Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lake Michigan (West Michigan Photographer)

August 11, 2017

This past weekend, I spent a few days with my mom, aunt and sister. We got an Airbnb right on Lake Michigan (south of Grand Haven and north of Holland in West Olive) and made the trip as a gift to my mom for Mother's Day. We all had a wonderful time. Our host was amazing, the view was spectacular, and the relaxation was desperately needed. I brought my D4 along so I would have an opportunity to photograph. I hadn't really planned on doing much but the waves were so big and beautiful on Friday that I took a ton more than I expected. They are more dark and gritty images than I am used to taking but I still find them kind of intriguing so I'll share with you all too. Enjoy!

^First, ONE iPhone image :)




^It started out as beautiful views of the sunset...




^This is when it became more than just a few sunset photos.







^I fell in, so I guess it was okay to get my feet wet at this point.






^Our host says that this old wood recently appeared. I'm guessing an old shipwreck was ready to show it's face again.






^We happened to be here on the weekend of the Perseid meteor shower. So we did some stargazing.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tori & Jason: It's a Boy! (Grand Rapids Maternity Photography)

August 2, 2017



Just a few years ago, I met this adorable couple. They chose me as their wedding photographer, and I had a blast at their wedding (not to mention I met one of my new regular assistants at this one, since none of my others were available that day!). At the time, I myself was pregnant. And now it's just about time for Jason and Tori to welcome a new little one into the world, and they chose me to document it for them. It was wonderful to see them again and I'm so excited for their new adventure.

Tori was just glowing (seriously, sometimes it really is true!) and the day was perfect for the session. We grabbed some awesome shots at the river and then in a field of Queen Anne's lace... I couldn't get enough! I can't wait to hear that the little guy is here in the world! Congrats to the both of you!


^See? Told ya!


^So happy!


^Summer at it's finest.





^You are looking GREAT, Tori!



^Outfit and location change.



^Took this one for me ;)

^Beautiful.


^Tori was bending down a little to keep her head below the flowers. Hehe ;)




^Ready for baby Toma!


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