A while ago Trisha contacted us about doing her and her husband Jake’s portraits–but the timing didn’t quite work out until this fall. When the day arrived for their session we were excited to see the beautiful sunny weather shining down. Trisha & Jake got married a couple years ago and wanted to get professional pictures taken just because–which is one of our favorite reasons to photograph couples. Well, any reason to photograph a couple is fine with us, haha.

Trisha & Jake brought one of their dogs along with and met up with us at Twin Springs in Rapid River. We thought the warm weather would be crowds of people to the lake shore, but surprisingly the beach was completely empty. It allowed us to go anywhere we liked–which we adored for these love birds.

As we strolled down to the beach the sun beams shined through the trees and we could hear the waves splashing up onto the shore. We loved listening to Trisha & Jake talk about the marriage, pets, home life, and more. It’s beautiful to see a couple so completely smitten with each other even a couple years past their wedding, long past the honeymoon phase. We started their session on one of the many trails in the area, but as the sun started going down we wanted to head to the beach. After a quick outfit change the happy couple met us down along Lake Michigan. Watching the sun go down while photographing Trisha and Jake was such a wonderful way to end the session.

The wait was totally worth it, because we could not have had a better day for their session. Thanks again to Trisha and Jake for all the laughter and joy! We truly enjoyed capturing you both two years into your beautiful marriage. Enjoy!





What an incredible day it was for Owen’s senior pictures in Escanaba, MI. The sun was shinning brightly and the location where we met up with him was perfect. We loved this property because it had so many different places to photograph on site; run down building, hanging ivy, and old machinery.

Owen came dressed and ready to go in his Gladstone Braves football jersey. He started our quiet at the beginning of the session, but he quickly warmed up to being in front of the camera. Owen didn’t need to say much though because his smile alone could light up a room. During Owen’s senior session he changed outfits three times and looked dapper in every one of them.

It’s always fun to get to know the seniors we photograph. During the senior portrait session Owen talked about his friends, the activities he is involved with at school, and what he plans on doing once he graduates. We really enjoyed talking to him and he was also wonderful to photograph. Thanks again to Owen for all the fun that day. Enjoy!



Jeremy & Jessica’s love story is magical. Ever since we started photographing them they’ve added touches of Harry Potter to each of their sessions. During their engagement pictures they brought along wands, for their wedding the gift each bridal party member with their own handmade wands, and for their son’s newborn photos they playfully incorporated more Harry Potter items. So we knew (and looked forward to) what they had in store for their fall family pictures.

They brought along a new Harry Potter pop up book. You guys it was….amazing! The look on their son’s face as they flipped through the pages was priceless. Up popped the giant spider, the dragon, the castle, and so much more. They also brought along their new wands that light up that they purchased from their trip to  Wizarding World of Harry Potter in California. We honestly love each and every time we get to photograph this adorable family.

We love that they also brought along a few pumpkins, fresh cut sunflowers, and a quilt that has been passed along in the family. It’s those beautiful touches that really made this fall family session even more complete. Shortly afterward they put away they items and strolled in the nearby woods with us. The location was special to the couple because it’s also where we photographed their portraits on wedding day. It was fantastic to see it come full circle now.

Big thanks again to the Brock family for years and years of photography adventures. We can’t wait to see what magical spell they cast upon next years photos. Until then, enjoy!


Milo’s expression says it all! He was beyond excited to flip through the book over and over again.


Milo couldn’t wait to sit down by himself and flip through the Harry Potter booked.


Love the image below of Milo adventuring by himself nearby as Jessica & Jeremy snuggle in the foreground.



On a beautiful sunny morning we met up with Brendan for his senior pictures in Marquette, MI. Even though Brendan goes to school in Escanaba, he wanted his pictures done at Presque Isle. For him it’s a place that he enjoys the most; between jumping off of Black Rocks, exploring the wooded trails, or just driving around the island he loves it all.

We started Brendan’s session in the woods to get a little coverage from the rising sun. Brendan talked about his Presque Isle adventures and about his senior school year while we photographed him. After an outfit change and a short drive we gathered at Black Rocks. Locals and tourists were already enjoying jumping into the cools waters of Lake Superior nearby as we started photographing Brendan.

The mix of the blue waters with the stark contrast of the black rocks was the perfect place to end Brendan’s senior portraits. Thanks again to Brendan for being so wonderful to photograph. Enjoy!


Brendan was showing his little brother how to skip stones.



Ahhhh it’s so exciting to be in Traverse City for our first Halloween as a family. On Saturday we dressed Cordelia up and walked to the Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk. It was great walking around, but our favorite was just people watching. Between the children and their parents there were so many fantastic costumes to see. It has us even more excited for next year when our daughter will be old enough to walk around herself.

Today we decided to dress up and stay home to pass out candy in the neighborhood. Cordelia is magical looking in her unicorn outfit. As you can see from the pictures below she absolutely loves it. We hope whatever you are doing this Halloween that it’s wonderful. Happy Halloween y’all!


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