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.

Perfect Rays of Sun

This photo session was special! It was almost postponed for another evening due to weather, but the rain made the earthly colors pop.

Then, the most amazing light came through the clouds, making the evening perfect, just like this soon-to-be-a-graduate.

We wandered through the trees.

And into the woods.

Finding the most beautiful places to accent her sun-filled smile.

Thank you for taking a wonderful walk in the golden autumn sunlight. I hope your senior year is as amazing as you are. Please find the rest of your album here.

Senior Smiles

There is no doubt this senior is going to make the most of her final year in high school.

She’s already shown she can stand tall throughout these days.

She’s got a winning smile and eyes that sparkle with promise.

Taking her photos on this beautiful sun-drenched day, she wore her carefree personality.

She was both fun and fantastic!

Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon! May your journeys take you far and congratulations to you on your upcoming graduation. Please find the rest of your album here.

Of All The Places

Of all the places to take pictures, this family had the most beautiful location of all. Home.

The location they chose for their family photos was the place where babies are growing up.

The foundation for all that they are is here.

They chose the place they have spent most of their days together because the beauty is not just found in the trees as it filters amazing sunlight.

The beauty is also found in their laughter that sings within the leaves.

The laughter becomes their memories every bit as much as the photographs we made this day.

Your family and home are amazing! Please find the rest of your online album here.

Natural Beauty

A woodland paradise was chosen to be the location for this beautiful young person. She was hoping for the golden colors of fall, sunshine, and nature for her photos.

The afternoon turned out absolutely perfect. It was one of the last days of sun and fall leaves for the autumn season, brilliantly timed and the perfect backdrop.

She even had a curious visitor stop by.

It was an incredible afternoon for an equally wonderful person.

Please find the rest of your photos here.

Downtown Fabulous

I got to spend some time off the beaten paths downtown with some gorgeous young ladies who are soon heading off into bright futures.

Lexi had the perfect ideas for her photos on what turned out the be a spectacular lighting day.

She wanted to find some fall and some texture. We did find spectacular, vivid colors almost everywhere we looked.

Please find the rest of your images here.

Beautiful Young Ladies – Wonderful Family

I have had the honor of watching these little beauties grow over quite a few years and the love of this family increase in so many ways.

The smiles and giggles!

They are curious and helpful.

And one is especially happy with all of the love surrounding her.

Sisters. What more can I possibly say? They are everything to each other.

Family. Love. Always.

Please find the rest of your album here. And thank you again for allowing me to capture these wonderful moments for you.

Summer Sun, Senior Year

I am so fortunate to be able to see our young people grow into amazing souls and to also share their smiles from my camera lens. This particular young lady is kind, intelligent and beautiful.

I know she is going to do amazing things as her career path forms and her future horizons are growing nearer.

She asked for woodlands and fields for her photos and this fits her connection with nature, animals, and plants.

Have a wonderful senior year! Please find the rest of your photos here.