Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mandy: This is 30!!! (Grand Rapids GLAM Photographer)

February 2, 2019

There are two ways to age. The first is to fret and complain about the inevitable. The second is to embrace was you can't avoid and celebrate what you've come through as well as what is to come! This is the way my friend and fellow photographer, Mandy, chose to celebrate her milestone birthday this year. She and I have talked about this shoot for a little while and when it was finally time, we were ready to create some birthday magic.

The theme was a pink champagne birthday. Complete with champagne in a Tiffany's flute, of course. I was sure to get the rose gold "30" balloons and Mandy brought the frilly tulle skirt. We even did a very classy cake "smash" thanks to It's Personal by Sweet Cakes. How could it get any better?!?

Mandy, 30 isn't so bad, but I'm super glad you are making the most of it and celebrating the awesome person that you are! Another year old, but also another year WISER!

^Just a few fun details.


^Did I mention we did a boudoir shoot after this? :D






^Sassy. Classy.





^Big girls don't smash cakes, but they'll certainly try it!



Monday, February 11, 2019

Sneak Peek: Justin & Saya

February 10, 2019

There's nothing quite like a winter wedding! I was lucky enough to get to photograph one yesterday. Thank goodness the weather wasn't insane like it has been for the past two weeks, and we got a relatively tolerable day! There was a little snow on the ground and it wasn't terribly chilly. We stayed very cozy inside of the barn at the Woldumar Nature Center with Justin, Saya and their friends and family. I can't wait to show you more but here is your snowy sneak peek for now!








Monday, January 21, 2019

Three Generations (Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer)

December 28, 2018

Last year, my family was able to get four generations of women/sisters together for a photo shoot. The amazing ladies of Mod Bettie made our experience amazing and now we have some beautiful family photos to treasure forever. Ever since that session, I've been hoping to do a similar shoot for someone else. Such amazing photos of people you love most! At the end of the year, my amazing makeup artist and friend, Jenna Rice, was finally the one to give me the chance to do a generations shoot! Her mom was in town from Louisiana for the holidays and Jenna brought Mom, Leslie, and her two daughters, Abby and Lucy, to the studio for a shoot.

They started in casual, and finished up in much more GLAM style. We had lots of fun doing all the different combinations of ladies and in the end, the results were fantastic. I hope to get to do another session like this soon. What a wonderful way to cherish your family!



^Big smiles :)



^Mommy's little loves.


^Silly sisters are the best.

^Fierce women.



^These girls are amazing.



^Seriously sassy.




^Abby is pretty much my favorite person now, I think!




^What took you so long getting into my studio, Jenna?!? :D 


^Fluffy skirts everywhere!

 







^Awwwwwwwlll the feels :)


^What a great shoot! Let's do it again, ladies!
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