About a month ago we visited Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. WE LOVED IT! I had visited there in the past one time and knew I would have to bring my family back one day. My son had the time of his life. It is set up for all stages of life. We knew this would be the perfect vacation for us. If you are ever in the area you need to check it out. The gated entrances make it secure and the staff make it very welcoming! Check out a few photos that I captured while we were there!
I got to meet this sweet little man last week and he is perfect! I am so thankful for a happy, healthy little family one of my great friends created! I can’t wait to see this little man grow up! If you know this little family, let me know and you can receive $50 off of your next session!
This is one of my favorite families, (not to play favorites) but I babysat them for a few years and the boys were in my wedding (Wes was not around yet). So naturally I had to go over there and snap a few fall images. Big brother had already fallen asleep from a big school day, but these two were their silly little selves and we got some great photos!
The boys bought their mom a family session for christmas last year and they wanted to wait till we got some fall color, and boy was it worth it! We got some beautiful color and had a great time together! I love this family! Rocky (their dog) was a big fan of photos as you can see! Also Pam owns Just Nails by Pam, located in Byron Center. If you ever are looking for an amazing nail tech, check her out! She’s worth it! (https://www.facebook.com/justnailsbypam) I have been going to her for quite sometime, she does an amazing job!
These two woke up bright and early and drove 45 minutes to meet me at one of my favorite private locations. AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT. Friends, look at these images! Zach and Chelsea were so fun to work with, we had so many laughs and still got stuff accomplished. That is my favorite kind of session! I can’t wait to be part of their big day next year! I have 1 spot left for a wedding next year, if you are interested, let me know ASAP. But for now, just look at these two!
This wedding and wedding party were so much fun to work with! A little back story, my cousin was in a pretty serious car accident this past week and was the photographer for this wedding. But with the accident happening, she was unable to shoot it. So I took it over with permission of the Bride and Groom. They were so understanding and so much fun to photograph! It ended up being the perfect day for a summer beautiful summer wedding! My cousin (Jessi) is healing thankfully!!! But please keep her in your prayers, we are so thankful things were not worse than they were. However, I got the pleasure of working with this amazing couple on such a big day! Congrats you two!
When Stef came to me and asked about doing a non-traditional lifestyle session I was all about it! With young kids it's best to let them be in their natural element and have them do what they do best. FROG HUNTING. The boys loved looking for frogs, exploring the woods and just being in nature. I think it shows throughout these images. Take a look and let me know what you think!
Earlier this week I was able to shoot a small session of Adalyn and Prince. Prince was one of her mom's horses growing up. He is now retired but Adalyn still loves that big guy! I loved every minute of this session and hope you will too!
I loved hanging out with these two for an evening, they tie the knot in just a few short months but that didn't stop us doing an engagement session!
Sidenote : Amanda's shirt got wet from her water bottle and it was an olive shirt, I was also wearing an olive shirt so I swapped out shirts and gave her mine and it worked out just perfect! Anything to get the shot right?!
I am so excited for these two, they are truly happy and I can't wait to see what life has in store for them!
These two tied the knot on June 2. It was an absolutely perfect day for a wedding! Everything was beautiful. Check out this little glimpse of their big day!
I am so excited for Andrew and Lauren! Baby Chandler finally entered the world and he is all they dreamed of and more. He is such a perfect little guy. I couldn't be happier for these two. The transition into parenthood isn't easy but these two make it look like a breeze, Chandler is lucky to have them!
All I have to say is THESE TWO ARE FREAKING PERFECT. Once you go through these images and see how happy both of them are, I think you will understand!
Yesterday was absolutely perfect! The forecast predicted rain and thunderstorms all week, but turns out, it was a beautiful day just like this couple! Clay has been a friend of my brothers for quite some time. So when him and Celeste asked to to photograph their big day it was an obvious yes! I couldn't be more happy for these two, they are the type of people that you meet and know that they were meant for each other. I wish you two a life full of happiness, love and lots of dogs!
So, I am only a wee bit late at posting this. We went on this trip in September of 2017 so... ok, I'm very late at posting this. But with our little boy making his grand entrance into the world things had to slow down for a while. However, as I was going through my memory cards from this trip I fell in love with photography again and remembered why I started taking photos and pursued this as my full time career. I love to capture moments that we might not remember and moments that we don't always take full advantage of. As you look through these images, I hope you can feel like you experienced this trip with us. Each year we have gone on this trip, the landscape amazes me. It changes year to year but its always perfect. It makes you fall in love with nature all over again. Sometimes you need to take a step back and enjoy the world around you.
These two recently purchased their first home seeing as how this is the year the finally tie the knot! I couldn't be any more excited for them as they begin this chapter of their lives together. So, naturally, we took a few pictures inside (and outside) their new home!
We woke up to a temperature of -1 this morning but that didn't slow down this family! We had so much fun with this little man and his sled. Kayla, Ayden, and Hudson were troopers when it came to getting snow in their boots and dealing with mother nature. But I'm sure it's safe to say it was worth it! Take a look at these images!
Where do I even start!? I FREAKING LOVE YOU GUYS! I am beyond blessed to have such amazing clients! 2017 was one of my best years yet and can not wait to show you what 2018 will hold! A huge thank you to all who have supported this dream of mine. You all make my job something I look forward to every day. I was able to help out multiple families who were not able to get photos done due to a large variety of circumstances. I try to help out as many people as I can and give back what I am able to. 2017 proved to be a year that some people needed a little extra joy in their life and I am thankful I was able to help through photography.
The year 2018 will be a big change for my husband Zac and I, with my little man arriving in just 7 weeks! We are beyond excited to meet him! With that being said, I will be taking some time off to spend with him. I will be out of the office from February 1 - May 1. I will do my absolute best to get back to you on e-mails and scheduling sessions. But, I will not be shooting during that time. Please don't judge me on the typos that may occur due to the lack of sleep and having a newborn. I will however be excepting tips on how to sleep as a new parent, if you have them, send them my way!!
I am so excited for this next year and to photograph the best days of peoples lives, new little ones that come into the world, and more growing kiddos!
You guys are seriously the best, I can not thank you enough for all the love and support!
When clients come to me asking about a winter engagement session, I AM ALL GAME. I literally love these cozy outdoor sessions. These two were troopers since the temperature was in the teens and the wind was not messing around. However, the sun decided to pop out for a second to let us get some glorious shots!
This senior session was so much fun! We had to move it up a half hour to get the best lighting but it was 100% worth it. This park has such great spots if you love the outdoors. We decided to venture around and Burgess was a trooper!
Sunday night we were able to go Downtown GR and photograph these two love birds! I couldn't be any more excited for Clay and Celeste! The light was absolutely perfect for their entire session and we got to hang out with their sweet little rescue pup Arnie. It was such a great night!