While posed, formal family portraits can be lovely and wonderful memories, the family photographs that I enjoy the most are the ones that are candid and definitely not posed. These are the photographs that really capture the moment and show real emotion. I was sorting through my photo files and came across these shots from our family vacation this past summer, and was immediately drawn to these three. Everything from the light, to the composition makes these stand out to me. I see the relationships told, and the memories being made, in the moment they were shot.
Lake Michigan at sunset - three generations looking for rocks, putting our feet in the water and enjoying the peacefulness.
The walk to the beach, through the sand dunes. Grandpa is leading the way, as the sun sets in the background.
Cousins biking on Mackinac Island. The have grown up together and as young adults, still enjoy these family vacations.
Memories to cherish - each photo telling a story of both the history that has gone before it, as well as the present connections being made.
Have a great weekend!
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