2016 //

Oh my, I am just filled with gratitude for all of the amazing couples, families, individuals, vendors and artists I had the opportunity to work with this year. This was my seventh season photographing weddings, and I am as in love with this job as ever.  This year held so many wedding ceremonies that made me cry, dance floors where I got to laugh and groove and sweat, friendships forged over coffee dates and through planning emails and amidst the beautiful chaos of wedding days. Each wedding compelled me at some point to pause for a moment, to take in the scene unfolding before me, and to breathe out in gratitude "this is my job." What a gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to each and every one of you that invited me into your stories. This is a glimpse into my year. Enjoy, and may 2017 bring you and your family joy + light. 

Ben, Lauren and Olive // Lifestyle Family Photography

I met Lauren and Ben a few years ago when I had the honor of photographing their wedding in Grand Rapids. I was so excited last summer to learn that they were expecting, and thrilled that they asked me to photograph their new family.  Olive was six weeks old when we got together, and I can't get over how cute her little smile is.