Jumping the sun!

by | Jul 22, 2012 | Family Photography | 9 comments

Jumping the Sun in Charlevoix Michigan!

Sure, rumor has it some ol’ cow jumped the moon but my kids jumped over the sun last week in Charlevoix Michigan, while we were there for a beach photo session!  Have you been to Charlevoix lately?  You know I’m a big fan of Michigan, especially northern MI – yup, all the way up to Copper Harbor.  “North” starts anywhere you begin to relax for those of you unsure.  Must-do’s on a trip for me are the Ironton Ferry, a drive by or tour of Castle Farms, a drive by Earl Young mushroom houses, a walk through town with stops at Cherry Republic and more.  I have two new favorite places to eat as well.  The menu is huge at Scovies and the food is very good.  We went back to Roquette Burger Bistro again.  It was closed when we got to town so we just ‘had’ to spend the night and get in line for lunch the day.  I learned about Roquette Burger on “Under the Radar Michigan”and we are already repeat customers.  We were there on opening day this Spring.  This time I had the Fire Burger.  It was soooo good and not too spicy!  That place is worth the wait.  They use lots of fresh local farm food and local grass-fed beef.  At the end of the day we always make our way to the beach.  Dinner ran late so we didn’t get there as early as I like to but I had just enough time for what I had in mind.  This visit we didn’t make it to the spray fountain by the marina until 10pm but it was so cool to go when it was dark and the colored lights were on.

It’s great to see all the license plates from near and far visiting northern Michigan.  Who knew people from Alaska drove to Michigan in the summer.  We loved showing my sister from San Francisco around all the places she hasn’t visited in a long time – some the same and some new.

Wow, this turned into quite the Charlevoix travel blog post.  I can’t help sharing my love of traveling around the state – with my camera in tow of course.  Hey, I’ve gotta be ready for snapshots and Michigan photo sessions whenever the mood strikes, right?  Let me know where you like to go in Michigan and share some tips.  I’d love to hear them!
Anyway, if you missed them on my photography Facebook page here are the photos of my kids jumping the sun at our beach photo session.


Jumping the Sun in Charlevoix Michigan




  1. Reena

    Looks like a fun time and wow! they DID jump the sun. I’ve been to Charlevoix once, long ago but always remember how beautiful it was!

  2. rose ann

    WOW! These are incredible!! Love ’em!

  3. Melissa Smith

    This is a beautiful picture! Very creative!

  4. Jaclyn Koszegi

    Wow, these are very creative pictures. I love them. It is a great idea to just see them in shadow.

  5. christy

    This is a neat idea to do at a favorite vacation spot.

  6. Jamie p

    Under the radar Michigan is a great find! Awesome pics, gonna have to do that one day!

  7. Sarah Luk

    I really like these shots. So beautiful!

  8. Jillian Wisniewski

    These are so cool!!!


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