I couldn't tell what I was doing the day I was browsing Facebook and saw a post Keri Deziel with K&D Photography posted in our Michigan Candid Babes group...but I do remember that it caught my eye and I was excited! For a very small fee, I could attend a mentoring session AND have some head shots done at the end. I thought this was perfect! Not only would I have the opportunity to meet other local photographers, I would be able to learn a few things, have some more images to add to my beautiful family portfolio, AND have some professional images taken of me to use in my (future) About me page! SOLD! The funny part was, in all my excitement...I must have forgotten how to read properly!! When I read it the first time, the post talked about a family session at sunset. How cool! I could find me a babysitter after I got out of work at 3pm and have time to eat, and drive the 45 minute trip to Belle Isle. I called my step mom and she said she could watch my son. Now, it was written in the books. It wasn't until AFTER it was paid for did I reread the post to make sure that I got all the details right that I seen that it said sunRISE!!! How do you mix that up? HAHA!! OPPS! So I made new arrangements for my stepmom to keep my sun in the morning (DID you notice I wrote SUN? Now we're all mixed up!!) I remember the night before I could NOT sleep! Not only did I message a boy I hadn't talked to in a few weeks, I was nervous and excited to meet new people. Others who had the same interest as I do. A love we shared. Nerves got the best of me, and I stayed up all night...well till 4am when my alarm went off to get ready! I straightened my hair, made me some delicious coffee, and put on my new dress I bought just for this session! I wanted to look cute and professional ('specially for the head shots) I head out the door around 5am....and POOF! There goes my hair....CRAP! Its humid outside. (Insert GRRR Face!!) I can't put my hair up either or it will create a crease...and nobody wants that. So I plug in my iPod and head out to Belle Isle. First I meet up with Keri, and I am nervous talking. She brought along the other mentee and I was making small talk with him as well. Next, our family showed up. I already had some small talk with Keri about how beautiful and natural this family was when she photographed their wedding. She told me about their love story and how Jordan had been fighting to "win" her for yearssssss. And now they are the cutest family. I guess things do really happen when you least expect them, or its always been right there in front of your face and you just weren't looking hard enough. This family is #relationship goals, like seriously! True love story and I love their natural chemistry they have together! Next, Meghan Lambka with Mode Photo LLC showed up! Now, we are ready to GO! We followed Meghan all the way to Belle Isles Lighthouse, and unloaded their brand new blue couch they purchased for their studio. Keri and Meghan value community over competition. Even though they are their own separate companies, they still help and support each other and even share a local studio. It's about 6am at this point and the sun was just about to set, so we all got started...the rest is just fun and makes for some great memories not only for the hall family, but for me as well!!! :)
Next, we headed over to the beach area of Belle Isle and had some fun in the water!