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  • Matthew Paul Jr. :: 10 days January 24, 2016 / Baby's first year, Children, Family, Newborns

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    I had the utmost privilege of photographing this family since the beginning, meaning I photographed mom & dad’s wedding back in November 2013, then I photographed their maternity photos in August, and now their first born son’s newborn photos!  I tell ya what, I love being able to document any family’s special days.  I love getting to be there as they grow with each other!  I just love my job!

    Meet Matthew Paul Jr, a squish that let me do about anything I wanted at his session.  I never even saw his eyes for three hours, he was a ROCKSTAR!

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  • :: Beidler Family :: {Zeeland, MI photographer} May 29, 2015 / Family

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    I met the Beidler Family in downtown Grand Rapids a few weeks ago, on a beautiful Sunday evening.  They wanted to have their photos taken down there by the Ford Museum and the Amway, as both of those historic Grand Rapids buildings are a part of their family heritage.  A family member of theirs helped to design them, how cool is that?!?!

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  • :: Garcia Family :: {Zeeland, MI photographer} May 18, 2015 / Family

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    The Garcia Family is always a pleasure to be around!  Nonna, grandma, came with to help with the kids and to be my handy dandy reflector holder! 😀  She is such a huge help every time she comes along.  Liliana and she are BFFs and Beckett will soon be tagging along behind them.

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  • :: Heintz Family :: {Zeeland, Michigan photographer} May 15, 2015 / Family

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    I met up with the Heintz Family a few weeks ago, and while it was still a bit chilly, we had some amazing light!  In Michigan, in the spring, I couldn’t ask for anything more. 🙂

    If you are wanting your own family photos done this summer or fall, I would be happy to help!  😀

    Enjoy!

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  • Kohlton turns two! March 19, 2015 / Children, Family, Studio

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    I have to brag and say that my nephew is too, too cute.  And I’m so happy that he’s in my family!

    He was born two years ago now and I remember his newborn photos like it was yesterday.  He was such a champ!  He’s grown, QUITE a  bit, but that’s what happens.  🙂

    It was such a pleasure to spend some time with him and to just watch him be two.  There were times he didn’t want to do what we wanted him to do, but it’s alright.  In the end he’s Kohlton and I want to capture Kohlton!  Isn’t he the cutest cowboy you ever did see?????

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    Kohlton turns two! {Zeeland, Michigan child photographer}

    Kohlton turns two! {Zeeland, Michigan child photographer}

    Can’t wait to see you again soon, buddy! 🙂

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  • Ella, 5 days new {Zeeland, Michigan newborn photographer} February 25, 2015 / Children, Family, Newborns, Uncategorized

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    Waiting, waiting, waiting…that is what Ella’s mom & dad had to do, for two weeks!  Ella had her own agenda.  She finally made her appearance on February 11th after a 36 hour labor and delivery.  Oy!  But what a wait it was, and oh so, so, so worth it!

    She came to visit on a Monday afternoon and was an angel.  She hardly cried, only when she wanted to eat.  We snuggled, we posed and we didn’t get pooped on…a definite win in my book, on all accounts. 🙂  I tried to keep her but settled for snuggling some more with her before she left.  It was a good day! 🙂

    Congratulations to the Kuhtic family of three!

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  • Beckett is 3 months…already?!?!? {Zeeland, Michigan portrait photographer} February 7, 2015 / Baby's first year, Children, Family

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    Beckett can’t be three months already.  It WAS just yesterday that he was born, right?  This sweet little face has gotten even sweeter!

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    He came to visit me a week ago and was such a good little guy.  He is quite the curious one so I didn’t get lots of smiles at first, but that changed and we were having a good ‘ol conversation.  He was telling me stories and keeping me entertained the entire time!

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    I couldn’t be happier that Beckett is part of my One Year Plan so I’ll be seeing him again at 6 months!

  • Scarlett, Lifestyle Newborn photographer {Zeeland, MI} January 28, 2015 / Children, Family, Lifestyle, Newborns

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    I had to utmost pleasure to be able to visit Scarlett and her family this past weekend.  Though she was one of the “oldest” newborns I have photographed, she was still one of the sweetest and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the photos.  Her big sister, Natalie, was oh so happy to have me there and is quite the helper and quite the happiest of big sisters. 😀

    I leave you with a quote from William Shakespeare that Scarlett’s mom has in Scarlett’s nursery…

    “Though she be little, she is fierce”

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    Want to schedule your own photography session?  Contact Roxanne at photographytheoria@yahoo.com

  • Sophia, 10 days new January 7, 2015 / Family, Newborns

    Sophia came to see me at the end of November, after she surprised mom & dad and was born a little bit early.

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    As mom & dad arrived, we quickly started going over setups and what they would like to see for the session, and they both said they weren’t sure how much I would be able to do with Sophia.  Well let me tell you she did wonderful!  I don’t think she made a peep for two hours and let me get all kinds of setups and shots with her.  <3  Her dad was such a help to me, I would love to have a newborn assistant just like him.  Mom happily sat back and watched, as I had asked her to do….(there is a very specific reason for this).

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    And the image I told Sophia’s dad about and he was all about helping me get it…

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    Thank you for trusting me with your baby girl.  🙂

    ~Roxanne

  • Jaxon, Theosis :: illuminating life {Zeeland, Michigan portrait photographer} September 11, 2014 / Children, Family, Theosis

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    Hi there!  Welcome to the very first post to my brand new website and the very first blog post for Theosis :: illuminating life.  I am so honored and humbled to be able to offer this type of service to others’.  Let me start out by explaining what Theosis :: illuminating life is all about;

    Theosis was started to showcase and “illuminate” the life of babies, whom under difficult circumstances, have shined the light of God and held on to tell their story, to one day share their testimony of God’s love and faithfulness.

    This journey was founded on Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  I believe that until these children can tell their own stories, that I am here to help them do just that…share their testimony to others, to give others in a similar situation hope.

    So my very first Theosis session was with Jaxon.  Jaxon was born at just 26 weeks when his momma developed pre-eclampsia, at just 1 lb, 5 oz…crazy!

    Here is Jaxon’s story in his momma’s words…

    “Jaxon was born at 26 weeks when I  developed pre-eclampsia. Even though I was 26 weeks he was still born about the birth weight of a 24 week baby at 1 lb 5 ounces. He had severe chronic lung disease and was immediately intubated and put on a ventilator.

    The first two months we just held out breaths and waited to see if he would survive. We could not have got through with out the overwhelming response from friends , family and even people we didn’t know reaching out to us.

    I was unable to hold him and just sat by his isolate until as he grew. By the time he reached his due date we were able to take him off the vent and go to CPAP which meant I could hold him whenever I wanted.

    We spent 9 month is the NICU at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital with several ups and downs including one trip home and a very scary return to the ER. After being told Jaxon would be in the hospital possibly past his year birthday, we prayed and the next week Jaxon was stable enough to come home.

    He has now been home for 3 months, still requires oxygen but is doing better than ever. We attribute everything to all the prayers and support we have received and most of all the wisdom, knowledge and friendship we received from the staff in the NICU.”

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    Thank you for reading Jaxon’s story.  I hope to have some more amazing stories to share with you soon.  Every person has a story to share, don’t be afraid to share your own, you may just help someone who needed to hear it!

    If you would like to find out more on how to qualify for a Theosis session, please check out the information on my website (www.photographytheoria.com)

    For further questions and assistance please contact Roxanne at photographytheoria@yahoo.com