Family sessions are my favorite to do in the summer, even if the sun sets a little later, which makes it hard for our little ones to stay up. This summer Maybury State Park family session is the perfect example of why summer is my favorite for families (though fall is always the most popular!).
Maybury State Park in Northville is one of my favorite spots because it has gorgeous morning AND evening light. For a summer Maybury State Park family session, there is gorgeous goldenrod. This beautiful family is now expecting their third boy in July (can’t wait to do his newborn photos!).
For little ones, there’s plenty of room to run around and enjoy the space. I like to let the kiddos lead our session, especially toddlers. They’re just not ready to follow every direction yet. Sometimes just letting them play is what you gotta do! The key, in my opinion, to a good family photo experience with young children is to lower your expectations and have patience! See more tips here.
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There is a secret to fall in Michigan…it is best in early November. Many believe the fall colors to be strongest in mid-October, but not in Metro Detroit. The best color is usually the last week of October and first week of November, which is when I met up with Nick and Alysia for their fall Maybury State Park engagement session.
Maybury State Park is one of my favorite places for an engagement session any time of year. I really love the fields and trails available at the park, as well as the fact that the great locations are steps from the parking lot, making it perfect for families.
Nick and Alysia are so sweet and just easy to talk to. We chatted about coffee. They’re also super brave to pick the morning session, which almost no one does, and they love the outdoors. These two even hiked with me down to the beautiful pond on the other side of the park, which was worth it!
When I look back at this fall Maybury State Park engagement session, I feel so nostalgic for fall…it comes so quickly and leaves so quickly. I wish it stuck around a little longer.
I can’t wait for Nick and Alysia’s August wedding!
When I met Brittany and Taylor back in December 2017, I instantly felt very comfortable with them. They were the kind of clients you hope for as a photographer: they cared a lot about their wedding day photography and asked great questions. Easy to talk to, and super sweet, I left our initial consultation hoping that they would indeed choose me to photograph their New Year’s Eve wedding. Thank goodness they did!
I’m just getting around to blogging these beautiful images of their March engagement session at Maybury State Park in Northville. After several winter sessions with zero sunshine, I was happy to get a little bit of golden hour with snow in the woods. I think Brittany and Taylor are perhaps my most adventurous couple to date, and I think that shows in their photos. They are also 100 percent incredibly in love — and it shows.
I know that it’s summertime and we don’t want to think about snow on the ground, but this session was WAY too good not to share with you. Snow photographs so beautifully and I’m so excited for all 3 of my December weddings this year, including Brittany and Taylor’s where I’ll end this year on a high note!