Mila | Newborn

......And the award for biggest baby smile goes to this sweet little lady!  Almost all babies will throw me a quick, fleeting smile when they're really dreaming, but this little peanut was almost laughing out loud!  Here are just a handful of my favorites from this sweet girl's session....

Anoop J. | Newborn

I absolutely love *all* newborn sessions, but babies like this one make my job especially sweet. Anoop was just perfect in every way for her very first photo session!  In fact, I'm pretty sure her eyes didn't open the entire time she was with us.  She made my job SO EASY!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this little beauty's gallery!  

The Wilkie Family | Maternity

Confession:  I always have such a hard time finding the right words to caption or blog maternity sessions.  I mean...what could I possibly say that would describe the joy, excitement, and anticipation of expecting a new little one?  How do I adequately convey the feelings of wonder--dreaming about what that little face will look like, and wondering whose features she will have? Or the anticipation of finally holding her?  How on earth do I describe that unique mixture of emotions--impatience for baby's arrival, but simultaneously wanting to freeze time and cherish these moments of expectation?

While words often fail me, my hope is that these images captured will convey all of that....and so very much more <3

In-home Lifestyle Newborn | Baby Wells

I love newborn sessions in general, but there's something I really love being asked to document those precious and fleeting moments of life as families welcome their newest member, in the comfort and coziness of their own home.  I love the intimacy of these sessions, and the organic feel of capturing new parents with their sweet little bundles in their natural environment.  Needless to say, I was ecstatic when Carly and Brian invited me to capture these images for them.  Baby Wells was the sweetest, and so were Brian and Carly's fur babies!  Congratulations Brian and Carly....you make a beautiful little family of three!

Styled Studio Maternity | Jessica + Matt

When you live in Michigan, you deal with all four seasons...which is great!  Until it's winter, and it's 14 degrees out, with a wind chill of -2 and you have a maternity session to shoot.  I knew I needed a studio option that would be beautiful (and warm!), but not reminiscent of "hey.....I got these done at the mall....."

After having done some renovating in my small studio space, I was able to create a beautiful, light-filled space to offer as an option when the weather isn't great for being outdoors, or when clients just want a simple, timeless session to capture this amazing season of life.  Jessica and Matt were kind enough to come and model for me in my new space....and I couldn't have been happier with the results!