Through my professional practices class at school I’ve had the lovely opportunity to photograph Habitat for Humanity builds. We will be doing a total of 8 shoots and these are some images from the first two! I am loving getting out in the community and learning more about this spectacular organization that truly makes a difference in so many lives.
Stay tuned for more!
Meeting the Parrish family has been such a joy, there is never a dull moment, and they all love each other so passionately. Katie is one of my mamas for my birth project and today we had a little lifestyle maternity shoot. It was so fun to get started on my thesis and they have been nothing but supportive and so flexible with me. I am excited to work on these photos, but for now here are a couple favorites!❤
I have had such an overwhelming response from families interested in my birth photography project. I never would have imagined it taking off like this! I have my slots filled for now and so responses on the google form have been turned off. If something changes or falls through I may be opening it back up in which case I will post another update!
I am meeting with two of my families today and have my first photo shoot next weekend for the project. Things are getting real and I am so so excited about all of it. I cannot wait to show you sneak peeks of these beautiful families once things start to get moving more.
Thank you all for your support, I truly have the best community of support!❤
With my senior year thesis project beginning I am in need of 2-4 expecting families who are due between October 2016 and February 2017.
Interested families may fill out this google form to apply for the project. Not all families will be selected as this is a project for school and I have somewhat specific needs. I would love to share my photography with as many families as possible so I need your help to spread the word! Thank you!
By a strange twist of fate Allie and her family moved to the same small town where my Grandpa lived in Pennsylvania. With roots in Kalamazoo and the same high school, I stayed in touch with Allie when she moved. Knowing how small the town was I knew the change might be hard, but they have flourished in their new home.
I was so happy when we decided to do a family shoot I knew it would be super fun. Lilly, the curly haired blonde with tons of personality, clearly loves the camera. She opened up very quickly and by the end she had more ideas for poses than I did!
I’m so happy I got to connect with this family again, and hopefully I can make it back when they are ready for a maternity shoot. I love follow up sessions and being able to grow with my clients through different stages of life!
This family session in Pennsylvania was tons of fun! Lilly was pretty cooperative and even started to show off, not like you can tell she has a personality😉
Check back for the full album! Excited to keep working on this set.
I have met some of the most genuine, beautiful, and kind clients, who have turned to friends from Thumbtack. It is such a great resource for not only me as a photographer, but for anyone looking for professional quotes from area businesses.
If you go on the site you are able to fill out a quote request, say you need a wedding photographer (hi there, I’d love to haha), you are able to add details about the day such as time, budget, style, and details. Then your request is whisked away by the internet and sent to people like me, who are able to help you! Then you will get up to 5 responses and are able to contact and meet with the people who might be the perfect fit.
I am so grateful that the internet has provided such a connection between me and my dream clients. It makes my job so much easier and the service I’m able to provide even better. I was also recently featured on the Thumbtack site as a spotlight professional!
check it out here! https://www.thumbtack.com/mi/grand-rapids/boudoir-photography/#spotlight
I have already had such a fantastic year of photographing, and it’s only just begun. I thought it’d be nice to do a little recap of some of my favorite images that stand out as my favorites. It’s soooo hard to choose, believe me, I spend hours and hours working on these images so it’s like choosing a favorite child. All of the couples I’ve worked with have had such a positive and inspiring story to tell. I feel so lucky to have such amazing people to work with and be given the chance to capture their love.
If you like what you see and you or a friend is planning a wedding or needs engagement shoots, I am still booking for 2016 and have already started getting inquiries and bookings for next year! I’d love to talk to you and find a photography package to best suit your needs!
Ryan and Lisa were such a fun couple, kicking tradition to the curb and letting the day just flow. We had a super enthusiastic flower girl, fun and beautiful bridesmaids, and a super loving couple to pull it all off. Their tower park ceremony was small and intimate, sharing sweet anecdotes of their love for each other. The simple decor tied in their red and white color scheme with the woodsy and outdoor feel they also wanted to include.
I was so excited to get to the Winter Inn and be able to play in the courtyard with them all. The groomsmen were fearless and hopped up on fire escape like it was nothing. Super daredevils, at least to me the scaredy cat. I was so excited that this group was up for anything and it seems like it totally paid off!
The food from the Winter Inn was delicious and the music from Strange Honey Valley got everyone up dancing. Ryan and Lisa shared a beautiful day with so many family and friends and it was a joy to see it unfold.