Last week we spent the day at Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lake’s, Wisconsin… and this past week at Evergreen Lake in Hudson, IL just outside of Bloomington, IL.
I’m glad to say that my kids aren’t sissy’s. Swimming in a lake take guts in my book. I grew up in White Cloud, MI spending all my summers on Diamond Lake…. so I know that there are nitty-gritty secrets to lakeside living! Crawfish in the bay, and bluegill on the shore! And yes, bluegill do try to nibble on you when you are swimming! We didn’t have “beach shoes” when I was a kid. We walked the shores and skied the lakes without regard for what lurked beneath the surface…. and without a care my kids absolutely did the same.
Even though I grew up 30 minutes from Chicago… I knew what it was like to be an hour away from the closest McDonald’s restaurant during our summers in Michigan. I am so thankful to my parents for that sacrifices they made so that I could learn what it was to “rough it” in life. No phone, no cable t.v…. no fast food on the corner!
It’s been a fun summer, even though it’s been incredibly hot! Even more reason to find an excuse to go to the beach:
I have to admit… I was kind of nervous wading into the water with all of my expensive camera gear, but these shots were worth it. I love how much fun the kids had these two days at the beach. This is a perfect example of “Lifestyle” photography. Sometimes the most ordinary days become extraordinary when we least expect them too.
I’d love to hear your ideas on how to make your photo session unique. I am a Plainfield IL photographer that specializes in family and children’s photography, as well as graduating high school Seniors. I utilize natural light and surroundings for my sessions. Please contact me at 630-673-6233 for a list of available dates and with questions about sessions. Please note that September through October are high demand months and the weekends book up quickly. Please plan ahead for sessions during these months.
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Julie Ferenzi Photography
Plainfield IL Family Photographer