Traverse City holds a special place in my heart. I’ve written about it before, and my family has been vacationing there for years. Last summer we took a trip to spend a few days relaxing on the beach. It is truly one of my favorite Michigan getaway spots and my happy place. Shopping, beaches, delicious restaurants, vineyards, incredible ice cream, good friends, and family fun. I just love it!
We have wonderful friends who live in Traverse City, and it is always a treat to meet up with them when we visit. We got to grab dinner with the “Z” family on our latest trip, and fit in a beautiful mini-session right outside the restaurant. If you’ve never been to The Filling Station definitely check it out. Delicious food, great beer (according to the guys), and a super fun atmosphere! It’s a family owned restaurant and microbrewery in the historic railroad district.
My husband and Mark work for the same company – so they can talk shop. Rose and I catch up on all of the things going on with the kids (their beautiful babies are almost the exact same age as our kids) And the kids get along so well, it is so much fun to watch them play. I’m always sad that we can’t see them more often – they are sincerely such great people!!
Annnnddd… the Z family knows how to rock a family photo session. They are fun, easy to work with, and seriously…. I LOVE all of their eyes……. so amazing! Nothing but authentic smiles and laughs, and that genuine twinkle in all of their eyes. We had beautiful light, a beautiful night, and I couldn’t have asked for any more. Check out just some of their beautiful photos below! I can’t wait to visit the Z Family (and Traverse City) again soon! xoxo