Archives for July 2011

Meet Sharon’s family:

Sharon is a Realtor at The Danberry Co., which is how we met. She called me recently to ask if I would photograph her family while they vacationed on Wampler’s Lake. “Sure,” I said, “no problem!”. As soon as I committed, I frantically Googled to find out where on earth Wampler’s Lake was located. 🙂 It’s about an hour north into Michigan, near Onsted, and if you haven’t ever visited (like me), all I can say is this. Get in the car. Go there, now! it’s beautiful there, and the location provides a beautiful backdrop for this:

And this:

And even this:

It’s such a great place. It’s even better when you meet great people there. Sharon – you have a beautiful family! I am so honored to have meet such a wonderful bunch! I have too many favorites to share. Oh, all right! Here are just a couple more:

Check out their full family gallery on, and here’s their video if you’d like a sneak peek of everything from that evening:

Whew. It’s hot! The humidity is waning a bit this week, but I still feel like I’m melting when I head outside. When a Danberry REALTOR recently asked me to photograph her family up at Wampler’s Lake in the Irish Hills of Michigan, I absolutely said yes! I could already feel the cool lake breezes hitting my face…and I was only daydreaming! Last night, those dreams became a reality – Wampler’s Lake is just beautiful, and so is Sharon’s family!

I don’t have their gallery ready for viewing just yet, but I just had to share one of my favorite shots of the evening – two cousins (and might I say, simply gorgeous girls…watch out fellas…) decided that they wanted to remember their summer vacation with some photos. We hit the swings, hid behind trees, and they were totally game when I asked “want to do some jumping pictures on the beach?”

While this photo could technically be considered a silhouette, I hope that their smiling faces are visible enough for this entry in this week’s i heart faces photo challenge: water. Enjoy!

I’d like for you to meet Rick, Kristi, and their adorable boys! We have fun with them every summer at our Campground on Lake Erie, and this year, we took some photos at the Marblehead Lighthouse. The Lighthouse (and the grounds) make a fabulous portrait background. The kids were super excited that they could use Cedar Point-across the bay-for their backdrop 🙂 . Here are just a few of my favorites from the day, but you can find the Adams Family full photo gallery here:

And, what post would be complete without a video? Enjoy!

This year on our stay-cation, Jason and I headed to the lake. We camp at a small campground in Marblehead, Ohio, just outside of Lakeside on Lake Erie. It’s a fun place, and over the past few years, we’ve met and become fast friends with the Adams Family. They are such a wonderful crew! Here’s a quick peek at the (soon-to-be-posted-full-gallery) session we did over the holiday week:

And here’s one of their three adorable boys (but I know that Kristi actually has FOUR boys…)   🙂

Lots more coming soon!

I hope that I piqued your interest just a tad with that fun group photo a little earlier today!  If you’ve been waiting patiently to view the rest, here is your reward:

Don’t forget to check out the Suelzer Extended Family full session gallery on!

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