Megan and her mom, Linda chose Port Oneida Beach for this session because they had enjoyed many summers exploring this part of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore. I was in disbelief that I had never been here before! I always passed the sign on my way to Pyramid Point and would think to stop at Oneida Beach, but never did. So when Linda told me she wanted her daughter’s senior session to be at Oneida Beach, I was all for it. I love to explore new areas.port oneida beach trail

leelanau senior sessionWe started our senior session down on the beach. With a strong breeze coming off Lake Michigan causing whitecaps in the water, we decided to opt for a forest exploration. So we took the trails through the forest. That’s when it connected for me. These trails led to other hikes I had done including Alligator Hill. This session with Megan felt like I was hanging out with a friend as we frolicked through the forest. Quite literally, frolicked. Megan skipped through the woods, and appreciated all the beauty that was around us. We climbed trees, admired the views, and were equally in awe of the sunset we were blessed with. I loved her genuine personality, which made it easy to capture her authentically.

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