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Karissa + Nick / Maternity Session / Grand Rapids Maternity Photographer

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Maternity sessions are always a joy to photograph. Babies are fun to talk about and new, expectant parents have a beautiful, nervous excitement about them that you can almost feel.

Karissa and Nick are full of personality, spirit and the kindest souls. The moment I met Karissa I felt an instant kindred heart. We found out we share a birthday and a lot of other commonalities which made me want to go shopping and grab a latte with her afterwards.

Enjoy a session full of love and personality. These two will be welcoming their sweet baby later this month!

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 This last image is from a few weeks after their original maternity session. Karissa wanted a few images at their home, telling the story of the natural beauty of carrying a baby. Less clothes, more belly, but this image here just encompasses that raw emotion and beauty of this time and I wanted to share this last image that happens to be one of my favorites.AC3_2804 COPY

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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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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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