Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers: Blog http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:18:00 GMT Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:18:00 GMT Jill and Martin - Traverse City Wedding - Hagerty Center Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/11/jill-and-martin---traverse-city-wedding---hagerty-center-wedding Jill and Martin said "I Do" on October 14th at the wonderful Hagerty Center in Traverse City right on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay.  The forecast wasn't promising all week for their outdoor ceremony but having a 10:30AM ceremony and Brunch wedding reception proved to be the answer to dodge the rain.  It did rain later that day but we had all of our portraits done by that point.  It was a little chilly outside but what a setting to have their ceremony and portrait locations around the Hagerty Center grounds.

I've known Jill and her family for many years.  Jill used to assist me at weddings when I worked at Dirla Studio in Bay City when she was in High School and I was, let's just say I wasn't in High School.  We've kept in touch over the years and it was very flattering when she called me to let me know she wanted me to photograph her wedding and engagement portraits. She sure was a beautiful bride and Marty is one of the nicest grooms I've ever photographed.  I just loved witnessing their special bond between them and it really shows in their portraits.

I am a bit jealous that they live in such a beautiful area of Michigan and get to call the Traverse City area home.

Enjoy Jill and Marty.  I am so happy for you both!

Adam

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) fall hagerty center traverse city wedding wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/11/jill-and-martin---traverse-city-wedding---hagerty-center-wedding Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:29:09 GMT
Jordan & Tommy - Tawas Wedding - AuGres Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/11/jordan-tommy---tawas-wedding---augres-wedding I almost forgot to share Jordan and Tommy's wedding from September so I apologize to this amazing couple.  It was an absolutely perfect day for a wedding weather wise.  Jordan and Tommy had their ceremony in Tawas and entertained their many guests in AuGres at the Lions club pavilion which was transformed by Tommy's mother and her friends into an amazing reception venue.  The decorations were amazing and the food was out of this world. (especially the homemade ice cream)  Jordan and Tommy had a large wedding party of friends and relatives and they were so much fun to be with.  After portraits at church we stopped to a farm on the way to AuGres for some portraits by an old barn, tractor and bridge.

Congrats to the happy couple as you start your new life together!

Adam

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Michelle & Trevor - Midland Wedding - Midland Country Club http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/11/michelle-trevor---midland-wedding---midland-country-club Michelle and Trevor said 'I do' on Friday, October 13th at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Midland and entertained their guests at the Midland Country Club later for their reception.  I had the pleasure of photographing Michelle's sister Lauren's wedding earlier in the year so it was so nice to work with the families again.  We did some pre ceremony portraits at Michelle's parents' home of the girls and portraits of the guys were at church.  After the ceremony we stopped at a location in Midland near the Alden B. Dow home and then it was off the incredible Midland Country Club for some more portraits with their wedding party.  Bridges, waterfalls, stairways surely provided some wonderful backdrops for some Fall portraits.  DJ Ryan Rousseau had the crowd rockin' on the dance floor and it was a fun evening for sure.

It has been quite an honor to capture two sisters' weddings in the same year.  Thank you to the Meunier family for having me be a part of your special year of weddings!

Adam

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Nicole and Joshua - Bay City Wedding - Dow Gardens Wedding Photos http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/9/nicole-and-joshua---bay-city-wedding---dow-gardens-wedding-photos Nicole and Joshua shared their vows on August 26th at Joshua's parents' backyard in a lovely small ceremony.  The weather was gorgeous for their entire day with a small breeze and perfect temps.  After family photos we went to Dow Gardens for some beautiful portraits with their son and wedding party.  Dow was of course in full bloom and beautiful as ever.  After Dow Gardens, we went back to LFA Hall for their reception with their guests.  Josh's Mom Patsy, her husband Randy and son Ryan have been long time friends of ours and it was such a pleasure to spend such a special day with all of them.  You will notice a photo of three couples dancing on the dance floor and in 25 years of photographing weddings, I have never seen this happen.  Joshua and Nicole share their wedding date of August 26 with Josh's parents and Grandparents.  Three generations sharing the same anniversary.  What a special gift to share with those special people in your life.

Adam

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) backyard dow gardens lfa wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/9/nicole-and-joshua---bay-city-wedding---dow-gardens-wedding-photos Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:39:51 GMT
Kayla & James - SVSU Founders Hall wedding - Dow Diamond reception http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/9/kayla-james---svsu-founders-hall-wedding---dow-diamond-reception Kayla and James shared their vows on August 19th at Founders Hall on the campus of SVSU.  After their ceremony we stopped at Kayla's parents' Centennial Farm for a photo on the front porch and with their dog.  Next, we ventured to Bay City State Park for some incredible beach photos with their wedding party.  Then it was off to Dow Diamond in Midland where the Loons play.  Their reception was held in the concourse of the ballpark which provided such a neat backdrop for their guests.  We were able to go out onto the field later in the evening for some cool photos around the bases and in the dugout.  The $.25 Beer Band entertained their guests with some country music.

It was such a perfect day for weather as the temperatures made it very comfortable all day and evening.  We had a wonderful time capturing Kayla and James on their special day.

Adam

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Katelyn & Austin - Bay City Wedding - Beach Wedding Portraits http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/9/katelyn-austin---bay-city-wedding---beach-wedding-portraits Time to get caught up on some wedding blogging.  Katelyn and Austin tied the knot on August 12 at Bay Valley Christian Church and entertained their guests at the LFA Hall.  I had the pleasure of photographing both Katelyn and Austin for their Senior portraits so what an honor to capture their special day.  There were so many wonderful, emotional moments throughout the day from their prayer together before their ceremony to when Katelyn saw her Dad for the first time in her dress.  We ventured to Bay City State Park for some beach portraits with their wedding party and then stopped in Downtown Bay City for a few more before it started to rain.  I was able to capture some Infrared shots as well.  Love the IR photos with all the leaves turning white like snow. 

We surely created some beautiful portraits of such a wonderful couple and families.  

Adam

 

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Kami and Connor - Gladwin Wedding - Rustic Barn Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/7/kami-and-connor---gladwin-wedding---barn-wedding I had the pleasure of photographing both Kami and Connor's senior portraits when they graduated from high school.  It is a great feeling to have such wonderful clients who come back for other portraits needs such as family sessions and weddings.  

They had their wedding at a family friend's home in Gladwin in a rustic red barn.  Barn weddings have become a very popular trend.  They do provide such a unique venue for ceremonies and reception.  The forecast did not look great for their special day and it did rain most of the day.  Similar to other weddings this year, we were determined to not let the rain spoil our photography.  Every time it would let up or stop we literally ran outside with family members and the wedding party to get our photos done outside.  We did get every grouping we needed and I was able to get a nice variety of Kami and Connor considering the weather.

Kami and Connor had the most amazing guests who at the last minute with the rain had to bring all the chairs inside the barn for the ceremony and dry them with towels.  In about 15 minutes they moved the reception tables to the outside, set up chairs in rows with an aisle down the middle and voila, instant ceremony location and it was so beautiful in the barn.  Sometimes the backup plan works out better than Plan A.

Have a wonderful life together Kami and Connor.

Adam

 

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Lauren and Marshall - Midland Wedding - The H Hotel Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/7/lauren-and-marshall---midland-wedding---the-h-hotel-wedding Lauren and Marshall said 'I Do' on June 17th at Assumption Catholic Church in Midland and entertained their guests at The H Hotel in downtown Midland.  We started with portraits of the bridesmaids at Lauren's parents' home which was a wonderful backdrop for portraits.  

Then we moved to the church for portraits of Marshall and his groomsmen and family.  After the ceremony the rain started and it didn't let up for a while.  Fortunately, having their reception at The H Hotel provided so many locations inside we could work and create some amazing portraits.  

And just before they made their entrance into the reception the rain stopped and we were able to sneak outside and take some portraits of the two of them along Main Street in Midland.  We were determined to NOT let the weather spoil our photography plans and it shows as they have some beautiful portraits to cherish.  

I also am looking forward to photographing Lauren's sister Michelle's wedding in October.  It is so fun to work with such wonderful families twice in the same year.

Congratulations to Lauren and Marshall.

Adam

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Tyler & Allie - Bay City Wedding - Doubletree Hotel Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/7/allie-tyler---bay-city-wedding---doubletree-hotel-wedding Allie and Tyler's wedding in Bay City on June 10th was an awesome day for us to be a part of.  We started with some getting ready candids of the wedding party at the Doubletree and then went to St. Stans in Bay City for their ceremony and portraits there.  We were able to find some areas outside church that the wind wasn't so strong as it was a very windy day.  But it was sunny and not rainy so a little wind wasn't going to spoil our portrait opportunities.

We did some portraits down by the Saginaw River after the ceremony and went back out for some beautiful sunset portraits later in the evening.

Allie and Tyler were such a wonderful couple to work with.  We truly captured some amazing images and I can't wait for them to see their album which is already ordered.

Best wishes to Allie and Tyler on your new life together.

Adam

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Chelsey & Josh Close - Midland Wedding - The H Hotel Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/6/chelsey-josh-close---midland-wedding---the-h-hotel-wedding Another long overdue blog post about another incredible Spring wedding.  I had the pleasure of taking Chelsey's senior portraits when she was a senior at Bay City Western High School.  Now I had the pleasure of photographing her as a stunning bride.  Chelsey and Josh said 'I Do" May 6th at The H Hotel in Midland.  The chance of rain held off and allowed us to take some wonderful portraits in and around The H as well as Midland.  Chelsey and Josh met at Planet Fitness in Midland so we had to stop by there for a quick photo.  Their wedding party was sure a lot of fun to work with.  I can't wait for you to see your album!

Adam

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dow Gardens H Hotel The Wedding wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/6/chelsey-josh-close---midland-wedding---the-h-hotel-wedding Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:31:51 GMT
Ethan and Rachel Tranel - Saginaw Wedding - Golden Glow Ballroom http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/6/ethan-and-rachel-tranel---saginaw-wedding---golden-glow-ballroom It's time to get caught up on my wedding blogging.  It's been long overdue.  I wanted to share some portraits from Ethan and Rachel's wedding from this Spring.  It was such a beautiful day for a wedding and trees were in full bloom which proved to be a perfect match with the bridesmaids dresses.  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Saginaw provided a wonderful location for their ceremony and Rachel and Ethan entertained their guests at the Golden Glow Ballroom.  On our way to the reception, we stopped at park to take some beautiful portraits by the water and around the park.  Everyone was so wonderful to work with and the photos show that for sure.  Congratulations to Rachel and Ethan on your new life together.

Adam

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Shayla Neumeyer - Bay Valley Academy Dancer - KAR National Winner http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/shayla-neumeyer---bay-valley-academy-dancer---kar-national-winner I am excited to share some photos and news about this young lady.  Shayla is a competitive dancer at Bay Valley Academy(BVA) in Bay City.  BVA recently competed at a national dance competition in Myrtle Beach, SC held by KAR (Kids Artistic Review).  BVA did extremely well at the competition as a school and Shayla earned a very special opportunity.  Shayla was invited to participate at The Hollywood Dance Invitational which will provide dancers the opportunity to take master classes and immerse into the commercial dance, film, and television industry in Los Angeles. The event will take place in December of 2016 and will be an exciting and innovative way for dancers to connect with and learn from some of the most renowned professionals in the industry.  

Shayla needed some model/dance portraits to submit so she came in for a session and we were able to take some beautiful portraits.  Shayla is in eighth grade at Bay City Western High School.  

We wish her the best in December in HOLLYWOOD!  How exciting!

Adam

 

 

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) BVA Bay Valley Academy KAR Kids Artistic Review http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/shayla-neumeyer---bay-valley-academy-dancer---kar-national-winner Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:42:42 GMT
Shae - Bay City Western Class of 2017 - Senior Portrait Photographer http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/8/shae---bay-city-western-class-of-2017---senior-portrait-photographer I am so excited to share portraits of this young lady.  Shae started working at the studio back in May and has worked full time this summer and will also be our co-op student from Western High School for this school year.  Many of you who have called the studio or have come in have met her in person or over the phone.  Shae has been a blessing to us at HLP.  We have had a very busy summer and with some changes at the studio, she has jumped right into some key roles and responsibilities at the studio and has handled them beautifully.  Shae has dreams of becoming a professional photographer herself so we did do some portraits with her very own camera.  Shae sure has a knack for posing in front of the camera as you will see in her portraits.  She has fit right into our studio family and is a joy to have around.  

For her portrait sessions, we did a Signature session at our studio and Portrait Park and then we made the drive to one of my favorite beach locations for Senior portraits, The ROCK!  I grew up climbing on this rock and spent many a summer visiting it when we had our family cottage near Port Austin.  Shae and her mom joined me and Marisa, (my awesome assistant) for an incredible evening of lighting and CALM water.  I can't ever remember not seeing a ripple on the water.  The sunset was spectacular and we sure did get some amazing images and I know Shae talked about going there quite a bit after. It was sure worth the trip, not to mention the must have DQ stop in Caseville on the way home.

Adam

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Harbour Light Photography-Class of 2017 Seniors-High School Senior Photographer http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/8/harbour-light-photography-class-of-2017-seniors-high-school-senior-photographer We have been so busy with our Seniors, Weddings, Families, Children portraits and prepping our upcoming Schools/Sports photo season I haven't had much time to blog about all the wonderful Class of 2017 Seniors I've had the chance to photograph this summer.  We have had some AWESOME sessions at our Studio, Portrait Park and all over the area such as Dow Gardens, Downtown Bay City, Chippewa Nature Center, Bay City State Park and MORE!  

I thought it would be nice to share a 'Greatest Hits' of some of our client work to show off some of our outstanding Seniors.

Adam

 

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Class of 2017 Harbour Light Photography Senior pictures http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/8/harbour-light-photography-class-of-2017-seniors-high-school-senior-photographer Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:38:08 GMT
Miss Bay County 2017 - Miss Michigan Pageant Photographer - Bay City Photographer http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/8/mbc2017 Happy to share some recent portraits of the newly crown Miss Bay County and Miss Bay County's Outstanding Teen for 2017.  Alana Wilson is our new Miss Bay County and will represent our wonderful county at Miss Michigan next June.  Laurel Hammis is our new Miss Bay County's Outstanding Teen for the next year.  Alana is a Junior at Saginaw Valley State University studying business and Laurel is a Freshmen at John Glenn High School.  

The girls brought in some stunning gowns for some studio portraits and I can't wait to take them around Bay County to do some more.

Adam

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Heather & Graham - Bay City Wedding Photographer - Montague Inn Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/7/heather-graham---bay-city-wedding-photographer---montague-inn-wedding Some of you may remember my Blog post of Heather and Graham's engagement session from last Fall from U of M's campus.  They had such beautiful portraits for that session and now I can proudly share their wedding photos from their July 2nd wedding at the wonderful Montague Inn in Saginaw.  Conrad and I started the day at the Montague photographing the girls getting ready and then traveled to St. John's church in Essexville for their ceremony (with my favorite priest of all time, Father Dale Orlik)  

After their ceremony it was back to the Montague for more portraits around the grounds with their wedding party and we followed that by hopping on their bus and going over the Saginaw River for some urban portraits near the Stable ski shop on Hamilton St. near the river.  Heather and Graham had a rather large wedding party with 8 couples which made for some fun times and portraits.  

After portraits were complete, it was back to the Montague where they entertained their guests under a large white tent, beautifully decorated with old books and some vintage cameras on the tables.  (Loved that of course)  Dean Rusch and his band CEYX kept the dance floor rocking with their music and we topped the evening off with some sunset portraits down by the river of the happy couple.

It was truly a beautiful day for weather and how could you not take a beautiful portrait of this amazing couple.  Everyone was so kind and gracious and Conrad and I were treated like family.

Congratulations to Heather and Graham!

Adam

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Wedding Photography Montague Inn Wedding Saginaw Wedding Photographer http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/7/heather-graham---bay-city-wedding-photographer---montague-inn-wedding Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:17:56 GMT
Elizabeth and Travis - Augres Wedding Photographer - Beach Wedding http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/7/elizabeth-and-travis---augres-wedding-photographer---beach-wedding I couldn't wait to share images from Elizabeth and Travis' wedding from June.  I love beach weddings.  The happy couple tied the knot on June 25 in Augres at the Arenac County Park right on Lake Huron.  A driftwood arbor and blue water provided a wonderful backdrop for their ceremony and a large white tent down the beach a few yards provided a beautiful place for their guests to enjoy the breeze off the water during the reception.  

After their ceremony, we stopped by Church to bless their vows and rings and then it was off to Huron Breeze Golf Course just north of Augres for some amazing portraits with family and their wedding party.  After portraits it was back to the tent for a wonderful dinner and dancing provided by a Dueling Pianos duo that kept the dance floor rocking.  Being right on the beach it was so easy to sneak Elizabeth and Travis out later for some 'Sweet Light' portraits along the water's edge, a dock, sunset with some adirondack chairs and of course some sparklers to top it off.

Elizabeth and Travis were such a wonderful couple to work with and I truly had a blast with them, their wedding party and families.  Their portraits sure do tell a story of a perfect day!

Adam

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First Film Session - Fine Art Film Portraits in Michigan http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/first-film-session---fine-art-film-portraits-in-michigan This blog post is hopefully the start of something new at Harbour Light Photography.  I am sharing some photos of my camera room today that I just got ready for my first film session at our studio.  The other photos are of my darkroom I put in our basement at home.  You may wonder why I am sharing this versus our normal blog posts of client portraits.  I am hoping to start offering Fine Art Film Portrait Sessions taken with a 4x5 film view camera as well as a Hasselblad medium format film camera system.  The 4x5 camera is on the right in the first photo and requires a ton of adjustments to get the image just right.  The Hasselblad camera is on the left and is actually a SLR camera that is a 2.25 square format and uses 120 film.  I used a Hasselblad camera for many years when I first started in my career and basically earned my Master of Photography degree creating images with one.

So you may ask why am I doing this?  Some of my photographer friends think I'm crazy to be back in a darkroom and others are totally jealous and want me to share and do workshops.  I am simply taking a step back in time when you artistically and methodically created an image as an artist.  Ansel Adams once said, "You don't take a photograph, you create it."  I do love what we can create with our digital cameras.  Trust me, I would never go back to film on the scale needed to photograph everything in our studio.  I have just missed the joy of capturing an image on film and the process of printing in a darkroom doing all the custom tweaks to an image with burning and dodging areas that now you just do a couple of clicks of the mouse or the swipe of your tablet stylus and done.

I am going to create the portraits in our studio, hand develop the film, proof the film, print the final images on a special Fiber Base Fine Art Paper and finally finishing the portraits with ALL acid-free archival methods using high end white matting, UV protective glass and black frames.  I CANNOT wait.  This project has been a long time coming and I want to thank my family (namely my wife Lori) for putting up with me acquiring all the pieces for my darkroom and camera equipment.  I am doing personal projects of course with some waterfalls, lighthouses, a future 'Old Michigan Barns' series (I haven't even started yet), but we are going to be offering studio sessions to our clients for those who want something different.  This will be fine art portraiture at it's finest.  Each portrait will be one of a kind.  No Photoshop here AT ALL.  This will all be done by me with all that I have learned over the past 25 years as a Master Photographer.

I hope to create blog posts all along the way during each step of the process from the camera room, the darkroom and framing room.  I hope to share lots of behind the scenes photos and videos showing how each process is done.  I know it may sound like a lot of work but my passion for photography says otherwise.

Stay tuned for more!

Adam 

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My 4x5 camera on the right is a Zone VI Field 45 camera that is mahogany with brass accents.  It's very lightweight and great to hike around with.  My Hasselblad camera is on the left.  They all use Carl Zeiss lenses which are some of the finest optics in the world.  NASA used all Hasselblad cameras for all their moon landings.  You can spot a NASA edition Hasselblad by it's gray color.  Only NASA had the special lunar color. IMG_7606 2IMG_7606 2 IMG_7626 2IMG_7626 2

My darkroom is only 5x16 but it's all I need.  I have a 5 foot sink at one end that I can use my JOBO film processor (the red and black machine on shelf) as well as set up 16x20 trays for printing.  My print washer is a slotted type that uses very little water to wash my prints.

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My dry end of the darkroom is where my enlarger is which is an Omega chassis with an Ilford Multigrade 500C cold light enlarging head.  I can only do Black and White prints which is what I had planned all along.

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Film Photography Studio film sessions http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/first-film-session---fine-art-film-portraits-in-michigan Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:36:53 GMT
Miss Lore's Dance Special Round 3- Bay City Dance Photographer http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/miss-lores-dance-special-round-3--bay-city-dance-photographer Our Dance Special for Miss Lore's School of Performing Arts was such a hit that we had to extend it.  Here are some more samples of our latest sessions.

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Dance Photographer Dance Portrait Special Miss Lore's Dance Rage http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/miss-lores-dance-special-round-3--bay-city-dance-photographer Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:40 GMT
Makenna - Miss Lore's Dance Studio Special - Bay City Dance Photographer http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/makenna---miss-lores-dance-studio-special---bay-city-dance-photographer Makenna is a dancer on the Miss Lore's Dance Rage competitive team.  She is in the Petite group.  Makenna recently came in for our extended Studio Dance Portrait special for Miss Lore's School of Performing Arts.  She brought three of her costumes to be photographed and they were all great with our sets and backgrounds.

We had a lot of fun going inside and outside our studio to capture some beautiful portraits.

Adam

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contact@harbourlightphotography.com (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Dance Photographer MLDR Miss Lore's Dance Rage http://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/makenna---miss-lores-dance-studio-special---bay-city-dance-photographer Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:41:35 GMT