Sisters | Studio & Outdoor | Northern Michigan Photographer

2016 is swiftly winding to a close, and yet here I am still catching up on 2015 sessions and images! Today I’m sharing a few of my girls last fall, when we had these gorgeous sister sets from Rainey’s Closet rented for fall family pictures. I love how sweet they all looked in these coordinating sets that were pulled together by the owner, Erica….

Cousins | Christmas Tree Farm Mini | Northern Michigan Photographer

Because when it’s almost 60 degrees in the middle of December, you just have to get out there and have fun in your Christmas jammies!   December 2015 Have I ever mentioned how much we love Hanna Andersson pajamas? We love the fit, the softness, and the quality that makes it possible to hand down well-loved pjs through these three sisters. 😉 And if…

Back To School | Northern Michigan Photographer

September brought warm, golden days and the beginning of our fifth year homeschooling. Life is busy! Some days feel like they drag on and on and like the struggles will never end. And then there are days where you notice just how quickly your babies are growing up, and in between tears you try to capture the moment before it’s gone. These are some…

Family Portraits | Grandma Liz and Her 10 Grandkids | Riverains On The Road

Last summer we had the chance to make the long drive from Michigan to Washington, where I grew up. My parents and my brothers still live near my hometown, along with their families. What a blessing it was to spend time with family! My kids had the chance to meet a couple of new cousins and we all had the chance to reconnect. We…

Family Fun ~ Fall Family Photographer ~ Northern Michigan

    I love fall. Growing up in Washington State, I found the months of September, October and November to be rather….soggy. Like much of the rest of the year. It’s the mountains, the rivers, the lush greens and outdoor brilliance whenever the sun shines that makes Washington so spectacular. But I will never forget the first time I met October in Michigan. It…

Natural Light Studio | Children & Families

My kids (and nephew) are my dear little guinea pigs when it comes to trying new methods and putting concepts into trial-and-error mode. Sometimes these kids show signs of PKS (Photographer’s Kid Syndrome), like that little one in the pink dress, who had to fight back tears before we got her laughing. Most of the time, they are gems and put up with a…

Emma | In the Cherry Orchard

Is there anything more splendid in the spring than an orchard in full bloom? Perhaps a girl in a green dress in the middle of that orchard?