kids

A Bundle of Christmas Joy: 3 Month Mini-Session

The snow is falling, the tree is lit, and little Emily is as cute as ever. With a mom who loves Christmas (no, really, probably more than you), Emily was destined to have this themed shoot. Ready for cuteness overload? Little Emmy started complaining, but then she looked at Mom . . . Doesn't that… Continue reading A Bundle of Christmas Joy: 3 Month Mini-Session

Graphic Design

Christmas Card Infographics: A Simpler Style

Infographics on your Christmas card can be crammed full of fun details about your year, but if you'd rather a simpler style, check out these cards I made this year! This first one is great for parents with many children who just need to give a quick update to friends. This next one is my… Continue reading Christmas Card Infographics: A Simpler Style

Families, kids

The DeVries Family (Goes to the Museum)

What's a nerd's favorite place in Grand Rapids? Scratch that. What's an entire nerdy family's favorite place in Grand Rapids? A museum full of history and science and a ginormous whale skeleton! Enjoy a day at the museum sprinkled with family pictures, 8th grade portraits, and a good dose of sibling love: Live long and… Continue reading The DeVries Family (Goes to the Museum)

Families

DeYoung Family

Meet Matt, Britney, and Marshall: This season of late fall may seem like a dreary time to take pictures, but as you can see, it actually worked beautifully for our Saturday mini session. Matt & Britney asked to get an updated family photo for their Christmas card infographic, of course in time to mail their… Continue reading DeYoung Family

Graphic Design, kids

A Thanksgiving-themed Birth Announcement

Card templates for holidays, graduations, and birth announcements can be super helpful. I'm sure you're familiar with the various websites that offer them. But I'm sure you're also familiar with the drawback of templates: limited customization. My friend Anna had the brilliant idea to combine her holiday greetings with the announcement of her daughter's birth… Continue reading A Thanksgiving-themed Birth Announcement

Graphic Design

Here’s to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Exciting announcement!!! I've teamed up with Lindsey's Calligraphy again to bring you an awesome package for the Christmas season. https://youtu.be/KyYDuupDsrI Here's the deets: The entire package is $155. That gets you a personalized two-sided 5x7 or 4x8 (whichever fits your info best) Christmas card infographic (typically a photo & greeting on the front, infographic on… Continue reading Here’s to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Graphic Design

Graphic Design for Your Fridge

Graphic design isn't just about making things look "nice." It's about solving problems and communicating efficiently. For example: My sister recently sent me a Word document with a list of daily chores assigned to family members. The problem: Looking at this document, it's not immediately clear what chore anyone has to do today. Janelle asked… Continue reading Graphic Design for Your Fridge

Graphic Design, Parties/Events

The “Event Package”

As I looked for ways to practice my craft before launching ARTZ Visual Media, family and church events became good opportunities. Now I've had several chances to create invitations and shoot photos for various events. Here are some recent highlights: Anna's Baby Showers The invitation: The party: The invitation: The party: Discovery Church Create Week… Continue reading The “Event Package”