Farm photographer

Cole Family

Sometimes when I take a look at my calendar for the month or week, I am excited for a shoot simply because I get to hang out with a family.  Yes, I will get to photograph which I always love, but I also get to know a family better that I may not spend much time with.  Photography gives me such an amazing opportunity to get to know families on a more intimate level than I would ever get the chance to do normally.  

We attend church with the Cole family and we exchange pleasant hellos and how are yous on Sunday mornings and at other church events. but getting to explore the park with their family and capture their giggles together makes our relationship so much more meaningful. I had a chance to really get to know their little ones and learn what brings out their biggest smiles.  For their oldest son I learned that thing is Star Wars and their little guy certainly adores bubbles.  

I just love how these pictures capture their family, and it is all because of how comfortable they were during their shoot.  They let themselves giggle, laugh, and cuddle.  Each person truly has a genuine affection for their other family members and it shows so clearly in these photographs.  Thank you so much for letting me capture this crazy and fun season of life with you, Cole Family!

Nate + Hannah Maternity

You know what they say about finding your tribe and loving them well?  I am so glad these people joined our tribe!  Ted and I have a lot of friends from college, where we met.  Albion is a small school and we ended up moving back to metro Detroit along with most of our closest group of friends.  So we have been lucky enough to do life with a lot of the same people since we were 19 years old.  Nate and Ted actually met in P.A. school.  There was something like 5 guys in their class of 80, so they hung together a lot and studied together pretty much every weekend.  During that time Ted and I got married and moved 5 minutes away from Nate and his wife Hannah and we all just hit it off.  They ended up spending time with our group of college friends and immediately became part of the tribe. I couldn't imagine life without friends like them!

We snapped these photographs of Nate and Hannah in their backyard.  I was extremely disappointed when they decided to move away from us, but I guess I can totally understand it for a lot like this!  We planned their shoot perfectly with a snowfall that was just a few days old.  It was actually unbearably cold, but they did great and I love how these pictures turned out!  Snowy shoots are quickly becoming some of my very favorite. 

It is so fun to watch Nate and Hannah experience this stage of life, and secretly I am taking notes because Hannah makes carrying that baby look goooood! They are going to be the best parents and I cannot wait to see them grow into that role together. I am counting down the days until we get to meet their little lady and welcome her into the tribe! Congrats, you two wonderful people!

Miller Family

When I first started my little business pretty much all I did was photograph my family.  I come from a big family so there were plenty of subjects for me to practice my photography skills with.  I photographed my family over and over until I felt comfortable managing shoots and working my camera.  Then I slowly started expanding my clientele outside of my family, outside of friends of friends and into complete strangers.  

Now I feel so lucky when I get the chance to photograph my family.  It is such a special time to capture their true personalities and to just have an excuse to get together!  These two little guys seriously melt my heart every time I see them.  They are lovers and are constantly saying, 'do you know how much I love you? Sooo much!' So, yeah, you can see why I get so excited to see them. We shot at Heritage Park in Farmington on a perfect spring day and I am so happy with how these photographs turned out.  I hope you cherish them forever, Miller family! 

Josie + Ren

I was so thankful I was able to spend some time with Josie and Ren at their new home for their photographs.  The house was a dream, and I think I could move in there and photograph around their property for the rest of my life and be perfectly content.  The girls had so much fun showing me all of the fun around their home and were clearly very proud to call it theirs.  Thanks for exploring with me, Josie and Ren!