Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Emily Nikol: Brand New (Grand Rapids Newborn Photographer)

June 15, 2016

This little miss has been hoped and wish and prayed for. For a very long time. And she's finally here in the world with us. Sometimes the road to parenthood has a lot of bumps along the way, but this mom and dad kept their faith and knew that someday, God would bless them with their own little bundle of joy.

Richie and Kelly had their maternity photos with me a few months ago and it was fun exploring some spots in Portage with them. She came just a tiny bit early and I was so excited to finally meet little Emily. We were a little worried there for a second about fitting her session in as I had quite a bit of travelling going on at the beginning of the month but we made it work.

Emily is a sweetie. Though she didn't really like where I wanted her feet and arms too much, she was a pretty good little subject. She's a fan of lambs and her mom and dad, so far. I'm sure much more to come in the future. Introducing... Emily!

^I told her to poke our her hands. We agreed on this situation.

^Half smile ;)

^Little lamb.

^Awww, precious :)

^Lookin' good, Mama!

^So happy to be a family of three!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Lewis Family: Orchard Goodness (West Michigan Family Photographer)

May 21, 2016

Friends of mine, practically family at this point, came for a few shots in the orchard as well. Though we just could NOT keep Olivia's thumb out of her mouth, I think we did all right. Conclusions... Declan is going to be a handsome young man soon, Kristin doesn't like bright sunlight, and Andy and Livvy stick their tongues out in the exact same way ;)

^There may or may not have been bird poop on this rock...

^A precursor of what is to come.

^A cute crew.

^Declan sneaks in a photo bomb when the opportunity presents.

^Big brother stepped out so he could make little sister smile in the bottom shot.


^Matchy matchy.

^Nice one, Declan ;)

^I'm NOT sad that we found this awesome field of yellow.



Monday, June 6, 2016

The Kacynski Family: Down on the Farm (West Michigan Family Photographer)

May 21, 2016

I've got to say how much I've loved working with this family over the past seven or so years! First of all, Walt and Melanie got married (after I took photos of her friends' wedding a few years before). Then, they had Owen, and I got to meet him when he turned "1" in one of my earliest cake smash sessions. Not TOO long later, his little sister, Allison, was born, and this little adorable red-head came back just last year when she turned "1" herself. It's only fair she smash a cake too! So we've been around each other a lot it seems.

This spring, the came by for some family photos and it was so much fun taking them around one of my favorite orchards, Thome Farms, for photos. The kids were pretty much a dream, especially big brother, Owen, who was so amazing. It was wonderful to see you guys, and I hope we can do it again soon!

^He was ready FIRST to get his photo taken. And he especially requested the old truck. Glady, young man!

^How sweet is this?!?!

^Oh. My. Goodness.

^Allison was feeling a LITTLE sillier than Owen, I think.

^These two were a dream.


^We were lucky enough to get the last of the apple blossoms!!!


^Couldn't leave Mom and Dad out!

^Found a slug. Owen didn't like him.

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