novi michigan two brothers lying in sand eyes closed

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 says:

    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 says:

    So much character captured in these wonderful images!!

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

  4. reena giola says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  7. Lisa Holloway says:

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

  8. Becky says:

    What a fun family session! Beautiful work!!

  9. Claudette says:

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

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

  11. Shannon says:

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

  12. Rebecca M says:

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

  13. Marie Sant says:

    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 says:

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

  15. Fran Barker says:

    Fun. Gorgeous. Love the light and the sand!

  16. Taryn Boyd says:

    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 says:

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

  18. AveryLanePhotography says:

    Gorgeous Sally! I love all the personality in these

  19. Jeanine says:

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

  20. 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 says:

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

  22. April says:

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

  24. Jaidean says:

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

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

  26. Gen says:

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

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

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

  29. Gorgeous fun pictures! I love the sand ones.

  30. Wonderful…the swing shots? Amazing!

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