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Door County family photography: Combining modern posing with memorable photojournalism. Available for on-location reunions and fun family sessions.

Door County is a fantastic place for a family reunion. Centrally located in the United States, with  great amenities, including lodging, restaurants and entertainment, and great beaches, Door County is the perfect place to get everyone together.

Whether you are arriving in the county for the first time, or you have long family ties to the peninsula, you'll love your get together here.

And it's the perfect time for a family photo session.

Heidi Hodges Photography offers a comprehensive package, including the full family, break out groups of individual families, grandchildren and cousins. It's all included.

Sessions are available right at your lodging, whether it is in a local hotel, a VRBO or Airbnb, or your personal cottage on the water. Or, we can head to a spot you know and love.

Session times are best in the mornings, before 10 or late in the afternoon (like, before dinner.) I love early evening sessions on the sandy shores of the Lake Michigan Side! Mornings in Egg Harbor can be fantastic. 

People generally wear "Door County Casual" attire. I suggest that you pick a general theme for clothing, and don't go too formal. If everyone is wearing something bright and bold, that's great! But if one person is wearing bright red and everyone else is in pastel, that's not always the best.

From my experience, the majority of families tend to go with pastel colors and khaki style pants or shorts.

(And some families all dress the same, but that's not always an approach that works for everyone)

Bring treats for young children--bribes are encouraged!--and be prepared to be patient. As a mother myself, I'm great with reluctant kids, and totally understand if they aren't perfectly at their best.

And when all the group photos are taken, I like to stick around a bit to capture candid images of kids playing and the family interacting naturally. I've found that these are often the family's favorite photos.

When it's all done, you'll have great images for your walls and desks, for Christmas cards and gifts.  

I look forward to seeing you at your Door County family session!


Family photography session on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Location: Jacksonport, Wisconsin.