Friday, August 28, 2009

50th Wedding Anniversary

As we all know, it has been quite cool this summer in Mid-Michigan.  Really, just a few HOT weeks from June until now.  I was so excited when I received an e-mail from one of my clients to photograph her family picture (I photographed her daughters' senior pictures last fun!!).  This family session had been planned since the was the day that worked best to coordinate all 15 family members to meet here in town.  Photographing outdoors was our plan. All summer we were hoping for no rain that day, but we had our back-up plan just in case.

The day of the session arrived. No rain...that was good, but WOW it was seriously one of the hottest and stickiest days of the summer.  Go figure :)  Still everyone was happy & relaxed and I was so excited to be a  part of such a special photograph.  Richard & June will be celebrating 50 years of marriage this winter!  

We captured some beautiful images during their session!  I am honored that I was able to play a small part in creating beautiful images during such a special time in their family.  This is one of the many things I love about photography.   

Thank you so much to the entire family!  It was wonderful to see the A-R Family again and to meet so many of you for the first time. And congratulations to Richard & June on their upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary!  Melissa

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


This was another fabulously fun session!  After talking only with Julie via e-mail I finally met Julie & her mom last week.  Wonderful people :) I was so honored to be chosen to photograph such an important milestone in Julie's life.  Julie is friends with a high school senior that I photographed last that was really cool too! 

Julie looked amazing for her session and she was so fun to photograph!  Sorry a few of the crazy "balancing acts" :) I hope you had as much fun as I did! We started the session at the studio and then moved outside to one of my favorite spots in town.  

Julie, I can hardly wait for you to see all of the beautiful images we captured at your session! For now, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of just a few of my favorite images from your session.  No really, these are only a few...the blog only lets me add 5 per blog...I could have added way more...I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites.  

Check these out!  These images speaks for themselves...GORGEOUS!!  

There is also another image similar to the one above where Julie is was so hard to choose which one to post.  They are both beautiful!

Love this image....great sandals :)

And the eyes....amazing!

Thank you to Julie & her mom for an incredible afternoon of photographing!  I will be finishing up all of the images and I will be in touch as soon as they are ready to view on the web!  Melissa