Studio Newborn | Felix

I loved my time with little Felix and his big sister Vivi in my studio a few weeks ago.....Vivi is SO excited to be a big sister, and I can tell she is going to be big help for mama with her new baby brother.  Here are a few favorites from this sweet session.....

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! 

Lifestyle | The Benter Brothers

Ohhhhh...this session made me want to travel back in time to take my own kids pictures in this spot, with that light, at those ages.  We trekked wayyyyyy out into this field to get to this beautiful, buttery light, and I'm so glad we did.  I had so much fun with these energetic, silly, sweet brothers, and I'm so glad to have had the chance to capture these images for their mama. 

Lifestyle | Kieft Family

I first met this sweet family last year when we captured their fall family pictures, so I was SO excited to see them again this year!  Hemlock Crossings has quickly become one of my favorite locations for sessions, especially in the fall, because the light and the colors are absolutely amazing.  It was so good to catch up with Mark and Tina and their kids--I am so in love with every shot from my time with them.  This session is definitely one of my favs from 2016.  

Maternity | Videtich Family

These guys are really looking forward to Christmas this year; their new addition is due on Christmas Day!  In the meantime, we had a perfect evening to capture some maternity and family pictures.  I am IN LOVE with every shot from this session...the colors and the light were perfect, and this family was just the sweetest.  Looking forward to meeting their little one soon!

Lifestyle | Partridge Family

I think for some parents, the thought of family pictures can be a really stressful thing.  What if they don't behave?  What if they don't look at the camera or smile?  What if this turns into a 3-ring circus??  Let me tell you: you can stop stressing out.  Really.  Because kids will be kids, and that's totally ok!  We will capture them smiling at each other, teasing each other, tickling each other, running, jumping, and loving on each other, and it will be beautiful.  Because your kids are beautiful, and it's so, so good to capture all of that character and personality when they're this little.  This is the approach we took with the Partridge boys; they were absolutely *the* sweetest, and we had so much fun capturing them just being kids.  And the matching outfits??  High five, mom!  So stinkin' cute. 

Lifestyle | Kutches Family

One of my favorite things about doing what I do is getting to see babies I've photographed as newborns come back for milestone or family sessions.  I hadn't seen little Miss Parker since her newborn session, and it was so much fun to see how much she has grown and changed in the last 6 months!  She is just as sweet as she was when she was tiny, and is *so* loved by her mama and daddy.  

Newborn Lifestyle | Aubrey

We had the best of both worlds with this sweet little peanut and her family--I got the pleasure of a studio session with her to get some styled/posed shots of her at only 4 days old, AND we did an in-home lifestyle session on top of it!  I absolutely LOVED capturing this sweet family in their own home, as they welcomed their beautiful daughter.  Thank you for sharing these special moments with me, Marc and Elizabeth!