At the start of the season, I got together with The Kartes Family to celebrate Graham turning one and Liv turning 3! Time has just flown by since these two have graced the earth and I cannot believe that Graham is already one. It feels like just yesterday I was meeting him for the first time and having the pleasure of documenting such a momentous day! Liv is a goofy, loving, and this very emotionally aware little person and she's such a joy to be around. I cannot wait to see what these two do over the next year and watching their personalities grow and thrive!
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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!
Madison and Trevor are expecting their second baby in October and we are all so excited to meet the new addition to their family! This time they are having a baby boy who will be joining their oh so adorable little girl, Liv!
We got together at Comstock Riverside Park for pictures and it worked out wonderfully! Geoff and I have gone for walks around this park and it is not only huge, but beautiful. There's so much space, there's cute little ponds, and it's right on the Grand River! Plenty of beautiful backgrounds for a maternity session! :)
Daddy was a huge trooper during the shoot because guess who loooved to run off on all of us and had to be flagged down? ;)
Ahhhh! Doesn't this just make your heart melt? Trevor and Madison are soooo cute!
Oh and this one too. This is hands down my favorite of the two of them. It doesn't get any more adorable than this. :)
Starring at this photo makes me wonder, where did the time go.. so naturally I had to do a comparison! She looks like such a big girl in the photo on the left, and the photo on the right is her 6 month session! Either way, she's been the cutest little thing since day 1 and it makes me so excited for her little brother to get here!
Haha, I think the realization hit Liv during this session that she will no longer be the only child...
After we finished the session, we let Liv have some fun on the playground.. and I couldn't resist capturing some of it! It was too cute and as you'll see Liv had a good time! :)
Thank you Madison, Trevor, and Liv for an evening out at Comstock Park! I always enjoy a session with you guys even if Liv's not having it! ;) I cannot wait for baby #2 even if he's suppose to arrive on our wedding day! Our only hope is that if he comes on our wedding day, he comes healthy and safely! But it would be an amazing gift if he arrived in time to be apart of the festivities! See what you can do about that, yeah? ;)
Watching for Foxes headlined the Dunesville Music Festival back in July and I had the pleasure of not only watching them perform, but also taking some photos and videos of them! They label their genre as "flannel rock" which basically explains everything about them bundled into two words. They are this awesome, hilarious, folk band located here in Grand Rapids. They are made up of some of the nicest dudes you will ever meet in your life and they have a sound that kills! (not literally, sheesh!)
Yes, I might be a little bias about them because my fiancee and my partner in crime here at Two 9 Two Media is their cellist. BUT the amount of compliments these guys receive at every gig is insane and goes to show that I'm not just saying this these things to be nice. They draw in an incredible crowd that can truly appreciate what they do and their fans take the time to let them know how supported they are. I've never seen so much reaction from a crowd and to be honest, it's not a surprise. I really suggest you head over to their facebook page, and then from there go listen to their music, here. It'll brighten your day, it'll get your head bopping and it'll probably make you want to put on your flannel. And let's be real, who doesn't love wearing flannel?
Keep your eyes peeled for the live video session from the shoot, it's going to be worth the wait! :)
Next up: Caitlyn & Justin! Have you seen their sneak peak from their wedding video? SO cute. I can't wait for Geoff to finish! Eee!
I had the pleasure of going over to Liz's house to capture Gabe at 3 months! She wanted to do the mini session and I absolutely love the mini sessions for baby photos, especially during the first year! One, you want to capture your baby while they're going through these stages. I can't tell you how awesome it is when you do and you have all those cute growing stages to look back on that they'll never go through again PLUS they grow so fast so what better way to capture them than with a mini session! Two, they're short and sweet (30 minutes) allowing you to walk away with at least 40+ photos! It's just perfect!
Here's Gabe when I did his newborns, so sweet.
We managed to not only get Gabe to bring out a smile but we were able to get him to lift his cute little head.. which actually isn't so little ;). He's just a bundle of joy though and I'm looking forward to more sessions with this guy!