gallup Park engagement session. Firstly, these two are just so so so much fun. We laughed SO much at this engagement session. I can totally see why they are together and why I want to hang out with them all the time.
Gallup Park engagement sessions are just some of my favorite in Ann Arbor. I know everyone goes for the Arb and that’s fine, but I prefer not to hike it in so much. I love the Arb, it’s great but for those of us who want to spend more time photographing and talking and less time hiking, a Gallup Park engagement session is where it’s at. It’s also less busy than the Arb and has this little nature area that I love to use too.
Kirstin and Mike nailed the joy of an engagement session. Truly exuberant. 11/10 would recommend not taking yourself or the session too seriously and just having a blast. The photos will take care of themselves.