kids, photography

Happy Half-Birthday, Emily! {6-month session}

Little Emily has gone from a joyful Christmas bundle to a springtime beauty. Do you think her adorable baby blue eyes will call the Spring weather to Michigan faster? (It snowed again . . . and again.) Sibling kisses incoming! It's hard work looking cute for the camera, so Emmy plays with her giraffe to… Continue reading Happy Half-Birthday, Emily! {6-month session}

Families, kids, photography

Cremé Family

It only barely feels like Spring here in Michigan, so, on behalf of all Midwesterners, I took a trip down to Texas to remind you all that warmth exists. 😉 My sister's family is always willing to take me in when I'm missing sunshine, and this visit we had perfect photoshoot weather (and even found… Continue reading Cremé Family

Families, kids, photography

Kerr Family: Lifestyle/Portrait Session

I love having the time to hang out with young families when shooting their photos. I think this blend of lifestyle and portrait is the perfect way to capture natural smiles and giggles from young ones that don't want to be told where to sit or stand for an hour! We've had an unexpectedly sunny… Continue reading Kerr Family: Lifestyle/Portrait Session

kids, photography

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

Families, kids, photography

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)

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

Families, kids, Parties/Events, photography

Kathleen Turns One!

One of the joys of shooting a birthday party is seeing so much love surrounding the guest of honor. It was a pleasure meeting Kathleen's family as they gathered to celebrate her first birthday! /// Want pictures of your next event, but don't want to be too busy to enjoy the party? I'd love to… Continue reading Kathleen Turns One!

Families, kids, photography

Eliza is One!

Autumn in Michigan is (rightly) lauded so often that I tend to forget how gorgeous and colorful Spring is, too. The Truer family and I spent a lovely morning downtown Grand Rapids recently to mark Eliza turning one year old! True Grand Rapidians get their pictures taken at the Blue Bridge 🙂 I think this… Continue reading Eliza is One!