Friday, September 30, 2011

Hailey: Senior Pics

Seniors, Seniors, Seniors! 'Tis the season! I love photographing seniors. So much fun. So much opportunity to be creative and try new stuff. And have you noticed lately how good-looking 17-year-olds tend to be? Like beautiful skin and clear eyes? This young woman was no exception---and let me tell you, she brought it! She had such fun energy and just this spark that made me want to keep shooting and shooting. I had to pull my finger off the shutter after awhile :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The VM Family

Can it be that I'm blogging again?

I have lots to catch up on. So I figured why not start from my most recent shoot? If I went way far back I'd feel overwhelmed :) Oh man. This family is gorgeous, huh? Love, love, love this family. Add a few gorgeous settings...great evening light, perfect temperature...I almost had to pinch myself! I am so lucky to do what I do! I think I must be excited about blogging again because I included way too many pictures here :) How are they ever going to decide what to get printed?

With a 1 year old, you have to bring some flexibility and patience---and it's great when I only have to follow the parent's lead on that one. Mom and Dad were beyond relaxed and fun about this shoot---which makes everyone happy and the photos genuine.

We're in the middle of the fall photo season and everybody is thinking about Christmas Cards---if you are too, get in touch with me soon! I'll post some examples and ideas for cards this year--but it's not too early to start planning already!

Monday, August 8, 2011


So I haven't posted on this blog in over 6 months. I know, because I have a little boy here who turns 7 months old tomorrow. That's him down in the post below, as a newborn. And here he is now, practically all grown up.

I don't want to make excuses for keeping a lame blog, but I am going to anyways. This whole having a third child thing has floored me. I consider it a pretty good day if I manage to feed all 3 kids 3 square meals (not to mention feeding the adults in the house), keep the pantry and fridge stocked with food, do a load of laundry and actually get it folded and put away, and keep the house from looking like a hurricane recently went through.

And I'm not even going to mention the sleep thing. Just not gonna talk about that.

HOWEVER, on top of all this I HAVE been very busy taking photos this summer---editing them and getting them to clients has been my top priority. Blog, not so much.

I've photographed some awesome extended families. Some adorable siblings. A handful of really cool and beautiful seniors (with several more in the next few weeks!).Some medical equipment (yes, some medical equipment, they were very obedient). A fleet of delivery trucks (they were also very obedient). Some scrumptious babies. And I've had a kind of thing with silhouettes this summer.

I love this blog, love this place to share, and I will, gol' darn it, I will start posting again. Soon. Maybe tomorrow, if I get some sleep tonight.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gideon Joseph is Here!

We welcomed a son, Gideon, on Sunday January 9th! 9lbs and 6 oz, 23" can read about his birth and see a bunch more photos at the family blog HERE.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The H Family

I'm going way back to summer here for this post---and I guess I'm kinda picking and choosing sessions that I WANT to blog on! This one I am biased on. This is my brother and his beautiful family. I love photographing people I know, but sometimes it can be a challenge, too. I SO want to get good images for them---but sometimes familiarity works against me as a photographer. I'm just Aunt Laura. Nothing new or exciting. And my brother has this little thing about closing his eyes for photos. Let's just say I've learned to take a LOT of frames!

We got some good ones during this session. I love this first one of my nephew. I had been taking pictures of his 3 sisters in this beautiful field of flowers, and he had to come in and steal the best image of all. Love this kid. Love this whole family. It's been a huge blessing to live near them in Grand Rapids (they are just a mile and a half down the road!)