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Baby Sister On The Way: Studio Maternity Portraits

So happy for this adorable family who will be welcoming baby girl next month! What I love most about this anticipated arrival, is hearing how excited their little girl is about having a baby sister. When little brother came along she snuggled him in all his newborn pictures and just melted all our hearts! She loves being a big sister. She and little brother have such a sweet friendship and it makes me glad to know that their little sister will soon share in the closeness of their sibling fun. Amber and Ben, you are such wonderful parents. I can’t wait to see you all together as a family of five!

 

Big sister snuggles from 2017. Can’t wait to see these two snuggle their new sister!





Mural Fun!

We were able to enjoy the last day of the Brightwalls festival with my sister and brother-in-law and their kiddos. So excited about these brother and cousin pictures we have now! It was so fun to see the awe and excitement in everyone’s eyes as they walked around downtown and to run into so many friends! I’m so in love with all the new colors downtown! So glad you guys came out sis & bro!

Happy Anniversary

There's nothing better than living life with your best friend. And buying the same vehicle you had when you first were married (before kids)! How fun! I've been looking forward to anniversary pictures with these two and we had the perfect night for it. Congratulations Veronica and Neil for twenty years of marriage and twenty four years of friendship. 

 

 

Waiting For May: Maternity Session

Sharing a few from Sunday's in home maternity session with one of my favorite couples!  This spring their new baby girl will be here and I cannot wait to meet her! Lisa you look absolutely amazing! I enjoyed so much getting to see you guys! May will be here before you know it! Looking forward to capturing your sweet little family of three soon! 

Fall Family Portraits: Sneak Peek

A few favorites from last Saturday's family portraits. She is such a little cutie! She was a serious explorer of the woods and loved eating the apples I brought, but we caught a few smiles in that gorgeous morning light. So great seeing your beautiful family Matt and Sara! 

At The Apple Orchard: The Chilcote Family

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 & Jessica's Black Barn Vineyard Wedding

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!

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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! 

Further Credit:

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

Venue: https://www.blackbarnvineyardandwinery.com/

 

 

 

Little 6 Month Beauties

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!  

The Goldfarb Family

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!

Sweet Little Family

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?! 

Anna's Horse Show 2017

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! 

Golden Sunshine: Jessica & Chris's engagement session

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!

Alex and Alexandra's Wedding Day

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.  

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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!

Contreras Wedding: Sneak Peek

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! 

Spring Family Portraits

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! 

Waiting For Baby Bodhi: Maternity Session

New house and new little one on the way! So happy for these two as they await their little boys' arrival. Seeing how they are with their furry kids I can tell they will be such wonderful parents together. It's been just over a year since I saw them on their wedding day and it's so great to see them doing so well. Congratulations Heather and Chris! I can't wait to meet your baby Bodhi! 

Waiting For December: Maternity Session

Can't get enough of just how adorable this family is! Come December they will welcome their newest little one! Shelly you look amazing! So excited for you guys! Congratulations and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season as a family of four!