Diamond Lake Family Photos | Southwest Lower Michigan Family Photography

Extended family sessions are super freakin’ fun, especially when they’re in a place that the family holds close to their heart!

This gorgeous family enjoyed some quality time together, during the Fourth of July weekend, at gorgeous Diamond Lake, in Southwest Lower Michigan.

You could say … they all have literally, grown up on the lake. And the weekend was quite celebratory for everyone! Not only was it the first family photo for the little lady, who is the first grandchild in the Valencia family, but it was also a birthday celebration for that gorgeous duo in white … they both just turned 60! Grandparents, uncles, cousins and aunts were also on hand to celebrate too! And although a little warm, this beautiful family made the most of it! 

There were laughs, a few tears, but mostly, there were good times. Thankful they braved the heat together ... and I'm pretty sure they all jumped in the lake afterwards!

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Rosy Mound Natural Area Engagement Session| Jackie & Nick

I met up with Jackie and Nick at Rosy Mound in Grand Haven, about 45 min from Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

This park has been one of my favorites for years. It’s a bit of a hike to the beach but well worth it. The payoff is gorgeous untouched beach, tall grassy dunes, and that beautiful ol Lake Michigan that makes my heart so full. 

I was so stoked when Jackie and Nick opted for this adventure with me. They are Michigan lovers like me and enjoy hiking and experiencing all that is Michigan. 

Jackie and Nick met through the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel while living in Philadelphia. Their first date was actually on Valentine’s day and it was on from there! 

Two years later, Nick planned a winter vacay where they headed up to their favorite place ever, Ludington State Park. At the bottom of the same dune they ran down a year prior, Nick asked Jackie to be his forever. 

When I met up with Jackie and Nick, they were a little timid about being in front of the camera. And let me tell you, I feel this 100%. I used to run the other way when someone tried to take a photo of me. It’s a hard thing to be vulnerable and show major PDA in front of a camera with someone you barely know. 

But as we got more into the session, Jackie and Nick completely opened up. They let go of their worries and just had so much fun with each other. And dang, did they absolutely rock it! What an amazing thing to see unfold, two people in love, being in the moment.

Next year they will be saying their “I do’s” at the beautiful Holland Windmill Park in Holland, MI and we are beyond stoked to be documenting their day. These two are truly so kind and I absolutely enjoyed hanging out with them and photographing their ridiculously sweet love. 

Cheers to these amazing humans and Michigan adventures

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Silver Beach Michigan Family Photos | Southwest Michigan Family Photography

This sweet family of three enjoyed a family photo session at Silver Beach in Michigan!!

Jessica, Skyler, and little Aspen were the lucky winners of a gifted family photo session from a contest that we held over the holidays!

Our original plan for this family shoot in Southwest Michigan was to take the family over to the historic carousels at Silver Beach to grab some shots. Sadly, the carousels were closed over the winter, so we decided to head for the beach instead! This sweet family braved the frigid frigid temperatures to walk in the sand and play on the shore to create some amazing memories together.

Little Aspen had so much fun running around in the sand. He played with his mom and dad on the beach, and he was full of nothing but smiles and laughter! He was absolutely smothered in all the love for the entire day.

After we all braved the freezing temperatures of wintertime at Silver Beach, we decided it was time to warm up, and what better way than with some hot chocolate?! A trip to the South Bend Chocolate Cafe, in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan was in order! We cozied up inside the small cafe while the family warmed up with hot chocolate (whipped cream included) and a few whipped cream topped noses ensured! It was the absolute perfect way to finish off their family session!


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Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography
Southwest Michigan Family Photography - Hey Sisters! Photography

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