Winter Engagement | Bethany & Stuart

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Winter Engagement | Bethany & Stuart

He’s off on deployment across country, she’s holding down the fort here at home in West Michigan. It’s a tough sacrifice for so many of those in military service. I take for granted that I get wake up next to my true love everyday. But for these two that old saying, distance makes the heart grow fonder, is so true. They had this incredible, real, and magical connection, I just showed up and clicked the shutter. When you have so little time of being in each others arms, you really do cherish the moments you spend together.

Locations: In my studio, Provins Trail

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Pretty in Pink Newborn | Daphne

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Pretty in Pink Newborn | Daphne

Daphne is a beautiful sweet little rainbow baby, their was much prayer and anticipation to welcome this little girl into the world. She fought hard to fall asleep, she really didn’t want to miss all the fun, but sleep always wins. And once sleep won, she smiled the whole session, melts my heart every time I look through these pics.

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Downtown Market Wedding | Julie & Sam

Downtown Market Wedding | Julie & Sam

tap tap tap…anyone still here? Ok elephant in the room I haven’t blogged since last February, yep LAST February and here we are and it’s already 2019. Where does time go, serious apologies, it isn’t that I haven’t had some crazy awesome clients and crazy awesome shoots because I have. I think I’ve had too many and just felt like some things needed to get pushed to the back burner so I could find whatever balance there is in life between boss lady running a business and an attentive loving mom and wife…HA BALANCE, like that really exist. Anyways, one of those things that got neglected was my blog, at least it wasn’t my kids right, lol!

So now that I’m back, assuming any of you are still here, let’s just kick off the blog with Julie and Sam’s wedding because it was pretty epic. I love these two, they are the happiest people you’ll ever meet and their wedding day reflected all of who they are. I feel like I don’t need to explain much because the pictures tell their story best. Can we all agree that the Downtown Market is a really sweet place to get married?! Yeah me too, so if you are planning to get married there or know someone who is, hit me up because I could shoot there every day!

Wallace - 3 month In Home Session

Wallace - 3 month In Home Session

It's not often I have the opportunity to photograph a baby at 3 months.  It's not that they aren't cute at 3 months, it's just that parents usually want to capture one of those milestone moments like sitting up, crawling, walking, etc.   After looking through these photographs, I'm so glad Carlie and Steven chose to do a session at 3 months.  It's so amazing how much they change in such a short amount of time.  My son was born last May and I'm realizing that his 1 year birthday will be here sooner then later, and then the baby days are over.   I'm kicking myself for not getting out the "real camera" more often to photograph these amazing moments (being a photographer does not mean I am constantly taking amazing photo of my own children, though to be honest I should...it was my New Years resolution...)  My guess is that Wallace has already changed so much since I was there photographing him for this session.  Since Carlie and Steven live on the other side of the state it made much more sense for me to come to their home, feeding/napping schedules of a little one pretty much dictate your schedule at this point.  If traveling for your baby session seems like way to much work, consider doing the session in your home.  It really gives your images an intimate, cozy feel and plus you can include your fur babies, because after all they are family too!