Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Lovin'

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Summer lovin', had me a blast!
I love that song from the movie Grease.

I have photographed a ton of couples this summer
so I thought I would share a few because couples are
FUN to photograph!

My first couple is Danielle and Josh.

The are both ADORABLE...
even more adorable TOGETHER!

With couples, I prefer to capture natural interaction
as opposed to a stiff, posed look.

I often get this by simply talking with them
rather than posing them.

I have my camera ready and I shoot when they
are laughing, or interacting in some way.

We photographed these down by our river at about 8 PM. 
LOVED playing with the golden light.

By the river is a wonderful place to take portraits.

Yep, I love NATURAL posing!

Haley and Kyle have been dating for five years
and hired me to finally get some good couple photos of them.

I ask the couples to wear coordinating clothes...
especially compatible colors.

Then I style the photos adding props in those colors.

Tablecloths from the thrift store make great picnic blankets
in loads of colors.  I buy them for about a dollar apiece!

You can tell Kyle adores Haley.

I adore the evening golden light!

One of my favorite places to shoot couples is on
this covered bridge near my house.

Middle-aged love is just as romantic.
Colette and Bill wanted a vintage-looking portrait that reminded
Colette of the movie
Somewhere in Time.

They were leaving for Mackinac Island the next day to
see the Grand Hotel where the movie was shot.

I surrounded them with lots of thrift store props
and I think they look very romantic like the movie.

I threw in a few special effects for this couple Sally and Joe.

I don't often use textures for portraits, but tried it with these.

Lovely Joanna and Alex posed in this amazing gazebo near
Joanna's house.  I wish it was near MY house!

They are a playful, young couple, and came up with all the poses.

Whenever I see a hill and pretty sky...
I am thrilled to get this pose:

Yep, I've been busy with couples this summer!

Summer love is in the air!



  1. I love all the kisses. Kissing is just the best thing ever.


  2. Yes, very nice pictures, excellent framing and beautiful colors, full of joy and love.

  3. My goodness, you have been busy! I prefer natural shots rather than posed as well. You can really see the connections here. Beautifully done!!

  4. Beautiful. I especially love the one of the young couple in the log.

  5. sweet love photos,,the log photo is my fav too,

  6. Great couples!!! Loving that golden light & that one through the covered bridge.

  7. You HAVE been busy. The late golden light is beautiful to work with.

  8. You've found great places to shoot at, wow! And the couples are lovely. Love all the happy, natural, and kissing photo poses. Golden hour is beautiful. I especially love the ones with the aviator glasses, what a super pose!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Foto Friday,

  9. Such lovely couples. Thank you for linking up and sharing. :)

  10. Wow! Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
    And you have a covered bridge near your house? I want a covered bridge near my house! Fabulous! :)

  11. What lovely couples and your shots and editing are precious. Cheers

  12. such beautiful shots! I love that first shot where she is peeking over his shoulder! So sweet! Also love the one where they have their backs up to the tree. Great job!

  13. What a fun series of shots - so much love in these photos.

  14. What a fun set of couples photos!