Growing Up Fast

Annually, during my second favorite time of the year I get to see this gorgeous family and how quickly they are growing. Coast Guard Festival is hosted in Coast Guard City, USA…aka Grand Haven, Michigan. It’s festive, it’s beautiful, the weather is typically perfect and I have many, many memories that have been cemented in my mind since I was 11 years old. What is my first favorite time of they year? My birthday, of course. It’s been that way since my mother spoiled me with an extravagant DIY birthday party every year since I was a Little. Her fault…not mine. 😉

This year, since the kids were a bit older and able to handle an environment that had a bit more stimulation, we decided to shoot at the Coast Guard carnival downtown Grand Haven and the beach. We hit the carnival bright and early since it would be closed and a little deserted. The color!! I die!

Here is one of my absolute faves.

This sweet, BEAUTY-full family is always outfitted in the CUTEST stuff. You guys look awesome.

Cute!! Cute!! CUTE!!!

It was a stunning summer morning on the lakeshore. I love the lens flare of sunlight coming straight across this photo. Ian, you are so so grown up!!

Keira!! You are precious. Look at those little pink painted finger nails. Love!

After realizing that being at a closed carnival could be somewhat torturous to Littles, we decided to head to the beach. Where the light and settings were perrrrrfection!

My favorite kind of family photo. Smiles, laughs, candid. 🙂

Gorgeous girls!!


Really! Your family is so stinkin cutie!!!

You two are awesome.

Thank you for a spectacular morning together!!!!! I can’t believe how much your beautiful family has grown. I’ll end with another favorite of mine. This would make a stunning canvas gallery wrap. 😉 I think it may make it on my studio wall!! Can’t wait for next year gang! xoxo

September 25, 2012 - 10:24 pm

Erica - Thank you, Megan! You are too sweet! We absolutely love our pictures (again!) and look forward to next year 🙂

September 26, 2012 - 10:29 pm

Sara - Wow, yet another beautiful family! And gorgeous setting..gorgeous light. Awesome!