Father \-Daughter time at the Gardens… Priceless

Meijer Gardens is a photographers dream.  The beauty and adventure all rolled into a fun time for all. At Buy Local Michigan all work and no play is boring. Any that knows Videographer Duane Weed, knows he loves what he does and almost never does he not have a camera.  For the past couple years Duane and his daughter Rachel take a trip to Meijer Gardens and Scripture Park to some quality father-daughter time… and a chance for both of them to get creative.

Our tip this fall turned into another episode of Buy Local Michigan, this time Rachel shares what she likes about Meijer Gardens and why.  Taking a photo excursion Michigan’s Video Storyteller Duane spent time with his daughter Rachel at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park capturing the sights and beauty the park has to offer.

“ALWAYS GROWING. ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL. ALWAYS NEW..” is a statement was taken direct from the Gardens website.

From Trip Advisor website: Alice from Warren Michigan states, “A true feast of beauty for your eyes.  We took the shuttle and then walked around the Japanese Gardens. Where to look first–beauty surrounds you. The display of Mums was beautiful-such vibrant colors. The sculptures were different–true enough that “Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder” .The Chihuly glass art work is unbelievably beautiful & awesome to see.” Source:

A father-daughter adventure produces some great video and photos (by Rachel).  More important the images is the time spent together in a videographer-photograhers dream.

Enjoy your time at Meijer Gardens, take photos and leave with memories.  We sure made our memories! Thank you Rachel for the inspiration for this story!

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