pure michigan.

It's no secret--I love Michigan.  Sure, I live in Chicago and have  for going on 6 years, but at the end of the day, my heart lies with the Mitten.  My friends in Chicago joke that one day I'm just going to end up staying in Michigan after summer break is over, and it certainly is tempting.  I'm including some of my Instagram photos for you to peruse below.

An update on the Emily Alt Photography side of things--I have booked about 15 shoots in the past 5 days, which is amazing--including a wedding in Leland for Summer 2013, numerous family and kid shoots as well as a couple newborn sessions.  I'm also stoked to head over to the Ann Arbor area on Monday to shoot a couples session with Leigh of www.veryloveleigh.blogspot.com and her husband! A huge thanks to all of you who have "liked" me on Facebook, followed me on Twitter and spread the word among your family and friends--this little part-time project is quickly becoming a huge part of my life and I am very excited to see where it leads.  Keep spreading the word and thanks again!

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My daily running trail in Grand Haven--try climbing a ski hill four times a day!

My daily running trail in Grand Haven--try climbing a ski hill four times a day!

The cottage my family owned until 1967. Now owned by a Logan Square based family--Ian and I got a tour and it still had all the original furniture. Very Wes Anderson.

The cottage my family owned until 1967. Now owned by a Logan Square based family--Ian and I got a tour and it still had all the original furniture. Very Wes Anderson.

Steps to Lake Michigan.

Steps to Lake Michigan.

Lighthouse.

Lighthouse.

Catching a wave on the pier with the Buddha dog, waiting for the sunset.

Catching a wave on the pier with the Buddha dog, waiting for the sunset.

Pure Michigan sunset in Grand Haven.

Pure Michigan sunset in Grand Haven.

Dairy Treat.

Dairy Treat.

4th of July spoons on the porch.

4th of July spoons on the porch.