What better time of the year to have a maternity session than during the season all about the most famous pregnancy of all?! And what better place to have the maternity session than in a greenhouse nursery! After all, it is the time when you’re preparing for the baby and getting things ready in the… […]
Thanksgiving weekend tends to be the kick-off for Christmas traditions. This year we were in Grand Rapids, MI at my sister’s house, so we got to enjoy the Christmas tradition at Meijer Gardens – Christmas and Holiday Traditions from Around the World. Having worked on a very international team when we lived overseas, I, of […]
It’s the week of Thanksgiving!!!! Since you’ll be gathered already and have smart phones with fancy-shmancy portrait modes, I thought I’d throw out a few pro tips to make the most of the family photos that will inevitably take place this week. Then you can post your photos with pride and not find yourself wishing […]
“What?! I was in band, too!!!” I love it when I find connections with my clients, but this senior girl is infinitely WAY cooler than I ever was. First of all, she’s on the snare in marching band, which is the drummer responsible for keeping everyone’s March in step. I still remember our drum corp […]
All the fun begins with the planning sessions I have with clients before the portrait sessions. They usually start out polite, with a lot of I-don’t-know’s and not-interested-in-much’s. With just a little patience and digging around, personalities and interests do start to pop out. What I’ve learned is that we are so fascinated (sometimes intimidated) […]
Ah, the victory of successful adulthood – having your stuff together enough to be able to send out a family Christmas card (no matter what your family looks like)! I’m so glad I was able to help with this one! My neighborhood association had a block party back in September, so I threw in a […]
This senior session was so special for me because he’s the son of one of my best friends. I stopped at one point, with my jaw dropped open, and just stared at my friend. “Do you realize,” I said, “that he is less than a year away from when we first met each other?!” Shaking off […]
Despite air that felt like a heat wave coming off a frying pan, everyone’s face had tiny jewels of sweat framing their good-natured dispositions. After all, this was a family that gathers together frequently and with much enthusiasm. How could a balmy July evening stop that kind of bond?