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
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
Choosing outfits for your photoshoot is tough. I've already shared some tips from my friend Corinn, but here are some graphics to help you better visualize what colors can work depending on where we're planning to shoot. Pin away! What other locations & situations do you want to see? Happy shopping! // Ahna
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
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)
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
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!
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!
I think autumn is my favorite time of year to take pictures. I'm probably not alone in saying that, though! The Stulp family met me a few weeks ago just before the colors really started to pop, but we wouldn't let ourselves be defeated by the wet, grey day! We got some momma & daughter shots… Continue reading Stulp Family