It’s a Boy! | Holly, Michigan Maternity Photographer

I am so very excited for Elizabeth and Jonathan! They are expecting a sweet, baby boy this July! Woo hoo!

When Elizabeth told me she was expecting and wanted to do something special for the gender reveal I was all ears! Then she told me she wanted to do a colored smoke bomb surprise and I was jumping with excitement!

I was only the second one to find out what they were having (other than the ultrasound tech!) and that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside! They came right from their appointment and handed me the envelope with the gender inside! I made them turn around and close their eyes while I lit the smoke bomb and got into place! When their eyes opened and they saw blue it was such a happy moment!

This couple couldn’t be sweeter and I’m so very honored to share this moment with them! Thank you so much Elizabeth and Jonathan! Can’t wait to meet your little boy this summer!


Brantley | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

OK. So correct me if I’m wrong, but is there anything cuter than kids and dogs? Am I right?

Gaaaa … Brantley and Sky. What an adorable duo! I’ve been photographing Brantley since he was just a few weeks old and he just turns on the charm!

Soon, he turns three, and this summer he will have a little brother to teach and share with! I am over-the-moon excited for this family!


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Wahl Maternity Session |Holly, Michigan Maternity Photographer

This family is as beautiful as they come! And very soon they will welcome a little girl into their fold! I think big brother Jovanni is excited 😉

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Mommy & Me Maternity Session | Holly, Michigan Maternity Photographer

Tamara and Bella are a vision of perfection! I was super excited to take their photos out at Seven Lakes State Park this week! Beautiful flowing gowns, floral crowns and sweet baby bump – need I say more?

Bella was the perfect little model and I can tell she super excited to meet her new sister. Since she has two brothers, I’m sure she’s ready for some girl time!

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Matt and Rachel | Holly, Michigan Maternity Photographer

Just look at these two – aren’t they sweet?! And in this case, it’s not just Rachel who’s glowing! Matt definitely has a glow as well!

In just a few short weeks this beautiful couple will be welcoming their first child – a baby girl –  into this world! I’m so excited for them! I couldn’t be happier to have captured that “glow” and help them celebrate this precious life.


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The B Family | Clarkston, Michigan Maternity Photographer

Our local beach sure is getting a lot of attention! It’s been the perfect setting for a few of my sessions this past week and the B family’s session was no exception! This adorable family is expecting a third little one this month and I know two little guys who are super excited to find out if they are having a brother or a sister! (I think I’m just as excited as they are to find out too!)

The joy and love that surrounds them is precious and I am so happy for them! Can’t wait to meet that new baby!


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Krista, Andrew, Griffin and baby Alexandra | Royal Oak, Michigan Maternity/Pregnancy Photographer

“You never quite understand life until it grows inside of you.” – Sandra C. Kassis

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Stacey and Theron | South Lyon, Michigan Maternity Photographer

I was so super excited when Stacey contacted me to ask about maternity photos for her and her husband Theron! I had the honor of photographing their gorgeous May wedding two years ago and now I get the pleasure to see them again for maternity and newborn sessions!

Since I couldn’t just pick one or two to post as a sneak peek, they get a full blog post before the baby arrives! These two are just too cute for words and you can just feel the love between them and their sweet baby-to-be!

They also brought cute outfits and fun props! The baby’s room is done in a color scheme that they wanted lots of black and white portraits to add to the walls – and everyone knows I love a good black and white! 😉

We really lucked out and had a beautiful day between all the rain we’ve been having this April! I was one happy photographer!


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Victoria Rose – 7 days new | Highland, Michigan Newborn Photographer

I definitely had to share this post before Christmas! Sweet Victoria Rose came into the world just two weeks before Christmas day to complete her family!

I was so excited when this family told me they wanted to do a gender reveal and make the gender of their last baby a complete surprise captured on film. Not only did I see them back in the summer when we took maternity/gender reveal photos, but just last week when Victoria was just 7 days old – a gorgeous, sleepy girl.








Peter – 12 days new | Holly, Michigan Newborn Photographer

It’s amazing when I get to take part in the amazing milestones of my clients’ lives. Not only was I picked to take Pete and Rebecca’s wedding photos a few years back, I had the greatest pleasure of photographing their maternity session and little boy’s newborn session at just 12 days old!

These two are so amazing and completely in love and now you can see the love they have for their little guy! So wonderful!

Thank you so much Pete and Rebecca! You will never know what it means to me to be able to photograph your beautiful family!

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