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Spring Mini Sessions // Grand Rapids Family + Children Photographer

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When I get to combine two things I love so dearly…photography and animals…I have one very happy soul. Earlier this month, I teamed with a dear friend and her 4H team she leads…the Ada Alpaca Amigos…to host a day of mini sessions that also included some sweet animal and feathered friends. Families of course didn’t have to include them into their session with me, but they sure were a delightful addition to the pictures.

Enjoy some of my favorites from the day, in no particular order. And if you can’t tell later in this post, the two 20-something girls who joined for a ‘best friends’ shoot…well, what a great idea! I highly think this should be a new category of photography. So sweet!

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Baby Adelaide // Newborn Session // Chicago Newborn Photographer

 

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 Last November little Miss Laide entered our world and brought so many blessings to her mama and dad. This newborn session was an easy favorite. Emily and Dave have a beautiful home together in Chicago and it’s all the more complete with their new baby girl. Enjoy this sweet newborn session at their home this past fall.

 

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The Parisian’s // Family Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer

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This post is so absolutely dear to me and the amount of love I hold for these four souls is immeasurable.  Their session from this past fall ranks as one of my favorites.

Megan and Brad are dear friends of ours and their little Charlotte and Lila are practically sisters to our little son Mayer. In fact, if you stick with this post you will see a cameo of Mayer sitting with Charlotte and Lila! Megan helped this new mama by watching Mayer a few days a week this past year while I worked. Knowing he was being loved and watched over by this family took the sting out of not having him home with me those few days each week. And seeing the bond formed between these little ones was as sweet as could be.

This family brings joy to so many…they reach out, dig in and help others out around them. They are fiercely loyal friends and good stewards of our community. And this post makes me smile seeing the love they hold for each other.

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The Parisian's // Family Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer

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This post is so absolutely dear to me and the amount of love I hold for these four souls is immeasurable.  Their session from this past fall ranks as one of my favorites.

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Jessica + Cody // Maternity Session // Seattle Washington Maternity Photographer

 

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If you have been a long-time follower of this blog, you will no doubt recognize Jessica and Cody. In these pictures taken last fall in Seattle, they were soon-to-be-parents…just on the precipice of a very life-changing event. I’m excited to say their sweet little daughter Lucy joined them this past winter and I absolutely cannot wait to meet her.

It was so much fun to see them in this new stage in their life…chatting excitedly with Jessica about all things pregnancy. Watching Cody be completely awed by his wife’s new appearance (they were high school sweethearts and Cody mentioned a few times during their session that it was still a shock to see his partner of over a decade carrying their little one). It was a beautiful evening spent overlooking the ocean and mountains in Discovery Park. I adore these two and think you will adore this sweet session!

 

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