December 12, 2016 by cathyfitz Families 0

Family Photos in Late Fall | Traverse City Michigan Photographer

This has been the most amazing fall with beautiful weather – perfect for family photos with perfect little families like this one! I always enjoy being outdoors and photographing babies and families, and this day was even more special because it was my own family and adorable grandson Ethan. Babies grow and change so quickly – it makes capturing these fleeting moments that more precious.

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June 22, 2016 by cathyfitz Babies, Families 0

Baby Ethan is 4 months old | Traverse City Michigan Family Photographer

My grandson Ethan is 4 months old already and growing way too fast! My recent visit with family in St. Louis, MO was so much fun, and I just couldn’t get enough hugs and snuggles from this little guy!  

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Spending a Week in Yachats, Oregon

We recently enjoyed a wonderful week in Yachats, Oregon. Nestled between the lush forested mountains of the coastal range and rhythmic waves of the Pacific surf, the little village of Yachats is the ideal place for a peaceful retreat and outdoor adventures. Yachats, pronounced YAH-hots, is a word derived from native languages. According to Wikipedia, Native Americans in this area of Lincoln County, Oregon were hunter-gatherers who migrated between summer camps and winter residences. Archeological and linguistic evidence support the existence of a southern Alsea village known as the Yahuch band, located on the coast at the Yachats River. By 1860, the Yahuch band was extinct, many having succumbed to European diseases such as smallpox and tuberculosis.[13]”  In order to open up land in the Coos Bay area for homesteading in the early 1860s, the U.S. Army forcibly marched the Coos and Lower Umpqua Indians 80 miles north over rugged terrain to the Alsea Sub-Agency reservation in Yachats where the peaceful Indians, treated by the Army as though they were prisoners of war, were incarcerated.[14] In Yachats the hunter-gatherer tribes were forced to learn to make a living by agriculture. Crops planted near the ocean failed, resulting in many deaths from starvation. Approximately 300 Indians died in just 10 years. Twelve years after the Alsea Sub-Agency had opened, the Indians were […]

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March 14, 2016 by cathyfitz Babies, Families 0

Newborn Baby Boy | Traverse City Michigan Baby Photographer

It’s hard to believe it’s already been almost 6 weeks since my new grandson Ethan arrived in Kansas. Being there to share in the joy of his birth, spending time with my son Cody & his wife Brie, and helping “big brother” Bubba adjust to the changes was priceless. So happy I was able to capture these images from his first few days. It’s a long trip from Michigan to Kansas, but thanks to his mama, technology, and social media I can get little glimpses of how quickly he is changing. Congratulations to my son Cody, his wife Brie, and of course Bubba. Don’t grow too fast Ethan – Mama Cathy needs more visits and lots of snuggles!

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