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She said Yes!!! Kevin had it all planned out.  A trip up north for some hiking and a little surprise.  Well, a rather ni...
12/05/2020
Kevin, Erin, and Chance | Proposal Success | Paxton Photography

She said Yes!!! Kevin had it all planned out. A trip up north for some hiking and a little surprise. Well, a rather nice sized stone, a question about forever, and a beautiful lake view, to be exact. He chose the hike to Pyramid Point for the location and brought their rescue boy, Chance, for the event. It was a gorgeous day for a walk. ...

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She said Yes!!! Kevin had it all planned out. A trip up north for some hiking and a little surprise. Well, a rather nice sized stone, a question about forever, and a beautiful lake view, to be exact. He chose the hike to Pyramid Point for the location and brought their rescue boy, Chance, for the ev...

We did a second version of Bastian's senior photos, fully in-studio this time.  He had a vision of what he wanted and I ...
12/05/2020
Bastian | Studio Portraits | Paxton Photography

We did a second version of Bastian's senior photos, fully in-studio this time. He had a vision of what he wanted and I hope we got there this time. We talked about the flat lighting that he wanted and did some of that. But I had to throw in my own version, too, with a little more creative dimension....

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We did a second version of Bastian’s senior photos, fully in-studio this time. He had a vision of what he wanted and I hope we got there this time. We talked about the flat lighting that he wanted and did some of that. But I had to throw in my own version, too, with a little more creative dimensio...

Oh the smiles, giggles, and Christmas songs.  These two!  I just can't stand how great Charlie is with his little brothe...
12/05/2020
Charlie & Spike | Boys for Christmas | Paxton Photography

Oh the smiles, giggles, and Christmas songs. These two! I just can't stand how great Charlie is with his little brother! And isn't Spike just a little beauty with those gorgeous blonde locks!? I just want to squeeze them both!...

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Oh the smiles, giggles, and Christmas songs. These two! I just can’t stand how great Charlie is with his little brother! And isn’t Spike just a little beauty with those gorgeous blonde locks!? I just want to squeeze them both!

The Scott's were in with their newest little guy, Lachlan, who just turned one.  These boys have made me smile since the...
12/05/2020
The Scotts | Family & A Birthday | Paxton Photography

The Scott's were in with their newest little guy, Lachlan, who just turned one. These boys have made me smile since the first day. Now that Liam, the oldest, is taking the helm as the group leader, the personalities are sure coming out. Liam had to tell me all about the camera his Papa got him - - just a little chatter box when you let him go. ...

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The Scott’s were in with their newest little guy, Lachlan, who just turned one. These boys have made me smile since the first day. Now that Liam, the oldest, is taking the helm as the group leader, the personalities are sure coming out. Liam had to tell me all about the camera his Papa got him –...

The heat is on!It’s Christmas gift making season, so I’ll be in the studio using the wide open floor space with the heat...
11/15/2020

The heat is on!
It’s Christmas gift making season, so I’ll be in the studio using the wide open floor space with the heat nice and toasty.
Which means.....let’s get some of your Christmas shopping done, too!! Deep discounts for mini studio sessions!!! Bring the babes, bring the teens, bring the dogs!
20 minutes, $125, with prints delivered before December 15!
From now to December 5 ONLY!

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Louie is a 9 week old Bernedoodle.  He had his Mom drive him over for his baby session this week.  He was amazing in the...
11/07/2020
Louie | Pet Portraits | Paxton Photography

Louie is a 9 week old Bernedoodle. He had his Mom drive him over for his baby session this week. He was amazing in the studio and loves the snuggles! He was also pretty partial to my freeze-dried hamburger training treats! Can't wait for him to come back for his one year photos next fall. [ 303 more words ]

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Louie is a 9 week old Bernedoodle. He had his Mom drive him over for his baby session this week. He was amazing in the studio and loves the snuggles! He was also pretty partial to my freeze-dried hamburger training treats! Can’t wait for him to come back for his one year photos next fall.

Monica and Joel came up for a little Northern Michigan adventure weekend and some engagement photos.  They got to experi...
11/02/2020
Monica & Joel | Engagements | Paxton Photography

Monica and Joel came up for a little Northern Michigan adventure weekend and some engagement photos. They got to experience the last of the fall colors before the wind took them all away. We were rewarded for braving the cold, by the most glorious sunset over the lake. [ 363 more words ]

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Monica and Joel came up for a little Northern Michigan adventure weekend and some engagement photos. They got to experience the last of the fall colors before the wind took them all away. We were rewarded for braving the cold, by the most glorious sunset over the lake.

11/02/2020
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This family of super fun people all got to come together at a giant vacation house on the lake in Northport. I so enjoyed hearing the story of how Mom and Dad met and seeing what four generations of love can produce! Look at all those great grandbabies!! S'mores were had. Smiles happened. Twins may or may not have cooperated. And there was a dance party at the end. [ 300 more words ]

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Caitlin, Scott, and Chloe will become an "official" family this coming summer.  Personally, I've been waiting for years ...
11/02/2020
Caitlin & Scott | Engagements | Paxton Photography

Caitlin, Scott, and Chloe will become an "official" family this coming summer. Personally, I've been waiting for years for this wedding! We ran around the county and saw all the things for engagement/family photos. Chloe was such a good sport with all the gross kissing photos! [ 315 more words ]

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Caitlin, Scott, and Chloe will become an “official” family this coming summer. Personally, I’ve been waiting for years for this wedding! We ran around the county and saw all the things for engagement/family photos. Chloe was such a good sport with all the gross kissing photos!

Rain!  And snow!  And half a lake in my boots!  Certainly, it was the most Michiganiest of weather we could have gotten....
11/02/2020
Wyatt & Mercedes | Engagements | Paxton Photography

Rain! And snow! And half a lake in my boots! Certainly, it was the most Michiganiest of weather we could have gotten. Just a little bit of everything but nothing could stop the love and giggles and fun with these two! If they could put up with this weather and still enjoy themselves, I really, really, look forward to the wedding! [ 299 more words ]

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Rain! And snow! And half a lake in my boots! Certainly, it was the most Michiganiest of weather we could have gotten. Just a little bit of everything but nothing could stop the love and giggles and fun with these two! If they could put up with this weather and still enjoy themselves, I really, reall...

Sarah and Todd were brought together across miles, states, even half a country away from each other, by their faith.  Th...
11/02/2020
Sarah & Todd | Wedding | Paxton Photography

Sarah and Todd were brought together across miles, states, even half a country away from each other, by their faith. The bond between these two, their faith, and their children was wonderful to see. They were married inside the beautiful East Jordan Event Barn on a blustery fall Northern Michigan day. [ 374 more words ]

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Sarah and Todd were brought together across miles, states, even half a country away from each other, by their faith. The bond between these two, their faith, and their children was wonderful to see. They were married inside the beautiful East Jordan Event Barn on a blustery fall Northern Michigan da...

Ashley and Aaron will be married next summer.  She's a teacher and he's a builder.  He likes old barns, so we started ou...
10/26/2020
Ashley & Aaron | Engagement | Paxton Photography

Ashley and Aaron will be married next summer. She's a teacher and he's a builder. He likes old barns, so we started out engagement adventure at the Bufka farm north of Cedar. It has some interesting buildings on the property and it was fun to just cruise around and check out all the things. Ashley and Aaron are both super easy going people, which is great since they brought their beautiful little Heeler pup who was interested in checking out the farm's water feature (aka swamp). [ 428 more words ]

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Ashley and Aaron will be married next summer. She’s a teacher and he’s a builder. He likes old barns, so we started out engagement adventure at the Bufka farm north of Cedar. It has some interesting buildings on the property and it was fun to just cruise around and check out all the things. Ashl...

Goats! And chickens!! And a guard goose!!! And yard kitties!!!!  Seriously, the most fun engagement photos EVER!  Reba a...
10/26/2020
Reba & Corey | Engagement | Paxton Photography

Goats! And chickens!! And a guard goose!!! And yard kitties!!!! Seriously, the most fun engagement photos EVER! Reba and Corey will be getting married on their home farm in the spring. All of these fun little faces that came out to play for engagement photos will be there for the wedding, too. But, as if it can get any better, there may be baby goats in the spring! [ 406 more words ]

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Goats! And chickens!! And a guard goose!!! And yard kitties!!!! Seriously, the most fun engagement photos EVER! Reba and Corey will be getting married on their home farm in the spring. All of these fun little faces that came out to play for engagement photos will be there for the wedding, too. But,....

Austin and Alexis had a gorgeous fall day for a wedding!  We got Daddy tears at the first look with Alexis.  We had a lo...
10/26/2020
Alexis & Austin | Wedding | Paxton Photography

Austin and Alexis had a gorgeous fall day for a wedding! We got Daddy tears at the first look with Alexis. We had a lovely church ceremony. We got to play in a pumpkin patch and eat doughnuts. And we got to play with their cute-as-pie pups at the house. They had their reception in their garage at home and I have to say it was probably the best, cleanest, and classiest garage to hall transformation I've ever seen! [ 419 more words ]

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Austin and Alexis had a gorgeous fall day for a wedding! We got Daddy tears at the first look with Alexis. We had a lovely church ceremony. We got to play in a pumpkin patch and eat doughnuts. And we got to play with their cute-as-pie pups at the house. They had their reception in their garage at ho...

This is how you 2020!  You do it any way that makes you happy!  Say vows over the beautiful Traverse City fall color in ...
10/26/2020
Adam & Brittany | Wedding | Paxton Photography

This is how you 2020! You do it any way that makes you happy! Say vows over the beautiful Traverse City fall color in a helicopter? Yes! Dress your standard Poodles up in Hawaiian print shirts for photos? Absolutely! Take a brew buss tour to wineries with a handful of your best people? 100% yes! We had such a good time with these two, running around town. [ 414 more words ]

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This is how you 2020! You do it any way that makes you happy! Say vows over the beautiful Traverse City fall color in a helicopter? Yes! Dress your standard Poodles up in Hawaiian print shirts for photos? Absolutely! Take a brew buss tour to wineries with a handful of your best people? 100% yes!

James brought his lovely lady up for a long weekend . . . and a surprise proposal!  The question was asked privately bet...
10/26/2020
James & Jamie | Engagement | Paxton Photography

James brought his lovely lady up for a long weekend . . . and a surprise proposal! The question was asked privately between the two on a hike, and she said yes!! The next day we took some time to run around the Glen Arbor and dunes area for photos. We stopped at the barns and then took the drive up Pierce Stocking. [ 419 more words ]

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James brought his lovely lady up for a long weekend . . . and a surprise proposal! The question was asked privately between the two on a hike, and she said yes!! The next day we took some time to run around the Glen Arbor and dunes area for photos. We stopped at the barns and then took the drive up....

Gah!  I can't even stand how much I'm loving these seniors this year!  I love, love, love Sid's session!  She had the be...
10/12/2020
Sidonia | High School Senior | Paxton Photography

Gah! I can't even stand how much I'm loving these seniors this year! I love, love, love Sid's session! She had the best clouds and the most perfect evening for photos! I loved her outfit choices and her big yellow scarf! She is so much fun in her confidence and ability to just hang out and be cool. Her parents should be so proud of how great this kid is! [ 340 more words ]

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Gah! I can’t even stand how much I’m loving these seniors this year! I love, love, love Sid’s session! She had the best clouds and the most perfect evening for photos! I loved her outfit choices and her big yellow scarf! She is so much fun in her confidence and ability to just hang out and be ...

Team work!  Sam and Jon had a day of love and team work.  2020 has loved keeping us on our toes this year and without a ...
10/12/2020
Sam & Jon | Wedding | Paxton Photography

Team work! Sam and Jon had a day of love and team work. 2020 has loved keeping us on our toes this year and without a doubt there have been challenges. This day was just that, BUT when challenges are met by amazing people, great things happen! When the rain came and the weather man confirmed it was going to stick around for the day, we moved an entire ceremony setup a mile down the road in 15 minutes! [ 429 more words ]

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Team work! Sam and Jon had a day of love and team work. 2020 has loved keeping us on our toes this year and without a doubt there have been challenges. This day was just that, BUT when challenges are met by amazing people, great things happen! When the rain came and the weather man confirmed it was....

I can't believe Bastian is a senior this year!  I've watched this young man grow from the time he was just a wee thing a...
10/12/2020
Bastian | High School Senior | Paxton Photography

I can't believe Bastian is a senior this year! I've watched this young man grow from the time he was just a wee thing at his parents' wedding. His Mom and Dad did a wonderful job helping to create a guy of talent and good nature. I absolutely love that he came with his own ideas for the images he wanted - - I hope I made them right!! [ 241 more words ]

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I can’t believe Bastian is a senior this year! I’ve watched this young man grow from the time he was just a wee thing at his parents’ wedding. His Mom and Dad did a wonderful job helping to create a guy of talent and good nature. I absolutely love that he came with his own ideas for the images...

I've begun the fun stuff with new baby Althea.  The last puppy I did once-a-week photos for an entire year.  It was a so...
10/11/2020
Althea, 12 Weeks | Pets | Paxton Photography

I've begun the fun stuff with new baby Althea. The last puppy I did once-a-week photos for an entire year. It was a solid commitment. I didn't expect to have the opportunity to do a series like that for another decade, but here we are. This time, I'm just going to do once-a-months. On the 2nd of every month, for one year, I will do Althea's portrait in the studio on the same location. [ 254 more words ]

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I’ve begun the fun stuff with new baby Althea. The last puppy I did once-a-week photos for an entire year. It was a solid commitment. I didn’t expect to have the opportunity to do a series like that for another decade, but here we are. This time, I’m just going to do once-a-months. On the 2nd ...

To get past the solid annoyance that has been 2020, I'm working up some new forward plans for 2021.  I'm going to hit a ...
10/11/2020
New Things | Business | Paxton Photography

To get past the solid annoyance that has been 2020, I'm working up some new forward plans for 2021. I'm going to hit a little harder on the pet side of the photography business, mostly because it makes me happy right now. Weddings will always be my first photographic passion, but after this year, I need a secondary soul fulfillment. So with that, I'm going to step up my delivery presentation on the pet sessions. [ 241 more words ]

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To get past the solid annoyance that has been 2020, I’m working up some new forward plans for 2021. I’m going to hit a little harder on the pet side of the photography business, mostly because it makes me happy right now. Weddings will always be my first photographic passion, but after this year...

Stephanie and Ethan had an almost perfect early fall day for a wedding at the Ridge at Verterra in Northport.  The view ...
10/03/2020
Stephanie & Ethan | Wedding | Paxton Photography

Stephanie and Ethan had an almost perfect early fall day for a wedding at the Ridge at Verterra in Northport. The view of the bay was perfect with the backdrop against the vineyard rows. The sun came and went through the clouds as we dodged the incoming rains. Despite the forecast calling for heavy thunderstorms all day, we avoided all but 15 minutes of rain. [ 594 more words ]

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Stephanie and Ethan had an almost perfect early fall day for a wedding at the Ridge at Verterra in Northport. The view of the bay was perfect with the backdrop against the vineyard rows. The sun came and went through the clouds as we dodged the incoming rains. Despite the forecast calling for heavy....

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Thank you to all the vendors that made this day possible! Castle Farms, A Matter of Taste, DJ Ryan Rousseau, A Touch of Spring, ShutterBooth, Ken and Judy Grimes of Northern Michigan Ministers, Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, and 97 Films