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Film Portrait Friday: A weekend in the life of the Reeve family: 1000 Island family photography

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Vintage Film Portrait Friday: The Reeve / Backo family, 1000 Island family photography!

For the last few years, I’ve switched back to film for my portrait work and at the same time, added in weekend destination day-in-the-life photography experiences. First there was Alabama for Emmy and then the Thousand Islands for the Reeve / Backo family. Both are past wedding photography couples of mine! It is such a joy to spend time with my wedding couples again and see them raising their families. By the time the wedding process is over, we feel like lifelong friends.

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Stephanie and Howard were married up in the Thousand Islands at the historic Boldt Castle, and we won a pretty nifty International Photography Award together!! yeah!

So, naturally when Steph asked me if I could plan a weekend to visit their new island home and capture their new baby girl, I said “YES!”

“Oh, wait, when do I have a whole weekend free??? ”

“Um, how about this weekend? Oh, wait, nope, I can’t get away…”

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Well, it finally worked out 4 months later and it was lovely. I tell ya, these guys have their system all worked out! Two dogs, a kid, water, coolers, supplies, me… all into a little boat at dusk… to get over to their little island.

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It sure was awesome to wake up to a peaceful sunrise the next morning…

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The weekend was full of family, food, drinking, hearing the history of the island and cabin and seeing the progress they are making with all of the needed repairs.
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Two boat loads of us took a fun scenic tour of the entire Thousand Islands region and Alexandria Bay… we even went by Boldt Castle again! What a gorgeous part of the world. It is stunning up there!
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As you can see, it was a lovely and relaxing weekend with Steph, Howie and their little peanut! After a busy wedding season, it was a treat to slow down and photograph photo journalistically with my film camera!

Are you interested in day-in-the-life photography? Let me know and together we will brainstorm the what/where/how of a fine art photography family experience.