I was so happy to capture this little mama and me session (featuring a brief appearance from dad, as well) at the park. I photographed this toddler when she was just a newborn and it was wild to see how grown she was already! Mom is expecting a new addition in the fall, and it was the perfect time to capture this sweet girl with her mom before she becomes a big sister.
I was so grateful to welcome this family back again with their other side of extended family for some Lake Michigan portraits! We visited Pilgrim Haven Natural Area in South Haven to take a variety of photos together along the beach and in the forest. These little girls are the sweetest!
A frequently requested summer portrait session is for big extended family gatherings along Lake Michigan. When you rent a home in Southwest, Michigan, the beach is a fun spot to gather and play. An easy activity to add to your vacation plans is a big family portrait session. Most photographers will come to the home your renting or meet you at a nearby beach. For this family visiting the Sawyer, MI area, we met up at Warren Dunes State Park for some documented family fun!
Yuna here is a student at Mt. Pleasant High School, and I'm so honored she traveled all this way for her portraits! We started out the golden hour at Heritage Hall on Western Michigan University's East Campus. This spot is slept on and is definitely becoming my favorite for Seniors! It's got a beautiful mix of architecture and is surrounded by old-growth trees. If you go at the right time the sun peeps through them and makes a beautiful backdrop for portraits. Of course, it really helps when you've got a model who knows how to rock each and every prompt you give her. We ended the night at Asylum Lake Nature Preserve (another big favorite of mine) and had some glorious late evening light. This was certainly a perfectly lit night and I'm crossing fingers I continue my streak of beautiful weather this year!
We had a beautiful summer evening for Stephanie's Senior Portrait session! She selected the Full Package which includes two locations. We started out on a loop downtown in Kalamazoo and then headed to Milham Park for dusk. I'm all about the city/nature combination for backdrops to give us a little variety and these two location selections have it!
Big thanks to Stephanie for being a 2023 Erin Susanne Photography Senior! I had so much fun with you!
Erin Decker (formerly Erin Denay), Photographer based in Kalamazoo, MI