{Jon & Liz}

Jon & Liz are good friends of ours and I was so excited when Liz asked me about maternity pictures!!!  As many of you know, pregnancy is one of my favorite times of life and I was so excited to be able to capture that for Jon & Liz!  Liz is 35 weeks along… doesn’t she look amazing?!

 

Look at that perfect belly!

Can you tell they’re just a little excited?

 

 

Jon & Liz, thanks for giving me the honor of taking your pictures this morning 🙂  It was great catching up!

 

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{Chris, Kristie, Taylor & Avery}

Same gorgeous October day, different family 🙂  I had the pleasure of meeting this family and their newest addition… sweet little Avery.  She’s just 3 months old and was an absolute doll!  Taylor is a great older sister.  She knows just what to do to get little Avery to smile.  She calls her “pretty girls” 🙂  Chris is surrounded by women and I don’t think he’d have it any other way!

 

Mom & Dad with the new baby… so much love!

Taylor was an expert poser!

 

It was great getting to know all of you yesterday!  Taylor, I think you would make a great vet 🙂  Chris & Kristie, you make a wonderful pair.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

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{The Austin Family}

Middle of October.  Eighty Degree Weather.  I don’t think those two things typically belong together – especially in Michigan – but this weekend was the exception.  Typically when you think fall photos, you picture sweaters.  Although it made for some great photos, the Austin family and I were sweating!  Don’t get me wrong – I am not complaining.  I would take the 80 degree weather over blustery cold fall days (and definitely over SNOW) any day, but it did make for a hot session!  We met yesterday morning at Asylum Park (can you tell that’s becoming one of my favorite spots?! :D) and found cool leaves, sticks, and acorns.  Phil and Jen reigned their children in like pros and the kids?  Happy.  Smiley.  Talkative.  Just the way I like it!  Phil decided a few months ago that Jen would appreciate a family session for her birthday, so he gave her a gift certificate for a session with me!  What a great idea! 😉  Enough with the chatting… on to the pictures!

 

There was lots of tickling and playing going on!

And smelling of flowers…

And raspberries…

Such a happy little family!

Aren’t Cole’s eyes just beautiful!?  I even got to snuggle this guy on our way out of the park!!  Aren’t you jealous? 🙂

Ellee’s giggles were priceless!  Daddy definitely knows how to make this one smile!

Caiden loved finding all the cool leaves… and shaking them out of the tree 🙂

 

Phil & Jen, you have been blessed with some beautiful kiddos!!  It was a pleasure spending the morning with you guys!

 

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{Sarah & Greg}

Engagement.  Such an exciting time in your life.  Dresses, Reception Halls, Flowers… so many decisions to make, but somehow it all comes together in the end.  Sarah & Greg are just starting this journey.  They’ve only been engaged for a few weeks, but Sarah isn’t wasting any time!  When she called to do an engagement session, I was more than happy to oblige.  Greg was in town for the weekend, I had an open evening, and the rain held off!  Really can’t ask for much more than that 🙂

Aren’t they adorable?!

Sarah & Greg, it was great meeting.  I’ll make sure to practice my wheels-on-the-bus if we ever do this again! 😉  Thanks for braving the cold.  Happy planning!

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{Darcy}

Our prayers were answered!  Even though it was quite chilly, the rain held off for Darcy’s senior session today!!!!!  Darcy made my job a breeze… gorgeous girl, expert poser and just all around fun!  She wanted something a little edgy for her senior pictures and I don’t think we did too bad! 🙂  This is by far my largest preview yet, but stick around… it’s worth it!

 

Darcy, it was a pleasure meeting you today!  Best of luck next year in Tennessee, I’m sure you will succeed in anything you choose to do!  Enjoy the rest of your senior year!

 

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{The Olson Family}

You know those people you meet and you just instantly want to become friends and hang out??  That was the Olson Family.  Rachel & Josh have been married for 5 years and you can tell they are still very much in love.  Insert Josiah and you have a perfect little family!  They came down from Otsego this morning to spend some time in the park capturing the fall colors.  Well, the trees haven’t really turned all that much, but it was still beautiful scenery and the morning light was just perfect!  We had a fun time running around the park as I had sticks and rocks thrown “toward” me 🙂  Hey, whatever it takes to get a smile!

Josiah’s pleasure is food.  Ice cream… popcorn… you mention it, he smiles 🙂

Look at this gorgeous morning light!!!

Dirt, sticks, rock.. they’re pretty much GOLD to this little guy 🙂

Rachel, Josh & Josiah, it was truly a pleasure spending the morning with you!  You have been blessed with such a beautiful family.  Thanks for letting me capture it for you!

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