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Day 71::9.24.17  My #Macigirl will be returning to her home state in the #pnw later this week. I will miss her weekend visits & her silly antics & loving demeanor. But it's never goodbye, rather it's see you soon. 
#529project 
#365journey 
#lighteningspeed 
#labsofinstagram 
#pureenergy
Patti G

Day 71::9.24.17 My #Macigirl will be returning to her home state in the #pnw later this week. I will miss her weekend visits & her silly antics & loving demeanor. But it's never goodbye, rather it's see you soon.
#529project
#365journey
#lighteningspeed
#labsofinstagram
#pureenergy

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Day 70::9.23.17  An early morning family photo shoot gave me the chance to capture this mama & her 3 boys. They are so handsome and her love for them clearly shows in her gentle demeanor as she talks to them. 
#529project
#365journey 
#goldenretrievers 
#familysession
#pattigphotography
#southwestmichiganphotographer
Patti G

Day 70::9.23.17 An early morning family photo shoot gave me the chance to capture this mama & her 3 boys. They are so handsome and her love for them clearly shows in her gentle demeanor as she talks to them.
#529project
#365journey
#goldenretrievers
#familysession
#pattigphotography
#southwestmichiganphotographer

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Day 69::9.22.17  When you work around kids & it's Homecoming, you capture their joy & spirit. And you remember how you the thought there was nothing more important in the world than winning the float contest, spirit week competitions. #529project #365journey 
#homecoming2017
#highschoolrules
#thisisliferightnow
#classof2018 
#classof2019
#classof2020
#classof2021 
@gastudentsection
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Day 69::9.22.17 When you work around kids & it's Homecoming, you capture their joy & spirit. And you remember how you the thought there was nothing more important in the world than winning the float contest, spirit week competitions. #529project #365journey
#homecoming2017
#highschoolrules
#thisisliferightnow
#classof2018
#classof2019
#classof2020
#classof2021
@gastudentsection

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Day 68::9.21.17  She lives to party when we're not home. Still waiting to meet the boyfriend!  #529project 
#365journey 
#LtWD
#labsofinstagram 
#whitechocolatelab 
#whoishe
#rollinthehay
Patti G

Day 68::9.21.17 She lives to party when we're not home. Still waiting to meet the boyfriend! #529project
#365journey
#LtWD
#labsofinstagram
#whitechocolatelab
#whoishe
#rollinthehay

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Day 67::9.20.17  A routine vet visit 2 weeks turned into not so routine. My girl had blood in her urine & tests showed elevated levels. An ultrasound showed a mass in the bladder. The past 2 weeks she's been antibiotics & I've been praying for them to help. Her visit back showed the levels are way down & the mass is shrinking. Another week of antibiotics will hopefully show her levels all normal. #529project 
#365journey 
#labsofinstagram 
#thankful
#notreadytoletgo 
#LtWD
#whitechocolatelab
Patti G

Day 67::9.20.17 A routine vet visit 2 weeks turned into not so routine. My girl had blood in her urine & tests showed elevated levels. An ultrasound showed a mass in the bladder. The past 2 weeks she's been antibiotics & I've been praying for them to help. Her visit back showed the levels are way down & the mass is shrinking. Another week of antibiotics will hopefully show her levels all normal. #529project
#365journey
#labsofinstagram
#thankful
#notreadytoletgo
#LtWD
#whitechocolatelab

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Day 66::9.19.17  Too fast for the lens. Riding is his joy, his passion - his way to unwind. #529project #365journey #bicycling #speeddemon #pedalon #photographyproject
Patti G

Day 66::9.19.17 Too fast for the lens. Riding is his joy, his passion - his way to unwind. #529project #365journey #bicycling #speeddemon #pedalon #photographyproject

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Day 65::9.18.17  He lives to ride & does it every chance he can. I sometimes wish I had his drive & determination, but then I remember my love for the water & my kayak is almost as strong as his is for the road. #529project #365journey #photographyproject #lookatthemlegs #rideon #bicycling
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Day 65::9.18.17 He lives to ride & does it every chance he can. I sometimes wish I had his drive & determination, but then I remember my love for the water & my kayak is almost as strong as his is for the road. #529project #365journey #photographyproject #lookatthemlegs #rideon #bicycling

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Day 64::9.17.17  A day on the river with 2 of my guys and my son's dog. It was a 6.5 mile trek down the river, and what started as a sunny day float, ended in a heavy duty rain at the end. But #macigirl handled it like a champ, loving every moment. I loved every moment of watching this boy & his dog loving #puremichigan  #529project #365journey #kalamazooriver #discoverkalamazoo #puremittigan #michiganawesome #son #kayakon #riverride #photographyproject
Patti G

Day 64::9.17.17 A day on the river with 2 of my guys and my son's dog. It was a 6.5 mile trek down the river, and what started as a sunny day float, ended in a heavy duty rain at the end. But #macigirl handled it like a champ, loving every moment. I loved every moment of watching this boy & his dog loving #puremichigan #529project #365journey #kalamazooriver #discoverkalamazoo #puremittigan #michiganawesome #son #kayakon #riverride #photographyproject

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Day 63::9.16.17  The local bay is quiet & reflective in this September evening. Fall has arrived and the sounds of summer are silent. #529project #365journey #gulllake #puremichigan #puremittigan #southwestmichigan #photographyproject #reflection
Patti G

Day 63::9.16.17 The local bay is quiet & reflective in this September evening. Fall has arrived and the sounds of summer are silent. #529project #365journey #gulllake #puremichigan #puremittigan #southwestmichigan #photographyproject #reflection

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Day 63::9.15.17  A Poppi & his grandson have a special bond. The hands of two generations, one that is seasoned & one that is beginning to explore. God has blessed us richly. #529project #365journey #lucasalan #hands #generations #familybond #love #lifeofg #peace
Patti G

Day 63::9.15.17 A Poppi & his grandson have a special bond. The hands of two generations, one that is seasoned & one that is beginning to explore. God has blessed us richly. #529project #365journey #lucasalan #hands #generations #familybond #love #lifeofg #peace

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Day 60::9.13.17  The remnants of #HurricaneIrma reached #pureMichigan today, bringing soft showers of rain & amazing skies at #goldenhour  #529project #365journey #barn #puremichigan #awesomemichigan #augustamichigan #southwestmichiganphotographer #southwestmichigan
Patti G

Day 60::9.13.17 The remnants of #HurricaneIrma reached #pureMichigan today, bringing soft showers of rain & amazing skies at #goldenhour #529project #365journey #barn #puremichigan #awesomemichigan #augustamichigan #southwestmichiganphotographer #southwestmichigan

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Day 57::9.10.17  A Sunday afternoon pedal on Daisy was a good reminder to enjoy the simple things in life & how truly blessed my life is every.single.day. #529project #365journey #bicyclebuiltfortwo #puremichigan #puremittigan #fortcusterstatepark #jacksonhole #simplelife
Patti G

Day 57::9.10.17 A Sunday afternoon pedal on Daisy was a good reminder to enjoy the simple things in life & how truly blessed my life is every.single.day. #529project #365journey #bicyclebuiltfortwo #puremichigan #puremittigan #fortcusterstatepark #jacksonhole #simplelife

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Day 59::9.12.17  Sometimes it's what's behind you that makes the road ahead seem brighter. #529project #365journey #lifelesson #onlygodcancreatesuchbeauty #puremichigan #puremittigan #awesomemichigan #sunset #lookbehindyou #reflection
Patti G

Day 59::9.12.17 Sometimes it's what's behind you that makes the road ahead seem brighter. #529project #365journey #lifelesson #onlygodcancreatesuchbeauty #puremichigan #puremittigan #awesomemichigan #sunset #lookbehindyou #reflection

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Day 56::9.9.17  Continuing to seek the light & bokeh found in these last days of summer. #529project #365journey #summersun #bokeh #photographyproject
Patti G

Day 56::9.9.17 Continuing to seek the light & bokeh found in these last days of summer. #529project #365journey #summersun #bokeh #photographyproject

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Day 55::9.8.17  A baby in the sink getting his bath. New things to explore, touch & see. Like my grandson, I continue to try & learn something new everyday, especially with my photography. I truly feel the pull to grow my knowledge & expand my horizons. #529project #365journey #lucasalan #neverstoplearning #grow #pattigphotography #southwestmichiganphotographer #photography
Patti G

Day 55::9.8.17 A baby in the sink getting his bath. New things to explore, touch & see. Like my grandson, I continue to try & learn something new everyday, especially with my photography. I truly feel the pull to grow my knowledge & expand my horizons. #529project #365journey #lucasalan #neverstoplearning #grow #pattigphotography #southwestmichiganphotographer #photography

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Day 54::9.7.17  Remnants of Rain. I ventured up onto our hill where I can get eye to with the trees, seeking the droplets of water. As I looked through my lens, I began to see the #bokeh appear & the #depthoffield  Standing as still as I possibly could, capturing this last kiss of rain on the Maple tree that is beginning to rid itself of its summer color. Fall is fast approaching. Continuing to seek the light, or as tonite brought a gray, muted sky, the lack of it. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #the_michmash #rainyday #waterdroplet
Patti G

Day 54::9.7.17 Remnants of Rain. I ventured up onto our hill where I can get eye to with the trees, seeking the droplets of water. As I looked through my lens, I began to see the #bokeh appear & the #depthoffield Standing as still as I possibly could, capturing this last kiss of rain on the Maple tree that is beginning to rid itself of its summer color. Fall is fast approaching. Continuing to seek the light, or as tonite brought a gray, muted sky, the lack of it. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #the_michmash #rainyday #waterdroplet

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Day53::9.6.17  While not tack sharp, I continue to work on lighting techniques. It's hard to get a clear, crisp focus when using your remote. I sat in a chair in the dark basement where the only light  was coming from the small window that I was facing. Taken at 8pm, the sun was in its final descent, with rain clouds closing in. #529project #365journey #lighting #noflash #basementlighting
Patti G

Day53::9.6.17 While not tack sharp, I continue to work on lighting techniques. It's hard to get a clear, crisp focus when using your remote. I sat in a chair in the dark basement where the only light was coming from the small window that I was facing. Taken at 8pm, the sun was in its final descent, with rain clouds closing in. #529project #365journey #lighting #noflash #basementlighting

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Day 52::9.5.17  As I continue on this journey with my #529project - I tend to shoot from 5 to 9 pm. I am learning more & more to study the light, or in tonite's case, the lack of it. So I set my aperture as far open as my lens would allow for the light coming from just my little table lamp. I cranked my ISO & let the shutter set itself as I was in aperture priority mode. After several shots & very minimal editing in LR, I was pleased with the shadows & peace & calm mood that came forth in this shot. The #365journey continues, one day at a time. #practicepracticepractice #studiospace #artificiallight #peaceful #calm #corner #learnsomethingneweveryday
Patti G

Day 52::9.5.17 As I continue on this journey with my #529project - I tend to shoot from 5 to 9 pm. I am learning more & more to study the light, or in tonite's case, the lack of it. So I set my aperture as far open as my lens would allow for the light coming from just my little table lamp. I cranked my ISO & let the shutter set itself as I was in aperture priority mode. After several shots & very minimal editing in LR, I was pleased with the shadows & peace & calm mood that came forth in this shot. The #365journey continues, one day at a time. #practicepracticepractice #studiospace #artificiallight #peaceful #calm #corner #learnsomethingneweveryday

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Day 51::9.4.17  Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. With the cold front that moved through late this afternoon the feel of autumn is in the air. So when I found this pile of chestnuts & a few colored leaves laying in the patio table, it became all too real that September has indeed arrived & carefree summer days are once again just memories. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #backtoschool #chestnut #falliscloseby
Patti G

Day 51::9.4.17 Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. With the cold front that moved through late this afternoon the feel of autumn is in the air. So when I found this pile of chestnuts & a few colored leaves laying in the patio table, it became all too real that September has indeed arrived & carefree summer days are once again just memories. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #backtoschool #chestnut #falliscloseby

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Day 50::9.3.17  cherishing this quiet moment watching my son practice his casting. The night was perfect, the golden light casting from behind & nothing but the sound of nature all around. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #puremittigan #goldenhour #flyfishing #fishon #cherishthemoment #liveyourlife #fortcuster
Patti G

Day 50::9.3.17 cherishing this quiet moment watching my son practice his casting. The night was perfect, the golden light casting from behind & nothing but the sound of nature all around. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #puremittigan #goldenhour #flyfishing #fishon #cherishthemoment #liveyourlife #fortcuster

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Day 49::9.2.17  Setting up for Lukie's 7 month shot & I need to take few test shots, so who better to help than Uncle Shaun! #529project #365journey #purejoy #southwestmichiganphotographer #babyboy #growingup #lucasalan
Patti G

Day 49::9.2.17 Setting up for Lukie's 7 month shot & I need to take few test shots, so who better to help than Uncle Shaun! #529project #365journey #purejoy #southwestmichiganphotographer #babyboy #growingup #lucasalan

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Day 48::9.1.17  While my wedding was winding down inside, my eye was drawn to the beautiful sunset happening outside. God does amazing work! #529project #365journey #cherrybarcfarm #puremichigan #weddingphotographer #southwestmichiganphotographer #sunset #barn #goldenhour
Patti G

Day 48::9.1.17 While my wedding was winding down inside, my eye was drawn to the beautiful sunset happening outside. God does amazing work! #529project #365journey #cherrybarcfarm #puremichigan #weddingphotographer #southwestmichiganphotographer #sunset #barn #goldenhour

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Day 47::8.31.17  Queen of Hearts surrounded by her fair maidens. How is it that summer is coming to an end already? #529project #365journey #pattigphotography #southwestmichiganphotographer #fortcusterstatepark #beautysurroundsus #puremichigan #michiganawesome #michiganstateparks #lovinglife
Patti G

Day 47::8.31.17 Queen of Hearts surrounded by her fair maidens. How is it that summer is coming to an end already? #529project #365journey #pattigphotography #southwestmichiganphotographer #fortcusterstatepark #beautysurroundsus #puremichigan #michiganawesome #michiganstateparks #lovinglife

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Day 46::8.30.17  A drive at golden hour through the state park brings out a whole new sense of color. The last of the summer flowers are still blooming & glowing in this dreamy light. #529project #365journey #goldenrod #fortcusterstatepark #pattigphotography #goldenhour #puremichigan #puremittigan #awesomemichigan #michiganphotographer #southwestmichiganphotographer
Patti G

Day 46::8.30.17 A drive at golden hour through the state park brings out a whole new sense of color. The last of the summer flowers are still blooming & glowing in this dreamy light. #529project #365journey #goldenrod #fortcusterstatepark #pattigphotography #goldenhour #puremichigan #puremittigan #awesomemichigan #michiganphotographer #southwestmichiganphotographer

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Day 45::8.30.17  A little girl & her daddi share some special treats at our dedication to the #freelendinglibrary #bethanyreformedchurch #dotdot #discoverkalamazoo #purejoy #529project #readabook #projectlight #365journey @dhstohrer
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Day 45::8.30.17 A little girl & her daddi share some special treats at our dedication to the #freelendinglibrary #bethanyreformedchurch #dotdot #discoverkalamazoo #purejoy #529project #readabook #projectlight #365journey @dhstohrer

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Day44::8.28.17  The glow of magic hour light reflects off this beautiful girl. While old in age, she is young at heart. Sounds kinda like me!  #529project #365journey #ltwd #labsofinstagram #mysidekick #goldenhour #lessonsinlight
Patti G

Day44::8.28.17 The glow of magic hour light reflects off this beautiful girl. While old in age, she is young at heart. Sounds kinda like me! #529project #365journey #ltwd #labsofinstagram #mysidekick #goldenhour #lessonsinlight

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Day 43::8.27.17  A night of food & fellowship with friends & then time on the dock with 2 of my favorite guys. #lucasalan is becoming more & more alert & aware of the world around him & it is #purejoy to see the world through the excitement of his reactions. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #puremittigan #shermanlake #poppi #lifeisajourney
Patti G

Day 43::8.27.17 A night of food & fellowship with friends & then time on the dock with 2 of my favorite guys. #lucasalan is becoming more & more alert & aware of the world around him & it is #purejoy to see the world through the excitement of his reactions. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #puremittigan #shermanlake #poppi #lifeisajourney

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Day 42::8.26.17  A Poppi & his grandson just watching the world go by together. They love sitting in these chairs that once belonged to my grandparents & watching cars drive by. #lucasalan especially loves the big trucks. #529project #purejoy #365journey #poppi #grandsonsrock
Patti G

Day 42::8.26.17 A Poppi & his grandson just watching the world go by together. They love sitting in these chairs that once belonged to my grandparents & watching cars drive by. #lucasalan especially loves the big trucks. #529project #purejoy #365journey #poppi #grandsonsrock

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Day 41::8.25.17  Experimenting with light while working through an online class. This guy is becoming my main model & I am grateful that he humors my artistic side. An early morning shot taken while he stood just inside the open garage, allowing for deep, dark shadows to fall behind him. If the shadows weren't so deep - you would totally see the set up of tables & windows he was working on that morning. #529project #clickinmagazine #lessonsonlighting #365journey #shadow #onlytheshadowknows #dreamboy
Patti G

Day 41::8.25.17 Experimenting with light while working through an online class. This guy is becoming my main model & I am grateful that he humors my artistic side. An early morning shot taken while he stood just inside the open garage, allowing for deep, dark shadows to fall behind him. If the shadows weren't so deep - you would totally see the set up of tables & windows he was working on that morning. #529project #clickinmagazine #lessonsonlighting #365journey #shadow #onlytheshadowknows #dreamboy

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Day 40::8.24.17  A night out with my Dream Boy. He likes to ride in a group ride in Thursday nights, so we meet up for dinner out afterwards sometime. #529project #365journey #wine #olddogtavern #starpapercompany #dinnerout #datenight #bringmemyfood
Patti G

Day 40::8.24.17 A night out with my Dream Boy. He likes to ride in a group ride in Thursday nights, so we meet up for dinner out afterwards sometime. #529project #365journey #wine #olddogtavern #starpapercompany #dinnerout #datenight #bringmemyfood

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Day 39::8.23.17  Driving home from #Detroit and admiring the show put on from the heavens. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #puremittigan #awesomemichigan #nightskies #sunstream
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Day 39::8.23.17 Driving home from #Detroit and admiring the show put on from the heavens. #529project #365journey #puremichigan #puremittigan #awesomemichigan #nightskies #sunstream

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Day 34::8.18.17  A walk along the creek at sunset affords golden light along its bank. #529project #365journey #goldenhour #AugustaCreek #myvillage #puremittigan #puremichigan #awesomemichigan
Patti G

Day 34::8.18.17 A walk along the creek at sunset affords golden light along its bank. #529project #365journey #goldenhour #AugustaCreek #myvillage #puremittigan #puremichigan #awesomemichigan

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Day 33::8.17.17  A quiet corner in my studio where I like to read, dream & take a little siesta. It's also a favorite place for baby mama's. #529project #365journey #myhappyplace #quiettime @mrg_013 @dhstohrer
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Day 33::8.17.17 A quiet corner in my studio where I like to read, dream & take a little siesta. It's also a favorite place for baby mama's. #529project #365journey #myhappyplace #quiettime @mrg_013 @dhstohrer

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