I quickly learned in my early photography years that newborn photography was a whole different ‘realm’ of photography. Nothing like shooting weddings, engagements, families, and seniors. I toyed around with the whole ‘props’ and ‘set ups’ for newborns and figured out that it just wasn’t for me. Throughout the years though, I continued to photograph some newborn babies here & there. Especially when my past bride + grooms had a bundle of their own. I was so honored that they asked me to document the most two exciting things that happen in your life. So I was there, and…Continue Reading >
This past Christmas my husband totally shocked and surprised me with tickets to fly down to visit my best friend Stephany in Texas!! I had never been there before and was so so excited. Super nervous though once I realized the tickets were just for Levi and I … traveling with a baby, pregnant … whoa. I was a hot mess at the airport. Especially when they told me I had to take my boots off (which were tied on) and I about died of bending over everything being scrunched. Not to mention, going to the bathroom was a task…Continue Reading >
I’m so thankful to be considered this families “photographer”. I photographed Katie’s sister’s wedding this past fall and she was one of thee cutest pregnant bridesmaids, or should I just say thee cutest pregnant woman ever. So we chatted about doing a fall fun maternity shoot up in her hometown, Williamsburg [right by Traverse City, Michigan] and I was so so pumped. Not to mention they even shared some donuts with me. BONUS.
So excited to share also that this session was featured on the lovely blog, Grey Likes Baby! Hope this inspires maybe a fun fall shoot for someone…Continue Reading >
I was chatting with my cousin yesterday about how this summer has just been weird. Does anyone else agree? If you’re from Michigan like me then I think you understand what I’m saying. First off the temperature hasn’t been that hot, which frankly I’m okay with … we barely had any good thunderstorms, which frankly I’m NOT okay with … and it seriously feels like summer is just starting when it actually is coming to an end. What. The. Heck. I just don’t get it.
We celebrated my nieces SECOND birthday end of May and again, I was like…Continue Reading >
First, lets start out with this adorable dog because my blog clearly loves dogs. Meet turbo. He is freakin’ adorable.
Bumps everywhere!!! I found out my good friend Erika was pregnant shortly after I found out I was. She is about 6 weeks ahead of me and I can not wait to meet her little man coming in December! I keep texting her reminding her how close she is to having this babe because I’m so excited and nervous for her and secretly happy she is going before me so that she can give me some pointers 😉 Although,…Continue Reading >
These two people and one adorable puppy have a very special place in my heart and I’ve been so excited to share this session on the blog since I shot it over a month ago! Aaron is my cousin and married this amazing girl named Jenny. I’ll never forget the day when Jenny and I were in gym class together and she came up to me and told me she was going on a date with my cousin Aaron. I KNEW … [seriously I did] … that they would get married. Aaron is just too sweet to pass…Continue Reading >
I photographed this adorable little babe when she was in the womb. I was so pumped when Sarah and Bryan asked me to do her 6 month portraits because I hadn’t even seen her yet and I had to official meet her and knew she would have thee best brown eyes like her mama. She definitely, well … as always for me … made me work for it. She was super serious the whole session but we did manage to squeak out a few smiles here and there with the help of Bryan’s amazing singing. No, sorry … I didn’t…Continue Reading >
One thing I absolutely love about my job is meeting new people, especially when it is during a very exciting time in their lives. Vanessa and Robert are about to welcome their little baby boy into the world. Yes, the blog is going to be hit with lots of preggo bellies the next few posts. I have more in the vault … not even including my own. I guess I’m attracting the expecting mama’s out there.
We had some crazy weather while shooting and I was loving the awesome clouds rolling in. And just to let you all know, No…Continue Reading >
I was really going to try to share my 29 week bump with you all today but with the weather being so icky and my sister’s busy schedule, it just didn’t happen. So we’ll have to combine the 29 and 30 week bump again this week! Which is actually kind of nice because then I feel as though you can really see the growth of the bump. I made sure to already fill out my ‘questions’ for the week though so that is up to date and right! So stay tuned for that! For now though, I had…Continue Reading >
Meet the Gruppen family. I absolutely loved running around and chasing these four little girls. Seriously … running. It was a total preggo workout. I think I was a sweaty pig when we were done. We met at their home on Lake Macatawa and just had some fun snapping some photos of the bits and pieces of the family! Baby Harlow was quite the model this night as well, so lots of pics of that cute baby. The other three girls are part of one family!!! Yes, they are busy! Summer, Hadley, and Emery. All four of the…Continue Reading >