December 27, 2023 / Portraits Session Stories
Mackinac Island Senior Photographer | Lily's Sunset Session
Mackinac Island Senior Photographer | Lily’s Sunset Session
As a Mackinac Island senior photographer, I knew Lily and I lucked out on our autumn day on Mackinac Island. The crisp autumn air was complimented by the warm sun. Lily, accompanied by her mom and friend, explored some of my favorite places for our All-Inclusive session. Changing between multiple outfits that reflected her vibrant personality, Lily radiated joy and excitement for her much anticipated senior photos on Mackinac Island.
Our first stop was the enchanting Secret Garden, where the soft sunlight filtered through the foliage, creating a whimsical atmosphere. The garden’s vibrant colors provided a stunning location to start our session. Passerby’s congratulated Lily on her high school accomplishments, sharing sweet compliments with her.
Next, we ventured from the Secret Garden, up to the iconic Grand Hotel. We didn’t have to walk far, and already we were in awe of more gardens. Lily’s fun and playful personality blended seamlessly with the lush florals, creating a visual symphony of youth and nature. With the sun descending, we made our way to a vantage point with a breathtaking view of the Mackinaw Bridge.
As the golden hour approached, we walked down to the rocky lakeshore, admiring the fall color on the way. The rhythmic sound of Lake Huron’s waves provided a soothing ambiance, but the sharp rocks I warned her of were not forgiving to our bare feet. Still, she was happy to take her shoes off to get some photos in the water. Lily told me, being from South Dakota, the beach was what she was looking forward to most in her visit to Northern Michigan. The setting sun painted the sky in hues of orange and yellow, casting a warm glow over Lily’s radiant smile, creating a scene straight out of a fairytale.