Monday, March 30, 2009

meghan & keith: engagement session!

I'm so excited to post these pictures! This session was actually rescheduled because our first session was rained out. :( Keith is a MI State Trooper (watch out!), so it can be hard to schedule far in advance because of his schedule. Fortunately we could reschedule for the following Sunday and thankfully, the weather was completely different - about 20 degrees warmer with blue skies and sun! Oh Michigan weather!

Anyways... Meghan and Keith are good friends of mine from GVSU. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Meghan and Keith individually and as a couple the past few years and it has been a joy to see them start to build their lives together! Meghan is currently working at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and suggested that we spend part of our session walking the grounds and taking advantage of the beautiful landscape. What a great idea :) We also spent some time wandering around East Grand Rapids for a little change of scenery. While there, Meghan and Keith gladly introduced me to the great little ice cream joint, Jersey Junction. Though I have been to East Grand Rapids plenty of times, I had never been to Jersey Junction because I'm never around when it's warm! Fortunately the day was just that beautiful to enjoy an ice cream cone at the end of the session. Yum!!

Thanks for a wonderful afternoon (and the ice cream! :)), Meghan and Keith! It was a joy to hang out and capture your love! I'm looking forward to your wedding in October!

Ok, enough talking... onto the pictures, right?? Enjoy the preview!

Look how beautiful Meghan is!! And Keith totally knows it too... :)

I LOVE this picture - so fun!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

coming soon!

I know, I still have Meghan & Keith's engagement pics on deck, but I wanted to give you another teaser just because I can! :) Later this week, I'll be sharing Madison's 2-year-old portraits. Yay! So, enjoy this cute picture and come back for Meghan and Keith's engagement previews & Madison's preview soon!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baby Parker!

Remember this beautiful family from November? It may be hard to tell, but at this time, Marie was pregnant with their second baby. Well now... he's here! It seems like I (and his family!) have been patiently awaiting the arrival of this little baby for forever! He was due on March 20th, but with his brother being a few weeks early, the expectation for the second baby to be early was high, too. Alas, he wasn't as early as his older brother, but he also didn't arrive in the midst of the Spring Break craziness (since his dad is the SB head honcho!) which was a blessing for his parents and all his friends who wanted to be around to meet him! :)
Meet Parker, the second son of Jeremy & Marie and the little brother of Jadon born on March 13. Parker is so precious and was the perfect little model for me - my youngest model yet!! My roommates and I went and visited them in the hospital when Parker was only 36 hours old - of course I had my camera in hand! Here are a few pictures from the informal session with the little guy :)

Thanks for letting us come to the hospital, Jeremy & Marie! We can't wait to spend lots more time with Parker :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mirror Mirror Studio Workshop: Part Two!

The second part of the day was spent with Amy, a recent newlywed that offered to be our bridal model for the day! Amy is beautiful and she was great to work with! Working with Amy for a couple hours indoor and outdoor allowed us to play with flash and natural lighting a lot while also giving us more experience with interacting with clients. Thanks for spending the afternoon with us Amy!

Here are a few images from the afternoon...

Heading outside for some natural lighting...Always gotta get the details!

Rockin' the pink "veil"