my name is kristen dethloff, a newborn, child, & family photographer from west michigan

My work has its roots nestled in the belief that we are all uniquely created “in the image” of a Heavenly Father who loves us beyond comprehension and has surrounded us with extraordinary beauty in our everyday lives.


My goal is to capture that beauty in portraiture. It’s been said that anyone can take a picture of what someone looks like.  My goal is to capture something more.  What does love look like?  What does joy look like?  What about peace?  Innocence?  New beginnings?  These are just a few of the qualities I strive to imbue in each and every image I deliver to you.  Whether photographing the precious and irreplaceable first days of life in a newborn, the fleeting milestone moments of childhood, or a family with growing children who will never be quite the same tomorrow as they are today, my passion is to capture those moments and memories that mark out the beauty of a life well-lived.

Let’s get started on capturing the beauty in your life today!