Mommy&Me Sessions

I’m excited to announce my Mommy&Me Sessions. Today is the day that I have opened up the contact form to plan for yours. You might be wondering. What is involved in this session and how is it different from other mini sessions? Well I’m here to tell you that these sessions are special. It’s an opportunity for that Mom in your life to have her story told. Maybe you’re a mom and you have just been waiting for the opportunity to get photos with your kids. You’re a mom to be and you want to document that beautiful belly. Or maybe you’re a son or daughter and you want to give your mom memories with Grandkids to hold on to. Whatever it may be keep reading to see if this is something for you.


Get your hands on products from the following vendors:


Allison Jasperse at Yellow Door Salon

Wild tree with Katie Schepers

Baby Bijou Designs with Caitlyn Dykehouse

Calligraphy from Poppy seed signs

Agnes&Dora with Stephanie Haralson

Lemongrass Spa Products from Linnaea Kemp

and Joy Sparks Designs

Mommy & Me Sessions include: 30 Minutes in the studio (Allendale, MI), up to 5 individuals, 10-15 digital images, social media posts, free digital download, Release to print at your own lab. All for $130. Hurry now, this will book fast. Only May 2017. (Sorry coupons and/or discounts are not accepted with this offer)



Grandma, Kathy and her younger grandkids.


 Life isn’t always easy being a mom, show her how much you appreciate her by giving her an heirloom she’ll treasure!

Click Here: Contact Form, select Mommy&Me session and I’d be happy to help you start your planning process.

See more from this session (CLICK HERE)


This isn’t the type of session you’re looking for? Maybe a gift certificate would be a better option for you. Go ahead and inquire a Gift Card by filling out the contact form here. What to expect from there : Receiving a Gift Certificate Brochure



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Mini Sessions

Every year come October I love to take time to go outside, take a long walk and soak in my favorite season of the year. This year I was able to combine this with one other thing I love to do in the fall. This past Saturday I had 9 sessions. Yes you read that right, 9! My aunt and uncle introduced me to the most beautiful trail in west Michigan. I don’t tell many people about it because I like to think of it as a little hidden treasure. For one day I decided to share it with several different families to capture their family story of fall 2016.

My Favorite part of the day was that I got to see some of the families I had in school from when I was teaching. It’s crazy how old the kids get and it seems like just yesterday I would hear Ms. Kara over and over. (I still get that title when taking photos but it melts my heart to hear it once more) Until Next time…

Enjoy the little sneak peek! Please feel free to “follow me” on this blog. I feel like getting in to the spirit of competition a little bit. For the family that gets the most “follows” by the end of October will win a free 8″x 10″ of their favorite family portrait from the session.

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