Silver Lake Dunes Portrait Photographer

June 16, 2021

I’m still reeling from this….. I went into this to get 1 shot. ONE SHOT! When my Fitbit said I was 88 flights of stairs into the silver lake sand dunes in Michigan, I thought, I can’t be looking good right now. I’m covered in sand , sweat & thirsty as hell. So what I’m about to type probably sounds insane but. IT WAS SOOO FUN! A portrait photo session on the Sand dunes of Lake Michigan was everything this photographer has been dreaming of.

The first model I worked with was Taylor. She is a dream to photograph. But don’t let me be the judge. Look for yourself.

This next photo is why I was there and Taylor was the awesome in making this work. Here’s how the conversation went.

Me: “Taylor, wanna try to levitate?”
Taylor: “hell,yeah i do!” (Cue in Dua Lipa.) Left foot, Right foot. Levitate…..

My kind of girl.

It just took a few tries, a lot of of collaboration & sooooo many laughs.

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Levitating over sand dunes Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

Here’s another levitation one from Caitlin, so fun to work with, gorgeous and has mad levitation skills.

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Models in robe levitating over sand dunes Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

Caitlyn and Taylor are cousins so of course, we all thought it was so cute when we saw that they had taken off to climb to the top. They were walking on the horizon looking all cute and dreamy. Snap, Snap, snap.

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Models in colorful robes for a photoshoot Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

I’m going to be honest. I wasn’t drawn to pastel colors of the robes at first. I like bold, punchy colors but once I was there and saw them on the ladies against these mountains of sand, I was hooked. This is Hanna, also a dream to photograph.

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Models in colorful robes for a photoshoot Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

With photography, I have clear moments of focus. Where I see the picture in my head before I snap the photo. I trust myself, my vision and my passion for this art form. These types of projects are where I can let out some of that creative energy and it really keeps me going. I wan’t going for this photograph but I fell in love with the purple and the model in this pic. She wore it like she owned it.

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Models in colorful robes for a photoshoot Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan
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Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes

This is Shelby and the word to describe her is stunning. She would look at the camera and it took me aback , every single time. She just has this look that stops you dead in your tracks.

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Models in colorful robes for a photoshoot Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

This is Bryce, she also did the hair & makeup which, by the way, was so damn well done. She picked the perfect style for each model. I don’t know how she knew what style fit their personalities but she nailed it. Also, when one of the other models bailed, she put on the robe and did the damn thing. She looked gorgeous in the rose robe.

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Models in colorful robes for a photoshoot Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

Last but not least is the the fun and beautiful Alleigh. I don’t even know what I can say about her so I’ll let this photograph speak for itself.

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Working with all of these beautiful ladies was just such a pleasure. I’m already thinking of when we can do it again!

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Models in colorful robes for a photoshoot Taken by Portrait photographer Genevieve DeVries on Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan

If you’d like a fun, creative take on your photographs, I’d love to hear what you are wanting and help you make it happen. Click on the following link to book me. https://genevievedevries.com/book-me/

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