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

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”

photography, Seniors

How to Prepare for Your Senior Photoshoot

When I was in high school, I was so excited to get my senior photos taken. A whole photoshoot just about me?! Whether you're excited or nervous about the opportunity, here are five ways to get the most out of your photoshoot. 1. Find a photographer that matches your style. Browse local photographers' websites so… Continue reading How to Prepare for Your Senior Photoshoot

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!

For Fun, photography

Travel: Muskegon State Park, MI

Happy anniversary to my husband & me! We decided to celebrate 5 years with a camping weekend just far enough away to not be home. A day hike from Snug Harbor to the channel and two incredible sunsets made for a lovely mini-vacation. (This, above, is my FAVORITE shot from the whole weekend! I'm eager… Continue reading Travel: Muskegon State Park, MI

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

Families, photography

What to Wear for Your Family Photos

If you're like me, the most stressful part of getting family pictures taken is deciding what to wear. You can always default to basics like black and white and jeans, but what if you could show a bit more personality? My friend Corinn (in my opinion) does a great job of dressing her family for… Continue reading What to Wear for Your Family Photos