cleaning up

Somewhere between my brother’s wedding in California and a busy work season here in Michigan last summer, I photographed Shannon Dodge and her family.  Somewhere between the end of that busy season and me cleaning up my hard drives last week, I realized Shannon Dodge and her family had escaped my blog.  So, I pulled them from an archival death and am bringing back the warmth and Dodge family beauty from last summer.  I loved photographing this family.  They are just…so…magazine-y.

These images make me super happy…not only because they scream warmth and happiness, but because I was finally able to connect with an internet friend who I was so excited to meet in person.

So here’s to beautiful families and those gorgeous Michigan summer days that we are all waiting very patiently for…



  1. Photography is always fun but not always easy. One of the things that makes digital photography particularly difficult is trying to shoot in low light. Isn’t it irritating when the potential picture is amazing but the lighting situation is the pits? I’ve been there.

  2. I can’t wait to feel that sunshine again! It’s been snowing here for the last 4 days! Gorgeous family, and perfect images. I’m so glad you dug them out and shared!

  3. shannon dodge says:

    Do you KNOW how much I love and cherish every single one of these images??!?! Thank you again for capturing these moments! LOVE them all.

  4. shannon dodge says:

    PS: thank you for the sweet commentary too. 😉

  5. Kelli says:

    What a freaking HOT family. 😀 Love Shannon in all of her cuteness, and Jean, you are just fantabulicious. 🙂

  6. Amanda Jessop says:

    Wow, these leave me completely anxious for summer! Such a beautiful family and her work is awesome too!!

  7. Jen says:

    Fabulous job Jean!

  8. Jessica says:

    My friend, Alli showed me your blog and I have been hooked ever since! I haven’t ever commented, but I just had to write because your friend Shannon looks just like my friend Amanda, it’s crazy! Anyway, awesome photos, I love them!

  9. brooke says:

    OH SOOO beautiful and SOOO fun! Jean, you are amazing and Shannon, you and your family- gorgeous!

  10. Melissa Burnett says:

    sooo beautiful! I really wish you could come to utah for a workshop! I want to come to one so bad! I worship you!

  11. Monte Mendez says:

    Your blog was tweeted by a friend yesterday. Decided I’d check it out. Best decision ever.

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