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

Graphic Design

Church Resources: Lent Bookmark & Poster

I love watercolor. My skills lie in digital art, but that perhaps only increases my appreciation for painting! This project was a marriage of painting & digital design. The client: Discovery Church The project: Matching poster & bookmark for the Lent series based on Jesus's "I Am"s in the book of John Collaborator: Roberta VanHaitsma,… Continue reading Church Resources: Lent Bookmark & Poster

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, photography

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

Maternity, photography

Baby “Bean,” Due in September

I present to you, in two parts, my reaction after finding out my best friend was pregnant: Needless to say, I was also thrilled when she asked me to take maternity photos. Anna & Andy wanted to be sure they got some shots with their first "kid," Griffin, so please enjoy the dog pics forthcoming!… Continue reading Baby “Bean,” Due in September

Graphic Design, Parties/Events

Invitation Design: A Storybook Baby Shower

When you were a little kid, did you ever wish that your best friend was your sibling? Well, guess what: my wish came true! And now Anna, my best friend and sister-in-law, is pregnant! I wanted to throw her a baby shower and we both decided a children's book theme would be really fun. That… Continue reading Invitation Design: A Storybook Baby Shower

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!