Just a couple of quick pics from a family shoot at the beach. When it comes to family photos timing is everything, if you have little kids and want sunset photos plan on doing pictures later in the year when the temperatures are cooler and the sun sets earlier.
Category Archives: Family Portraits
Work should’t be this much fun… but it is! I had a chance to hang out with the Luther family last fall and we took some pictures pictures in the studio and then out in grand mere were the fall colors were still beautiful. We kept the pictures short and sweet in each location partly […]
A couple quick tips for getting great shots of little kids at the studio. First, timing is everything, it’s best to schedule your pictures for a time when your kids aren’t normally hungry or tired. You know your kids best and we’re flexible so we will rely on you for what time you think will […]
One question I’m asked all the time is “where should we take our pictures?” People know they want to do pictures outdoors but aren’t sure WHERE to do them. The beach is an obvious choice but what if you want to mix things up? My suggestion for picking a great location for family pictures is […]
Just a couple fun pictures from our studio session with 6mo old James. My favorite shot of the shoot might have been the “behind the scenes glimpse where James is having his hair quaffed by his mom… life is tough when you’re a baby model!
Just a couple of our favorites from Stella’s 3mo photo session in the studio. What a beautiful little girl! The trick to catching great shots like these is timing. It’s best to pick a time of day when your baby is usually calm. For most little ones the morning is a great choice but for […]
New Buffalo is one of my favorite locations for family pictures on the beach. Big beaches, low dunes, and lots of sweeping horizon lines make for a beautiful setting, of course it’s hard to go wrong when you’re working with a family as easy going as this!! My favorite shot of the night has to […]
Aside from having a great location to work with this family did a great job with their wardrobe mixing and matching colors that all work with one another and using the navy blue to tie it all together. Wardrobes are hard to figure out when you’re planning family pictures and for good reason, you want […]
I love shooting family pictures on the beach here in Saint Joseph Mi no matter what but especially when I get to work with this family! They’re fun to work with, they’re up for anything, and they know what they want which certainly makes my life easy and my job FUN!! They also manage to […]
Just a few of my favorites from last weeks family portrait session in Coloma Michigan. While these family pictures on the beach are certainly beautiful we actually spent the entire day with the family shooting everything from the kids swimming to a bridal shower! Talk about an amazing array of fun pictures and wonderful memories!! […]
If every family where as easy to work with as the Smiy family I’d be awfully tempted to give up shooting weddings and just do family pictures for the fun of it! I don’t think I’ve laughed this much or had that much fun during a family portrait shoot in a long time! Definitely a […]
This family portrait session on the beach has been a long time in the making, when Jodi first contacted me MONTHS ago to schedule her family photos in St. Joe we went back and forth trying to find just the right time to do the pictures. At one point we almost even had to give […]
These are just a few of my favorite portraits from a family session we did this past fall. While most family portrait sessions are somewhat structured we kept this one as loose and fun as possible. The idea was to go for more candid moments and make sure we kept things relaxed so that we […]
You’ve just got to love family portraits on the beach, especially when the kids are this adorable and the family is laid back and up for just about anything! The focus here was definitely on the kids but we managed to squeeze in a couple of quick family shots and I love how everything turned […]
Our friends the Zuberts were in town on vacation from Minneapolis last week to see family so we took the opportunity to go do some fun family pictures in downtown Saint Joseph Mi. It was fun to get away from the typical family beach portrait session for a change and go for something a little […]
I love shooting lifestyle portrait sessions with families in Southwest Michigan because they’re fun, you can do them just about anywhere, and you can almost always find something new to do with the family photos! This family photo shoot took place in the dunes in Stevensville Michigan on what turned out to be a beautiful […]
Here are just a couple of my favorite pictures from a recent lifestyle family portrait shoot in Saint Joseph by the lighthouse at Tiscornia Beach. We tried to squeeze these family photos in before it got too cold out this fall but ended up catching a rather chilly day. I think we were getting some […]
I love taking pictures of newborn babies but this picture is extra special because this baby boy is my son! Elijah was born last night at Lakeland Hospital here in Saint Joseph Michigan. I took this picture just after a feeding at 3am, more baby pictures to follow!
Last week I had the opportunity to take portraits of this wonderful family on the beach at sunset! We met up at Weko Beach in Bridgman Michigan and took a variety of pictures as the sun set. This is one of my favorite family portraits from the entire shoot! After shooting some family pictures in […]
This past weekend I went to Bridgman Michigan to shoot a newborn portrait session. We set up my portable studio (basically a black back drop) in their living room and just used the light coming in from the window to light the subjects. One of the things I love about doing newborn portraiture in peoples […]