Monday, February 18, 2019

Krystal & Jason: Baby on the Way (Grand Rapids Maternity Photographer)

February 2, 2019

Becoming parents for the first time is quite an experience. I love to see parents-to-be as they talk excitedly about their new baby as they impatiently wait for his or her arrival. What I love even more is when I get to capture that special time for them to have a memory of, always.

Krystal and Jason were married in October of 2017, and I was super excited when Jason secretly contacted me to set up a photo session for Krystal as part of her first anniversary gift. I suggested GLAM maternity, because what mom or mom-to-be doesn't need a little pampering? She was thrilled with the gift, and it is even better because Jason isn't a big fan of having his photo taken, so you KNOW how much he loves his wife ;)

After getting fancied up at About Face, Krystal brought Jason and their little one to my studio and we spent the hour snapping photos of Jason, Krystal, and her glow! And she really did glow! Thank you both for spending time with me and I'm so happy you love your photos!!! Congratulations!!!!

^Blue... because it's a BOY!

^Thoughtful Mama. 

^He's in love already!

^Finally, some snow photos this year!

^They can hardly wait!

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!

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