I met Dan as a counselor at VBYC summer camp when we were both teenagers, then I met him again in college. Then, I met him again when I lived in Chicago and he was introduced to me as Leah’s boyfriend. Talk about a small world experience. It’s been so fun to be along to watch these two get married (I photographed their wedding at Millcreek Barn), then to meet little Violet as a baby (see that one here) and now to get to head back to St. Joseph to take family photos before they met their dear little boy.
These are the summer days that make being a photographer so worth it. Since St. Joseph is two hours away, I called up my friend, Kate, to meet me early for a weekday beach day. We enjoyed some quiet time (I hardly knew what to do with myself without kids running around on the beach to watch!), caught up and grabbed some pizza and ice cream before the evening session—it was the kind of day that will make you fall in love with St. Joe all over again.