Friday, July 30, 2010

It's A Beautiful Day!

Do you ever have those days when you just can't get a song out of your head? For some reason that U2 song "Beautiful Day" kept playing in my head as I was working on these images. It is a good thing I LOVE that song! And it was a beautiful day this past week when I had the opportunity to photograph the family of a great friend of mine! You may even recognize a few of these adorable kids from another blog post this summer :)

Here are a few of my favorite images from their session!

All of the grandchildren! Now imagine all of the parents behind the camera making all sorts of goofy faces and noises...they made some great smiles! Great work moms & dads :)

Love this :)

Thank you so much for allowing me to spend a little time with your families and capture some beautiful images! I had a great time meeting all of you and "playing"! Melissa

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Celebrating 50 years!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Doyle on your Golden Wedding Anniversary! ( matter how old I get I will always call parents I have known since I was a kid Mr. & Mrs :)

What a great occasion to celebrate! All of the kids and grandkids were visiting here in Michigan for their 50 year wedding anniversary! Since you have families that live in Michigan, Illinois and Texas obviously you do not get everyone together but maybe once or twice a year if you are lucky. So this was a good time for everyone!

I have known this family since I was a teenager so it was an honor to help document such a wonderful event! Here are just a few of my favorite images from their session :)

A great image of all the family! The youngest grandchild is 10 months and the oldest is 16 years. They were all awesome as I kept clicking the shutter so that we could try and get an image of all 20 family members looking good at the same time! I think we got it :)

Just the grandkids for this one!

Love this comic relief photo! All the parents were standing behind me trying all sorts of thing to make their kids laugh! For the most part it worked great...except for little Amanda...she had enough :)

Thanks so much to the Doyle Family for letting me be a part of such a wonderful celebration! I am excited for you to see all of your family images from that day. I will be in touch when all of your images are on the web & ready to view!