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Bay Harbor family photography

This family has been visiting Bay Harbor and the Inn at Bay Harbor every Summer for a long time.  They have stayed in every type of room available at the Inn at Bay Harbor and the surrounding condos.  They contacted me for Bay Harbor family photography.

The Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection has a new logo and look in the last year.  It is worth a look and a vacation.  Right on Lake Michigan, the Inn at Bay Harbor has gorgeous sunsets, as you can see in the images, and lots of things to do.

Petoskey is 5 minutes away, Harbor Springs is across the bay, Charlevoix is 15 minutes down the road, Walloon is 10 minutes, Mackinac Island is 45 minutes, and lots more.

This photo session was the hour just before sunset, which many call the magic hour.  It was a gorgeous evening.  The sun was a bit bright up until the half hour prior to dusk.

Look at the color of the light and how the skin just glows.

If you have a family vacation in Northern Michigan, do yourself a favor and book a family photography session today.  You will never regret it!

Here are just a few images from the one hour family photography session at Bay Harbor, Michigan.


Northern Michigan family photography on Lake Michigan

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Bay Harbor family photographer

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Grand Hotel destination Wedding Photography

The Grand Hotel is synonymous with luxury and high-end accommodations on Mackinac Island.  They do all sizes of Weddings at the Grand Hotel.  This week I photographed Grand Hotel destination Wedding Photography on the porch with only six people.

Liana and Chuck eloped to Mackinac Island with two of their close friends.  They were surprised by a couple other friends who joined the ceremony.  It was an intimate, six person, Wedding ceremony at the Grand Hotel on the West porch.

It was an absolutely perfect day.  The weather forecasters were saying that it was the best day of the Summer 75-85 degrees with no humidity.

The group was a hoot.  They had a good time eloping on Mackinac Island.

The Professional Wedding vendors included:  Grand Hotel with Marty Davis as coordinator, Margaret’s Garden flowers, Astors Salon, Arrowhead Wedding Carriage, Minister Tom Marx, and Paul Retherford Photography.

Here are a sample of images from the intimate Wedding elopement from Tuesday.

Mackinac Island intimate Wedding

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Paul Retherford has been photographing events on Mackinac Island for over eight years now.  Paul enjoys Weddings, families, Engagements, Anniversaries,  and any event that brings people together.  Visit Paul’s website and see the quality of his work.

Mackinac Island Wedding Photographer

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Harbor Springs family photography

Harbor Springs family photography is a wonderful way to put a vacation into your permanent memory.

These images will live on for generations.

The kids in the photos will look back on this time Up North, and maybe even visit the same family location.

These family photographs will be a talking point for years down the road.

Mimi and her family came from Ohio, Chicago, and Colorado.

The Harbor Cove Association has a gorgeous beach on Lake Michigan that is available to guests.

We met in the late morning to, hopefully, catch the kids in a good mood and document their favorite beach up north.

Paul Retherford is available for family photography in Harbor Springs.

Here are some of the hundreds of gorgeous images that we made in our Harbor Springs family photography.


Lake Michigan beach family photography

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Paul Retherford is a Petoskey-based photographer traveling in Northern Michigan to photograph family photography.  He is available for family photography commissions anywhere in the World. Paul learned his art from years of schooling and growing up as part of Yearbook staffs.

Harbor Springs family photographer Paul Retherford

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