LENA, MICHAEL + LEVI | FAMILY BEACH DAY IN MICHIGAN

August 15, 2017

I adore shooting weddings, I really do. To me there’s nothing like it. Everyone is dressed to the nines, ready to celebrate a really special moment in two people’s lives, and a lifetime’s worth of memories on each side is swimming through everyone’s mind. Their emotions are heightened, and ready to break free at any moment. A close second though, for me, are family sessions. Seeing those exact memories that will be thought of on a wedding day being made is something truly special. Watching parents and children interact and love each other. Watching hugs, cuddles, giggles and tickle wars makes me smile ear to ear, and I am reminded of how truly special it is to have a family.

Meet Lena, Michael & the cutest little guy of all: Levi. Lena, a fellow photographer, reached out to me because after pain and tears during bath time, it was time to cut Levi’s beautiful head of blonde curls, and she wanted photos of her beautiful boy’s hair first. So we headed to a beach in Michigan, and let Levi frolick in the water. He was so happy! We watched the water, picked rocks, ran after seagulls and each other. After a day like this I can’t help but think: family is wonderful and my job is amazing.

Check out their family session below. Full gallery here.

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Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.

“In every conceivable manner, family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future.”

– ALEX HALEY

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umm, cutest family ever! love how you used light!!

Haha, he was adorable!! 🙂

Love these images, the essence of the family has been capture so beautifully.

Well isn’t this just an adorable and beautiful set of images! I love the ones of Levi in the water with the waves splashing around him. So good!

That’s my absolutely FAVORITE from the day!!! 😀

I love everything about this session, and that kid’s little face! Gorgeous day, they will cherish these 🙂

Thank you! I know, he was darling 🙂

What a beautiful session!!! You did an amazing job of capturing this family’s love and joy.

Laetitia these are great shots and I love his gorgeous curly hair!

Thank you! And I know, those cuuuurls!!! 😀 <3

Wow this so beyond beautiful, the way you captured this session is incredible and so full of emotion!

Thank you!! This whole family was just adorable together 🙂

You turned an ordinary beach day into one that was truly extraordinary!!! Beautiful photos!!!

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