Patti G

@pattigphotography

Livin in the Mitten! Specializing in Senior & Family portraits. Philippians 4:4 - REJOICE ALWAYS! patti.lin@me.com

Images and videos by 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

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

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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Enjoying a float on the lake & these precious moments before he heads to the PNW at the end of week. Thanking God for a beautiful weekend that has afforded me this time to create more memories with my son. #puremichigan #Michiganawesome 
#lifeofg 
#imgonnamisshim 
#kayakon 
#indiansummer 
#toGodbetheglory 
#happyplace 
#whitfordlake

Enjoying a float on the lake & these precious moments before he heads to the PNW at the end of week. Thanking God for a beautiful weekend that has afforded me this time to create more memories with my son. #puremichigan #Michiganawesome
#lifeofg
#imgonnamisshim
#kayakon
#indiansummer
#toGodbetheglory
#happyplace
#whitfordlake

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September 24 & it's 87* at high noon.  We had to hurry up & launch the kayaks so the horses could cool off their undersides. Sitting in my kayak & knowing I will be cooling off soon as well. 
#kayakon 
#holyhotseptember 
#fishin #
#fishon 
#horses #
#wateringhole 
#drifting

September 24 & it's 87* at high noon. We had to hurry up & launch the kayaks so the horses could cool off their undersides. Sitting in my kayak & knowing I will be cooling off soon as well.
#kayakon
#holyhotseptember
#fishin #
#fishon
#horses #
#wateringhole
#drifting

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At Fort Custer Recreation Area

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

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

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

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

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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Hey-hey-hey!  Calling the #Classof2018 - get your session booked now, only a few spaces still open for your fall #seniorsession  Contact me soon to secure your date! #pattigphotography #seniorportraits #michiganphotographer

Hey-hey-hey! Calling the #Classof2018 - get your session booked now, only a few spaces still open for your fall #seniorsession Contact me soon to secure your date! #pattigphotography #seniorportraits #michiganphotographer

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It's Senior Season!  High school seniors - do you know when your yearbook due date is for your photo? It's coming sooner than you probably realize! Don't hesitate another minute, contact me today to book your session! Fall colors are popping all over & may not last very long this year, so what are you waiting for? #pattigphotography #seniorsession #classof2018 #southwestmichiganphotographer #graduationpictures

It's Senior Season! High school seniors - do you know when your yearbook due date is for your photo? It's coming sooner than you probably realize! Don't hesitate another minute, contact me today to book your session! Fall colors are popping all over & may not last very long this year, so what are you waiting for? #pattigphotography #seniorsession #classof2018 #southwestmichiganphotographer #graduationpictures

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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

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

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

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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A beautiful weekend spent on the water with family. #LucasAlan went in his first kayak ride with the family & #macigirl swam the river along side us, as our paddle ended in a downpour. What a great birthday weekend!! #lifeofg #familyfirst #kayakon #discoverkalamazoo #kalamazooriver #eaglelake #mylife

A beautiful weekend spent on the water with family. #LucasAlan went in his first kayak ride with the family & #macigirl swam the river along side us, as our paddle ended in a downpour. What a great birthday weekend!! #lifeofg #familyfirst #kayakon #discoverkalamazoo #kalamazooriver #eaglelake #mylife

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Family kayaking!! Just wishin & missin @nuthinbutakg - beautiful September day for a paddle!! Even Lukie is along for the ride. #kayakon #happybirthdaytome #eaglelake #puremichigan

Family kayaking!! Just wishin & missin @nuthinbutakg - beautiful September day for a paddle!! Even Lukie is along for the ride. #kayakon #happybirthdaytome #eaglelake #puremichigan

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At Fort Custer Recreation Area

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

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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Is there any better way to wake up on your birthday than with snuggles & conversations with this little dude? #ithinknot  #lucasalan #birthdaygirl #happinessisthis #goodmorning

Is there any better way to wake up on your birthday than with snuggles & conversations with this little dude? #ithinknot #lucasalan #birthdaygirl #happinessisthis #goodmorning

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Day 61::9.14.17  Drum roll please. Any night being surrounded by music makes this girl's heart happy. Being the staff photographer for our very own #kalamazooConcertBand gives me an insider & up close look at the@music makers. I leave every time with a smile on my face & a song in my heart. #pattigphotography #southwestmichiganphotographer #photographer #discoverkalamazoo #musicphotography #musicsoothesthesoul #soundofmusic

Day 61::9.14.17 Drum roll please. Any night being surrounded by music makes this girl's heart happy. Being the staff photographer for our very own #kalamazooConcertBand gives me an insider & up close look at the@music makers. I leave every time with a smile on my face & a song in my heart. #pattigphotography #southwestmichiganphotographer #photographer #discoverkalamazoo #musicphotography #musicsoothesthesoul #soundofmusic

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I have so enjoyed the distinct honor this past year of being the staff photographer for the Kalamazoo Concert Band. Being surrounded by such talent inspires me in my own craft with my instrument. #discoverkalamazoo #KalamazooConcertBand #thisseasonisgoingtobegreat #musicsoothesthesoul #wow

I have so enjoyed the distinct honor this past year of being the staff photographer for the Kalamazoo Concert Band. Being surrounded by such talent inspires me in my own craft with my instrument. #discoverkalamazoo #KalamazooConcertBand #thisseasonisgoingtobegreat #musicsoothesthesoul #wow

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A rainy, gray day in the beach last spring provided colors & textures not normally seen in this setting. #lakemichiganbeach #grandhavenmi #grayday #photographicfind #texture #depth

A rainy, gray day in the beach last spring provided colors & textures not normally seen in this setting. #lakemichiganbeach #grandhavenmi #grayday #photographicfind #texture #depth

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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

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 58::9.11.17  When your neighbor gives you a giant zucchini, you stuff it using the recipe from you trip to California in 2008! #529journey #365journey #whatscoooking #fresh #healthyeating

Day 58::9.11.17 When your neighbor gives you a giant zucchini, you stuff it using the recipe from you trip to California in 2008! #529journey #365journey #whatscoooking #fresh #healthyeating

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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

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

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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Sunday kinda love - ridin #daisy through #fortcusterstatepark with my guy. #sundaydriver #bicyclebuiltfortwo

Sunday kinda love - ridin #daisy through #fortcusterstatepark with my guy. #sundaydriver #bicyclebuiltfortwo

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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

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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Breakfast with Grammi & Poppi & Mr. Mark. Finding out how much he likes whip cream. #lucasalan #coffeetime #breakfastout #discoverkalamazoo #caffecassa

Breakfast with Grammi & Poppi & Mr. Mark. Finding out how much he likes whip cream. #lucasalan #coffeetime #breakfastout #discoverkalamazoo #caffecassa

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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

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

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

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

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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Back at it! Starting high school for the 19th time! Here's to another year of memories, and to another year of learning! #backtoschool #gorams #firstdayofschool #learning #growing #paraprofessional

Back at it! Starting high school for the 19th time! Here's to another year of memories, and to another year of learning! #backtoschool #gorams #firstdayofschool #learning #growing #paraprofessional

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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

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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