Love Sessions - Grand Rapids, Michigan

It has taken me a few days to post this blog because I have been so obsessed with what to write. I'd typed out a few paragraphs but decided to omit them because, in the end, I felt a ton of words weren't needed for this particular session.

I do however want to say that I adore each one of these incredible ladies inside and out. They shared their insecurities and their confidence with me. They were open to self-love and viewing themselves in a different way than they may be used to. I am grateful that they came to me and allowed me to photograph them and they were open to a vulnerable experience. 

It is a powerful and illuminating feeling to shed our covered skin and to let the light paint the parts of us that we hide.

Easy Like Sunday Morning - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Most days are the same.

You wake up, you have breakfast, you go to work, you have lunch, you go back to work, you get out of work and get stuck in traffic, you pick up the kids, you go home and make dinner, you help with homework or watch a movie or get a little time to yourself, the little ones go to sleep, and you go to bed. 

But then there are days that are a little extra. There are days that are spontaneous. There are laughs and hugs and popsicles and toy trains, maybe some high pitched screaming. These are the days that we wait, and 'can not wait' for.

I photographed Elise, Tyler, and Tuck a year ago, almost on the same date. I have loved my friendship with them. And I, yet again, feel so lucky to be welcomed into their home and their life. 

I would love the opportunity to photograph your family. If you are interested in talking with me about a session, please shoot me an email or give me a call

Rainy Days Ain't No Thang / Elgin, Illinois

I always want to write something so powerful and insightful when I blog, but most times I get one sentence or word in my head that describes the photographs I'm sharing, and everything else is blocked out. All I can really think about is how energetic and loving of a personality and spirit my friend Catie has. And how her and her husband Hunter are a such a beautiful pair. Thank you to them both for inviting me into their home this spring, I can't wait to see them again.

I love photographing people. If you are interested in a family or couples session, please don't hesitate to send me an email. Let's make it happen. 

Mix of Contax 645, and Canon 1v with Portra 400 film. Film scanned and developed by The Find Lab.