Braxton – Newborn

I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to do this little baby boy’s newborn shoot! Less than 2 years ago I did his big brothers and it was probably the easiest newborn shoot I’ve ever done. Something about those Keith boys…so chill and easy going. Braxton didn’t disappoint. He was awake more than we thought he would be but I don’t think he even cried once! We love the Keith’s and are so excited for their growing family!

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Thank you to my friend Valerie for letting us use her beautiful home!

Kenzie + Tyler : Engaged

I had the awesome privilege of going to Panama City to do an engagement shoot for a sweet girl that I used to teach in Sunday school. Fast forward some years and now I work with her mom in the Juice Plus+ company and our paths re-crossed. I’m so thankful because not only are they the sweetest people in the world who love Jesus with all their hearts, they are a gorgeous couple who I know will use their marriage as a tool for the glory of God to bring point people to Jesus. It’s really a win-win. So without further ado, the lovebirds!

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I’m so excited for you guys, Kenzie and Tyler and so proud of how your perspective has been such a God-honoring one! Marriage is SUCH a gift, one that definitely will make you more like Jesus if you continue to surrender to Him! Excited for both of you!

Emmalin Faith – Newborn

As I said in my last post, because of my website being down for 5 months I have some catching up to do. I just wanted to share some of the goodness that has been happening even if it isn’t as quickly as I would normally have it posted. But I just HAD to share these newborn photos. Our friends Brandon and Lindsey are some of our dearest, and we are SO thrilled for the arrival of their sweet baby girl, Emmalin (Emmy). This baby was prayed for and over countless times, and to finally have her here with us is such a sweet blessing! Brandon and Lindsey are some of the best parents, and I know they will raise Emmy to love Jesus and treasure Him above all things. Thanks for letting me document your little love!

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And of course Brandon is a huge Michigan fan so he had to get this picture to document her first Michigan paraphernalia.  IMG_0568

THANK YOU!

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This past Fall/Christmas season was the MOST FUN EVER. You people rock. Seriously. This is just a small snippet of the families who trusted me enough to take their family photos and Christmas card pictures for 2015 and I can’t say enough how HONORED I feel! To think that these photos are going to be treasured, printed, framed, or just stored on their computer for years to come and then found unexpectedly one day down the road and remembered with fondness of how much their kids have grown blesses my socks off.

Thank you all for allowing me the opportunity and please continue sharing with your friends and family! I would love to create memories for them as well! Happy New Year and here’s to 2016!

Jenna & Matt | Family

Jenna and Matt are some friends of ours from our small group at church. They gave me the opportunity to do my first photo shoot with a puppy! Challenging, but overall pretty cute…and that’s saying something considering I am definitely not considered a dog person 😉

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Graham – Newborn

 

Oh my goodness. I seriously think newborn shoots are my favorite. Yes, they take a whole lot more patience and a whole lot more time, but there is absolutely nothing better than a brand new baby to smell and snuggle and snap sweet pictures of. Savannah and Jordan welcomed their son, Graham in July. He was almost 3 weeks old when we did this shoot, but you would have thought he was 6 days old with as cooperative as he was being. And the family shots? Uh, I die. So much love wrapped up in these three. I’m going to stop jabbering so you can see for yourself how precious this little one is!

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Also, Savannah, you’re gorgeous. You don’t look at ALL like you just had a baby!

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Definitely one of my favorites. Nothing like a new mommy with her sweet wittle baby! 2015-08-11_0028 2015-08-11_0029

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Savannah and Jordan, thank you for letting me spend some time with your family and meet your sweet guy! Enjoy these new days as a family of three!

 

Finley – One Year!

My best friend Chelsea just had a daughter turn ONE whole year old. HOW is that even possible? When did we get old enough to have girls turning ONE?! We were just in high school shopping for prom dresses, weren’t we? Even though time seems to be flying by, we wouldn’t change it for the world. We’ve talked about how becoming moms is even better than we could have ever imagined and watching our little girls grow up together is so worth getting older 😉 Finley is a little firecracker, her daddy’s mini-me, and full of spunk and joy just like her mama. Love this little girl! 2015-08-08_0001 2015-08-08_0002 2015-08-08_0003 2015-08-08_0004 2015-08-08_0005 2015-08-08_0006

This is my favorite picture and I might spend the rest of my life trying to get one of me and Adalynn just like it.

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We love you Finley girl!

Hallie – Newborn

After (unintentionally) taking a break from blogging over the summer, I’m excited to say that I’m BACK! And what better way to say a big, bright, “hello again!” to the internet world than with a sweet newborn shoot? I met Hallie and her mom from a referral and we had the sweetest morning together. This baby girl was 4 weeks old when we took these pictures and usually that’s a little too old to get some sweet newborn shots, but she did great! I felt like Jenny (Hallie’s mom) and I could have chatted for hours and big brother Elijah was so excited to be a part of it all as well. These two are 18 months apart and I can see a sweet bond already forming. Jenny, thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your sweet babies!

Hallie wasn’t too sure about what to think in the beginning… but she started warming up after a few minutes!

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I love this last shot of her being like, “ARE YOU DONE YET?!” Newborn shoots are definitely more challenging than others because you can’t tell them what to do or where to look, but they are still some of my favorite, sweetest images. Totally worth it to document such a special time!

Kacy | Just Because

I love it when people want to document seasons of life “just because.” There doesn’t always have to be a reason or an occasion, but just a desire to capture a specific time of life. For this family, they wanted to capture Kacy’s 16th year. She has just completed her sophomore year in high school and will be moving on to her junior year next Fall. It was the first time I had met her and her mom, and it was definitely a pleasure to work with them both! Kacy, you’re a natural in front of the camera and I’m thankful you gave me the opportunity to capture your natural beauty! Enjoy every bit of your summer and 16th year—you’ll be taking your senior photos before you know it!

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Allie & Andrew | Engagement

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to finally meet a girl that I’ve got several mutual friends with and have talked to numerous times through social media. It was a such a pleasure to get to spend some time with her and her fiancé as they prepare for their wedding in just a few short months! Allie and Andrew, I’m so excited for you to embark on one of the greatest adventures that is sure to challenge you but also bring you so much joy. You have so much to look forward to! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to capture such a sweet season in your lives!

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