I love when this family calls me every year for fall portraits or with the announcement of a new baby! Here is the baby of the babies--Then, Later and Now again.
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It is hard to believe that summer is threatening to wind down with the start of the new school year just around the corner. As I watch my own son and his friends enter senior year at East Grand Rapids High School my heart beats an extra step to see how much these kids have grown and matured. We have a deadline of October 7th to have senior portraits completed and turned in, which give us a deadline of September 18th to conduct your full Signature Session. Head Shot Only and Mini Sessions have an extra week, ending September 30th. If you haven't booked in with me yet, quickly send an email to email@example.com to reserve a spot.
This is a sneak peek for Emma of our recent full Signature Session together here at Reed's Lake. I can't wait to get her full gallery to her. Don't ever let her tell you she isn't photogenic!
Here is a gorgeous family with three energetic young men, all with distinct and individual personalities roaming the streets of Downtown Grand Rapids for photographs...the possibilities are endless with this combo! It is very hard to pick favorite photos to share here, these boys were pros.
Fall mini sessions are starting to book. This is the only time of the year for family mini sessions. Check your calendars for October 8th and 9th (and a reserve rain date of October 15th.) Watch the blog and facebook for more details or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the schedule.
The Mitchells were photographed downtown grand Rapids, Michigan on Kodak Portra 400 with a Contax 645 and Canon Eos-1v, processed and scanned by the lovely pros at ProPhotoIrvine
With graduates, prom, and the beginning of high school senior portrait session my calendar has been filling up quicker than usual this spring! I have decided to open my June, July & August portrait booking calendar a bit early this year. Please email me for scheduling or any questions you may have! email@example.com
Last month I posted a series of ten sun drenched film photographs from our holiday trip to Puerto Rico. We experienced more than a bit of climate shock to return to the frozen north and we seemed to develop this 'look' between us. The silent look that whined "I want to go baaaaack."
Back to reality. This month's series of ten film photographs were shot on January 10th. Winter in Michigan, the direct contrast of winter in the Caribbean. Winter in Michigan, where I cower indoors under multiple wooly layers, feeling like a bear hermit-ing away deep in a cave, always looking out the windows. And since I have no choice but to go outside many times a day, always yearning to be back on the warm side of the glass.
Today the ground is bare, the snow has melted and the sun shone for a day, but it is frigid cold and the snow will likely return. I take my dog for her daily walk and as I dream about hot days at the lake and tending my vegetable garden in bare feet, I notice the tiniest green crocus and daffodil sprouts braving their way through the earth. And I know the worst is behind me.
Fellow photographers Bethany and Charlene also shared 10 film photos this month. Please go view Bethany Petrik's blog from Woodland, CA which will then lead to Charlene Hardy's.
Winter and I are not the best of friends. Too much cold, grey, lack of sunshine, and outdoor activities I enjoy. However, I am thankful for the forced hibernation for a month or so and for the chance to slow down, reflect and hunker down into my craft a bit. I do imagine if I were living in a milder climate I would still find a way to do all this though, so snow and frigid temps are not necessary!
As always, I have a few photography projects brewing in the background of my commercial photo jobs. This year I am focusing on a weekly project I will unveil soon and also this monthly project: 10 on 10. On the 10th of the month I will release 10 film photographs on a theme. Simple as that really. The following photographs were actually created on Christmas day during our Puerto Rico vacation while my daughter and I shared a walk up the shore of Playa Flamenco. Enjoy!