My kids are subjected to lots of photo sessions. Not only do I love to document their childhood, I just love taking pictures. Fortunately they're good sports about it. While backing up my 2012 photos, I came across another "lost" photo session from our summer vacation. Last summer we vacationed in Northern Michigan, and as part of that trip we spent the day at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Believe it or not, these buildings were once barns for animals. Crazy! I decided to take advantage of the beautiful setting and get some summer photos of the girls since I never took their official "3" and "5" year portraits. Monkey wasn't all that thrilled to pose for pictures, but as always, I love how her personality shines through in the photos I did get of her!
Stone plus brick plus my beautiful girls...love, love love!
This next one is one of my favorite pictures ever of Monkey. It's in the children's garden. (Her real name starts with an "E".)
This place is totally worth the price of admission if you're ever in the area. It's not a real castle, but the kids don't know that. There's a scavenger hunt, a children's garden, model trains, giant chess sets, and gorgeous architecture (even if it is just a fancy barn).
I'm Annemarie Varga. Thanks for joining me as I blog about life as a stay-at-home mom to my two gorgeous girls, the triumphs and tribulations of fixing up our latest fixer-upper, and, of course, photography! Click here for more information about me.