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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!





Starry Sparkler Sendoff: Davis Wedding Sneak Peek

Tonight’s sparkler sendoff was so beautiful and smokey that it looked as though they were walking through a starry universe.

So grateful for such a wonderful couple and bridal party who braved the cold and were so fun to work with! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Davis! You’re married!!!

Murphy Family

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!

Congratulations John & Meghan!

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!!!

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!

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! 

André & Jennifer's Engagement Session

Gosh I love this couple! They are so adorable together, they make each other (and me) laugh a lot, and they are such great people to hang out with. So glad we were able to hang out again and capture some engagement photos before autumn's end. Here are a few of my favorites from their session.  Congratulations Jennifer and André! Can't wait for your beautiful wedding day! 

Meghan & John's Romantic Lake Enagement: Sneek Preview

 Blown away by how adorable these two are! Their chemistry, the sunset, the lake, the farm, the friendly farm animals (check out the "photobomber" in the last shot)! Everything was absolutely perfect! Here is just a little sneak peek from tonight's romantic engagement session. More to come soon!

Beautiful Mommy: Maternity Session

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! 

Chris & Heather's Beautiful Barn Wedding

Chris and Heather's wedding was absolutely amazing! No detail was left undone and the natural rustic barn setting so picturesque! And the best part, getting to work with such a friendly and fun group of people! Everyone was so attentive to Chris and Heather and the day just flowed so perfectly! Even with the cold weather there was so much laughter and great energy!  I can't say enough about how special and unique their day was- A witty and hilarious rap created and performed by the Maid of Honor, horses that ate the bride's bouquet, best wedding meal we've ever had, the most incredible sunset you've ever seen, a full on high five and dance party entrance into the reception!!! We loved loved loved this wedding! Heather and Chris, it was wonderful to see you surrounded by such amazing friends and family! Seeing your love supported and celebrated was such a beautiful experience! I wish you lots of love, laughter, and years together! Congratulations on finding your best friend and love of your life! 

And a special thanks to Kristen of Raona Acres for all your hospitality and availability! You have created such a beautiful venue! We are in love! And a big thank you to DJ Jack Brown for providing such great sound in every part of the venue and for the warm caribbean music while we took pictures in the chilly outdoors! 

Venue: Raona Acres, Williamston MI | DJ: Jack Brown DJ/Entertainment | Flowers: by the Bride | Catering: Mel & Beth Gleason | Bride's Hair by: Naturally Raw Hair Studio, Ann Arbor, MI | Dress: David's Bridal | Linens & all Details by- Bride and family

Brennan & Lisa's Engagement Session

After meeting with Brennan and Lisa I simply cannot imagine one without the other! They are such an adorable couple and so in love! It was so easy to capture the chemistry between them because they have so much of it! I cannot wait to see them say their "I do's" and celebrate with them next spring!  Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session. I hope they make you want to give a big hug to your own sweetheart! 

Aaron & Angie's Beautiful Backyard Wedding

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! 

Welcome to this world Little Miss H!

Introducing Little Miss H, nine days old and perfect as can be!

 She was so sleepy but could not resist peeking at mommy and daddy every now and then when they would hold her.  It was so fun seeing her all dressed up in the outfit her mommy wore as a newborn, and to have her cozied up in blankets with her daddy's childhood books (Bringing tears to her grandma's eyes! So sweet!). She has brought so much excitement to the family being the first grandchild for both sides! Her other loving grandma handcrafted the beautiful doll you see pictured above with meaningful fabrics and heirlooms from the family! 

Congratulations B family! Your little Miss H is simply beautiful! It has been so fun getting to know you all and a real honor to capture the beginnings of your beautiful family of three! God bless you and your new little one! Enjoy all her sweet snuggles! 

Chris & Shannon's Engagement Session

As promised here is more of this beautiful couple engaged to be married next month! 

We had the most perfect morning for pictures! It was so much fun getting this beautiful couple together with their sweet baby girl in all the spring flowers! Their  little one is such a sweetheart and was mesmerized with the camera (or the silly noises I made for her)! This year has been filled with so many new adventures for these two: new jobs, new move, new milestones for their baby girl. So glad I could capture, not only their engagement, but also this beautiful time for them as a new family of three! Looking forward to celebrating their marriage and capturing their beautiful wedding day with all of their family soon!