Archive for March, 2011

a growing family

It is with a happy heart, a joyful spirit and tear-filled eyes that I write this post. I have three brothers whom I love equally; however, because of our nearness in age, it comes with no surprise that I am closest to my younger brother, Christopher. Growing up we spent most of our time together and even through high school years, shared some of the same friends. He is full of life, humor, wisdom and love. When he transferred schools and moved to Spokane, Washington in the fall of 2009, it was so difficult to watch leave (a post from […]

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in the woods

This weekend, Jonathan and I drove “up north” to spend some time with our dear friends, Carly & Mitchell. The only items on the agenda for the weekend were seeing their new house and celebrating Carly’s birthday… the rest was to be determined. So when we found ourselves waking up late on Saturday morning and eating waffles until noon… that was ok. And when the birthday girl suggested that we bundle up for a hike up a mountain… that was ok, too. It was a relaxing and adventurous 30 hours with friends – a quick trip, but good for the […]

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arden + kristi // plymouth, michigan wedding

After first thought, I’m typically not one for surprises. Don’t get me wrong, I love planning surprises and taking part in surprises for other people, but when it comes to myself, I just like to know what is going on. Events, gifts, whatever… it kills me if I don’t know what’s happening or can’t guess! However, more often than not, surprises tend to be really wonderful. Like, a couple weeks ago… I had a FABULOUS surprise. As I was quickly finishing up the portraits for this wedding, an on-looker snuck up behind me. This on-looker was a woman named, Tina – […]

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brittany + ben // downtown grand rapids, mi engagement

Well, I believe an apology is in order. Back on Valentines day, I said I would be blogging this and Molly + Matt’s session soon. That was my intent… and then the second half of February happened before I could blink and here we are halfway through March already. Um, whaaat? The good news is… the days are longer and Spring OFFICIALLY begins this weekend. So for that, I am grateful. For the fact that these weeks are flying by… I am not so grateful. But, such is life! Now, back to the matter at hand… Brittany & Ben are […]

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