Welcome, Gabriel {Northern Michigan Birth Photographer}

It’s no secret that photography is my passion. I truly enjoy being able to do it for others and consider myself lucky every day. Of course, I wouldn’t be where I am today without an amazing support system (Thank you, Rob!). One direction I’ve wanted to head for a while now is Birth Photography. As a mom, I can tell you that there is not one day more magical (among other things) than the day my babies have each been born.

This isn’t about me though (haha!). This day, barely June 3rd, is Gabriel’s day. He came out with the smallest cry and was soothed instantly on his mama’s chest. It was an amazing evening/night spent laughing, sharing stories and even some tears. Thank you H family for sharing this perfect day with me.

A Lovely Snowy Day

I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful mama who is due within the next couple of weeks now. She really wanted a snowy, foresty setting which I was really excited to work with. We achieved that and a few more and could not have picked a more perfect winter day to shoot on. I look forward to meeting the new bundle of joy!

Make Every Moment Matter

Time is certainly not slowing down, I don’t think it ever will. I’ve come to a lot of realizations lately, one most important being, to soak up all the littlest moments with my family. My oldest baby is now 7. In my head I had him just yesterday. I’ve done my best to remember every little piece of him and what I don’t remember will hopefully be made up for in photos and videos. I find myself getting foggy with certain memories, phrases he has said that I vowed to remember, but haven’t. Thankfully, I started wrote many of these down. My 2nd baby is 3, going on 25. Again, didn’t I just have her yesterday?! Alas, time blows by and little things are starting to make me feel older. My baby, my final baby, is 6 months old. Half way to 1 year. Time is not getting any slower and I am doing my best to capture and remember it all. Every roll, every wrinkle, every coo, every cry, every snuggle. The way she looks at her daddy. The way she smiles at her brother. The way she winces when her sister comes running at her. I want to remember everything.

Miss Charlee, 6 Months

A Beautiful Late Fall Day

Sometimes, okay a lot of the time, the clients I meet end up becoming more of a friend than someone I feel like I’m working for. Although I have to say I never really feel like I’m “working” at any session, because I adore what I do. I love getting to know new families and creating little tiny memories for them to keep in their pockets, er albums. Alicia and her family are certainly no exception. I’ve had the pleasure of spending two separate occasions with them now and they are just the sweetest, happiest family ever. I know it’s late winter now, but who doesn’t need a dose of these warmer weather pictures to put them in a good mood?