Every once in a while, I am asked to take extended family pictures and I really enjoy getting to meet the whole family! I’ve known this family for years now, 12 to be exact (wow that’s crazy) and was even able to capture Jeff and Erin’s wedding back in 2013.

I had so much fun with the Cole family on a perfect fall day in Michigan. It was awesome being able to capture each of the kids personalities and wonder. There’s a whole lot of love in this family. Take a look at my adventures with them!

Earlier this month, I got to share the beautiful fall weather with one of my favorite families! Every time I get to see these three, I feel like their happiness is just contagious and effortless. And this little girl, man, is she a beauty! I love getting to watch her grow up and get to see more and more of her little personality. Thanks so much Jacek, Katie and Annie for letting me take these pictures for you guys. Love and hugs!

This post is long overdue and I am so happy to finally be able to share these with you. Back in September, I was able to capture a pretty perfect day for Angela and Dave in Lansing, Michigan. For a mid September wedding, you would assume a cool fall day. Well, we had an 80 degree day, but lots of sun and lots of fun!

Angela and Dave, it has been such a privilege working with you both. Your wedding day was truly beautiful and I loved getting to know the Lansing area better while driving around to take pictures – so many amazing locations and gorgeous settings. I know all of these places are near and dear to your hearts and I’m so glad we were able to incorporate them in your special day. I loved getting to see some familiar faces from past weddings and then getting to see some new ones too. Your maid of honor’s toast will definitely be one of the most memorable toasts I’ve seen, but was a perfect example of how your wedding was tailored to the two of you and so much fun…. and Sparty even showed up!

I wish you guys so much happiness and years of more amazing memories like your wedding day. Thanks so much for allowing me to be part of such an awesome celebration!

I am so excited to share these next images with you! I had the wonderful opportunity to take senior pictures for Stacey last month and it was a blast from my past. I met Stacey when I was 17 years old. Ah that is so crazy to think! When her mom contacted me to take her senior pictures, I about fell over. How is she old enough to be a senior in high school already? And how old does that make me?! Ha! I got to take her older sister’s senior pictures three years ago and I remember saying, I’ll see you in a couple years when it’s your turn. And that time is now.

Stacey, you are a beautiful, kind, fun and an amazing young woman. I absolutely loved catching up with you and your family while taking your senior pictures. I pray this last year of high school is filled with incredible memories, incredible people and is the stepping stone to a world of possibilities and lifelong friendships in college. I also pray for the decision making process of where you will attain college, but know you will be awesome wherever you choose. Dream big, but stay grounded. Trust yourself and your instincts. Love others. And have so so much fun!! Here’s to a fabulous senior year Stacey. Love and hugs girl!

Also, I couldn’t just pick a few of my favorites…. I chose 25 🙂

This is one of my favorite families and one of my favorite places. And the beach is where it all began, March 2016, where I took Amy and Mark’s maternity pictures. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of capturing this wonderful family for a newborn, fall, a one year birthday celebration and this summer session. Man, I’m spoiled. So much has changed in that short amount of time and I have loved watching little Andrew grow up.

We had a pretty beautiful summer night last week when I took these pictures. It makes me sad to see cooler weather in the forecast because it means goodbye to another Michigan summer and beach days. The summer always goes so fast! But I’ll cherish the times I got to feel the warm sand between my toes and when I got to watch this family play in the waves of Lake Michigan. I always have so much fun with you guys and I am so appreciative of how easy going and warm you are. Thank you for letting me celebrate some pretty great memories with your family over the years. I hope for many, many more!