Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the Visger family (and then some!)

My roommate, Rachel was so excited to have her family all together for Christmas time, since normally they are spread around the world! Her older brother, Ben and his wife live in California with their two kids and one of her other brothers, Nate lives in Japan... so it was a treat when they were going to both going to join the family in Michigan for Christmas! Of course, I was thrilled when they asked me to shoot some family portraits of them while they were all together! Rachel's parents have worked hard to update the house over the past year or two, so it was fun to take the pictures in the newly redone house! Here are a few from the shoot...

Nick is good friends with Rachel's oldest brother, Ben. Nick and his wife stopped by with their little one as we were finishing up the session, so we took the chance to grab a few family photos of them as well!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn" - luke 2:6-7

May you feel love and joy this Christmas season that comes from spending time with family, giving gifts to one another and reflecting on the true meaning of why we celebrate this holiday!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008


This past Saturday, I took some headshots of my nephew, Matthew. You may remember when I took some of his twin sister, Kayla a few months ago. Well, as a result of those pictures, my little niece was signed to a modeling agency and her brother wanted to do it, too! So of course, I was willing to take a few of my other little model! Here are a few highlights - as you can see from his smiles we had a fun time with these! :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

the degroot family

I had the privilege of spending the afternoon with a lovely family a couple Saturdays ago. Jeremy is a co-worker of mine and a recent addition to the Campus Ministry team. It has been great to get to know him and his family these past few months and it was a joy to photograph them! They are expecting their second child in March (yay!) so they wanted to get a few shots of them as a threesome before the holidays came around. Here are a few highlights from the day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

just one!

I really should be finishing up my research paper right now, but I could not resist sharing one picture from a family portrait session this past Saturday. This little boy's name is Jayden and he is so precious. More on him and his family later! Here is ONE picture for now... I will upload pictures from last weekend and this weekend in a few days when I'm on break!! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

au revoir, autumn

unfortunately, i think michigan has seen the last of the autumn weather for 2008. while autumn is arguably my favorite season, i always enjoy the anticipation of a new season. ...bring it on, winter!