the mills family on the edge of wilderness

montague, michigan

Kendra + Jon built their home in a magical place. The forest engulfs the property, as if the cabin grew out of the earth among the other saplings. Cell towers cannot reach the house, which makes one feel as though they are in the wilderness upon arrival.

The children spend their summer days exploring the woods with their dog, Beulah. They look for flowers, for bugs, for places to climb. They know the land as if it were a part of them. As the warm light is swallowed by the horizon, the mosquitoes begin to hum. Everyone settles inside to read by the fireplace and rest before another day of adventure begins.

The Lyerlys invited me into their home to capture their last afternoon in Raleigh before they moved to the mountains. 

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