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Rockhill Studio // Escanaba Wedding Photographer, A+S

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Rockhill Studio // Escanaba Wedding Photographer, A+S

Summer in Northern Michigan is absolutely spectacular.  It's the *perfect* temperature, low humidity (I mean, for the most part!) with endless beaches and water, pine forests, and much to see and do.  So summer in Michigan is the perfect place for a wedding.  But, as much as you try and plan out every detail of the wedding day, you also have to plan for rain.  And that's what Rae and Steve had to contend with.  Rain.  And LOTS of...

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Rockhill Studio // Haley + Sam, Marquette Engagement Photographer

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Rockhill Studio // Haley + Sam, Marquette Engagement Photographer

Haley and Sam are two amazing people that together make such a beautiful couple.  Haley was one of my first 2017 weddings to book, so we've been looking forward to this engagement session for a few months now.  When she mentioned doing the session at Presque Isle in Marquette, Michigan, I knew this would be an amazing session.  I mean, Presque Isle is one of my FAVORITES to shoot at (I've blogged several sessions from there, you can totally see why!) and always love the chance to shoot there whenever possible.  But also, I knew this session would be wonderful from corresponding with Haley these...

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Rockhill Studio // Why Choose a Wedding Album?

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Rockhill Studio // Why Choose a Wedding Album?

You said "I do", tied the knot, had an incredible wedding day.  The images we captured are beautiful and look amazing in your online gallery.  Now what?  Choosing an album with a wedding package, or adding one on, is something I'm always pleased with when a couple books a package.  Why?  Because it's one thing to display your images online to oooh and aaaah over, but holding them in your hand, printed in a fine art album, is a whole other experience.  It's not just a book.  It's a showstopper.  A family heirloom that your kids and their kids will look over and dream about their own wedding someday.  A reflection of the best day of...

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Rockhill Studio // Northern Michigan Wedding Photography Resource Guide

Brides and Grooms!  I wanted to take a moment to share an amazing resource available for my amazing couples planning their weddings in the gorgeous Northern Michigan area!  There's a great guide that has been created just for your by the amazing people at Simply Blue Weddings.  A collaboration of all things wedding related, listing vendors from stationary to transportation.  I'm so thrilled for Rockhill Studio to be a part...

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Rockhill Studio // Teja + Joe, Marquette Michigan Engagement Photographer

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Rockhill Studio // Teja + Joe, Marquette Michigan Engagement Photographer

Teja contacted me mid-February inquiring about an engagement session with her and her fiance, Joe, and I loved the though of doing their winter engagement session at the Presque Isle in Marquette, one of the places they brought up as a location.  Always a favorite of mine, for sure!  Teja was visiting Joe from Minnesota, and like most sessions where they had a small window for the session so fingers were crossed the weather would cooperate for us.  The morning of the session it was gorgeous.  Sunny, and not a cloud in the sky!  But it was COLD!  On the way to the session my car registered below zero, but thankfully but the start of the session it had warmed up into the 20's.  Still cold, but that sun did feel amazing!!

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Rockhill Studio // Eric + Erica, A Newberry Michigan Fall Engagement

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Rockhill Studio // Eric + Erica, A Newberry Michigan Fall Engagement

Continuing my blogging of past sessions from this summer and fall, I'm so excited to be sharing some favorites from Eric and Erica's beautiful engagement!  This couple is having their wedding in my hometown, and wanted the session on some of Erica's family property.  It was perfection...the day, the couple, the locations.  I just loved every second of these two and while I didn't include any below, there was SO many fun and goofy moments that I cannot wait to continue with their spring wedding in a few months!

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Rockhill Studio // Beginner's Photography Course

Hi Friends!  Coming up soon (March 12) we are hosting a beginner's photography course as part of MSU Extension program with the Winter Break for Knowledge.  This is perfect for those who have a "fancy" camera and don't understand it or know how to use it.  Do you already have basic camera knowledge?  Not a problem, we will be covering composition and practicing shooting with the techniques learned in class!  Click the picture for more info, or shoot us over a message!  

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Rockhill Studio // A Hawaiian Vacation

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Rockhill Studio // A Hawaiian Vacation

Hi Friends!  We are in the middle of an amazing trip to Hawaii...and are just loving every second of it!  I posted this on our Facebook page just as a PSA to our amazing clients, but wanted to let you know here as well that we are currently on vacation thru February 23. BUT we absolutely have access to our emails while away.  Because of the time difference and days spent sightseeing and exploring, emails may not be returned until later in the evening, but please feel free to contact us to set up your session, or let us know if you do have any questions about our services! We hare having the time of our lives here, but cannot wait for our upcoming sessions with our wonderful bride and grooms/families/seniors!  

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Rockhill Studio // Curtis Michigan Wedding

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Rockhill Studio // Curtis Michigan Wedding

This Upper Peninsula wedding we were honored to photograph this past summer in Curtis, Michigan was gorgeous.  Like, a fairytale.  All the details, and the reception tent by itself was just about a castle!  But the icing on the cake was the beautiful couple...Emily and Josh are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet, and I loved getting to photograph their winter engagement to this perfect wedding day.

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Rockhill Studio // Lake Superior on Christmas Day

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Rockhill Studio // Lake Superior on Christmas Day

Christmas Day in the Upper Peninsula is typically all things snow.  And cold.  And snow.  Lots of it.  This year is pretty much the opposite with above average temps and not a flake on the ground (see my previous personal blog post about our tree adventure!).  So for a special Christmas adventure, we all piled in the car for a trek up to Lake Superior.  One our most special and favorite places.  

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Rockhill Studio // Newberry Michigan Senior Photographer

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Rockhill Studio // Newberry Michigan Senior Photographer

This girl <3  Kelsey is a beautiful woman, inside and out, and I just loved shooting her senior portraits!  She's got a killer smile, amazing style, and seriously...those softball ones?  I wished we had more time before our light ran out, because she was amazing in every single shot!  

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Rockhill Studio // A Michigan Christmas Tradition

Every year since before I was born, during the Christmas season my family has a wonderful tradition for picking out our tree.  We never went to the traditional tree farms to pick out the perfect one, or gone to one of the local stores that carries the pre-cut trees.  Growing up in a lumberjack family, you go out in the woods and cut one yourself.  My parent's house is on 40 acres, with the back yard being nothing but swamp and woods.  And it's here where we trek year after year in search of our tree.

This year is a little different.  Usually there's a ton of snow already we have to walk thru and it does make it harder.  It was in the 40's today and not a trace of snow, so we walked out into the woods to find our perfect tree.  And since my phone was dead, an easier walk not having to worry about the snow, and in celebration of being caught up on sessions (save for the ones I shot this weekend), I brought the big camera along to document it!

Side note: we only picked out the tree today.  Tomorrow we chop it!

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The Knot.com Feature!

I love all the weddings we do...from the big to the small, the elaborate to simple.  I think my brides all do an amazing job at making their weddings just the way they want and I love capturing it all.  So when I get to tell my bride that their amazing wedding is being featured at theknot.com, that is even more amazing for the both of us!  

Check out or recent wedding we did in Marquette, Michigan along Lake Superior.  It was so special and wonderful.  Full blog post is a few posts down on our page, but you can catch the "full" story from the bride and groom HERE on theknot.com

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Rockhill Studio // Michigan Engagement Photographer

Kristine and Kevin are one of those couples that are just so much fun...sweet to be around, and even better, so lovely to photograph!  They came to see me all the way from Wisconsin for our engagement session at Fayette State Park in Garden, MI.  It was a gorgeous evening and I had the best time at the session!  

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Rockhill Studio // Marquette Senior Photographer

Emily, class of 2016!  This gorgeous girl is all the way from Green Bay, and wanted to have her senior pictures done in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   I don't blame her...I get to live in one of the purest, most gorgeous places in the world!  A photographer's dream, for sure.  We did her session while she was up visiting family and friends in the Marquette area.  We varied her session with a few different locations and she was just glowing in all of them.  Here are some of my favorites...

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