Sleeping Bear Dunes Family Pictures

We loved the reason why Jennifer contacted us. In the emails she stated that this was the first time her family would be at Sleeping Bear Dunes and she wanted to capture the experience of it. So we set up a morning portrait session for her and her family along the beach and crossed our fingers for beautiful weather. We arrived early to the session to find clear skies and a quiet beach–it was perfect. Jennifer, her husband, and their two girls were an absolute dream to photograph. They were playful and full of love. The girls are blessed to have such amazing parents.

We fully utilized the space around the beach in Empire, MI. The tall beach grass, sandy shores, and wavy blue waters truly encompassed what Sleeping Bear Dunes is all about. It was also great to be able to get a few formal family portraits along side of some photojournalistic images. Some of our favorites were just of the girls splashing around the water and playing in the sand.

It was such honor to be able to capture Jennifer and her family’s first trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. We hope they come back in the future and allow us to capture them again. Enjoy!


A way to commemorate the year they traveled to Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Love the motion of their hair along with the waves splashing up on them.


We love that she grabbed her sister’s hand and helped her climb up the hill.



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