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Fall Portraits: The Baker Family

Such perfect color and light at Ella Sharp Park! I have“fall”en in love again with this all too familiar park! A few years ago I took pictures for this adorable family here and almost ruled it out for this year, but there are so many beautiful colors and lots of fun memories for them here. I love love loooove taking pictures for this family! It’ always so much fun! Thank you Bakers for always being flexible and willing to catch great light with me and for being such a sweet loving family! God bless you guys! ~Lindsay

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!

A hole in ONE!: First Birthday Cake Smash

Happy one year birthday to this little guy who already likes to play golf just like daddy! He knew just what to do when we gave him the ball and club. Big sister was so lovey with him (just like she was for his newborn portraits).

Amber and Ben your babies are so sweet it was hard to choose only a few pictures for this post! I can't wait to share the rest with you. You are such a kind, caring, and beautiful family. I've enjoyed so much getting to see your little ones grow. 

Have a happy Father's day together!

Little Elliot is One!

Hard to believe it's already been a year since this little guy arrived! He is such a happy little baby always ready to smile for baby talk. I have loved so much getting to watch him grow and getting to take pictures of his silly big brother and sister. They always made pictures extra fun :) Morgan and Drew you have such a beautiful family. Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your portraits. I adore your kiddos and I hope to see all of you again sometime soon! 

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?! 

John & Meghan's Wedding Day!

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! 

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!!!

Sweet 6 Months

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! 

Keith & Krista's Wedding Day

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!

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!

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! 

Mike & Laura's Newest Addition

Meet the newest little addition to the L family! 

I could not wait to meet this little guy in person and to see how much big sister had grown in a year. Little Miss E just turned two and as busy as she was she still wanted to sit and hold her little brother. So precious! I love this family and love seeing their little ones grow! Congratulations Laura and Mike! You have to major cuties on your hands! 

The Widstrom Family

It brings my heart such great joy to be able to share these images! This beautiful mommy has waited a very long time to adopt these precious little boys who have called her mommy for quite some time now. And now today they are legally adopted as her very own! Congratulations Laura! I admire so much the love and care you give to your boys! They are blessed to have such a strong, caring, loving, and faithful mommy like you!

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! 

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! 

Chris & Shannon's Family Church Wedding

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! 

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!