Thursday, August 30, 2018

Brand New: Jacob (Grand Rapids Newborn Lifestyle Photography)

August 8, 2018

This precious little guy was born at the beginning of August and I met him two weeks later for his newborn session. What a good little baby Jacob was for us! And his Mom and Dad are obviously so enchanted with his presence, and so in love with him. They invited me into their home for this lifestyle session, which I am starting to enjoy more and more every time I do one. I got to meet the family's two dogs as well, who are still a little awestruck by the new addition to their house, but still doing great.

Jacob enjoyed all my soft and cuddly blankets, and he also got a serenade from Dad when it was time to get him back to sleep after a bottle. He even let us take him outside for a couple of shots in a basket. I'm sure it helped that it was a nice warm evening.

It was a pleasure meeting this great guy and his beautiful little family!

^A quick, sweet smile.

^I love his elephant decor!

^Baby's protectors.



^Their very special family.

^Baby feet!

^He's OVER it ;) 

^I'd sleep like this in that blanket too!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kyle & Cara: A Lakeside Wedding (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

July 23, 2018

A Monday wedding? Yes, please! Every so often, an unusual date comes up. This one I didn't even realize was on a Monday until after Cara and I had been talking for awhile! But of course I couldn't turn it down! Though it was definitely not a bright and sunny day, it certainly was a bright and happy (and colorful) gathering. Cara and Kyle tied the knot at one of my favorite locations, Bay Pointe Inn in Gun Lake, and we made the most of the cloud cover throughout the day!

Cara did an amazing job on all her planning for this wedding. She did most of the work from out of state, and had to work with her vendors without much face-to-face contact (myself included). But she put the work in and had a lot of great help on the big day. Her friends and family ordered flowers and assembled the bouquets and centerpieces, as well as that beautiful garland, the weekend before the wedding. The details were perfect. And Cara designed the invite herself as well! Everything was so happy and colorful, so you see what I mean if I say who needed that sun!

Best wishes to this brand new couple. I had a ton of fun climbing in the lake for you two :)

Make-up and hair - Style Up Hair Studio, Comstock Park
Invites and signs - the bride and Stephanie Milanowski
Bridal Gown - David's Bridal
Venue - Bay Pointe Inn, Shelbyville
Flowers - thank you to Judy Johnson, Ruth and Maddie Mayday
Officiant - Tom Hamel, My West Michigan Weddings, Grand Rapids
Cake - The Cakabakery, Grand Rapids
DJ - Matt Plessner, Solid Sound Music, Grand Rapids

^Love this place!

^Beautiful work, Cara! 

^Loving the robes!

^He's a thoughtful kind of guy ;) 

^It's LOVE!

^A pretty cool group of people, these guys.


^I got my dress wet for this one, but as usual, it was worth it!

^The image, and how we created the image. Thanks to the bubble blowers!


^Another great night at Bay Pointe Inn!
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