Deemter Family

They met through their friends, married and years later have 3 amazingly handsome boys. Meeting Tim and Renee for the first time I could tell they were amazing parents who have a lot of love their children. This family enjoys being outdoors and loves golf. Most nights you can find them riding around in the golf cart or chasing one another around. I had fun playing peek-a-boo through the apple trees and hearing about the upcoming school year for the two oldest (Logan and Dylan). Little Levi just soaked it all in as he picked wild flowers for his momma and felt the tall grass through his tiny little fingers. It was such a pleasure meeting them all and I hope to see them again real soon!

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A special thanks to Motman’s Orchard for allowing our visit. The boys enjoyed counting the apples and talking about their favorite ones to eat.


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Orchard- Family Sessions

The first dessert I ever made from scratch was an apple pie (Next Best Recipe). I was so proud of it. The crust was flaky, the filling sweet, caramelized to perfection. If you asked me to make it again I don’t think it would be possible as I made it in Home Economics back in 2002. Nowadays When making an apple dessert I like to use Fuji apples but I love to eat Michigan Macintosh because you can sink your teeth right into it. This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing 4 sweet, perfectly lovely families at a local Orchard in Standale, MI. Motmans Orchard is one of many orchards in west Michigan and was the perfect spot this weekend. Below are a few of the photos I had captured. Enjoy!

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West MI Portrait Locations

Hey friends, I’m so excited to share this with you. When I first started photographing portraits I had the hardest time finding nice places to shoot photos outdoors. Most times it was because the places I knew of attracted a lot of people which made it very difficult to shoot kids who were over stimulated by the multiple things going on. I’d love to share with you some of my favorite places and maybe a few secret places I go.

1.) Motmans’s Orchard: 0-2617 River Hill Dr, Grand Rapids, MI 49534  Visit Their Website Owned by Bob and Marty Motman. Ran by Mike and Beth. Photographers should make sure to call ahead and ask permission to use the orchard.

2.) Rosy Mound: 13925 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417  Visit Their Website Cost to Park: $7 daily permits regardless of residency (Machines take credit cards) Only Applicable Memorial day through Labor Day.

3.) Spring Grove Park: 1800 Greenly St, Grandville, MI 49418  Visit Their Website FYI: This is also a wedding venue. For me, I find Sundays-Thursdays are the best days to come here.

4.) Downtown Rockford: I Park at Rockford Brewing Company 12 E Bridge St NE, Rockford, MI 49341 You’ll have the Dam to the North and the Metal Bridge to the south.($15.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

5.) Grand Ravine Park North: 9920 42nd Ave Jenison MI 49428 Website For North & South To get to the covered bridge you’ll drive east until you come to a parking lot next to the Grand Ravines Lodge. The Bridge is down the hill.

6.) Grand Ravine Park South: 3991 Filmore ST Jenison MI 49428 Website For North & South (A VERY Popular Destination in the Fall)

7.) 8th Ave Park: 7050 8th Avenue JenisonMI  49428 Visit Their Website FYI Non-Resident Fee $5.00/person, or a maximum of $10.00 per vehicle. (I have yet to be stopped to pay the fee. Not sure when this is applied)

8.) Grand River Park: 9473 28th Ave. Jenison, MI 49428  Visit Their Website Not to be confused with the Ravines (A lot of my clients do)

9. Ada’s Covered Bridge: 7490 Thornapple River Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301 ($17.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

10.) Downtown Grand Rapids: This spot is located right across from the Amtrak station: 440 Century Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 ($10.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location one time for all of Grand Rapids) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

11.) Downtown Grand Rapids Art Museum Fountain: 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 ($10.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location one time for all of Grand Rapids) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

12.) Downtown Grand Rapids: Stella’s Lounge 53 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 ($10.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location one time for all of Grand Rapids) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

13.) Downtown Grand Rapids Beautiful White Brick 330 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 ($10.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location one time for all of Grand Rapids) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

14.) Van Raalte Farm Park: 1076 E 16th St, Holland, MI 49423  Visit their Website

15.) Morning Side Park:  across the street from Covenant Presbyterian Church 1015 E 32nd St, Holland, MI 49423 (Parking Available at the church)  Visit their website

16.) Studio 3 is an indoor location found at 1111 Godfrey #330Grand Rapids, Michigan Scheduling and Pricing. For my clients I add this to the contract if this is the location chosen. Feel free to browse the Facebook page for other information and photos Studio 3 Facebook Page

17.) Aquinas College 1700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Provides lots of shade for day time photos. ($10.00 will be added for additional miles from studio for this location one time for all of Grand Rapids) .55/mile greater than 20 miles from studio.

 

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