Sunset, and Moonrise - Full Blood Moon

We took the kiddos to the beach on July 27th to watch the sunset and the moonrise. They were only a few minutes apart that evening and it also happened to be a full blood moon. Ty grabbed the 300L (here), and although it makes the most sense to photograph the moon with that lens because it's our longest lens, I just do not enjoy shooting with it. It's an f/4, and it's very heavy - so hand holding with slow shutter speeds it very difficult for me. But here's what I got!

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The sunset over the beach was stunning through the clouds, and the moonrise was so very beautiful. I've been so interested in the moon cycle lately, and I'd love to learn more about the moon and it's effect on our lives and moods. The top photo below, where the moon looks orange, was at 9:30pm, just after rising at 9:15pm. The bottom image below was around 12:30am right outside of our house!

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The full moon was shining so brightly through our bedroom window, and I couldn't help myself! I jumped out of bed to grab our beloved 200mm (here), and stood outside looking up in awe for about ten minutes. The clouds were out in force and moving fast. It was an incredible sight.

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Thanks for visiting, friends <3!

Sunset at Windsnest Park, West Olive, MI

As many of you know, my family has relocated to Grand Haven, Michigan, this summer. So far, it's been a beautiful few weeks full of sunshine, beaches, hiking, dunes, and general exploration! I've decided not to take clients until spring of 2019, in an effort to take care of my family and myself. Instead, I am going to make the endeavour to document our family life once again, and hopefully I'll motivate myself to share it with you as well! Thank you for being here <3.


Being 4 miles from the lake-shore, we are definitely spoiled by choice.. But this beach was recommended to us by a friend, and it's quickly become one of our favorites.