LE | Photography

I might be a little biased, but get ready to take a gander at three of the cutest children in the world.

These are a couple of my most best nieces and nephew. Miles, Ramona and Penelope are quirky, beautiful, happy little weirdo’s that I love a whole stinking bunch so I was super pumped when Matt and Megs called and said it was time for some new kiddo pics. They really weren’t planning on being in any photos themselves, but I maybe forcefully encouraged them to jump in a couple and I am so glad they did (just wait til you get to the end).

Anywho. Here is my family.

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Yep. This is my family. And that first little bundle of cuteness below is my newest love, Levi. Levi showed up in our lives a little later than expected, but just on time in some ways. He has brought a whole new level of awesomeness to my Sister and Brother-in-love’s family. He has turned into a cutie little chunk of fun these days and I can’t wait to see the kid he is going to become. Wuv yu Wee-bi!

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So, here’s the thing. I LOVE shooting at birthday parties and I love it for a few reasons. I think it is so awesome when parents are given the opportunity to actually ENJOY their child’s birthday. They can sit back and have fun and not have to worry about taking pictures for themselves. Also, kids birthdays are just FUN! There are cutie kiddos running around, parents enjoying hanging out with other parents, and there is almost always cake. What is not to like.

Ava’s first birthday checked all of the boxes of birthday fun. Check it out! DSC_5477

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Kenley Olsen | A First Birthday Party!

Kenley is the most awesome little 1 year old red head I have ever met. She has the funniest little growly laugh and quickly becomes anyone’s new best friend. This was extra fun for me since I was so close and yet so far to meeting little Kenley when I shot her mama’s baby shower last year. We did a two part shoot with both portraits-fun and then party-fun and we got so lucky with one of our last pretty days of the fall!

Enjoy all the fun and welcome to the most epic Elmo birthday party of all time!

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And now…. (drum roll)…. the funniest cake smash EVER. This kid LOVES CAKE. So much so that she wiped herself out by the end of it. Enjoy the awesomeness. DSC_9599 DSC_9704 DSC_9715 DSC_9810 DSC_9838 DSC_9885 DSC_9931 DSC_9941DSC_0035

Kati and Thomas | A Big Rapids, MI Wedding

Liz and I had the great pleasure of spending a fun and fabulous day with Thomas and Kati (and Remington made an appearance!). Kati and Thomas are full of laughs, smiles, and love and are surrounded by a group of people that know how to have a good time! It was a beautiful day full of joy and happiness. Congratulations you guys and I hope your big southern road trip honeymoon was a blast!

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Shannon and Trevor | A Waterford, MI Wedding

I don’t even know how to express the beauty of this day. I have known Shannon since we were kids, back to the days of Pioneer Girls. Her and her family are very close to my heart, which made this an extra special wedding to shoot. The details that Shannon and Trevor put into this are endless: from the backyard that has been perfected for this day, to the twinkle lights wrapped throughout the trees, to Shannon’s hand piece that was sewn from pieces of her mom’s wedding dress. Everything about this day was intentional and special. On top of that, Shannon and Trevor are so incredibly in love and such a perfect compliment to each other that you just want to be around them and experience their joy. This day was a delight to shoot and an honor to be a part of. Blessings to you both and yes, I would love to join you for a wake boarding trip sometime. 🙂

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The Wolfe’s | A Family Session

I had a BLAST hanging out with this adorable family at Cranbrook a couple weekends ago! Let me tell you, this family LOVES TO LAUGH. It was so fun hanging out with these kids,  doing animal voices, rapping, you know, normal stuff. Thanks for the fun you guys! DSC_7886

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The Sarconi’s | A Family Session

Say hello to my new friends, the Sarconi’s! You may recognize Kelly (in the first photo, far left) as a bridesmaid from Jamie and Sean’s wedding a little bit ago. Well, I had the privilege of getting to know the rest of her family, including two awesome tiny humans by the name of Jaclyn and Jimmy! We had such a blast walking and playing at the park in Rochester on a beautiful, albeit brisk, fall day. Take a look at the fun we had!

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Liz, Jay, Isaac, Ramona, Miles, Megan, Matt, Stephen, Laura, Kim, and Kevin | A BIG Family Shoot

We aim for once a year. We just try to get one photo of the whole family as we grow in age and in size. We have been doing this for probably 6 or 7 years now and it gets more exciting every year because there just keeps being more and more kids! This day also happened to be my nephew Isaac’s first birthday, so he got his own photo session. AND the Cooke family wanted to get some nice ones because we already all looked a little nicer than normal. Here is what I saw.

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Jamie and Sean | A Wedding

You may recognize these two from my LAST blog post. That is because we did their engagement session the week before the wedding! Jamie and Sean found each other not too long ago, but as they say, “when you know, you know.” And trust me, they are so right for each other. Their story is simple: they were so focused on their own relationships with God that it took Him to point them towards each other. And that is what made this day so incredibly moving; the whole day was spent in praise, love, and thanks. And if you are wondering, YES, a wedding can be planned in less than 6 weeks.

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Melissa, Ryan, and Baby O | A Baby Shower

Melissa and Ryan are expecting a new little person in their lives! They had the awesome idea of theming their baby shower around a gender reveal, and invited me to be part of their day. I had so much fun getting to know them and I hope I get to meet their new lithe….. girl! DSC_5354 DSC_5371 DSC_5373 DSC_5393 DSC_5408 DSC_5412 DSC_5419 DSC_5445 DSC_5455 DSC_5465 DSC_5500 DSC_5572 DSC_5582 DSC_5616 DSC_5665 DSC_5683 DSC_5746 DSC_5749 DSC_5772 DSC_5842 DSC_5849 DSC_5866 DSC_5968 DSC_6070 DSC_6136 DSC_6142