July 10, 2012

Energy in Abundance

{Novi, Northville Michigan Family Photographer}

I knew I was going to have fun with this family the moment I stepped into their home and met these exuberant kids and friendly parents.  I, for one, love a lot of energy and silliness in a session, and they didn’t disappoint.  It was hard for these young boys to get through the obligatory family pictures in their suits, but luckily that didn’t last long.  In no time, they were allowed to change into their tees and go to a park to swing, run around and kick up some sand.  I ran around, quite happily, following this fun family and capturing their escapades.  Isn’t it delightful when a photography session is not just about pictures, but about having a ton of fun and bonding as a family?  I hope these images conjure up fond memories for these guys for a long time to come.

novi michigan family of four in formal clothing

novi michigan family of four in forest and long grass

novi michigan happy kid on swing

novi michigan two brothers lying in sand eyes closed

novi michigan father and sons in sand

novi michigan boys kicking up sand in evening light

novi michigan brothers making sand angels

novi michigan family of four collage of photoshoot




  1. Sara

    July 10th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    They look like so much fun! The photo of the little boy on the swing is adorable! Great job capturing this family’s spirit!

  2. Carrie

    July 10th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    So much character captured in these wonderful images!!

  3. April Marquardt

    July 10th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful work!!! What a fun family too. Your lighting is perfect and I love the whimsical fel of these

  4. reena giola

    July 10th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I ADORE that first one the family…son/father looking at each other and how fun! Sand angels! I can feel the fun this family had. They picked a great photographer to do their session!

  5. Emily

    July 10th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Wow! What a sweet family, and those boys…full of personality! You did a wonderful job, and it is so nice to see a lot of variety in a session!

  6. Megan

    July 10th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    These are so fun! I love the colors and playfulness.

  7. Lisa Holloway

    July 10th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    These are amazing! What a gorgeous, fun family! I always enjoy your work!

  8. Becky

    July 10th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    What a fun family session! Beautiful work!!

  9. Claudette

    July 10th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Wow, what a fun session! Love your work as always Sally!

  10. Renee Louise Bernier

    July 10th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    So awesome! Looks like a fun family to shoot and hang out with!

  11. Shannon

    July 10th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Beautiful family. Love the photo of the boys running with the sand flying up!

  12. Rebecca M

    July 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Love this session. Looks like they had such a great time! Your sessions always look so fun!

  13. Marie Sant

    July 10th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I love the energy and realness that you captured! The first one with the dad giving "the look" to his son is hilarious!

  14. rose

    July 10th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    You did an amazing job with these! Love the little moments you captured!

  15. Fran Barker

    July 10th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Fun. Gorgeous. Love the light and the sand!

  16. Taryn Boyd

    July 10th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    okay….trying again to comment. Sally these are such fun images!!! I love the one of them playing in the sand!! 😉 great job!

  17. Michaela Wickman

    July 10th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Love these Sally! Looks like the family had a blast. 🙂

  18. AveryLanePhotography

    July 10th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Gorgeous Sally! I love all the personality in these

  19. Jeanine

    July 10th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous shots of a fun-filled session. Your sessions and their images never disappoint!

  20. Corrie Lindroos

    July 10th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Sally this is such a great session. I love how fun and “real” your sessions are. You always manage to capture so much personality. Beautiful work.

  21. Elle

    July 10th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Beautiful work! What a fun family! Gorgeous lighting and processing!

  22. April

    July 10th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Dang, that light is delicious isn’t it? There are so many awesome ones, but the one of the brothers just lying still on the sand with their hands under their heads just says so much to me. Love it. I also like that they did a more formal outfit too. You don’t see that as much in family photos today.

  23. Kristen Oliver

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:08 am

    These are so fun Sally! What a cute idea with the sand angels! You always find the perfect light!

  24. Jaidean

    July 11th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful! Love the images of them playing in the sand!

  25. Jennifer Bacci

    July 11th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Oh my gosh, this family looks like so much fun! Great captures!

  26. Gen

    July 13th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    What amazing hair on that little one! I love the photo of the brothers lying on their backs, eyes shut. So beautiful.

  27. Samantha Bachand

    July 14th, 2012 at 1:51 am

    These are amazing! So fun and natural…the shot of the little guy on the swing is hilarious!

  28. Allison Hilyer

    July 16th, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Hmmmm, how to pick a favorite… I can’t! Your stuff is always so far outside of the box, I love it!

  29. Krissy Allori

    July 16th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Gorgeous fun pictures! I love the sand ones.

  30. Jennifer Zumwalt

    August 1st, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Fun and beautiful!

  31. Lindsay Faber

    August 24th, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Wonderful…the swing shots? Amazing!

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