January 23, 2014
Jenessa and Drew's wedding was on a perfect September day in Traverse City. September is one of my favorite months to photograph in Northern Michigan. I think it's because the light tends to fall more gently as the sun is on a lower path in the sky.
It definitely was a bit warmer than when they met (which was on a ski hill). The ceremony and reception took place at the Hagerty Conference Center. A perfect fit for this couple as in the warmer months they switch from skiing to sailing and the waters of Michigan become one of their pastimes. Here's to Jenessa and Drew and their ski slope and sailboat days ahead together! ~ Beth
Cheryl and Dave's wedding was last summer in Petoskey at The Perry Hotel. Super fun couple full of so much admiration and love for one another. I cried when they slow danced. It's a perfect wedding to share. Happy Wednesday! ~ Beth
Photographer: Elizabeth (Beth) Price
Ceremony Location: The Perry Hotel - Rose Garden Veranda
Reception Venue: The Perry Hotel - Rose Garden Veranda
Officiant: Glad Remaly Florist: Bloom
Papery : Tableau Events
May 10, 2013
I have Costa Rica brain this morning. Probably because the Northern Michigan spring weather has gone from sunny and warm to cool and rainy. As I watch the raindrops stream down my windows they actually transport me and make me daydream about a trip I took in March to Central America.
I went to Costa Rica to take a break from winter in the midwest and I had a good reason to go as a friend was teaching at a surf camp there. I had been working on a Lake Michigan surf story for Traverse Magazine over the past year, and ending up loving the community as well as being in the water more, so I bought a board to learn on. I figured I would go to Costa Rica and give surfing a shot privately as I feel a bit intimidated in my own turf. I also offered to take some surfing photos while there.
Although I think surfing is definitely a new activity for me (if I could figure out how not to nosedive every time I try and catch a wave), and as much as I enjoy the challenge of photographing surfers, I'm thinking I'm probably not going to become a famous surf photographer. What am I good at that I enjoy? I was contemplating this on my sunrise beach walk when I looked up and saw children jumping through the waves. Their energy and spirits prompted me to walk up to their parents and strike up conversation. During our conversation it dawned on me that I wanted to photograph their children for my portfolio. So I asked. And, as you will see below, they said yes. I hope you also notice I answered my own question. ~ Beth
I love San Francisco. So much good energy, culture, Patagonia, and in many public places there are compost and recycling bins right next to the trash cans. My kind of town! Most importantly there are two little girls that I love to photograph who live there and who have taught me to let go and let a session unfold naturally vs. trying to force too much posing. Honestly, they wouldn't have it any other way and I'm thankful. ~ Beth
Last month I had three winter engagement sessions within the span of a couple weeks. I'm always excited when clients want to brave the outdoor elements and have a session in the snow. Inspired by each season in Northern Michigan, the winter I love for its subdued color palate which tends to help my subjects pop from their environment. It's also an isolated yet peaceful time. Perfect when a new chapter is unfolding for a couple in love. ~ Beth