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,…

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…

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! 

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!

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…

Family Reunion

So tonight’s first GET REAL mini-session got about as real as it could get. In a fantastic turn of events, my neighbors grandma had JUST arrived from Mexico, and they were having a family reunion! There was family from Chicago, and a backyard just full of life, love and sensational grilling. Considering the cause for…

$50 GET REAL mini-sessions

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…

A Friday Night

Sometimes the week is long, and hard, and sleep depriving. Sometimes the little ones get scrapes, and boo boos, and illness. Sometimes Mom’s pretend that everything is ok, just so their child can feel safe, and loved. This Friday night, we celebrated family…and Mother’s. A mother that keeps it together, and gives every last ounce she…

Spring + Summer Package

So, I don’t normally do a “package” for my portrait sessions, BUT…lately I’ve been loving these great softcover albums from Artifact Uprising. They fit my style well, and are a GREAT way to get your pictures where they can be enjoyed, rather than stuck on a computer somewhere. I’ll design them, so no work for you. Just…