daniel + jenna – grand rapids, mi

It’s a snowy Saturday in West Michigan today! I had a meeting with a fabulous 2011 couple this morning and since then, I’ve been snug on the couch watching the snow flurry outside our living room windows. Something about temperatures that “feel like” 5 degrees and quickly accumulating snow just makes you want to stay inside and drink some cocoa, doesn’t it? It’s days like these that I’m thankful for a warm apartment and a fireplace :) As I watch the snow quickly fall, I’m taken back to Jenna & Daniel’s wedding day. (You might remember them from their fun […]

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where have i been?

Yes, it has been very quiet on the blog here the past two weeks. The reason for that? I was “trying” to take a vacation. I say “trying” because it is not something that comes naturally for me. I work too much and can’t turn my working brain off if there is still work to be done. The ability to rest is something I am constantly trying to learn. My dad says he’s the one to blame for that, but I don’t hold it against him. ;) My husband and I headed out to Pasadena, CA last Saturday for eight […]

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brandon + melissa + baby girl

The anticipation of a new life, a new blessing growing inside you… what a miracle! I’ve recently had the joy to photograph a few different pregnancies (tis the season?) and it’s amazing to me how unique each pregnancy is – just like each child. I once read an article in one of my classes that stated that the concept of a “mother” denotes a relationship, not a title. So, they concluded, being a mother means to have a unique relationship with each child – whether you have 1 child or 10 – you become a mother every time a new […]

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sandra + kyle

If you’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend you plan a trip there sometime soon. But I warn you… you may fall in love! In the spring of 2008, I traveled to Portland, Oregon… and it took a lot for me to get back on the plane and return to Michigan. It is to date one of the strongest attractions I have felt to a city. My little brother now attends college in Washington and with every story, event and day-trip he shares, I fall more and more jealous of his current location. I wish I had […]

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