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  • Kohlton :: three March 5, 2016 / Children, Family, milestones, Studio

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    Cutie patootie Kohlton is on the blog!  Kohlton is cute, funny, becoming such a little man, and just happens to be my nephew.  I have been lucky enough to photograph him since his beginning days, all the way now to three years old.

    He and my children love each other and just get along so well, especially more now that they are all just a tad bit older.  Happy 3rd birthday to you, buddy!

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  • Shannon Dale Eve :: Birth & Newborn Session February 10, 2016 / Children, Newborns

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    Back in October I was asked by Shannon’s mom if I would be interested in photographing the birth of her third child.  She was due December 30th which fell at a perfect time, for me anyway.  I usually don’t tackle births because of my young family at home to care for and my husband having “unusual” hours at work which means it’s hard for me to leave at any moment because I am needed at home and my kids depend on me.  But with the date of her due date falling during Christmas break from school and my husband having two weeks off of work, it was possible.  And I was soooo excited!  Photographing a birth is one of the most amazing things I can do!

    So I wait, and wait, and wait.  Shannon’s mom and I text every week, every few days, and talk about how she is feeling.  I get a text on Christmas eve at 10:26pm, stating that “she didn’t know if she was in labor but the contractions were two minutes apart.  The midwives were on their way.  I don’t think you need to come yet.”  I said, “ok.  To text me when the midwives get there and let me know how you’re progressing.”

    At 10:41pm another text comes through, “This pressure is rapidly increasing.  Maybe you should come.”  I text back, “Will do.”  And I proceed to get ready to leave.  I go to the restroom, take some aspirin as I had a headache and didn’t know how long I would be out that night, and get my socks on.  While getting them on another text come in, I check it, it says, “It’s a GIRL!  Her name is Shannon Dale.”  The time is 10:45pm.  So in a matter of 19 minutes a sweet precious being entered the world with just her mommy & daddy to share the moment.  The midwives missed the birth, I missed the birth!  But all is well.  I gathered my equipment and headed to their home to capture the after moments and was so glad I could be there.  Such sweet moments of a family, not of four, but now of five, whom were starting to bond and learn their new rolls as a family.  Little, I mean, now bigger sister of 6 years old, was a little hesitant on what her roll was now that little sister had joined their family.  But I can tell you love was all over that house that night!  Joy and peace was there too!

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    Welcome to the world, Shannon Dale Eve!

    Two weeks later when Shannon was 15 days old, she came to visit me for a newborn session.  I prepared my studio for several set-ups and was hopeful to get lots of photos out of her, but she had other plans.  While I normally photograph babies before two weeks old, my best ages being 8 days to 11 days, Shannon was 15 days and it still amazes me how much a few days makes.  The babies who reach that two week mark, a mere 14 days old, are much more alert and touchy when it comes to moving the.  They are aware someone is there and really want to stay up to not miss the party.  Shannon surely didn’t want to miss the party!  She wasn’t fussy by any means, and actually quite content, but didn’t want to sleep.  But once she finally did sleep, I got some of the most amazing shots.  🙂

    Shannon is a great blessing and will do amazing things in this world!  I am so glad I was able to be a part of her life!

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  • Vivienne :: one February 5, 2016 / Baby's first year, Children, milestones

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    Vivienne is ONE!  I had the privilege of photographing this beauty as a newborn and now again as a fresh ONE year old, and she didn’t really like me either time!  😀  We made it through though and I’m sure she’ll learn soon enough that I’m her friend!

    Until next time, Vivienne…I’m looking forward to our next adventure together!

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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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  • Nathan :: 9 days new January 22, 2016 / Baby's first year, Children, Newborns, Studio

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    Nathan was oh so anxious to arrive in this world.  He was due to arrive via c-section on December 30th, but little did mom & dad know that he had other plans.  Little Nathan decided to join his big sister, Naomi, on December 19th!

    He came to see me a mere 9 days later for his newborn session.  He did wonderfully and I really wanted to keep him!  Mom & dad weren’t sure about that, so alas, I had to return him.

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  • Morgan :: class of 2016 October 28, 2015 / Senior

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    Morgan!  Wow, what can I say about this gal?  I have to say she’s beautiful, she’s patient, and oh she’s oh so kind!  I first met her three years ago when I photographed her little sister as a newborn, and so when her mom called me to photograph Morgan’s senior photos I was thrilled.  They have since moved two hours away but made the trip out to see me which honestly scares me a little.  🙂

    We met on a Friday evening and the weather was not too favorable for pictures, Morgan was not feeling well (although you’d never know it from the photos), it was overcast, threatening rain, and actually started raining twice during her session.   But we conquered, won, and I am so glad we didn’t give up because the photos turned out beautiful!!!

    Check out Morgan, senior class of 2016!

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  • Piper :: 7 weeks October 22, 2015 / Baby's first year, Newborns, Studio

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    Oh man, I have a confession to make, it’s been almost 5 months since my last blog post!  I can’t believe it’s been that long, however, busy season came and I couldn’t fit it all in.  Now that busy season, while not over yet, is coming to a close, I have some time to blog.

    First up it’s going to be a newborn that is not a “normal” newborn for me.  This particular newborn was a few weeks older than I normally like, for sleepiness and squishy-ness (is that even a word?).  And this particular newborn kept running away from me, which I tell you doesn’t happen!

    Meet Piper, a 7 week old French Bulldog/Pug mix, a “Mix-A-Frug”.

    I hope you enjoy looking at her as much as I do!

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  • Beckett :: 6 months {Zeeland, MI photographer} June 5, 2015 / Baby's first year, Children, Studio

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    Beckett is part of my One year babies package and came in for his 6 month milestone session.  He gave me some amazing shots and you can’t help but fall in love with his big brown eyes. 🙂

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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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  • Liliana :: 18 months {Zeeland, MI photographer} May 22, 2015 / Children, Studio

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    Now, I am not going to lie, 18 months is a HARD age to photograph.  These little people have a mind of their own and if it’s not their idea, they don’t want to do what you want or simply aren’t going to do what you want.  Simple as that.

    And while Liliana very much fits into this toddler category, she didn’t do too badly.  I, along with her mom & dad, try to coax her into doing tasks and I shoot as quickly as I can, and then we pray for the best! 😀

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