Last month we took a family vacation. This in itself is kind of a big deal because let’s be honest, we are photographers in Michigan and family vacations in the middle of summer generally do not happen for more than a couple of days and are usually worked around our booked up Saturdays. But this year we squeezed one in…and it was an entire week long!
The idea for a summer vacation began when our dear friend Erica had asked us to take her stepson, Nolan’s senior photos. I think she has mentioned it since he was about a freshman and we were super stoked to travel to the “great north” for an adventure. They live in Manistique and we were excited for all beautiful backgrounds that the UP has to offer. We stayed with our friends Erica & Ben and toured their cute little town for Nolan’s session as well as on their side by side. Actually, when we got home from vacation I asked my son what his favorite part of the trip was and he said 4 wheeling and hanging out with Nolan’s brother, Nathan. Says a lot considering we had a jam-packed week full of beaches, sand dunes, great food (read: ice cream, LOTS of ice cream) and boating!
Nolan is a total hottie and was a trooper, even though we dragged him all over for photos. The forecast started off great at the beginning of the week but as we got closer to photo day, rain moved in. This time the weatherman was right and it rained all morning. We started off the day at Nolan’s grandpa’s house and thankfully after lunch the weather cooperated and we were able to hit the football field, a couple spots in town, a bridge, and of course the beach by beautiful Lake Michigan.
While we were there we got a couple family photos. Our kids clicked immediately with Nolan’s little sister and even though I was a bit nervous about having them along for a photo session (that was a first) they were fantastic. Who knows, maybe someday they will love to be on the other side of the camera!