Every Good and Perfect Gift

I love it when God lets us see Him. In His creation. In His timing. In His heart that beats for His children. Prayers don’t always get answered like we hope. There are prayers I have prayed that I’m glad He answered with a “No”. This day was sweet. The cry of a newborn that…

Bethesda Farm

Every once in awhile, God graces me with the friendship of some of His very best. Folks that love Him dearly and have given their lives to serve Him. The Evan’s family is one such family. They have left the world of corporate success for a world of dependency on God and service to some…

Sweet Arwen

When Mack’s K-1 teacher asks for photos of her daughter’s family, you do NOT say no. This special woman, she loves my child, knows his incredible strengths and complicated weaknesses and pours patient love and the truth of Christ into him, and for her, I would do just about anything! An 8A beach shoot at PJ Hoffmaster,…

Summer Lovin

Last summer I had the honor of covering this b e a utiful wedding in a quaint little beach town north of New Buffalo. It’s no secret that I love an outdoor wedding, and this wedding displayed the glory of the occasion in all it’s warm breezes, cascades of laughter, and a high level of…

It’s ok to not be good at everything

Not long ago I found it necessary to cross a bridge with photography. What was “popular”, what was “in demand” were photographers that would “pose” newborns. They would dress them up, roll them up in a fantastic ball, and say, “ta-da”, and 10% would get it right, and the other 90 would fail, miserably. No…

I’m a hypocrite

I make it no secret that maternity shoots are not my favorite. I look around at the pictures on Pinterest and Facebook and I cringe. It’s not you, it’s me…I know. It’s weird that I feel that way. I suppose it’s just that so many of the photos feel so unnatural, so concocted. So when…

Michigan Vacation

I can honestly say that I can’t believe I never blogged this session! This is one of my high school friends and her GORGEOUS family! We hadn’t seen each other since graduation, and it was fantastic to see her again. Her family was coming back from their home south of Chicago to Holland for an…

Happy Birthday to you

A good friend of mine decided to give her Mother-in-law a photography session with the family as a birthday gift. This turned out to be a fun windy morning complete with Biggby Coffee, jokes, and an early AM walk down a boardwalk. I heart this family! 

L + C

  High 60’s. Partly sunny. Old Mission Peninsula, MI. Grand Traverse Bay. Forty-five of their closest friends and family. A mother and her daughter. A man becoming husband and father. A ceremony and cocktail hour overlooking the bay. A farm to table dinner. Sweet morsels hand made at a local bakery. No dancing. No DJ. Just…

Sugar and Spice

Taking advantage of this foggy weekend past, these sisters made the most of each moment. Their Momma was rolling solo, her hubby and mine on the Act Like Men Conference in Chicago. Thank you for coming out, Jill, aka Super Mom, hanging with you and your crew was a fantastic treat!

$50 GET REAL mini-session

WHEN: Today, 4-8P WHERE: Hoffmaster State Park WHY: mid 60’s, perfectly overcast,bring your sweaters and wellies…it will be adorable TEXT: 616-970-3946 to set up your session!

Let’s hear it for the boys!

  Any Momma with boys knows, they are fantastic! They think and they act, but mostly they act without thinking, yet no matter what, they are just FULL of life! Some boys are thoughtful, somber, encouraging, and unselfish. Some boys are charming, delightful, sensitive, and bold. These three boys were a solid mix of the…