Jade and Kevin wanted a mix of modern and elegant for their spring engagement photos! These two are tying the knot in October and this session got me so excited to work with them. Initially worried about not being comfortable in front of the camera, they warmed right up and were a dream to photograph. It’s always the people who are worried that seem to do the best! The GRAM provided a neutral and modern backdrop that they really wanted, it’s one of my favorite places to photograph in Downtown Grand Rapids. For the second half of the session we went to Riverside park, a gorgeous a huge park that offers a ton of variety for photos. I’m so happy with these and cannot wait to work with Jade and Kevin later this year!
Emily and Ang have quite the epic love story, and while I won’t give it all away (that’s for their wedding blog post) the emotions and connection these two have is electric. After 10 years of growth, thousands of miles apart, and lots of love, these two are tying the knot! This session was quite unique because this session was photographed 4 days before their wedding! With Ang flying in from Australia it made the schedule a bit tight, but that just means I get to spend a whole week with them. So be on the lookout for their wedding photos coming super soon! In the meantime, enjoy this sweet engagement session at PJ Hoffmaster State Park, and how cute is their sweet pup?!
This little snuggly guy made a surprise entrance into this world and has been stealing hearts ever since. Melissa and Matt welcomed Rowan who was a champion eater, breather, and everything else he needed to be doing while in the NICU. His stay didn’t last long and he was able to be home for his first Christmas, something his parents wanted very much. He’s got a little bit of daddy in him but looks like his momma in most ways. Rowan was such a champ during photos and I’m so grateful I was able to do this session. Especially since I have a track record of mom’s going into labor the same weekend we plan on doing maternity photos haha! I’m so thankful for them allowing me to document this exciting new chapter in their lives!
When it’s super cold a blustery but you want a cozy green engagement shoot in Grand Rapids, you go to Meijer Gardens! Ashley and Josh are getting married here next June and wanted to get snuggly here for their engagement photos too! The lovely thing at MG is that there are tons of rooms filled with so much variety of plants and flowers. They have a large tropical room, cacti, victorian, and even had their holiday display up. It gets pretty busy but we went early and missed some of the crowds!
After being inside we trekked through the freshly fallen snow and went out to the spot where their ceremony will take place. I loved being able to be in that space with them as they get excited about their wedding. Ashley went to Kendall and is now an art educator and her sweet personality is so perfectly matched! Josh was actually the one who reached out to me and I absolutely LOVE when grooms are a huge part of the planning process! His organized and cheerful personality is such a perfect compliment to Ashley!
Needless to say these two were a blast to work with and I’m beyond excited to shoot their intimate wedding in just a few short months! Next time there just won’t be any snow 😉
This sweet couple contacted me to do their engagement photos and I was pumped! Their love story centers around Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI so we trekked through campus at sunset on the most perfect fall day. Their sweet pup tagged along and we actually managed to get her to cooperate a little! I’m so bummed that I can’t photograph their wedding but I know it’ll be the most perfect celebration! We had tons of fun and I’m so excited to watch them grow through marriage.
Lindsey and Nick wanted a quick mini session with their sweet pups for a Christmas Card photo! These two braved the cold, rather fashionably I might add, and we snagged some great ones. The energy they all had made it super easy to work with them and I love anytime I get to hang out with furry friends too! I think they probably had a tough choice picking just one for their card.
Mycah and Kyle radiate joy and love. From the minute I met them their connection was obvious and I was so excited that they were down to get cold and snowy and hang out at the tree farm! I’d been wanting to do a tree farm session forever, especially with Michigan snow that makes it so perfect! These two are tying the knot next October and I’m especially pumped because Mycah is my best friend’s twin! So now that we’ve officially met and worked together I can say that all the good things I heard about these two are totally true. Kyle’s rugged personality matches Mycah’s sweet disposition and I am so excited to watch them walk down the aisle. All I have to say is these two made the bitter cold totally worth it!
I met Lindsey my freshman year of college and we bonded over lunch, stressful classes, and the excitement of her pregnancy with her first born son. Throughout the year we became super close and meeting Aidan for the first time at the hospital was so special! Fast forward to this fall and Lindsey contacted me about doing family photos for them! It was the first time I had met Ruben but seeing him interact with Aidan and Lindsey made it clear how special of a guy he is. Although life has gotten crazy the last few years and we don’t talk very much I love keeping up with her life and accomplishments! She truly has beaten all obstacles and is crushing her biggest goals! I’m so proud to know such a strong mama and loving family!
I’ve had the privilege of working with the lovely ladies over at Dynamic Essence a few times now! In fact you might recognize Lisa and Brit from their beautiful greenhouse wedding this past February. They have both been working super hard and have just recently opened up their own chiropractic center in Grand Rapids! Hearing them talk about this dream at their wedding makes it so special to see it come to life! These team photos, taken right before the grand opening, were so much fun! Their focus on being in tune with your body and nature is a mission I can definitely get behind. It’s so exciting watching this family grow and fulfill their purpose and I’m so grateful to capture the moments along the way!
I’ve known Gene and Paula my whole life, in fact they are family! I was super excited when they asked me to do a quick anniversary session for them. These two celebrated 50 years of marriage this year and it’s not surprising when you see them together. Their sweet personalities compliment each other so well and I’ve looked up to them for a long time. We decided to get some photos with my aging grandmother while we were all home too, you’ll see those at the end. I love when work doesn’t feel like work and I’m able to share my passion with loved ones. Even if these two live the furthest away out of all of our family it’s so special when they come to see us in Michigan!