Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers: Blog https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers (Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:33:00 GMT Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:33:00 GMT Larissa & Jared-Winter Engagement-Dow Gardens Engagement https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2020/2/larissa-jared-winter-engagement-dow-gardens-engagement Larissa and Jared say "I Do" this summer in July and they SO wanted a winter engagement session.  We've been patiently waiting for the right snowy conditions to photograph.  We finally got enough snow on the ground and on the trees so off to Dow Gardens we went.  Dow is one my favorite locations for winter sessions of any kind.  They keep the walkways all plowed so it's easy to walk around and just step off the path to get take some great photos.

We sure had a great day with great lighting and bearable temperatures.  I just love the variety we were able to get.  After a little convincing we even got them to get their hands even colder to grab some snow and have a snowball fight at the end.  How fun!

We are so looking forward to photographing their wedding in July.

Adam

 

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dow engagement fight snow snowball winter https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2020/2/larissa-jared-winter-engagement-dow-gardens-engagement Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:34:39 GMT
Phillip & Jessica-Freeland Wedding-Dow Gardens Wedding-Doubletree Bay City Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2020/1/phillip-jessica-dow-gardens-wedding-doubletree-bay-city-wedding December 27th marked the special day for Phillip and Jessica and Lori and I were so looking forward to being a part of their wedding.

We've had the pleasure of knowing Phillip and Jessica for many years as they both graduated with our son Conrad from Bay City Western High School.  They also both attended SVSU with Conrad.  Conrad roomed with Phillip for several years while attending SVSU.  Conrad was also asked to be a groomsman for Phillip so this was our first wedding to photograph with one of our children as a wedding attendant.  (That still seems crazy to us.) We knew so many people at the wedding and it was a pleasure for sure capturing Phillip and Jessica's special day.

Lori and I started the day at St. Agnes in Freeland where the girls were getting ready.  We captured some candids of the girls getting ready as well as the guys finishing the touches with their attire.  Phillip is attending medical school in the Army and wore his dress uniform with saber.  I've always enjoyed photographing a groom in full uniform.  We proceeded to take pre ceremony portraits of each respective side before their ceremony with the beautifully decorated sanctuary of St. Agnes.  After their ceremony we took some formals on the altar with family and wedding party and then it was off to Dow Gardens for some outdoor portraits.  

Dow Gardens provided a nice backdrop for some outdoor photos even though we didn't have any snow for December 27th.  They have lots of evergreens, rock walls and bridges that can provide a nice portrait anytime of year.  We certainly had some fun with the wedding party and they surely showed that in their portraits.

Phillip and Jessica's reception was at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel in Bay City which is one of our favorite venues to work at.  After dinner and some formal dances we took Phillip and Jessica over to Wenonah Park for some portraits with the wonderfully lit Christmas tree at the end of Center Avenue.  We did some backlighting and set the camera to show off the beautiful Christmas tree.

We want to thank Phillip and Jessica for having us be a part of their wedding and we wish them the best on their new life together.

Adam & Lori

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Doubletree Bay City Dow Gardens Military wedding outdoor wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2020/1/phillip-jessica-dow-gardens-wedding-doubletree-bay-city-wedding Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:07:07 GMT
Chelsea and Joey - Forest Edge Wedding - Chippewa Nature Center Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/chelsea-and-joey---forest-edge-wedding---chippewa-nature-center-wedding Chelsea and Joey shared their vows on October 12th.  I've had the pleasure of photographing Chelsea's senior portraits, her brother Zach's seniors portraits as well as their family portraits.  The Hadd family are super clients of the studio.  I'll also be photographing her brother Zach's wedding next June in Bay City.  I can't wait for that.

So we started the day at Salon Neveau in Bay City with the girls getting hair and makeup done.  Had lots of fun using the wonderful natural light that comes into the salon.  Chelsea even put her dress on for some photos with her mom, Cathy.

Next, we were off to Forest Edge Banquet Center in Auburn for pre-ceremony portraits with Joey and his groomsmen and family followed by Chelsea and her bridesmaids and family.  It was a beautiful Fall day and the ceremony area at Forest Edge provided a beautiful backdrop for their vows.  We did some family portraits after the ceremony as well as some of Chelsea and Joey and their wedding party.

We then took the bridal party out to Chippewa Nature Center in Midland for some Fall color portraits with the barns, pathways and of course PEAK Fall colors.  We took some beautiful and fun portraits while we were there.

After Chippewa it was back to Forest Edge for their reception photos of toasts, cake, dancing and more.

I wish you a lifetime of happiness Chelsea and Joey!

Enjoy these selected favorites from your wedding images.  I will finish up the others real soon.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride chippewa fall forest groom nature outdoor wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/chelsea-and-joey---forest-edge-wedding---chippewa-nature-center-wedding Fri, 25 Oct 2019 22:01:49 GMT
Emma and Eric - Saginaw Wedding - Temple Theater Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/emma-and-eric---saginaw-wedding---temple-theater-wedding Where do I start talking about this wedding?  You have to see these sneak peak images.  Truly a DREAM wedding for a photographer.

We had the pleasure of having Emma as an employee at the studio during her senior year at Valley Lutheran High School and her first year of college.  She was an incredible employee and one we were bummed when she left for Grand Valley for the rest of her college.  The Moulton Family have been great clients with senior and family portraits also.  Of course, we've stayed in touch while she made her home in Grand Rapids and watched her grow as a photographer herself taking some beautiful portraits while working at the University after graduation.

When Eric popped the big question and they became engaged, we were one of her first phone calls to ask us to photograph her wedding.  Lori and I have been so looking forward to their big day as she scheduled tons of time for portraits.  We started the day at Emma's dad's house in Bay City with Emma and the girls getting ready.  The historic home provided a wonderful backdrop for the girls photos including a nice spot for Emma to read a letter from her late mother Carol who lost a valiant fight against cancer.  Carol had written the letter to Emma to be read on her wedding day and it was absolutely beautiful.  Emma had so many little touches throughout the day to memorialize her mother and include Carol in her special day.  I had the pleasure of knowing Carol as a studio client and she was such a wonderful person who so valued the portraits we've created over the years. 

After a first look with her Dad in Bay City we were off to Saginaw for a first look with Eric.  We then knocked out most of their family portraits, wedding portraits and bridal portraits at Ojibway.  It was truly a perfect Fall day for weather.

After tons of portraits at Ojibway, we were off to Peace Lutheran Church in Saginaw for their ceremony and some more portraits there.  After leaving Peace we headed to downtown Saginaw to the Old Stable on Hamilton for some super fun portraits with their wedding party.  The expressions in the photos say it all.

After downtown we were off to the reception at the historic Temple Theater in Saginaw.  First up were some photos under the marquee of the Temple.  Next, we ventured into the theater for more portraits showing off the beautiful architecture and of course beautiful wedding party and couple.  The third story ballroom was decorated so beautifully for their reception.  There was so much attention to detail, especially the cinnamon donuts at the cake table.  They were very good.

The reception was so much fun as the photos surely show.  Lori and I were able to capture so many memories throughout the day.  

Emma and Eric scheduled so much time for photos and as a photographer when that happens, you want to utilize every second.  We couldn't be happier for you and wish you a lifetime of happiness on your journey as a married couple.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride groom marquee ojibway outdoor peace temple wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/emma-and-eric---saginaw-wedding---temple-theater-wedding Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:14:02 GMT
Allison and Elliot -Osthoff Resort Wedding-Wisconsin Wedding-Travel Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/allison-and-elliot--osthoff-resort-wedding-wisconsin-wedding-travel-wedding So Lori and I had the pleasure of traveling to Elkhart Lake, WI to photograph Allison and Elliot's wedding back in September.  We decided to drive around through the UP to get there on Friday and come back around Chicago on Sunday to come home.  We have had the pleasure of knowing Allison's parents and younger sister for a while through dance at Miss Lore's School of Dance.  We were honored to spend the weekend with everyone at the beautiful Osthoff Resort on Elkhart Lake about an hour south of Green Bay.  Elliot and his family are from the Green Bay area and WI is where Allison and Elliot call home.

We were truly taken care of all weekend from Friday rehearsal, bonfire by the lake Friday evening to Saturday breakfast pizzas before the wedding to a wonderful dinner at the reception Saturday.  The Osthoff has so many photo locations everywhere we turned.  Their ceremony was out by the gazebo and pond inside the courtyard area of the resort.  We went down on the dock by the lake for some more of Allison, Elliot and their wedding party.  Lori and I captured some amazing portraits all day and it was very hard to just choose some favorites from so many.

Pam, you truly spoiled us with hospitality and we appreciate all you provided for our stay.  It was a magical day and weekend for sure.  You have a lot to be around of with your beautiful family.

Here are a few favorites.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride groom lake Osthoff outdoor reception wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/allison-and-elliot--osthoff-resort-wedding-wisconsin-wedding-travel-wedding Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:43:50 GMT
Taylor and Kevin-Sebewaing Wedding-The Grand Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/taylor-and-kevin-sebewaing-wedding-the-grand-wedding Taylor and Kevin had a perfect weather day back in August for their wedding at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing.  Lori and I started photographing Taylor and her girls at a local salon in Sebewaing and then moved to the church for the rest of their pre ceremony portraits.  Immanuel Lutheran Church is one of the prettiest churches in the Thumb for sure.  After their ceremony and portraits at Church we ventured around the thumb stopping at some personal locations for some photos with Kevin's late father's tractor as well as a stop at Taylor and Kevin's home for a photo with their beloved dog and a newer, shiny tractor.  They had a super fun wedding party and we had a great time hanging with them at all the stops.  We then headed to The Grand banquet center in Essexville for their reception where we did some more portraits of them and their wedding party.  We finished the day with a beautiful backlit sunset portrait out by the gazebo at The Grand.

Here are some of my favorites from Taylor and Kevin's special day.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride ceremony grand groom indoor outdoor reception sebewaing wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/taylor-and-kevin-sebewaing-wedding-the-grand-wedding Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:43:56 GMT
Julia and Patrick-Midland Wedding-Dow Gardens Wedding-The H Hotel Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/julia-and-patrick-midland-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-the-h-hotel-wedding Getting caught up on our wedding blogs so wanted to share Julia and Patrick's special day and beautiful portraits.  They had their wedding at Blessed Sacrament in Midland on a beautiful Summer day.  After their ceremony and portraits at Blessed Sacrament we ventured over to Dow Gardens with their wedding party for more portraits.  After portraits at Dow, we headed over to the wonderful H Hotel for their reception.  We were able to take some portraits before their dinner around the H Hotel property and after dinner we went down by the Tridge for some sweet light portraits.  We finished the day with a couple of portraits under the clock tower on Main Street.

Julia and Patrick were such a nice couple to photograph and spend the day with.  Their families and wedding party were very gracious and fun to work with.  The H Hotel of course provided a beautiful backdrop for their special day.

Here are some of my favorite portraits from their day.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dow H Hotel Midland wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/10/julia-and-patrick-midland-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-the-h-hotel-wedding Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:10:32 GMT
Andy & Alex-Holland Engagement Session https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/8/andy-alex-holland-engagement-session We had the pleasure of being on the west side of Michigan for a college visit for our daughter Marisa, so what a wonderful opportunity to photograph an engagement in one of our special towns in Michigan.  Andy went to school with our son Conrad so we've had the pleasure of photographing him and his family for the past 15 years of so.  When we heard Andy and Alex were engaged a suggested Holland engagement was in order since they are currently living there.  It was our first time photographing around downtown Holland and at a smaller public beach nearby.  What an incredible quaint downtown area to photograph!  We started around the downtown, moved over the Hope College and used some of their architecture and buildings and then finished at a smaller public beach access.  With the water levels high all over the state the water line was pretty close to the dunes but still wonderful to photograph with a sunset.

We all had some fun for sure capturing some variety.  Congrats to Andy and Alex and I have fun with your wedding planning.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) beach downtown engagement Holland sunset https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/8/andy-alex-holland-engagement-session Fri, 02 Aug 2019 21:21:09 GMT
Kaitlyn & David-Bay City Wedding-Doubletree Wedding-Fireworks Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kaitlyn-david-bay-city-wedding-doubletree-wedding-fireworks-wedding Lori and I had the pleasure of capturing Kaitlyn and David's wedding on July 5th at the Doubletree Riverfront in Bay City.  Having your wedding at the Doubletree during the Fireworks Festival is pretty special as you have a front row seat for some awesome fireworks.

We started the day in the Wenonah Suite with photos of the girls getting ready as well as the guys getting ready in a room.  Kaitlyn had some special 'first looks' with her dad's as well as her groom David.  These are always fun and emotional to photograph.  

After the first looks, we did a majority of their photography before their ceremony with their family and wedding party.  After that it was time for their ceremony inside the Doubletree which was beautiful.  While their guests enjoyed cocktail hour, we walked downtown around Bay City with their wedding party and had some fun taking photos.  We were able to give some great variety with the small size of their wedding party.  We even had a chance to photograph Kaitlyn and David with their Corvette Stingray.  What a sweet ride for such a sweet couple.

After dinner we photographed their formal dances and lastly went out to the patio before the fireworks started to be ready for the show.  I just love taking some tripod time exposures of wedding couples with the fireworks in the background.  I think we got some awesome images for sure.

Everyone was so wonderful to work with and Lori and myself truly enjoyed our day together.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) corvette Doubletree fireworks wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kaitlyn-david-bay-city-wedding-doubletree-wedding-fireworks-wedding Fri, 02 Aug 2019 21:06:20 GMT
Julie & Austin - Bay City Wedding - St. Stan's Wedding - Apple Mountain Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/julie-austin---bay-city-wedding---st-stans-wedding---apple-mountain-wedding Julie and Austin shared their vows on June 8th at the beautiful St. Stan's Catholic Church in Bay City.  I had the privilege of photographing Julie's senior portraits when she was a high school senior.  We surely had a beautiful day for portraits at St. Stan's and in Bay City before we headed to Apple Mountain for their reception.

Let's just say their wedding party was a TON of fun and I had a blast with them making their portraits fun.  Julie and Austin were also able sneak in some photos with their Fur-baby.

Apple Mountain offered some more locations with their wedding party before making their grand entrance.  We were also able to sneak outside at sunset for a beautiful portrait by the 18th green.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride groom outdoor wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/julie-austin---bay-city-wedding---st-stans-wedding---apple-mountain-wedding Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:15:59 GMT
Jenafer & Brandon-Bay City Wedding-Messiah Lutheran-Doubletree Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/jenafer-brandon-bay-city-wedding-messiah-lutheran-doubletree-wedding Jenafer and Brandon shared their vows on May 26th.  Lori and I photographed together at their wedding which made for a special day for us.  We started at the Wenonah Suite at the Doubletree Hotel in Bay City capturing Jenafer and her girls getting ready.  We also took some photos of Brandon and his guys there as well.  Next, we moved to Messiah Lutheran Church in Bullock Creek to photograph their ceremony.  Upon returning to Bay City we took some portraits of them and their wedding party at City Hall, which we love using as a backdrop.

Jenafer and Brandon had a large wedding party with lots of fun family and friends making up the party.  The multi color bridesmaids dresses and matching vests for the guys proved for some beautiful portraits.

Of course, the Doubletree Hotel on the river in Bay City is the best venue around for a reception.  We were able to sneak the happy couple out at dusk for a beautiful sunset portrait.

It was a great day for sure!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride doubletree groom outdoor sunset wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/jenafer-brandon-bay-city-wedding-messiah-lutheran-doubletree-wedding Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:58:06 GMT
Hannah & Jacob Botimer-Bay City Wedding-The Grand Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/hannah-jacob-botimer-bay-city-wedding-the-grand-wedding No time like now to get caught up on sharing a post about Hannah and Jacob's wedding.

Hannah and Jacob said "I Do" on May 18th at The Grand in Essexville.  It was a perfect day for a wedding with great temps and overcast conditions.  I've known both Hannah and Jacob since their days attending Bay City Western High School.  I also had the pleasure of photographing Jacob's sister's wedding a couple of years ago.

I love seeing unique ways to do things at a wedding and Hannah and Jacob surely had a unique way to see who said their vows first:  Rock, Paper, Scissors.  Yes, a simple game determined the outcome.  

We surely were able to capture some beautiful portraits in and around the The Grand.  We also stopped in Downtown Bay City for a few portraits with their wedding party before they headed off to their reception.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride grand groom outdoor spring The wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/hannah-jacob-botimer-bay-city-wedding-the-grand-wedding Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:27:04 GMT
Karen & Paul Andrusiak-Saginaw Wedding-Dow Gardens Wedding-Apple Mountain Reception https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/karen-paul-andrusiak-saginaw-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-apple-mountain-reception I am way overdue on blogging and sharing our weddings for this year but it's certainly not to late to share these incredible images from our weddings so far this year.

Karen and Paul tied the knot on April 27th at St. John Lutheran Church in Saginaw and had their reception at Apple Mountain in Freeland.  In between the ceremony and reception we ventured to Midland to take portraits at Dow Gardens and another location by the Alden B. Dow home/museum.  

Karen and Paul were such a wonderful couple to work with and we had such a perfect day for portraits.  Lori and I both photographed and we were able to give them so much variety with the two of them and their wedding party. Karen had a cathedral length veil which are so awesome to photograph with a slight breeze.  

It was truly a special day!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride groom reception veil wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2019/7/karen-paul-andrusiak-saginaw-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-apple-mountain-reception Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:07:47 GMT
Jacquelyn & Chad - Golden Glow Wedding - St.Charles Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/10/jacquelyn-chad---golden-glow-wedding---st-charles-wedding Jacquelyn and Chad shared their vows on September 29th at the beautiful Golden Glow Ballroom near St. Charles.  We started with the girls getting ready upstairs and captured their portraits outside at the Golden Glow.  

Once we were done with the girls Chad and the groomsmen came and we photographed them as well around the property.  It was a very nice Fall day for sure and the outdoor ceremony provided a beautiful backdrop for them to say "I Do".  

After the ceremony, we took lots of family portraits at the Golden Glow and then we were off with the wedding party to a couple of parks in St. Charles.  The wedding party even 'boarded' the pirate ship in the playground for a fun photo.  I also love that Jacquelyn and Chad had a moment on the swings.

Once we were done with outdoor portraits it was back to the Golden Glow for their reception.  Everyone was so awesome to work with and I really enjoyed capturing their special day.

Congratulations to Jacquelyn and Chad!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride cake ceremony dancing groom outdoor portraits reception wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/10/jacquelyn-chad---golden-glow-wedding---st-charles-wedding Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:09:11 GMT
Ashli & Jonny - Bay City Wedding - Pere Marquette Wedding - Doubletree Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/10/ashli-jonny---bay-city-wedding---pere-marquette-wedding---doubletree-wedding Ashli and Jonny celebrated their big day on September 22 in Bay City at the historic Pere Marquette Train Depot.  Lori and I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding together and we had so much fun.  Ashli is a former Miss Bay County and we got to know her through our photography sponsorship for the local pageant.  When she was asked by Jonny to be engaged she contacted me right away to have us save the date.  The big day finally arrived and it couldn't have been more special and perfect for weather.

We started with some candids of the wedding party getting ready at the Doubletree in Bay City.  We then went to the historic Pere Marquette Train Depot for their beautiful ceremony and more portraits.  After we were done there we traveled around Bay City capturing Ashli and Jonny with their wedding party.  The Doubletree Hotel was beautifully decorated for a Fall wedding and the dance floor had a nice personal touch on it as well.  Ashli's father made a light bridge/canopy that covered the entire dance floor so everyone danced under lights that looked like stars. It was done very well and provided a nice backdrop for dancing photos.

To finish the evening we took Ashli and Jonny down by the river for some sunset photos which made for a picture perfect ending to a perfect day.

Congratulations to you Ashli and Jonny and thank you for having Lori and I be a part of your special day!

Adam & Lori

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride ceremony fall groom outdoor reception wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/10/ashli-jonny---bay-city-wedding---pere-marquette-wedding---doubletree-wedding Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:41:11 GMT
Torri & Christopher-Apple Mountain Wedding-Freeland Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/10/torri-christopher-apple-mountain-wedding-freeland-wedding Torri and Christopher said "I Do" on September 15th at the beautiful Apple Mountain Resort in Freeland.  It was an absolutely picture perfect day for weather.

I've had the pleasure of knowing Torri for many years as she danced and taught at Bay Valley Academy where we have been taking their dance portraits for several years.  I also had the pleasure of capturing her Dance Team portraits as well as her Senior Portraits when she was a senior at Bay City Central.

We truly had so much fun photographing the girls and guys before the ceremony and their outdoor ceremony on the patio by the fountain was very intimate.  We then took advantage of the many photo locations around the Apple Mountain property before the reception began.  Their wedding party was a lot of fun especially since there were a lot of past clients we've had the pleasure of photographing.

Congrats to Torri and Christopher as they begin their new life together!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Apple bride ceremony groom Mountain outdoor wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/10/torri-christopher-apple-mountain-wedding-freeland-wedding Tue, 09 Oct 2018 23:53:40 GMT
Sarah & Travis - AuGres Wedding - Farm Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sarah-travis-augres-wedding-farm-wedding Sarah and Travis tied the knot on August 11th at St. John's Lutheran Church in AuGres and then entertained their many guests at Sarah's parents' farm.  They had a beautiful day for weather for sure.  

After the ceremony we took portraits of them with their wedding party at Sarah's Aunts home where we had some nice woods and pond as a backdrop.  Then it was on to the reception where the barn held most of the guests along with a huge white tent for more.  

Sarah's mom grows some awesome sunflowers which provided for some beautiful portraits of Sarah and Travis.  We also had some fun shooting some with the very tall corn across the road.  

The family farm/barn was so beautifully decorated and sure was a hit for the reception.

Best wishes on your new life together Sarah and Travis!

Adam

 

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Augres barn corn farm sunflowers wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sarah-travis-augres-wedding-farm-wedding Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:15:05 GMT
Kayla & Andrew - Midland Wedding - Dow Diamond - The Tridge https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/8/kayla-andrew---midland-wedding---dow-diamond---the-tridge Kayla and Andrew said 'I Do' on July 14 at Messiah Lutheran in Midland and entertained their guests at the Holiday Inn Midland for their reception.  I had the pleasure of photographing both Kayla and Andrew for their senior portraits so what an honor to photograph the next chapter of their new life together.

It was a little raining the morning of their wedding but turned out to be nice day later for their outdoor portraits.  Andrew works at Dow Diamond for the Loons so we had incredible access around the stadium since the ball team was on the road.  I love the custom jerseys they had made to celebrate their day.  We also stopped by the Tridge in Midland for some more portraits of Kayla and Andrew.  I enjoyed working with their families and wedding party all day.

Finally, we were off to the Holiday Inn in Midland for their reception where a good time was had by everyone for sure.

Congratulations again to Kayla and Andrew!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bride Dow Diamond groom Harbour Light Photography Midland wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/8/kayla-andrew---midland-wedding---dow-diamond---the-tridge Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:02:49 GMT
Madison & Adam-SVSU Founders Hall Wedding-Dow Gardens Wedding-The Great Hall Reception https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/7/madison-adam-svsu-founders-hall-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-the-great-hall-reception The Diehl family have been longtime clients at the studio and I had the pleasure of photographing Madison and her siblings senior portraits.  I love that now being in business for 13 years I am starting to photograph several weddings of High School Seniors who remember we do great wedding photography as well.

Madison and Adam tied the knot on May 27th at Founders Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.  After pictures there, we ventured to Dow Gardens in Midland where we spent the afternoon photographing around the beautiful gardens.  It's the best!

After Dow Gardens, we photographed their reception at The Great Hall in Midland in their beautiful ballroom.  The food was awesome of course!

Madison and Adam were such a sweet couple and I loved photographing Adam's big smile as he looked at Madison throughout the day.  He smiles a lot!

God Bless!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dow Gardens SVSU The Great Hall wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/7/madison-adam-svsu-founders-hall-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-the-great-hall-reception Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:56:00 GMT
Amanda & Jacob-Auburn Wedding-Dow Gardens Wedding-Forest Edge Reception https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/7/amanda-jacob-auburn-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-forest-edge-reception I had the pleasure of capturing Amanda's senior portraits and her mother Kim was a preschool teacher for all of our girls at Auburn Area Catholic Schools.  The Buchmann's are a wonderful family and have been great clients.  I knew Jacob also with all of our sports photos taken at Western High School.

Amanda and Jacob tied the knot on May 26th at St. Gabriel's and Forest Edge Banquet Hall both in Auburn.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding and a storm rolled through later that night during the reception that knocked out power in the Auburn area. They say it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day.

After a beautiful ceremony at St. Gabriel's we went to the wonderful Dow Gardens in Midland for location portraits with their wedding party.  You cannot go wrong with Dow Gardens for your wedding day portraits.  

Once we were done at Dow Gardens it was off to Forest Edge Banquet in Auburn for their reception of great food and fun on the dance floor.

It was an honor to capture your special day Amanda and Jacob and best wishes on your new life together!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Auburn Dow Edge Forest Gardens Harbour Light https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/7/amanda-jacob-auburn-wedding-dow-gardens-wedding-forest-edge-reception Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:17:14 GMT
Stacey & William-Frankenmuth Wedding-Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/7/stacey-william-frankenmuth-wedding-bavarian-inn-motor-lodge-wedding It is time for me to get caught up on my wedding blog posts.  Being gone out west for two weeks in June put me behind but I'm excited to share some awesome weddings from this Spring.

I was so honored to capture Stacey and William's bid day at the Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge on May 19th.  The Motor Lodge provides such a wonderful backdrop for a wedding ceremony and reception.  The rainy weather pushed the ceremony into the indoors pool courtyard which was still awesome for a ceremony.  The weather did lighten up a bit later and allowed us to get some portraits outside around the Lodge.  The Composer's Room also provided a great backdrop for their reception.

The one common theme among Stacey, William, their wedding party and guests was LOVE.  There was a lot of smiles, hugs, and genuine embraces all around as these two wonderful people said, "I Do!" and shared their love of each other with everyone in attendance.

It was awesome to witness and I wish nothing but the best to Stacey and William as they continue their love story together.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge Wedding Frankenmuth Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2018/7/stacey-william-frankenmuth-wedding-bavarian-inn-motor-lodge-wedding Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:49:29 GMT
Jill and Martin - Traverse City Wedding - Hagerty Center Wedding https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) fall hagerty center traverse city wedding wedding https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) augres wedding tawas wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/11/jordan-tommy---tawas-wedding---augres-wedding Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:48:02 GMT
Michelle & Trevor - Midland Wedding - Midland Country Club https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) fall wedding midland country club wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/11/michelle-trevor---midland-wedding---midland-country-club Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:26:18 GMT
Nicole and Joshua - Bay City Wedding - Dow Gardens Wedding Photos https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) backyard dow gardens lfa wedding https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) band beach dow diamond svsu wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/9/kayla-james---svsu-founders-hall-wedding---dow-diamond-reception Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:18:14 GMT
Katelyn & Austin - Bay City Wedding - Beach Wedding Portraits https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bay city state park wedding bay city wedding beach wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/9/katelyn-austin---bay-city-wedding---beach-wedding-portraits Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:57:10 GMT
Kami and Connor - Gladwin Wedding - Rustic Barn Wedding https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) barn wedding rainy wedding photos rustic barn wedding reception https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/7/kami-and-connor---gladwin-wedding---barn-wedding Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:22:06 GMT
Lauren and Marshall - Midland Wedding - The H Hotel Wedding https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) h hotel midland the wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/7/lauren-and-marshall---midland-wedding---the-h-hotel-wedding Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:58:31 GMT
Tyler & Allie - Bay City Wedding - Doubletree Hotel Wedding https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) bay city wedding doubletree hotel bay city wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/7/allie-tyler---bay-city-wedding---doubletree-hotel-wedding Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:21:14 GMT
Chelsey & Josh Close - Midland Wedding - The H Hotel Wedding https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dow Gardens H Hotel The Wedding wedding https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Glow Golden Harbour Light Photography Saginaw Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2017/6/ethan-and-rachel-tranel---saginaw-wedding---golden-glow-ballroom Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:13:26 GMT
Shayla Neumeyer - Bay Valley Academy Dancer - KAR National Winner https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) BVA Bay Valley Academy KAR Kids Artistic Review https://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 https://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 | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Beach Senior pictures Class of 2017 senior pictures at sunset https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/8/shae---bay-city-western-class-of-2017---senior-portrait-photographer Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:37:29 GMT
Harbour Light Photography-Class of 2017 Seniors-High School Senior Photographer https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Class of 2017 Harbour Light Photography Senior pictures https://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 https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Wedding Photography Montague Inn Wedding Saginaw Wedding Photographer https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Augres wedding Beach wedding Huron Breeze wedding photos Sparkler wedding photo https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/7/elizabeth-and-travis---augres-wedding-photographer---beach-wedding Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:07:13 GMT
First Film Session - Fine Art Film Portraits in Michigan https://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 

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.

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.

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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Film Photography Studio film sessions https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Dance Photographer Dance Portrait Special Miss Lore's Dance Rage https://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 https://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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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Dance Photographer MLDR Miss Lore's Dance Rage https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/makenna---miss-lores-dance-studio-special---bay-city-dance-photographer Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:41:35 GMT
Brianne & Jason - Bay City Wedding Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/brianne-jason---bay-city-wedding-photographer Had the pleasure of recently capturing Brianne and Jason Kramer's special day.  There was a chance of rain, but it held off and we were able to get some outdoor portraits at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and around Downtown Bay City.  We also were very fortunate to take a couple of portraits in the atrium of the Shearer Condominiums.  Brianne and Jason had a fun wedding party which made for a fun day.  Their reception was at LFA Hall.  They also rented our Photo Booth which their guests seemed to really enjoy.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Wedding Downtown Bay City LFA Hall https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/brianne-jason---bay-city-wedding-photographer Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:32:57 GMT
Emma - Miss Lore's Dance Rage - Bay City Dance Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/emma---miss-lores-dance-rage---bay-city-dance-photographer Emma is a dancer at Miss Lore's School of Performing Arts on the competitive team.  She came in for our studio dance special.  She brought some awesome costumes made by Starmakers Design in Bay City.  The purple blossoms on our crab apple tree were in total bloom and matched perfectly to her purple costume.  She sure photographed awesome!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dance Photos Miss Lore's Dance Rage https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/emma---miss-lores-dance-rage---bay-city-dance-photographer Tue, 31 May 2016 21:30:08 GMT
Miss Lore's Studio Dance Special Round 2 https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/miss-lores-studio-dance-special-round-2 We want to share some more of our Miss Lore's Dance Studio special we've been doing at our studio.  We had some more clients take advantage of our special who couldn't make it during the April weekend.  Here are some highlights from some of our recent sessions.

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dance pictures Miss Lore's https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/miss-lores-studio-dance-special-round-2 Fri, 20 May 2016 14:46:41 GMT
Dylan Jeffrey-Bay City Western HS Senior Model-Class of 2017 https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/dylan-jeffrey-bay-city-western-hs-senior-model-class-of-2017 Dylan is our Senior Model for Bay City Western High School.  We've know the Jeffrey family for some time and they are such wonderful clients.  Dylan brought some great outfits for his model session.  The weather was decent so we were able to get some portraits in our Portrait Park.

Dylan is an outstanding athlete for the track team at WHS.  He also has been involved in all the plays at WHS while he's been at Western.

Be sure to see Dylan for a Model card to save on your Senior Portraits at HLP.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Western Senior Model Class of 2017 https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/dylan-jeffrey-bay-city-western-hs-senior-model-class-of-2017 Fri, 20 May 2016 14:35:14 GMT
Michelle Herring-Freeland High School Senior-Class of 2017 Senior Model https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/michelle-herring-freeland-high-school-senior-class-of-2017-senior-model Michelle is our Senior Model from Freeland High School.  We are very excited to have a Senior Model from Freeland HS.  We had the pleasure of photographing Michelle's older sister, Taylor a couple of years ago and she was featured on the cover of our Senior Style magazine.  We wanted to have a Senior Model from FHS and it was a perfect fit to have Michelle represent our studio.

Michelle is very involved at FHS with student council, Be The Change team, the FHS newspaper, National Honor Society, Freeland Scholars, and Varsity Soccer.  She brought in some of her soccer uniforms for her studio session as well as her prom dress which was awesome to photograph.  Can't wait to take her outdoor portraits in our Portrait Park.

Please be sure to see Michelle for one of her Model cards if you are interested in having HLP take your senior portraits.

Adam

 

 

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Class of 2017 Freeland High School Senior Model Senior model photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/michelle-herring-freeland-high-school-senior-class-of-2017-senior-model Fri, 20 May 2016 14:19:58 GMT
Skyler Kruger-Bay City Western Senior-Bay City Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/skyler-kruger-bay-city-western-senior-bay-city-senior-photographer Skyler is one of our Senior Models for Bay City Western High School for the Class of 2017.  We've been photographing Styler for several years with her dance photos as well as sports photos at Western.  Skyler is very involved at Western and outside of school.  She is on the WHS Equestrian team and runs both indoor and outdoor track.  She is also involved in 4H and coaches the pom/cheer team at Zion Lutheran School in Auburn.

Skyler is such a joy to photograph.  She is such a natural in front of the camera and it really shows in her portraits.  Be sure to get one of her model cards if you are interested in have HLP do your senior portraits.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Class of 2017 Senior Model Senior pictures https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/skyler-kruger-bay-city-western-senior-bay-city-senior-photographer Fri, 20 May 2016 14:09:04 GMT
Miss Lore's Dance Special-Bay City Dance Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/miss-lores-dance-special-bay-city-dance-photographer We were very excited to have a Miss Lore's School of Performing Arts Dance Portrait special at our studio on April 22nd and 23rd.  We booked it solid with some incredible dancers from the Miss Lore's Dance Rage competitive team as well as some Recreational Dancers.  The weather cooperated and we were able to do some amazing portraits inside with some of our fashion lighting, our soft window lighting and outside in our Portrait Park.  Thank you Artisans Landscaping in Auburn for opening up our pond and waterfall in such a timely fashion so we could photograph this early in April.  Also want to say how amazing all the Starmaker's Design costumes are to photograph as always. 

These are just a couple highlights from each of the sessions we did over the two days.  It was very hard to narrow down to a small sample size.  They all turned out so beautiful and we look forward to offering more Dance specials in the future.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Dance costume portraits Dancer MLDR Starmakers Design https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/miss-lores-dance-special-bay-city-dance-photographer Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:29:18 GMT
Ally Schafer - 2017 Bay City Western HS Senior Model - Bay City Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/ally-schafer---2017-bay-city-western-hs-senior-model---bay-city-senior-photographer Ally is one of our 2017 Senior Models at Bay City Western High School.  Ally and her mom came in for her studio session and we had a blast.  She brought tons of great outfits and her soccer gear.  Ally plays soccer for Western as well as travel soccer.  She is also an explorer on the Frankenlust Fire Department.

Ally has a great look and was a joy to photograph.  Looking forward to taking some more of her in our Portrait Park.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Western High School senior Class of 2017 Senior picture with soccer ball https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/ally-schafer---2017-bay-city-western-hs-senior-model---bay-city-senior-photographer Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:13:54 GMT
Jenna Richard - 2017 Bay City Central HS Senior Model - Bay City Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/jenna-richard---2017-bay-city-central-hs-senior-model---bay-city-senior-photographer I was so looking forward to having Jenna as our 2017 Senior Model for Bay City Central High School.  I used to work with her mom Tammy years ago and I've seen Jenna grow up all these years.  I had the pleasure of photographing her older sister Maranda for her senior portraits a couple of years ago.  I just love Jenna's hair and how it photographs.  

Jenna is very involved at Central with bowling, soccer, link crew, NHS, Ecclesia and the theater.  She plans on bringing back some of those activities for her next session when go outside in our Portrait Park.

Be sure to see Jenna for one of her Model Cards if you plan on coming to HLP for your Senior Portraits.  You can save!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Central 2017 Senior Model Bay City Senior Photographer Class of 2017 https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/jenna-richard---2017-bay-city-central-hs-senior-model---bay-city-senior-photographer Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:25:37 GMT
Ashton Doyle - 2017 Midland High School Senior Model - Midland Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/ashton-doyle---2017-midland-high-school-senior-model---midland-senior-photographer Ashton is our 2017 Senior Model for Midland High School.  She is very outgoing and a joy to photograph.  Ashton brought some wonderful outfits for her session including her violin(she plays in her school's Honors Orchestra) and her golf clubs(she plays on the Varsity Girls' Golf Team).  We did some dramatic poses with those props for sure.  Ashton also had her two younger sisters in a couple of poses.  She loves to be photographed and it shows in her portraits.

Ashton is very involved at Midland High School with Golf, Orchestra, Student Council and her school's chapter of the Business Professionals of America. She is also vice-president of her 4-H club.

Be sure to see Ashton for one of her Model Cards if you plan on coming to HLP for your Senior Portraits.  You can save on your senior portraits!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Midland High School Senior Model Midland Senior Photographer Senior picture with golf club Senior picture with violin https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/ashton-doyle---2017-midland-high-school-senior-model---midland-senior-photographer Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:15:29 GMT
Brooke Cunningham - 2017 John Glenn HS Senior Model - Bay City Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/brooke-cunningham---2017-john-glenn-hs-senior-model---bay-city-senior-photographer Brooke is our Senior Model for John Glenn High School for the Class of 2017.  She recently had her studio session completed and we happy to share some of her awesome images.  Brooke has an incredible smile and photographs wonderfully.  She is very involved in school with Student Senate, Tennis, Golf and more.

Brooke brought some great outfits to be photographed in and I can't wait to take some more in our Portrait Park when the weather gets better.

Be sure to see Brooke to get one of her Senior Model cards if you plan on coming to HLP for your Senior Portraits.

Adam

 

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City Senior Photographer Class of 2017 John Glenn Senior Model https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/brooke-cunningham---2017-john-glenn-hs-senior-model---bay-city-senior-photographer Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:02:44 GMT
Hannah Martin - 2017 H.H. Dow Senior Model - Midland Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/hannah-martin---2017-h-h-dow-senior-model---midland-senior-photographer We are very excited to have Hannah Martin as our Senior Model for the Class of 2017 for H. H. Dow High School in Midland.  We used to live across from Hannah and her family in our first house in Auburn and I can't believe she going to be a senior next year.  The Martin's are wonderful people and Hannah is so kind.

Hannah brought lots of great outfits for her indoor session including a prom dress and a hat.  She is the president of the Club Med at H.H. Dow High School as well as a member of the Jazz band.  She's hoping to attend the University of Michigan.

Please be sure to see Hannah for one of her Senior Model cards if you plan on coming to HLP for your Senior Portraits!

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Class of 2017 Senior Model H.H. Dow High School Senior Midland Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/hannah-martin---2017-h-h-dow-senior-model---midland-senior-photographer Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:49:32 GMT
Alexis and Daniel-Frankemuth Wedding-Frankenmuth Brewery Wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/alexis-and-daniel-frankemuth-wedding-spring-wedding The Frankenmuth Brewery provided such a wonderful backdrop for Alexis and Daniel's wedding on March 19th.  Of course, Frankenmuth in general is such a wonderful town to have a wedding.  Growing up there until college, I love to go back an see my old stomping grounds and find new locations to photograph. It was a bit chilly on their wedding day, but that didn't stop Alexis and Daniel and their wedding party from venturing out down Main Street to do some portraits in Frankenmuth.  Steffanie and I both photographed at their wedding and everyone in their wedding party and families were so gracious and kind.  We enjoyed ourselves and loved seeing so many people having such a good time on the dance floor.

We want to wish the happy couple many years of happiness and want to say thank you for allowing us to capture your special day!

Adam & Steffanie

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Frankenmuth Brewery wedding Frankenmuth wedding https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/alexis-and-daniel-frankemuth-wedding-spring-wedding Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:48:11 GMT
Chloe - 12 Months | Bay City Children's Photographer | https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/chloe---12-months-bay-city-childrens-photographer We can't believe Chloe is already one! She is such a cutie with those big blue eyes! We always love when Chloe is at the studio! We can hardly wait to see her again!

 

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) 1 year blue eyed baby children portraits https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/chloe---12-months-bay-city-childrens-photographer Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:34:13 GMT
Olivia - Newborn | Bay City Newborn Photography | https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/olivia---newborn-bay-city-newborn-photography Olivia came in a couple of weeks ago for her newborn session. She is an absolute doll with a full head of hair! Amazingly enough, Olivia was wide awake for the session. We can hardly wait to see her again!

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) baby children newborn portraits https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/olivia---newborn-bay-city-newborn-photography Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:26:36 GMT
Conrad & Allison - Winter Session - Bay City State Park https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/conrad-allison---winter-session---bay-city-state-park Well my son Conrad has almost accomplished his little goal of being photographed with his girlfriend Allison during the major seasons: Summer, Fall and now Winter.  (Coming Soon: Spring) He is so like his mother when it comes to session ideas and putting such a high value on being photographed with the ones you care about. That makes us both very proud parents.

I truly enjoy photographing Conrad and Allison together and seeing them interact with each other.  Their relationship is so special and genuine.  We had a great time out at State Park for a quick little session while Allison is home on Spring Break.  Of course I'm sure it doesn't feel like Spring trouncing around through snow drifts.  

Temps were a little cold, but snow and lighting was great!

Adam (proud Dad)

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Bay City State Park Winter Session Couple portraits in the snow https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/conrad-allison---winter-session---bay-city-state-park Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:23:29 GMT
Alex | 2016 Senior Winter Session | Bay City Senior Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/1/alex-2016-senior-winter-session-bay-city-senior-photographer Alex is a 2016 Senior at John Glenn High School and came early for her studio sessions as well as beach portraits at Bay City State Park.  We couldn't wait to do her winter session when we got some fresh snow around Downtown Bay City.  She did do a little shivering, but it was so worth it as we were able to capture some amazing images.  It wasn't snowing, but we used our own little secret snow maker to add some cool snow effects.

Adam

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(Harbour Light Photography | Bay City Photographers | Midland Photographers) Class of 2016 Senior pictures in the snow Winter senior picture session https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/1/alex-2016-senior-winter-session-bay-city-senior-photographer Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:05:05 GMT
Meagan & Blake | New Year's Eve Wedding | Midland Wedding Photographer https://www.harbourlightphotography.com/blog/2016/1/meagan-blake-new-years-eve-wedding-midland-wedding-photographer Meagan and Blake said, "I Do." on New Year's Eve at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Bay City and The Great Hall in Midland.  I must say what a stunning couple to end 2015 with for my wedding season.  I was so looking forward to their wedding and sure enough we got just enough snow to cover the ground and make for some incredible outdoor portraits at THREE locations around Midland.  Just because it may been a little cold and cloudy doesn't mean you can't get some amazing portraits.  We even added some snow to a couple of their images with our secret little snow maker.  (Shhhhh, it's a trade secret.)

Meagan and Blake had such a fun and cooperative wedding party and it really shows in their portraits.  I also must say that the room layout and decorations at The Great Hall were the best I've ever seen.  They had a very unique table layout and I just loved the black and gold color theme.  Of course, they had a TV on for the Spartan fans to watch their beloved Spartans lose badly against Alabama.  

It was truly an honor to capture your special day with some memorable portraits and I wish the best to come on your life together!

Adam