August 8, 2021 / Portraits Session Stories
Lauren's Sunflower Session | Traverse City Senior Photographer
Traverse City Senior Photographer | Lauren’s Sunflower Session in Williamsburg
As a Traverse City senior photographer I love to capture Michigan’s seasonal blooms. Lauren specifically wanted the sunflowers for her senior session. She had been keeping an eye on them all year. She knew right when they bloomed that we needed to book a session to capture them before they withered away for the year. Usually I am the one who posts on my Instagram as I watch what is blooming throughout Michigan’s landscapes, I loved to have a senior who was prepared and knew exactly what she wanted. It happens fast once thee sunflowers open, before they start to droop. On Monday, we set our session for a sunset on Wednesday.
The day of Lauren’s senior session, the weather was perfect. The smoke from the fires out West and in Canada caused the sky to have a little haze, creating dreamy, warm lighting. The late summer wildflowers scattered in the field. We found plenty of unique spots in this paradise we got to explore. It was even better to have this experience to ourselves. Once the community gets a glimpse at the fields full of sunflowers, everyone visits for their own photos in the vibrant patches. Although, someone also mow’s the wildflowers down for parking once it gets to the point where groups of people visit. Another reason to get to the sunflower fields ASAP.
We had fun running around the sunflowers and getting creative with the field to ourselves as I captured these beautiful photos to remember this time in Lauren’s life before she sets off to college.
I have a knack for keeping track of what’s blooming in Michigan. Contact me to chat more about what seasonal delights you would like in your senior photos.
Take a look at our senior session just outside of Traverse City on this beautiful summer day below.