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Isaac's Cake Smash!

Hope these baby blue eyes and big smile make your day! Isn't he the cutest!?! This little love turns one very soon and already he knows how to enjoy a birthday cake and rock a cute bow tie! Shelby and Jason, your kids are SOOOO adorable! Can't wait to share the rest of the pictures with you soon! 

Sarah & Patrick's Vintage Lake House Wedding

Sarah and Patrick's day was absolutely stunning, but what you must know about these two, is that whatever they do they do whole heartedly! Sarah in my book wins bride of the year for making her own wedding cake (blueberry and thyme cake with lemon curd filling, and butter cream frosting) and sewing dresses for their daughter and all the little flower girls. Together they even home brewed their own pale ale for their guests! This all being done for their Michigan wedding while living in New York! 

These two have been in love for quite some time and as the ceremony began you could already tell how much the two families had already become one.  The girls carried bouquets filled with the lovely scent of sage and the flower girls carried baskets with rosemary and lavender. The weather was perfect and everything looked, felt, and even smelled beautiful!

Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails (created by the bride & groom), hors d'oeuvres, and a family style dinner catered by Katherine's Catering. Everyone enjoyed dancing while the sun set over the lake and the celebration concluded with a large group photo and bouquet toss! It was an absolute pleasure getting to spend the day with this couple and their kind, generous, and sincerely cool family and friends. 

 

Congratulations to you Sarah and Patrick! You two are amazingly talented and you and your family are such beautiful people inside and out!

A huge thank you to Jennifer Buehrer and her team for their incredible coordinating of the ceremony at the Hillsdale Arboretum and complete set up of the lake house reception. You all made the vision come alive!  And a special thanks to my wonderful friend and assistant Erica McIntosh for the beautiful photos you take. And to Jennifer Buehrer again for the untouched reception and cocktail hour shots you were able to sneak in before the party started! You are both so amazing to work with! We make a great team!

Credits: 
Catering: Katherine's Catering Co.  Ann Arbor, MI

Hair: Kali Kleam and Adrienne Looper of Flip Salon

Makeup: Kim DeCovich with Mary Kay

Flowers: Angel's Floral Creations  Brooklyn, MI

Rentals: Grand Occasion Coldwater, MI & The Rental Co.  Holland, MI

DJ: Fairy Tale Productions

Coordinator: Jennifer Buehrer of Luna Dulce Photography

Kevin & Hannah's Michigan Wedding Reception

Labor day weekend was crazy gorgeous here in Michigan and so perfect for celebrating this beautiful couple!

In just a little over a month these two will be married in California where they met! To make sure everyone would be able to join in on the celebration, a pre-wedding reception for family was held at Kevin's parents lake house. The breeze from the lake, boat rides, kayaking, and full service ice cream truck kept everyone pleasantly cool. A special thanks to Lauren from Leave it to Us Wedding & Event Planning for all the beautiful touches you added to their celebration.  Congratulations Kevin and Hannah! I wish you all the best! 

Batman Vs. Superman: Two Year Portraits

Happy birthday to this little super hero who turns two years old today! Here's a few from his super hero birthday session. Scroll down for a little comic book fun!

And I just could not resist creating this comic strip with all the fun action shots we had! He was such a wonderful little actor and model and this was such a blast! Happy birthday buddy! I hope year two is filled with tons of fun! 

Pastor Family Portraits

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! 

Playing with Meadow Lace Photography

Playing with Meadow Lace Photography

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! 

Spink Family Portraits

As promised, more of this beautiful family on the blog tonight! 

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed capturing memories for this beautiful family! Every year they get together for their vacation and you can just tell they have such a great family bond! So glad that we could make portraits happen and that we had the most beautiful evening at the park! Spink family I hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer and enjoy picking out photos for your Christmas cards! Loved meeting you all! I hope to take pictures for you again sometime! Take care and God bless! 

Happy Mother's Day

We all know a wonderful woman who has shaped who we are and made us feel loved. If you're like me, you call her mom.

 

Being a mom of three little ones, I feel I can never take enough pictures and videos of my own three boys. Time seems to have sped up since our youngest two turned two and I know it flies for all you moms out there.  I am so grateful to be able to capture their playful moments and such loving moments for so many others. I have met so many wonderful moms through my love of photography. Getting to be a part of their lives, seeing their families grow, and capturing loving moments for them is such an honor and what I feel I was made for. 

Being a mom takes an insane amount of energy, patience, dedication, sacrifice, gentleness, and great love. I admire so much the beautiful moms, grandmas, expecting mothers, and women in my life who have helped me become the mom I am today. And I am especially grateful for my own mom, my loving husband, and boys who remind me daily why being a mom is one of the greatest callings I could ever have. 

No matter who you are- a mom, dad, son, or daughter I wish you a wonderful day with the most important women in your life! 

Happy Mother's Day!

Fall Family At The Armory

One of my favorite families and I set out to experience one of my most favorite places...the open field at the armory! 

There were so many wonderful moments while taking pictures for these guys that I just had to share so many! I loved watching how the kids enjoyed playing in such a big open space and seeing how they could make each other laugh and smile! B family, you are always so incredibly fun to take pictures for! The chemistry between you two, J & K, is beautiful and the love and cuddles that your kids want to give you the whole time just melts me!  You are such a beautiful family and I have loved seeing your precious kiddos grow every year! Love you guys! ~Lindsay 

The Pastor Family

Tall grass, bridges, and katydids all make for a very fun family portrait adventure!  It was so great to see the Pastor family again and to experience Historic Bridges Park for the first time! Pastor Family, your kiddos are truly great! It was so fun to see them get excited at all the little games we played and looking for katydids with dad in the grass.  You are both doing an amazing job of raising such sweet little ones! I love seeing how you enjoy them!

 Here's a little look back at the last time I saw your beautiful family. It's amazing how fast they have changed in two years! 

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