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}

photography, Seniors, Updates

Class of 2019 Senior Picture Sale!

Are you in the class of 2019, looking forward to your senior year? I'd love to take your senior photos! This senior picture season, I'm offering a deal -- recommend me to a friend who also books a senior photo session, and you both get $50 off OR a free custom grad party invitation design! Head… Continue reading Class of 2019 Senior Picture Sale!

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

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