I love when families choose to take their vacation in West Michigan, especially Grand Haven. It is just such a magical place. I'm even more thrilled when they ask me to capture their extended family portraits. We had originally planned to meet at a park in West Olive, but after learning one of the daughters had recently had surgery on her leg, I knew we could take her down Lake Michigan's dunes. So we decided to move the session to Grand Haven's State Park beach. It turned out to be a beautiful evening and I had such a great time getting to know this family. They even invited me to dinner after their session, that is how warm and loving they were. They ordered a huge canvas from this session. Knowing they get to look at that image and remember a week of family fun and love, makes my heart happy.