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

The Evan’s family has left the world of corporate success for a world of dependency on God and service to some of our most precious people on the planet. They bought a farm, and invited people in to share in the joy of animals, arts, agriculture, and outdoors. If you ever get the chance, please take…

Sweet Arwen

An 8A beach shoot at PJ Hoffmaster, and braving what looked like rain, we were blessed with this idealistic setting, placid waters, and only a few biting flies left over from the heavy morning rain showers. We walked and breathed deeply.

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. This outdoor wedding displayed the glory of the occasion in all its warm breezes, cascades of laughter, and a high level of frivolity. Thankful that God held me together for this…

Michigan Vacation

This is a high school friend and her GORGEOUS family! They came from their home, south of Chicago, to Holland for an extended family vacation. One morning they drove up at the break of day and met me at the beach, followed by breakfast with our combined families. I love how God brings people back…

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 conversation….

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!

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Often I find myself in places and times and I say to myself, “Self, this would be SUCH a perfect time for a photo session.” Some incredible sunrise, or a fog that has rolled in over Lake Michigan; there are these displays of God’s awesome creation that just set your heart on fire with His majesty…