We spent an evening together exploring Sam’s PaPa’s 100-year old farm in the countryside and these two were the best!! It was the perfect fall day with bright orange and yellow trees and the evening light was golden, glowy, and so romantic. . . .Read More
We wandered amongst the apple trees and Claire and Ken picked apples as we went along. These two really love the dramatic arts and so when I voiced to them that I felt like the trees might come alive any minute, like in the Wizard of Oz, they got my reference right away! . . .Read More
It was the last weekend in October. The beautiful shades of burnt orange, brown, yellow, and red burst forth from every stem and tree leaf in sight. Alex and Nick had stolen a moment away from friends and had decided to take one last stroll in the amazing fall weather to take it all in before winter took over. Alex – a girl after my own heart – was so taken with the trees and colors that she snapped a few pictures and seemed lost in the moment with nature. When she finally looked up from her camera, Nick had wandered a little farther along the path and Alex found him in the middle of a crowded group of trees. Nick said, “Come look at this,” and then she noticed at the base of one of the trees was a bouquet of roses. With a smile Alex picked of the roses left against the tree and when she stood upright again and turned back to Nick, he was down on one knee with a ring!Read More
There is a time in Michigan, when you feel a slight change in the air, and you find yourself needing a blanket when you curl up for bed. Fall is my favorite time of the year and it has arrived within the last day or two. I love fall because the trees change color, hoodies become acceptable fashion, fireplaces start burning wood, hot apple cider is aplenty, pumpkin flavored evvvvverything is on every menu, and you get to see the world around you completely change and get ready for a new beginning; winter.
Sam and Brent decided in the fall of last year to celebrate their engagement with some portraits that highlight the beautiful season in all it's magnificence. The day was a bit warm to start off with and Sam and Brent spent some time walking around a Clinton Township Metropark under the fall colors and talking about how Brent proposed. It was so sweet to hear about how Brent first asked Sam's father for her hand in marriage before asking her. Sam laughed joyfully at how her dad was able to kept the proposal a secret from her mom, so that way she, along with Sam, would be genuinely surprised by Brent's proposal.
As the clouds started to roll in, and the breeze picked up I walked with Sam and Brent down to the beach. In Michigan beaches are normally crowed with vacationers (known more affectionately in some places as "fudgies"), but as we walked along the sandy beach, all we could hear was the roar from the water and as I watched Sam and Brent cuddle and laugh with one another I could feel the world around them start to change and get ready for a new beginning in their lives; marriage.
What do you love most about fall? I'd love to hear about your fall adventures in the comments!