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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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The Jones // Newborn Family Session // Portland Oregon Family Newborn Photography

 

 

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Last November we packed up our little family and flew out to the Pacific Northwest for a little adventure and to photograph some beautiful people. Tiny baby Sienna was just one of those people!

She was welcomed into the world last fall in Portland Oregon and her mama and dad are pretty smitten. This lifestyle session encompassed snuggles and love for their new baby daughter.


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Faith Evelyn // 2.5 Years // Grand Rapids Family Photography

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It’s a New Year friends! Time to kick those resolutions into high gear. For me, one of mine is to get this blog updated with some of my favorite weddings, engagements and family shoots that I have been shooting this past year. Trust me, you are in for a treat with some happy faces about to grace the blog.

Up first for the year is one of my favorite little people in all the land. It’s little Faith and if you have been following this blog for a while, you will know she is the daughter of one of my very best friends and has also overcome a lot in her short life.

Little Faith, you will always have my heart and are a constant reminder that miracles do indeed still happen. I love you to the moon and back!

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The Nesbit’s // Family Lifestyle Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer

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Family sessions are popular. Moms and dads want recorded evidence of happiness, growth, smiles. That can often come with wardrobe stress, ‘are my little ones going to smile at the camera’? ‘I hope they don’t get a black eye or scratch themselves on accident right before the session’.

What if we recorded life as it actually was? What if we captured the every day nuances of life? A family activity and the fun of working together? That is exactly what Heather and John wanted for their family session this year. They cultivated and grew a garden this spring and summer at their home. And when it came time to harvest, they invited me over to document it. In fact, they invited MY family over to document it and then eat dinner with them afterwards. Talk about a lovely way to spend an evening!

This family of 6, plus their dog Stafford and John’s mom and dad, all got in on the fun. We harvested the garden. Heather baked a pie. John’s parents Nancy and Gary helped make dinner and set the table. It was a beautiful evening and the results are relaxed kids, lots of fun and the documenting of childhood. This may have been one of my favorite family sessions to date.

Heather is also one of my beloved second shooters this season and it has been wonderful working with this busy mama of four. I adore the friendship we have and felt honored to capture this for her. Do you want your own session in a similar style? I’d love to capture this for you and your family!

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Baby Bronx // Newborn Session // Grand Rapids Newborn Photographer

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With a name like Bronx Romeo, I’m pretty sure this sweet little one is destined to be a heartbreaker.
Little Bronx was born last month after making his mom and dad wait a few extra weeks to meet him. Ask any expectant mama if going over the due date is fun. The answer is a pretty big resounding No.
But…ask Whitney + Brandon if he was worth the wait and I’m pretty sure they would agree he was. Doing his newborn session in their beautiful home (filled with dogs! my favorite kind of houses!) was a joy. I loved getting some sweet cuddles from him and marveling over that head of hair. Also, his nursery is super rad. This family has some serious style.
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