Chelsea, Zach and their adorable little man, Canaan were in Grand Rapids recently visiting family so we did a family session at Johnson Park!Read More
In November, Taylor and Neil will be tying the knot and I am so excited for them! Started their engagement at Lyon Street Cafe for caffeine and took the second half to Provin Trails!Read More
It's always a blast photographing Graham because he just keeps getting cuter and cuter! We did a mini session at his Meemaw's house Easter weekend and had a blast! He was cracking up, doing superman poses and touching his toes! Be sure to check out his newborn and his 3 month sessions to see how much he's grown if you haven't already!
Back in December at Christmas time, Joey and his family had me come out to do a family session. The bonus was that I was suppose to capture an engagement! Joey had plans to propose to his lovely girl, Lizzie and wanted the moment captured! But Joey, the sweet dude that he is, couldn't hold it to himself all morning and just had to get down on one knee during presents. Either way, I had the opportunity to photograph their newly engaged selves and the entire family!Read More
One of our favorite spots in Grand Rapids is Aman Park. We love a good walk in the woods and when we wanted to find a new spot to check out, this one popped up on google maps! In the fall time, there's nothing like a good hike in the woods, so many beautiful colors and fresh crisp air. We took our first hike when fall was just beginning and for the next couple weeks following we took hikes there to see the changes in color in the woods.
When Liz came to me asking if we could do a fall session, Aman Park was the first spot that popped into my head that would make for a great spot to do fall photos! She took my lead on this location idea and I'm so glad! We not only got some great photos but Spencer seemed to enjoy it a lot and we got a nice little hike in as well!
I tried to teach Spencer how to throw leaves in the air and his excitement was too much that it completely back fired the first time.. haha
I honestly just told them to embrace and as you can see Ryan took the lead on what that meant... haha
He definitely nailed it the second time we tried!
I'm just gonna take a guess here.. and maybe I'm wrong but I THINK Spencer gets his goofiness from his dad.. haha
Despite what could've happened to my lens to get this photo, I love this one of Spencer. As I was trying to get a close photo of him he was approaching my lens with the a stick and as he tried I would say "Please don't do that, Spencer" and his response was "Don't say donnn'ttttt" as he would try again. hahaha. Love that kid! :)
Amber & Mike got married back in December with a very small, intimate ceremony, so in August they had a big party to have their friends and family gather to celebrate! They had their reception at Mike's grandparent's house in Grandville and it was pretty awesome. They have a kickass backyard with a pool and legit bar set up! What could be more laid back and fun than that? Yeah, it was a blast but I think some of it has to be credited to their hilariously fun bridal party! Needless to say, they had a lot of fun and I had way too much fun photographing them!
Thank you Amber & Mike for letting me document a really wonderful celebration, you are surrounded by some truly wonderful friends and family and I have to say, I'm jealous! I wish you two all the best and I know the continue journey as parents and husband and wife will be nothing short of amazing!
Uncles are just naturally crazy. Kids will figure it out one day... haha
Back in June, we had the pleasure and honor of documenting Caitlyn & Justin's big day! They had their ceremony at the Church of Our Savior in Coopersville followed by an amazing reception at the Fruitport Golf Club & Banquet. They took advantage of our services and booked us for both photography and videography, so we are so excited to showcase both!
Caitlyn & Justin,
Thank you so much for an incredible day surrounded by you two and all the people who love and support you. Your love is inspiring, adorable, and something truly unique and we couldn't be more blessed to be the ones to have documented it. I hope your video and these photographs are something that you will enjoy for years and years to come and bring you laughter on bad days, reminders when times get hard, and tears of joy when you're happiest.
Geoff & Julie
And without further adieu, their wedding video!
In the beginning of April, I had the pleasure and honor of doing head shots for an incredibly talented past co worker and friend, Kiandra!
Kiandra studied acting in college and now that she's graduated with her BFA she is embarking on the ever so scary and exciting journey of doing it in the real world. Ever since she graduated, she has basically hit the ground running with it. She's incredibly active with it and is constantly auditioning and landing gigs!
I met up with her on a Saturday morning and we headed to the alley's of Lincoln Park. Initially that wasn't the game plan, but when we found all these alley's with awesome backdrops we sort of just had to go with it! It worked out perfectly and I'm so happy with how these turned out!
Kiandra, thank you, thank you! I have to say editing these photos made me incredibly self-conscious. You are GORGEOUS! I'm looking forward to seeing you on a very famous theatre poster or on the big screen, soon! You're ambitious, driven, and filled with so much faith. Don't ever stop or give up because you're going to do amazing things with every single opportunity that comes at you!
See you at the theatre! ;)