Every now and then, you have to work a little harder to get some good shots. That is what Samantha, Josh and myself had to do. We had about a mile walk through the Rosy Mound Natural Area in West Olive to get to the beach... and there were a LOT of stairs. Not to mention that at 9am, it was already in the 80's! After all that walking, due to the predicted rain (or so I'm told), the flies in the grasses between the woods and beach were CRAZY about us! They chased us the whole time. But Josh and Samantha were troopers, and somehow, we managed. I love their interaction with each other, and it definitely wasn't all seriousness. Some of the cute laughs and faces make for my favorite shots.
These two are cute and I love their story. Both went to college up in the U.P., Josh at Michigan Tech and Samantha at Northern. Samantha's brother (who's name is also Josh, actually), also went to Tech and was roommates with our Josh. That's how the two of them met, and they've been together every since! They will be getting married in December - yay! a winter wedding! - and I can't wait to be a part of it!
|^If you haven't had to do it on camera, staring into each other's eyes is pretty hard at first :-)|
|^Such a cute couple!|
|^Yes, we had to walk back UP this... and it was hotter on the way back!|
|^This is where the flies found us...|
|^Beautiful Lake Michigan.|
|^I "made" this chalkboards for the occasion :-)|
|^We are incorporating both the beach and the winter, since they are getting married in December!|
|^Save the Date!|
|^Love the colorful outfits! Great choices, you two!|
|^Samantha's bling ;-)|