Selph Family Session

 

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!

Selph Family Peek!

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.

Spotlight!

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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

Top 5 Photos

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: Wedding

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.

Brett and Aera: Wedding

Brett and Aera are two of the most fun and welcoming people I’ve had the privilege of working with. I was so happy when they decided to choose me as their photographer and the day went by better than I had even hoped. Their family surrounded them with so much love on their day. I also loved the unique and non traditional aspects of their day. The morning ceremony was intimate and filled with their love for God and each other. Instead of having a receiving line guests were met by the bride and groom as they left the pews from the ceremony. It was such a nice personal touch on something that often gets overlooked.

Meijer Gardens has been on my photography bucket list and being able to photograph such a beautiful couple, and fun bridal party was a dream. The weather was perfect for us and we got some great shots throughout the gardens. Their reception was full of perfect details. Their colors of light pink and navy were intertwined throughout all the decor. I also was a huge fan of the gold detailing which brought a rich a luxurious feel to the space.

I have no doubt in my mind that Brett and Aera will be enjoying a long and beautiful marriage. Plus, according to the Korean tradition of throwing acorns into her dress, they will be having lots and lots of children. Their unique personalities and excitement for life will bring them many adventures. I wish them the best on their journey and am so pleased with how these images turned out. I hope that they will cherish these memories for years to come.

 

 

De Vries Wedding

Aera and Brett were such a joy to work with on their big day this weekend. They were surrounded by so much love and happiness. I am so happy with how these images are turning out as I am going through them, it’s so hard to choose favorites!

Here are a few that especially caught my eye, check back to see the full album soon!