Here's someone cute to brighten your day! This little autumn cutie has hit her 9 month milestone and will be a year in December. I can't believe how fast the year has gone! She's the happiest little girl I know and is now so curious and crawling everywhere. I just can't help but share her adorableness!
It's always such a treat to see this family! We had a lovely time at Meckley's apple orchard and I can't wait to go back this Friday! The best time for apple orchard pictures are when the flowers bloom in spring April/May and in September when the apples are still on the trees. Ilike to keep an eye out for when the peek times are. So if you love what you see here, definitely contact me in advance to make sure you get the best out of the orchard experience. Happy autumn!
Chris and Jessica's day was blessed with sunshine, family and friends from all over the states, and so much to entertain! It was the perfect day!
When we arrived the Barn was absolutely stunning and the girls were all dressed in matching flannel shirts.!They were so cute laughing, getting emotional, and doting all over Jessica. It was adorable to see how close they all were!
Growing up their families attended church together and it was at this very church where they first met each other. So prior to the ceremony, tucked away without seeing each other they took a moment to pray. And as guests were seated upstairs you could feel the excitement and joy of the two families ready to come together.
At Black Barn Vineyard (BBV) everywhere we we went was picturesque! While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, the bridal party explored the grounds and we made our way into the vineyards.
Dinner was so delicious! The speeches were hilarious (including the best man's who couldn't be there but gave his via live video chat courtesy of the DJ), everyone enjoyed the sunset while playing lawn games, and talked into the night on the open bar patio. As the sky grew dark everyone filled the dance floor and the photo booth.
And before anyone could get tired (With exception of the little people), the S'more Bar was lit and everyone enjoyed sweet treats from The Oak Tree Lounge. Everyone stayed until the end of the night when it was time to say farewell and Chris and Jessica ran off into a flurry of bubbles to their honeymoon!
Chris & Jess, it was such an honor to be a part of capturing your day! You are truly blessed with so much love surrounding you and I'm so glad to know that you have God as your center. Much love and God bless you in your new life together!
And last but not least, THANK YOUS!
A huge thank you to my incredible colleague, dear friend, and 2nd shooter, Jennifer Jacobs! You are my 2nd half! My mind reader! You do such amazing work! Thank you to Marilynn & Travis for having the cutest kids ever! To the staff at the Oak Tree Lounge, Thank you for the beautiful display of cocktails, wine, and s'more bar. You kept everyone so happy! To Wendy, Lloyd, and the staff of Black Barn Vineyard & Winery, thank you for how you took care of everyone, everything, and created such a beautiful space to celebrate! I hope to work with you all again!
Flowers from Horrocks & designed by Deb Ramirez
Hair & Makeup by- Megan Jones & Beth Miller at Salon J'adore
Dinner- Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza
Appetizers, Cocktails, Wine, S'mores Bar- Oak Tree Lounge Catering
The Garden at The Dahlem Center was the perfect place for little Miss E to explore while family gathered for pictures. I haven't seen her and Mr L since his newborn session and I could not wait to see them again! Thank you Shelly for coming out for pictures! You and your family are so fun to be around!
A handful of bridal party favorites from Chris' and Jess's lovely Black Barn Vineyard wedding! There were so many gorgeous magical moments! I can't wait to share more soon!
I love this family so much! Can't believe how much their kiddos have grown since we last took pictures! Here are just a few of my favorites from our time on the Battlecreek Riverwalk. Charis and Jeremy, you guys are adorable! Can't wait to share the rest with you soon! ~Lindsay
Oh my goodness! Aren't they just beautiful?! These two little dolls came in for a quick visit the other day for their 6 month milestone and I was so glad we got some happy smiley faces. They sure do like when mommy talks baby talk to them and that's all it took for their smiles :) Thank you Rachel for bringing the girls in to the studio! It was fun getting hold them and see how much they love their mama!
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A few favorites from last weekend's family portraits with the Goldfarb family! I love how easy this family can laugh and talk with with one another. Their sons were home for a brief visit and I'm so glad we were able to capture a bit of their time together before back to their internships and school. Thank you again Goldfarb family for having me out. You're such a sweet family! I hope you have a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!
So excited to share favorites from last Sunday's session with the Haroff family! Their love for each other is so sweet! Their youngest just turned two and he is an absolutely precious wide eyed explorer. And their oldest is so caring, kind, and patient. I love these guys! Aren't they adorable?!
Loved seeing these little happy faces on Sunday! Aren't they the cutest! Little Elliot is 3 months now and such a good baby boy! I just can't get enough of his smile! Apparently if you can talk baby talk with a really high pitched voice, he will smile at you aaalll day! Ha! Ha!
Meghan and John have been together since high school and seeing how loved these two were by their families and how well both families blended together was so beautiful. It was like one big family!
Moments before the ceremony John and Meghan prayed together (making sure not to see each other before the ceremony). His mom was so sweet and teary eyed before, during, and after the ceremony. John's uncle lead the ceremony. After their I do's they, along with their bridal party, headed to downtown Jackson in a trolley bus. The toasts before dinner were hilarious, the dinner fantastic, and the dancing incredible! The bride did such a beautiful job of completely transforming the space (Lumen Christi High School. Where they met!) into a beautiful banquet hall! Meghan added so many beautiful touches to their day, including their bouquets! Their night was so much fun! EVERYONE danced (even grandpa got up and danced with the bride) into the night and the two took off together through sparkling lights to their honeymoon!
Congratulations Meghan and John! You are a kind and fun couple and it was such an honor to be a part of your day!
Sneak peek from Meghan & John's wedding! Their day, their families, and their love are so beautiful! Can't wait to share more from their spectacular celebration!!!
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!
Hard to believe this little one is already 6 months! She is truly the happiest baby I've ever met and it's been such an honor to watch her grow. Lindsay and Dan you are doing such a wonderful job of raising such a sweet little girl! Enjoy all her snuggles and have a happy first Father's Day weekend!
A couple of years back I had the honor of taking pictures for Anna and her horse Tinkerbell and it was so much fun! Since then she has continued to ride and has grown into such a beautiful young lady. This past weekend she took her horse Max to an open competition and it was so beautiful to see her riding so gracefully with him. Anna I'm so proud of you! You are a true sweetheart! Enjoy your summer and I hope to bring our boys out to see you ride again soon!
They grow so fast! Hard to believe these pictures from her first photo shoot were just two years ago!
Congratulations to newlyweds Keith and Krista! This adorable couple were celebrated with their family and friends at The Silo in Allegan, MI under a beautiful country blue spring sky!
Before guests arrived the two met together under the balcony for a "first look" and some alone time together (with a few cameras present ;) ). The rustic wagon, and covered porch were the perfect setting for their country styled wedding. These two were so sweet on each other that picture perfect moments were a breeze to capture!
It was beautiful to see just how much this day meant for the two of them. Together with written vows, communion together, and the tying of a three stranded cord they solidified their commitment to one another.
After dinner the two slipped out to practice their dance and wowed everyone with their beautiful waltz and choreographed garter dance! Everyone filled the dance floor and some watched from the balcony as the two took a walk at sunset. After dancing all night the two headed off onto their honeymoon with a sparkler sendoff!
Krista and Keith, I'm so happy for you both. It is a wonderful thing to share life with your best friend. I hope you continue to grow strong in your bond with one another and with God as your center. Congratulations!
And last but not least a huge thank you to the wonderful staff at The Silo and a huge thank you to the amazing Jennifer Buehrer for assisting all day. Jennifer your perspective and timing are beautiful! I cannot imagine the day and the drive without your fun company!
So in love with the golden spring sunshine we had last night! I had planned to only share one or two of this beautiful couple real quick last night but there were so many sweet moments! Aren't these two so adorable!? Cannot wait to celebrate their I do's come this September!
So sweet, so loved, so new! Welcome to this world little Elliot!