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Petoskey Michigan fall family Photography Bayfront Park by Paul Retherford

Fall family Photography Northern Michigan

Fall in Northern Michigan is difficult to beat when it comes to colors and lighting for family photography.  The trees are turning bright autumn colors and the skies cloudy a good amount of time.  The clouds are like a huge diffuser filtering the sunlight and making the subjects gorgeous!

Julie and Brad were Up North visiting Brad’s grandfather in Petoskey.  They called a week prior to their visit to inquire regarding family photography with me.  We set up a time to meet and the images turned out amazing!

Enjoy a small selection of images from their Petoskey Michigan Family photography session at Bayfront Park.



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Old Mission Peninsula Wedding Jolly Pumpkin Photography Traverse City| Keni + Jimmy

Wedding Photography Jolly Pumpkin Traverse City

The Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City is absolutely loaded with beautiful scenery and locations for your Wedding day.  Keni and Jimmy were Married at Mission Table and Jolly Pumpkin in the Peninsula Room on Old Mission Peninsula on a gorgeous Fall Sunday  in Northern Michigan.

Keni and Jimmy are both pilots and they actually sat next to each other on a flight for their first meeting.  They love Old Mission Peninsula and all of the fun locations along the entire stretch.

Keni and Jimmy bought mug club membership for each other as a Wedding gift.

We visited Chateau Chantal in between the ceremony and reception for some vineyard images.

Keni and Jimmy were a super fun couple.  What Bride and Groom dances down the Wedding aisle after being pronounced husband and wife?

The whole night was a blast with everyone.  I knew it was going to be great the moment Jimmy goes to me, “We are up for anything fun.”

A special thank you to George from Harborview Entertainment for doing an exemplary job entertaining the family and guests.  He kept everything moving and the dance floor packed all night long.  Great job again George!

The Professional Wedding vendors for the Jolly Pumpkin Wedding all did a stand up service for Keni and Jimmy!

Wedding Ceremony Jolly Pumpkin and Mission Table Lawn

Wedding Reception Jolly Pumpkin Peninsula Room

Wedding flowers by Peggy Griffiths

Wedding officiant Reverend Glad Remaly

Wedding transportation by Celtic Transportation

Wedding Cake by Potters Bakery

Desserts by Morsels Traverse City

Wedding DJ Harborview Entertainment

Wedding video by Creative Images

Wedding photographer Paul Retherford Photography


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Enjoy a selection of images from Keni and Jimmy’s Wedding at Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse City, Michigan.



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Huffington Post Weekly Weddings feature from Les Cheneaux Landing Resort in Cedarville, Michigan

Les Cheneaux Wedding feature

Congratulations to Jeni and Darrin on your Wedding in the beautiful Les Cheneaux Landing Resort, and your feature on Huffington Post Weddings!  Les Cheneaux Island are a chain of islands in the UP of Michigan near Cedarville and Hessel.

Your can see all of the images featured on Huffington Post Weddings at


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Family Photography Petoskey State Park Boyne Highlands Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan Family Photography

An overcast day makes for great lighting for family photography in Northern Michigan.  That is exactly what the day brought with this family.  We started at the Petoskey State Park and moved to Boyne Highlands.

The winds were pretty brisk so we spent as little time as possible on the beach at Petoskey State Park before making our way to the wooded sections of the park.

The kids are very active, as are most kids, so I always keep the shoot moving and the kids having fun.

Here are a selection of images from the  one hour family session in Northern Michigan.

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