Rochester Photographer

Hoback Family

It is officially that time of year when I make a bold attempt at catching up with all of my editing from the past year! Phew! During the fall I do so many shoots and I know the most important thing is making sure my clients get their photos back in a timely manner.  So, sometimes blogging and social media posting take a backseat and I just power through editing all day long.  So now I get to go back and relive some of the fun from 2017! 

How pretty is this barn session with the Hoback family?! I absolutely love this setting at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Not only is it gorgeous but it is also the perfect space for little ones to explore.  With a barn, river, trails and bridges there is plenty to keep us occupied and always something new to check out.  These big brothers certainly love their little sister, and they were quite confused when she didn't want to hang out and explore with them.  She was attached to mom and dad, and was content to spend the afternoon with her parents while her brothers ran around and explored. 

Thank you for letting me capture these memories with you, Hoback Family! I hope you cherish them for years to come! 

Wilson Family

I just adore the Wilson Family.  Nikki & Jake are another pair of Albion grads- I know they show up all over this blog!  Ted and Jake were in the same fraternity and Nikki and I were in the same sorority, and after Nikki graduated she came back to help coach the Albion volleyball team while I was playing, so our lives have been intertwined all over the place.  I have seen Nikki and Jake a few times throughout the years as their family has grown, but it was so nice to spend some quality time with them. 

Their three little ones are off the charts cute.  They each have their own little personalities, and love to interact and take care of each other.  At different points during the shoot I heard their oldest daughter say, 'mommy, Miss Caryn is a really great photographer' and 'can you please wait a minute, mom, someone is calling my cell phone.'  Oh the personality!

We had to reschedule a few times because of the weather, but it certainly worked out for us!  The morning of their shoot a thick blanket of snow covered the ground, so we snuck outside for a few wintery shots and then made our way to downtown Rochester and used those gorgeous lights as our final backdrop.  Just like any good shoot it ended with frozen yogurt on a 10 degree day, because we all know I am a big fan of treats after a successful shoot!  Thanks so much for sharing the day with me, Wilson family! 

Izzy- Class of 2017

Izzy has one of those personalities that just bubbles over from the moment you meet her.  When she pulled into the parking lot for her shoot, she bounced out of her car and walked right over and gave me a big hug rather than a timid hand shake.  From that moment I knew we were a good match.  As she showed me her outfits she exuded confidence and self assurance, traits that aren't easy to come by as a teenager.  

We wondered along the Paint Creek Trail in Rochester for her session and the fall weather was just perfect.  As we walked and snapped pictures, Izzy shared about her plans to study speech pathology in college and let out the biggest smile every time I mentioned her boyfriend's name.  The conversation was easy and the smiles were genuine. 

When I got home and started to edit the pictures I fell in love with them. I felt like Izzy displayed her true personality the whole time so the images really capture who she is as a person.  She was full of laughter and style, she was spunky and outgoing and I think these pictures are just that.  Thanks for sharing these memories with me Izzy, it was a pleasure getting to know you. 

Luke- Class of 2017

Luke was such a pleasure to work with.  He was kind and made conversation easy.  And then he got in front of the camera and he totally rocked his session.  So all thanks to Luke, because he made a nice easy start to my Sunday morning that weekend.  This was the first time I photographed a senior along the Paint Creek Trail in Rochester and I fell in love with it.  The park has such a nice mix of backgrounds and paths.  For Luke's last outfit we headed downtown for a little more urban feel. The mix of outfits and locations was perfect and I think I have a few new all time favorite images in this bunch.

During his session Luke joked around with his mom that she only has pictures of his older sister up around the house, but after seeing these she is going to have to make a wall of just Luke's pictures.  I don't know how she will pick favorites, I know I can't!  Luke is her youngest and he is hoping to head to college out of state, so it might end up being the biggest wall in her house, too!  It really was a pleasure getting to know Luke and capture his genuine smiles.  I'll be keeping my fingers crossed as those college acceptance letters start to come in!