Meet the Millers. Family of four who you most likely have seen on here before :-). I have been capturing this family since their oldest daughter Fiona turned 1 and I have loved every session with them since! They have the two girls Fiona and Violet who are just the sweetest and so much fun to be around! For this session we went down to Holland, MI and captured a night playing in one of the gardens there. The girls posed, twirled and danced all around them! It was such a fun eveing and we ended up with the sun coming out and a warm night which is rare for October here! Hope you enjoy these as much as I did capturing them!
Meet Iain, Erika, George and Doug … the Novoselich family of four! I photographed this family a couple years back when George turned one and now it is brother Doug’s turn to turn the Big One so we met up again to capture this milestone. We met at a local orchard one evening last week and we lucked out, as it was the only day last week it didn’t rain here! It ended up being an usually warm evening for October here in Michigan but it was perfect for the boys! We strolled through the orchard, took a little wagon ride and ended with a cake smash! Hope you enjoy these images as much as I did capturing them!
Hold on to him tight for me George! haha
Oh My Sweetness
We did a smiliar photo with older brother George at his one year old session … Doug had other ideas, but I honestly love it as it shows his personality of not sitting still!
Bring him the Cake …
I think that grin says it all! Happy 1st Birthday Doug!
My favorite mom & son duo is up today and this session is one that I truly look forward to every year! This is my 5th summer/fall photgraphing these two and it is always different and oh so much fun! Each year we focus on what Oliver is currently interested in and what he loves to do! This year they chose camping because it is what these two do together all summer long. We went to the campground they normally camp at and Oliver got to show me all his favorite spots to hike, catch frogs, climb, and play. They also win the award for the buggest photo session of the year! The mosquitoes were in full force this night, but Oliver being the awesome kid he is never actually complained once! It was mom and I hooping and hollering at them! Ha! Oliver you are such an awesome kid all the way from daredevil to having the sweetest spirit! I hope you both enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them (minus the mosquitoes)!
Hey look a seat just for me!
The Dare Devils …
Oh Hey There Handsome …
loved that he reached back and gave moma hand onto the logs
Only Oliver can dance on a log & not fall!
stopped and picked mom a flower :-)
and all paths here in west michigan end at the beach …
my fave of him … that sweet grin says it all
the zen master
Until next fall …
and one to show you the bugs, I left this one in so they could remember the moment and all the bugs! ha! can you spot it?
Meet the Corwin Family of five! I have photographed this family before but it has been a couple years and I was so excited to meet up with them again! I began photographing this family with their now oldest son Cruz was just two and now he is in Kindergarten! It is always so much fun watching a family grow and expand. Cruz now has two younger siblings brother Colton and sister Cora. I met the family downtown in their hometown to capture a stroll around the block and what mom calls Corwin Chaos. What I always love about this family is they appreciate the in between moments captured and although it isn’t always picture perfect it is a memory! Enjoy!
Meet Chad and Chelsey Mooney a recently married couple on their Honeymoon from Indiana. Chad is actually a cousin of mine who happend to marry this gorgeous girl Chelsey and they decided to come up to MI for their Honeymoon and specifically my hometown! So I loved when Chelsey reached out for me to do some photos for them while they were staying here. They also brought along their pups, Remington and Eve, to join in on the adventures! So I met them at one of my fave beaches one evening and captured them in their Honeymoon Bliss! Congrats again Chad & Chelsey and wishing you both all the joy & happiness!
Congrats and Best Wishes to you Both!
Finally getting around to blogging one of my fave sessions I did this summer, my brother and his family! They have been waiting patiently for me to edit these so I hope it was worth the wait! I went back home a few weeks ago and was able to squeeze in a quick downtown session in the small IN town I grew up in and where they reside. So it's always fun going into the downtown and seeing all the new restorations they have done to it. It is also always fun to capture these two guys, my nephews! This was an extra special session too because Sawyer, the youngest one, is currently going through chemotherapy for his battle with leukemia and it had been a rough few months for them and he hasn't really been himself until now and it was so good to see him laughing so much with brother Nolan and just being his silly self again! So we took a stroll downtown and we ended the session with getting some ice cream! Enjoy!
I can't believe we are into August all ready! Summer is flying by and I have been enjoying capturing all these wonderful families at my fave place ... the beach! Meet Justin and Elizabeth and of course the star of the show, their adorable 2 year old, Lauren! I met this beautiful family at my fave beach and we played in the sand and water but mostly it was about chasing Lauren around ;-). Lauren is your typical on the go 2 year old and was so much fun to capture! She loved all things sand and running! It was such a fun eveing meeting this family. Enjoy!
This summer has been such a fun one for me as I have been able to capture many special friends! This time it was the Kruger family who came to visit/vacation in west Michigan from Kansas this summer. How do I know them, well believe it or not the mom and I met online! What?! It is true tho, we both joined the Instagram community around the same time and starting liking eachothers work. We tell our kids its like a modern day penpal! Well one thing lead to another and I met her and a couple other mom instagrammers in Chicago and made a new friend for life. So this summer when she sent me a text saying that she was bringing the whole family to MI I couldn't be more excited! Not only did I get to see her again, we got to introduce our kids and I also had the honor of taking some family shots for them one evening here on my favorite beach! It was an awesome few days together showing them west MI and watching our kids become instant friends.
It’s not every day you get to fly to Texas and take a friends maternity photos, but when you do its quite awesome! Meet Ethan and Erica, a couple from Houston Texas who are expecting their first any moment now and Erica who also just happens to be my best friend from High School! This actually wasn’t planned this way, my husband and I had planned a trip a year ago to go down to Texas and visit them, but it just so happened that they ended up expecting during this time. So I of course packed the camera and captured them during our visit. We actually ended up in Galveston a couple days trying to beat the Texas heat, but it ended up being the perfect backdrop for some beach photos. The other ones were taken all around their home in Houston. Erica you are stunning even when 8 months pregnant out in the Texas heat and I am so excited for you to soon have your new title of Mom. Wishing you both the best in this newest adventure and already know you are going to be amazing parents!
One of my faves!
and of course their current "kids" needed to get in some
It is 2019 senior session time and first up is Kelsie who is going to be a Grand Haven High School Senior this coming Fall. Kelsie is involved in the cross country and track teams at her school. She will be looking at colleges this fall and has an interest in engineering and business. I met Kelsie up north for this senior session as her family was vacationing at the time. We did a little bit of everything. We hit up a restored barn, grape field, dock and of course the beach. It was such a fun night and Kelsie is so easy going. Kelsie you are so sweet, beautiful, smart and a joy to be around. I wish you all the best in your Senior Year!
And now for my last spring session to blog! I can't believe spring is already almost over and summer will be here so soon! Seemed like such a short spring since it was so late this year! And as always I save the best for last! Meet the Winsor family. You may remember sweet Owen and Olivia from last Spring where they ate ice cream when it was like 50 degrees outside but it didn't phase them! Luckily tho this year it was almost 80 and sunny! Mom and Dad decided to join in on the fun this year too. I had such a fun evening capturing this family! We met in Grand Haven where they reside and took a stroll around the block and then ended down at Grand Haven's famous boardwalk to catch the last of the days sun! Owen and Olivia you both rocked this session (and so did you mom & dad ;-) ). Enjoy!
Meet the Howe family of six. They have all been on my blog before at one time or another but this time we captured the whole family together! It was a busy night too with so much for them to celebrate. We were capturing two birthday milestones (Ozzy 4 and baby Dylan 1) and a first communion for big sister Scout. We headed to the beach this eveing to capture this family and celebrate all these firsts for them! We did everything from making sure we got those birthday portrait shots, running the dunes, first communion dress and ended with splashing in the still very cold waves of lake MI! It was a busy but fun filled night with this family and the sunset was almost as beautiful as this family!
Hello again! I am absolutely loving being back at it with all these wonderful families this Spring! Up next here is the Young family. I actually met up with the Young family at her parents home that live right in a downtown here in west Michigan. It was such a fun evening of walking around and exploring the old neighborhood and all its history. Most of the backdrops you will see are those of old buildings that are now musuems and historical sites that you can visit and tour! The two Young kids, Prudence and Oskar, are just the sweetest together. Prudence is actually in the same Girl Scout Troop as my daughter and that is how I have come to know this beautiful family! Thank you for such a fun night in a new place Young family and I hope you enjoy these as much as I did capturing them for you all!
and I pulled out my secret weapons at the end to make mom & dad smile :-)
Spring has finally Sprung here in West Michigan and next to fall it is my most colorful time of year to shoot! We are literally 5 weeks behind last years bloom but it has been well worth the wait as the Orchards are finally showing off their pink and white blossoms! I met the Raha family out at one of my fave orchards the other night and it was the perfect evening we had been waiting for! The Raha kids, Will, Logan, Gavin, & Luella definitely win the award for the most focused group of 4 kids! They came ready to smile! Also how dapper are those 3 boys! Serisouly mom nailed it on style for them all! And that Luella is just the sweetest little girl and so well loved by those boys. This family was a dream to photograph here and it was my honor to do so! I hope you enjoy these captures of this gorgeous family as much as I did taking them! Enjoy!
Ok so you have to know this family by now! They are definitely up there in one of my most photographed families! I love watching and capturing this growing family! I started capturing them when Linus the oldest boy was just two and every session with them has been so much fun! I also love that this family always wants to capture their hometown and go to the places they normally do with their kids. And that is exactly what we did this evening. Started out in downtown at some of their fave spots and even hit up the local candy store. We then swung by their home for some quick play time and ended by getting sandy at the beach/pier! Enjoy and Happy Weekend All!
loved how they both wanted to make her smile!
one of my fave client smiles!
Candy Store Time!!!
Back at Home to play and warm up for a bit!
Ended with a Grand Haven Favorite ... The Pier!
Meet Baby Margot she entered this wold on March 31st and joined this beautiful family. She of course decided to come early while I was on Spring Break, but once we finally got some sun here in MI I was able to head over and capture her with her family. Big sister Charlotte is just adorable with her and already a big help to mom. Charlotte is also into my little ponies right now and I am pretty sure she can't wait til baby Margot is old enough to play with her! For now she will settle for holding her and showing her the ponies and books. I speant the morning with the girls and their beautiful mom Jeanette. It was such a fun morning capturing them as they would normally go about their mornings together. I then returned that evening once dad got home and was able to capture them as a family of four now.
So I photographed this beautiful family back in June right when they found out they were expecting baby number 3 and now number 3 has made their appearance! And it was a Girl! Meet Andrea Elsaida who was born on Jan 18th. She is the baby sister to two sweet big brothers Eli and Finn! And they are so excited she is here and always willing to hold or help. I've never had two boys insist on photos with her right away like they did! It was so precious that they wanted to be captured holding her! I met Andy right on her 1 month mark! I spent an afternoon with her and her family in their home and as you will see below she is well loved! I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did capturing them!
Ok come on you have to know this family by now! And if not you should! This is one of the first families I started capturing when we moved up here to Michigan 3 years ago! At the time it was a family of 3 with their now oldest only being 1. Now they are four and it has been my honor capturing them along the way these past 3 years! For this session we headed to the same spot we actually did their maternity photos in. It was a pretty cold November afternoon so we did these pretty quick. The girls are getting so big and as always they were just the sweetest! The youngest Violet was a little cranky but you would never know it as she is all giggles in these due to her awesome Aunt being all sorts of silly and crazy behind me to make her laugh! Heather, the moms, family was in town so they tagged along to help & watch and the girls loved it! We just took a walk around this meadow, found some puddles to splash in and giggled along the way! Enjoy!
we of course found some puddles to splash in along the way ...
a quick capture of them all!
Meet Penelope and Olivia who are the two cutest sisters ever! I know these girls well as they are a close friends little girls and I was so excited to capture them on this day! Penelope who is four now is one of my daughters friends and I have been capturing her since she was one when we first moved here. Her sister Olivia who will be turning two this month I've had the honor of capturing since birth. These girls are getting so big and it is so much fun to watch them play, run around and giggle. Both are into dolls right now so we spent some time tending to their babies. We listened to some music and colored for a bit too! Mom and I may have had a cocktail in the middle of the chaos too ;-). I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did capturing them! I hope to come back over and play again soon girls!
so incredibly beautiful!
mom says this is her ... always ...
an intense almost 2 yr story of how snow white ate the apple ... cutest story ever told!
i have about 8 more of her actually sitting up in the chair, but feel this one really captures her
she has the best smile!
gah! just the sweetest duo!
Meet the Peterson Family of three! This was my first time meeting this family and I instantly knew they were awesome! Elise contacted me a while back wanting to get some first ever photos done of them as a family of three and I couldn't wait to make this happen for her! They have the cutest 9 month old little boy who goes by the name of Magnus. He may take my award for the most chill go with the flow baby I have ever captured. We took a walk around one of my favorite parks to visit in the Fall and captured this family here. They recently just moved into the area so it was fun to show them a new place. This family was a true Joy to capture and this was such a fun night! I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I did capturing them!
oh those smiles!!!
his expressions were priceless!!! "hey lady I am going to grab this grass and then eat it ... that cool?"
that side smile is my fave!
and ending with this sweet face!!!!