Riley’s mom and I had been talking for a bit about whether I was going to do a 4th of July themed mini session and even though I decided against doing them I told her lets meet up and do some of Riley because lets face it that girl is such a cute and I was happy to have her in front of the camera. Her brother Brody also came along and well we couldn’t miss out on getting him in front of the camera and luckily he was a very willing participant. Thank you Ashley for bringing them over we had fun!!!
Talia’s family and I have been on a journey for the last year plus. Rosy so kindly trusted me to use her and her family as my very first Maternity session, then we moved on to a newborn session, and continued with a Baby’s First Year bundle. So Talia and I have been having fun and growing together. This family is truly special to us we have really gotten to know each other over the 4 years when we first met in Arizona. Our husbands work for the same company and though they have only worked on one project together it has been nice being in the same area a few times. It is hard to believe baby Talia is 1 already this past year has gone by way to fast. I love that we incorporated this Caterpillar into every one of her baby pictures.
Thank you Rosy for letting me capture her first year of life it has been so much fun and I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow!!
This year for my daughters 4th birthday we decided on a fairy princess tea party session and we asked 2 of her friends if they wanted to join us. We had so much fun we went out to Lake Runnymede Conservation Area to have her session and with the moss hanging from the trees it just gave it a magical look. I want to give a special shout out and thank you to Addy and Julie for joining us for this session and to their mamas Maria and Nicole for bringing them out to play. By play I mean that is really what we did we just had a small play date and I took pictures. Thanks for a great session girls!!!
Guinevere Linda was 12 days new when we were able to do her in-home newborn lifestyle session. Baby G has such a wonderful big sister. Elizabeth was super excited to have her picture taken. Baby G’s mom has a special place in my heart, we were in the same Sorority in College she was my daughter. It has been so fun to see how far she has come since Jennifer and I first became friends. She has a wonderful husband, 2 beautiful daughters, and she also runs her very own Music Therapy business in Indianapolis (Dynamic Music Therapy). They also do music classes for little ones. Basically she is an awesome boss babe! Thank you Jennifer for letting me come in and hang with your wonderful family for a little while one of these days we will get all 4 of our kiddos together to play!
Hey guys I am back sorry I have been quiet I have been doing a lot of traveling with the family this summer before my daughter starts Pre-K this fall. So lets just jump right in with Baby Callie! This little girl is one very lucky little girl she has some wonderful parents and some awesome 4 legged big brothers. We had so much fun doing Callie’s newborn in home Lifestyle session. I can not wait to watch her grow-up.
Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all to beautiful Moms out there. I know I am a bit late but this past week was a crazy week. So now that it has calmed down I thought I would get on here and blog about a special Mommy and Me session!
So my family moved to the St. Cloud a little over a year ago. We moved clear across the country for California. Meeting new families is always hard but the kids and I decided to head to a play-date set up through a local mom group in town. We were running late that day and so we got there as everyone was leaving but Maria and her daughter Addy decided to stay and play with us. We became fast friends and never looked back.
I am so glad that I was able to do a mommy and me session with her. Her daughter Addy is just the sweetest and her son Lucas well he is just so chill and relaxed I wish my son was more like that haha. We headed down to the lake front in town to get some pictures in front of the water because she wanted to update her wall in her house and it was water/ocean themed. We had a blast and I can’t wait to do more pictures with this family!
If you ask my daughter who her best friend is she has about 3 dozen but usually up in the top 5 after myself of course is Julie. We always have so much fun with this girl and she has a lot of energy. Her mama has her work cut out for her. Anytime we try to do pictures of Julie it is a you never know what you are going to get well this time we changed things up and had Julie be Julie. We tried for 2 minutes to not get a cheesy smile that didn’t work so Julie and I had fun and I let her just be silly. It worked we manage to get some fun pictures of her done and to her moms surprise we were able to catch that genuine Julie smile with out the word cheese coming out of her mouth. We told jokes, we thought there was a monkey on my head, and her mama even changed the words to one of her favorite songs.
While we were doing Easter mini’s we decided to throw a couple of mommy and me in the mix too. I am so glad that we were able to get her mama in the pictures because Julie is so her mini me and plus it was just a blast!
Clara oh Clara how pretty she is. This girl is so photogenic I love it. She doesn’t even have to smile she still is just such a pretty little girl. Clara is my neighbor and is just such a joy to be around. My kid faces light up every time she is out and I see a little bit of joy in her eyes too when they come out to play. Really I think it is just the want to get down and run around with them because she might be just as crazy as they are.
I was so excited when her mama asked if we could do some Easter pictures she was the perfect little model (Sorry Taylor and Kyle you may have been replaced) in all seriousness though she a very pretty little girl and I have a feeling when she gets older she is going to be a heart breaker and her daddy might have to answer the door with his shot-gun in hand. Those boys are going to come a calling.
Her mama was looking pretty as usual so we made sure to grab some quick mommy and me shots because as us mammas know we spend way more time behind the camera then we do in front of the camera. Miss Clara I can’t wait to photograph you again!
Katie contacted me and asked about pictures of her boys for her husbands desk at work. She is a mom of 4 but her 2 girls played T-ball so she was good on pictures of them. I thought yes this will be so fun. Her boys Eric (1) and Adam (2) are just the sweetest. Adam is kind of shy or maybe it is just around me. So we decided to do them in Harmony because we were both going to be there for a birthday party. I love Harmony it is very pretty and definitely no bad spots to take pictures. We found a big shade tree near the playground this way the girls could still play but we would have dad close by if we decided to throw him in a few pictures.
The boys were perfect we got some pretty cute and candid moments. Adam loved pointing out the planes as they flew over and Eric well he was good to just sit and smile until well he was done. We decided last minute to put the girls into the mix, they had just come from Church so they were looking cute, and then well why not we decided to try for a family one. We were able to get a good one before Eric decided to make a get away. This family is so cute and I envy the way they have it all together or at least make it seem like they have it all together because I always feel like I look like a crazy person and I only have 2. So way to go Katie and Brent you guys are doing an awesome job!!!
It is hard to believe that miss Katie is going to be a senior next year. Wasn’t this family picture just taken yesterday?
Katie and her family have a special place in my heart as they are family. Katie’s mom is my dad’s sister. I joke with them that they waited to have kids till we got through all the stages of childhood so they could see what to do and what not to do. Katie was born as I was going into my Junior year of high school so she is a lot younger than me. I find this cool because I have got better memory of her growing up then I probably would have had, if she was my age. She is the sweetest girl and no matter what her parents say 😉 she is growing up to be the best young adult I know.
Katie will be a senior at Plainwell HS next fall where she is section leader of the trumpets for the marching band.
Katie plans to attend college after graduation and study Nero Science (told you she is super smart) though she is not sure where yet. She is currently looking at all schools including the dreaded Michigan University (not sure what she is thinking there lol) I am sure her parents are hoping she will become a Michigan State Alumni Go Spartans! Though we know they will be happy with where ever she decides to go!
Katie happened to be in Florida for a spring break trip to march at Disney and do some other fun things. Her family also traveled down to Fort Lauderdale By – the – Sea which has a special place in our heart. So we decided to go ahead and do her senior session while I had her here and she loves the beach and water. She scuba dives with her family so what better place to catch her in her element then at the beach. We had fun and were able to catch the sunrise. I hope that she had as much fun laughing and joking as I did.