Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mark, Brooke, & Athena: A Happy Family (Grand Rapids Family Photographer)

December 14, 2012

It looks like I'm a little behind on the blogging this week! I guess with Christmas, it's not too big of a deal. But I did want to make sure to get Mark, Brooke, and Athena's session in before the new year. Although Athena (a beautiful little girl who is even more pretty when she does smile) wasn't really thrilled about the photo session, we managed to do okay in the end. Brooke contacted me the week before the session and we set it up ahead of time to try to get it in before Christmas. We still didn't have any snow and it was mild for December but I think we did all right! I hope to see them all again soon!

^Mark was usually able to get Athena to smile!

^She's just a little shy.

^Such a cute couple.

^My favorite of them all, I think!

^Gorgeous. I hope I see these two again ;-)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sneak Peek: Josh & Samantha

December 15, 2012

Just a couple to keep you happy until the FULL post after Christmas. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Couple of the Month: December

Nick and Holly

The last wedding of the year for me is RIGHT at the end of 2012... only three days before New Years! Holly and Nick are hoping for some pretty snow, I suspect. I know I am. I met them on a much warmer day this summer and they are definitely a great couple. The wedding will take place in Lowell, where Nick's family has some history, and then will move on to Grand Rapids for the party. I'm looking forward to wrapping up 2012 in style with this perfect pair!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Babies (Grand Rapids Children's Photographer)

December 9, 2012

A few of my favorite little ones came to visit me at the studio and they are here to help me wish all my fans and friends a Merry Christmas. Our "cover baby" above is little Mason, who I love to hold when I go to Mike and my friend's house. Even if he likes to spit up on me, I still love him. Next you will meet little Sophia (Mason's neice!) who is a little sweetie and I like to affectionately call "Sofa", "So-So" or "Fi-Fi", which even strikes my mood at the time. She lets me hold her sometimes too :-) Last is big brother (to Mason)/Uncle Logan (to Sophia), who never lets me have much rest when I visit. But we always have a good time! He has all sorts of imagintation and we hunt bear, deer, play house and drive in the truck when we play. Love these kids, and you'll see them all again in 3 months for their next session!

^Naked baby Mason, I love him!

^Sophia is the prettiest little lady!

^Haha, I LOVE how she looks like she's ready to sock me in the eye in this one!

^Back to smiles, much better!

^The babies hanging out together.

^One of my favorites of Logan and little brother, Mason!

^He wanted his photo taken but wouldn't sit still by himself. This photo has Logan written all over it though!

^Even though it LOOKS like he's trying to take her head off, he really does love his neice, Sophia :-)

^Back to little Mason!

^LOVE this one SOOOOO much!

Monday, December 10, 2012


December 8, 2012

Mostly my blog focuses on my own work... but this time around, I wanted to make a quick announcement and show off a little something of my own. This weekend, I got engaged to my boyfriend, Mike! Finally! Haha. He took me on a walk in downtown GR, got down on one knee even with the city in the background on one of the walking bridges and asked me to marry him! So exciting. I love my ring and I wanted to show it off to all my favorite fans. We are getting married exactly 6 months from the day he proposed, so I'll probably be sharing lots of my planning with you all. Yay!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Durga Family (Grand Rapids Family Photographer)

November 30, 2012

Just like in my last post, Nate and Katie are one of my 2010 wedding couples that wanted some photos for their expanding family. Little Noah mad the scene this past spring to join big sister, Madi. So just in time for Christmas, Katie (a good friend of mine who started as my sister's friend and roommate) brought the whole crew to play in the studio with me. Madi, like most kids, had a lot of rearranging to do with the furniture, and Noah wasn't thrilled about the photos, but we managed all right in the end! Check out their happy family!

^Madi is the prettiest little lady!

^Noah wasn't much for smiles, but we DID catch this great one!

^This is probably my favorite of Madi!

^Love it!

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