3 girls. 2 parents. 1 Family.

Three beautiful young ladies are part of this one loving family who decided to spend a fall afternoon preserving their moments through photographs.

The day was chilly, but spectacular.

I recall worrying about the weather, but when the time arrived, there was a spectacular amount of golden sun the shine through autumn leaves.

These girls are so polite, smart and completely wonderful.

There were a few breaks from the hard work of camera time for some laughter and fun.

I have to wonder if the sun follows them. They seemed to bring it out of the sky with their smiles and the light in their eyes.

Thank you for the time spent wandering the park and smiling for my lenses. It is an honor to watch your young people growing up over the years. Please find the rest of your online gallery here.

End of a Chapter, Beginning of a Story

Graduating from college means you have made the long, sometimes strenuous, climb from the very bottom of a mountain of knowledge and experience to the peak with a horizon of possibilities stretching out before you.

There were probably some falling boulders along the way. Some rough patches that seemed almost impassable.

There might have been days or even weeks during the climb through the education path that seemed impossible and caused you to search for another way up.

Maybe some days you felt like you were climbing sideways or even headed back down the mountain, rather than up.

Some days the sun didn’t shine as much, but so many other days your sky was illuminated with golden rays of hope.

The journey to the top of the educational mountain was sometimes fierce and often steep. However, the gains you earned along the way are tremendous.

You have skills.

You have knowledge.

You have a team of newfound friends who will grow with you throughout your professional life – wherever it takes you.

Now that you are at the top of that mountain of knowledge-seeking, what do you see?

I hope you see possibility.

I hope you see a dream coming true.

I am sure you see a world in front of you and many paths to follow.

Congratulations to you, Hayley, on your graduation from Western Michigan University!

May you find a path now that is smooth and filled with everything you have worked so hard for. Now that you have finished this chapter, I hope your career story starts with every promise you have strived for.

Please find the rest of your photos here and congratulations to you! The world will be in much better hands with your knowledge and experience in the medical field.

Family at Home

Everything about this recent photo session says “family”.

The matching eyes and smiles.

The comforts of home.

The people who were present and thoughts of those far away.

Being home for photographs is a relaxing way to capture memories.

During the photos, there was one recurring event…

This little one loves to run!

She ran and ran some more.

So, we captured her as she was in this moment in time – a wonderful memory.

To this wonderful family, please find the rest of your online album here.