Michigan | A Personal Trip

It’s funny how time works, day in & day out nothing ever changes. Until one day you look around and realize somehow everything has changed. You’re not sure when things became quite so different but somehow it all has. This past weekend I returned to my family’s place on a lake up in Michigan. I can’t even tell you the last time I was there. I would guess about six or seven years ago. That puts me about in Jr. High.

The drive up was a little hard to remember but I recognized most of the buildings and landmarks along the way. The closer we got the more in detail I could point things out. The lake in the middle of the town, the place where I used to eat chocolate chip pancakes, & the familiar sound of Amish taking their horses’ down the road. I remember the smell of the trees and the sound of frogs & crickets singing everyone to sleep.

I finally got my camera out Saturday afternoon/evening. Most of it is just my little cousins playing in the lake.

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Below is my favorite image from the trip. It is exactly the way that I have always remembered this place. It is so strange going somewhere that never seems to change and realizing how far I have came myself. I went from being a silly Jr. High kid to a fun  high schooler confused on what step was next for me. I went to college and graduated with a degree in Photography. I’ve managed to start my own business and let it grow into something that seems to consume my life. All of the stress and trouble that my life seems to bring me seemed worth it in that moment. I felt proud of myself for doing all that I have and growing into a better person daily. It was so great to stop time for a moment and look at all that I have became. I recommend everyone of you doing the exact same thing.

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Steph & Brian | Engaged

Steph & Brian have been good friends with me for a while now. Their engagement came as a surprise to no one, because if you knew Steph you know she would always talk about how she thought the bling was coming soon. I’m laughing writing this because I can actually hear & see her doing this in my head.

On a more serious note this how Steph fell for Brian. Head first, dove into the water. Like most girls she dreamed of her wedding day and her handsome husband to be all her life. When she met & fell in love with Brian she knew he was the one meant for her.

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Brian is also a firefighter for Montezuma, Ohio.

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I can not wait for this gorgeous fall wedding!

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  • Betty Bruggeman

    Elizabeth,

    Maybe your second profession should be as a writer!

    What heartfelt and mature thoughts!

    So proud of you and all that you have achieved!

    Beautiful pictures–love you,

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Morgan & Family | Newborn

What a perfect Friday to finally blog little miss Morgan. I’m doing something I never do & that blog a whole session in just black & white. It just fits this these pictures so well I can’t help myself. Morgan was a whole 3 weeks old when we met to do her photos. She is loved completely by a big sister Livy & Mom & Dad.

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Liv is such a good big sister, all she wants to do is hold and love on the baby…
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My favorite image of the session…

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Thank you so much Tyler & Kristi for allowing me to document this.

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Troy | Senior

Troy’s senior session went way faster than most. On the way there I was followed by some very dark looking clouds. We we’re about one pose in when the sprinkles start falling. As we moved to a covered shed the rain fell harder and harder. It absolutely soaked his outfits & what little photos we did manage to get that day I really do like…

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Ali | Senior

The gorgeous Ali is a senior from Coldwater High School. She plays both basketball & softball, I don’t think it’s fair to be athletic and this pretty…

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Thanks for allowing me to be your photographer, I had a great time with your Mom & Sister too! I am still currently booking those last minute seniors. Please call 419 | 852 | 2279 to schedule your appointment before it is too late.

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