Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Balloons, Beaches and Babies

When Julie told me she was bringing in a bunch of balloon's for Jack's session this afternoon, I knew it was going to be a most fabulous shoot.

He is such a little man now! I couldn't believe how much he'd grown after just six months!

He was totally rockin' mom's sunglasses!

I was also out playing at the beach today with these three, who called me up to come and shoot the three siblings all together for a gift for their mom for Mother's Day. SO sweet...I know my mom would adore a gift like this!

They're all so sweet, strolling down the beach...

But I'm guessing this is how their mom is used to actually seeing them. Am I right?
And this is Katelyn! Sister to the fabulous Drew, who has been in quite a bit in his two year's to have his picture taken.

Now, this was not a planned picture right here. I was happily snapping away pictures of Drew's sweet baby sister when I look behind me to see this! Drew trying on my favorite zebra-print shoes. Hilarious!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Lesson in Birdology

This afternoon my friend Jeff and I did some photography out at the Blandford Nature Center. Jeff has had an increasing interest in photography lately and so we headed out and took some pictures in the great outdoors. With my love for birds, I was totally in my element here.
Closer than you ever wanted to see a turkey vulture I imagine.
I also have a love for cats. Cute right?

And speaking of photography lessons, Jen and I are looking to hold another class sometime mid-June for anyone interested. Also, both of us give private lessons as well, if anyone is interested in learning more about their cameras, taking pictures and anything photography related! Simply email either Jen or I for more information or to set up a lesson!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Rachel + Tim : : Preview Gallery!

When : : Saturday, April 19, 2008

Where : : Ceremony - Third Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Reception - The University Club, Grand Rapids, MI

Last year, when Tim announced his engagement to Rachel, I couldn't have been more excited for them. Tim is a friend from church and when I met Rachel for the first time, I knew they were a perfect match. I had such a great time photographing their engagement session last fall that I knew their wedding was going to be SO fun! And I was definitely not disappointed. Their entire focus was on their guests and making sure that they were comfortable, well fed, and able to have a great time. And I have to say, the dinner at the University Club was one of the best I've had. Delish!

Their first meeting was an emotional one. I was not able to hold back tears when phtoographing this!
Are Rachel's eyes amazing or what?!

Tim, you looked SO happy and fabulous!

Nothing is more fun than partying it up on the trolley with your friends.

There's those amazing eyes again!

Rachel and her Dad were TOTALLY the hit of the dancefloor! Those two were amazing!

Dancing to Thriller...fabulous!

Congratulations Rachel and Tim!! I loved every minute of your wedding. I hope the honeymoon was amazing!!!