The Zerwick Family | Holly, Michigan Family Photographer

I absolutely adore this family!  They not only braved 18-degree weather for their family photos but had a blast while doing it!

I’ve taken Chelsea and Zach’s senior photos, so I knew how great it was going to be. The funny part was, Tonya wanted just a light dusting of snow – her wish was granted – with over a foot!

Thank you Zerwick family for making my job extra awesome!

Lauren and Eric engaged! | Holly, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Eric and Lauren are engaged to be married next summer and we got together for some snowy engagement photos this month! They picked Seven Lakes State Park for the location, and I cannot say I would have been happier with anywhere else!

The sun was shining, we had just been blanketed with about 8 inches of snow, and it was absolutely breath-taking. These two were real troopers – even sitting in the snow when I asked! Thankfully, with the sun, it wasn’t terribly cold – but I can only imagine how chilly their bums were after this session!

Thank you Lauren and Eric! It was amazing to finally meet you both and I look forward to your barn wedding in September!

 

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Caleb turns 6! | Highland, Michigan Children Photographer

This little man just turned 6! And he lost his first tooth! That must have been why I got such good smiles 😉

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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.

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Wendy and Joe | Holly, Michigan Engagement Photographer

 

Here’s something I know we don’t really want to think about – SNOW!

But this session is simply too magical to not share!

Wendy and Joe came to me back in January when Michigan was hit with a gigantic snow storm! And they were brave enough to meet me in downtown Holly for some fun, wintery engagement photos. I have to say, I was pretty giddy with excitement, because it’s not very often when someone WANTS to have their photos taken during a snow storm. What a gorgeous setting!

They even brought their cute boxer Heineken who was excited too!

Congratulations Wendy and Joe! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

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Brittany for Simply Bridal | Holly, Michigan Wedding/Model Photographer

When Catherine from Simply Bridal reached out to me saying she wanted to provide me with a wedding dress for a stylized shoot, of course I was game! It was an awesome opportunity to get creative and have fun with a beautiful wardrobe, model and setting!

Brittany is a model that has grown right along with me. We began shooting together when I first started my business almost 7 years ago. So of course I was excited to ask her if she was interested! And she was!

Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to have so much support with this shoot – not only did Simply Bridal send me this gorgeous wedding gown and Brittany said she’d model it for me, but Fenton Flowers agreed to provide a stunning bouquet, while Joanna with Faery Floral Connections created/provided all of the head pieces and a beautiful, red robe. Paul and Mary Lyn with Imaginique Studios came out as well to help and serve as my helpers 🙂

It really has been an awesome trip and a great way to showcase the beauty of talent all around us!

Brittany certainly was a trooper – it was less than 10 degrees the day of our shoot – and the snow was easily over my knees! (I’m 5’9!) But you couldn’t tell she was cold! (And I know she was! My hands were frozen and I was completely bundled up!) It was a great effort that yielded some pretty awesome results (if I do say so myself) from everyone all around.

What fun it was to let my creative side loose and bring a vision to life!

 

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Reagan – 9 months |Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

Reagan was back for her nine-month portrait session and she’s even more adorable than when I saw her just three short months ago! (If that’s even possible?!)

She was such a good little model for her mommy and I – we even were able to take a few quick photos outside in the snow! She loves her Minnie Mouse, which definitely shows 🙂 What a sweet pea!

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Ryan – 8 days old | Grand Blanc, Michigan Newborn Photographer

Oh how I love tiny, little newborns – I just can’t get enough!

They are just so super sweet and whenever they come over for photos it’s always amazing how small they are. I guess I’ve forgotten over the last four years how tiny my daughter was when she was born. I can never get over it!

Ryan was no different, coming over to visit when he was just 8 days old. He was awesome for me, sleeping and letting me pose him, pretty much any way I wanted 🙂 He only woke up for one snack break, then it was back to sleep and more photos!

Since he was born shortly before Christmas, mom and dad were cool with letting me play around with some different holiday/winter-themed set ups. Which made me a happy camper! Also, his dad is a firefighter, so we definitely had to do something with that! I just wanted to pinch those cute cheeks!

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Reid | Holly, Michigan Children Photographer

 

This little guy came over to visit for his six-month portrait session and I’m so excited his mommy found me!

He was such a happy little guy and such a trooper with all of the photos we took! His mom happens to LOVE Christmas and the holidays and brought along her own Grinch collection for us to take Reid’s photos with. I love when parents come with their own ideas and props! Makes it so much more personal!

I happen to love the one with Reid looking up out the window – looks like he’s ready for Santa!

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