So many favorites from Monday’s family portraits! These guys are always so fun to see and I just love their busy boys! We had fun exploring a new place, looking at the fall leaves, and being silly together. I just love getting to capture moments like these! Thank you Murphy family for working around the weather and making pictures happen on a Monday. You guys are the best!
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!
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!
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!
Spring peaked just in time for Alex and Alexandra's beautiful Michigan wedding! These two have traveled from Michigan to Texas and back again to be with each other and could not wait for this amazing day to come!
While an intimate group of friends and family gathered in the sanctuary, Alexandra's father waited to see her in her wedding dress. His expression was priceless!
After a beautiful ceremony, family hugs, and pictures we headed to downtown Jackson for pictures of just the two of them.
There were so many beautiful touches to their day including the beautiful bouquets that Alexandra made with a bracelet in memory of her brother.
Following pictures they were joined by their family and friends to celebrate with dinner and dessert (Complete with traditional Flan!) at The Grand River Brewery.
Alex and Alexandra, your day was so beautiful! I am so glad you two have found your soul mate (Tu media naranja)! Congratulations and God bless your beautiful life together!
Congratulations to Alex and Alexandra, who just tied the knot yesterday!!! These two were all smiles and could not wait to get married! It was such a privilege to be a part of their day.
Here is a little sneak peek of some favorites from our time in the church and Jackson, MI post ceremony. Alex and Alexandra you two are electric! I love all the laughter you two bring out in each other and I am SO happy for you both! It was wonderful to be there capturing your wedding story! Can't wait to share the rest with you soon!
Caught some spring sunshine and some yellow blooms with this beautiful family last Saturday! It was hard to narrow down favorites for the blog preview. I just love this family! And their little Harper is such a smart little girl. She can already sing her ABCs, count, and hold up two fingers to show how old she is. It sure was fun to get to see these guys again. Can't wait to meet their newest little guy in about 7 more weeks!
Wishing you a day filled with kindness, thoughtfulness, and love all around you!
Happy day of love!
So happy for my sweet friend! This beautiful woman lives out her calling as a mom with so much love and grace and she is such an inspiration to me. Come January she will be a mommy of three and we just can't wait to meet her new little one! Here are just a few from tonight's maternity/family session. Congratulations Kristen! You are so beautiful inside and out and so is your family!
This past Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family and all their adorable grandchildren. Congratulations to all of you on the newest little one in your family. She is so beautiful! Grateful to be a part of capturing these memories for you all! ~Lindsay
Happy birthday to this sweet little guy who will be turning one very soon!
Capturing the busyness of a one year old is so much fun! He loved riding his car and catching bubbles. We set out a big bucket of soapy water and sponges for him and he wasn't so sure what this car washing business was all about. But boy did he look so adorable all sudsy in his overalls!
Emily & Jim it was so wonderful to meet you and your sweet little Mr. C! He is truly adorable!!! Can't wait to share more with you soon!
So glad I was able to catch up with this wonderful family last Wednesday before their daughter heads back to college. The evening was just perfect for pictures and it was fun getting to capture a bit of what they all love to do together.
Thank you MJ family for having me out to your beautiful home. It was a lot of fun and I just adore your little dog! Blessings to you as you all start another new school year!
Cuteness! Cuteness! Cuteness!
Yesterday these little ones simply stole my heart! This family is so sweet and loving together and I just loved watching how Larissa and Aaron truly enjoy and adore their kids. Just looking back at these I can't help but smile. Aaron and Larissa I am so grateful to have met your sweet family. It was a sincere pleasure to capture these moments for you. Take care and blessings as you send your little J off to Kindergarten!
A tea party, a picnic, and a stroll! Year one is a busy time and so much fun! Happy birthday little Miss H! It was fun getting to see you play and enjoy your new tea set. You are simply adorable!
Little T's birthday was loads of fun! He was in the best of spirits and enjoyed the fun room filled with balloons, his first bite of cake, opening presents, and a shower of confetti with his family! It was such a joy to meet his whole family and to see everyone enjoy him! He is one blessed little boy! Compliments to his aunt for her beautiful work on the cake and cupcakes and to little T's mom for all the beautiful decorating! Happy birthday little T! One is so much fun!
I simply adore families who laugh, love, and play together! And the Pastor family is definitely one of these families!
Getting to see this family and to watch their little ones grow through the years is such a treat! The multi colored brick wall was a super lucky find and their outfits could not have been more perfect for it! So grateful for the beautiful weather and fun we had!
When I arrived at our meeting spot their kiddos were all ready for the camera with lots of adorable poses! They had fun playing copycat with daddy, pretending to be the Incredible Hulk, and showing me how high far they can jump (see below)! There were so many hilarious silly kid poses I couldn't include them all in this post! And I have to say my face almost hurt from smiling while I was editing!
Pastor family it was such a pleasure getting to see you all again and I hope you have so much fun adorning your walls with new family photos! Take care, enjoy the beautiful autumn season, and I hope to see you all again sometime soon!
Aaron and Angie's wedding was so incredibly fun and gorgeous! They spent months preparing their new home for their big day and they did such an amazing job! There are so many reasons why I absolutely loved their wedding! There was so much laughter, so many awesome details, and everyone had such a great time!
These two truly enjoy each other and I absolutely loved taking pictures for them! They were super excited about collaborating with me to create pictures that fit their personality and we had so many great spots to photograph them in! Aaron is a Lieutenant for the fire department and we were so fortunate to be able to use one of the ladder trucks and one of the homes they recently extinguished. A huge thank you to the Fire Department for accompanying us at burn site! And a super huge thank you to my assistant Jen who took such gorgeous photos and danced the rest of the night with me! Aaron and Angie it was such an honor to capture your beautiful wedding and to celebrate with you! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day!
Congratulations to this beautiful new married couple!
Chris and Shannon's day was celebrated with family and the closest of friends at the bride's home church. Her mom and sisters helped her get ready as she prepared to see Chris for their "First Look".
Their "First Look" was so adorable! Shannon tip toed from behind and could not stop giggling!
Mom was all choked up in her moment with Shannon before her dad walked her down the aisle. Her sister and close family friend played a beautiful instrumental rendition of "Tale As Old As Time" from Shannon's favorite disney movie "Beauty and the Beast".
Following the ceremony they held a dinner where friends and family together prayed a special blessing on the couple. Shannon and Chris spent time greeting everyone there while a game of He Said She Said was played and everyone took turns snuggling their sweet little baby girl. Dinner was incredible and great friends of theirs set up a spectacular photo-booth with a green screen!
After dinner we had time for more pictures of the bride and groom! And although it was pouring rain outside, the beautiful steel doors we had hoped to use were thankfully under a covered porch! Here are just a few favorites of the two of them!
So happy for you Chris and Shannon! It was an honor to be a part of your day! Your families are so sweet and you have such a precious little girl! God bless you both as you begin this beautiful journey as newlyweds!
And a special thanks to Ryan for helping out with lighting and to my wonderful assistant Erin! You are amazing!