maureen, bill, & jack – lifestyle session in east lansing, mi

I totally fell in love with Jack and his amazing parents when I met them this January for Jack’s newborn session. This long awaited little boy is surrounded by so much love and happiness; it is nothing but pure joy watching this family together. So it might be an understatement to say I was excited when Maureen asked if I would come back and photograph Jack at six months. This little man is adorable with an infectious smile and so alert and curious.  Loved capturing some small moments with this family of five (can’t forget their fabulous fur babies who clearly are also big fans of baby Jack).

josh & maggie – wedding photography in haslett, mi

I shoot some unbelievable weddings—large, lavish, and a huge party. But I actually jump at the chance to shoot small intimate weddings. I love the big parties but shooting an small wedding where only the immediate family is present is special and provides an opportunity for me to do a different kind of storytelling. So I was honored that Josh and Maggie asked me to photograph their very intimate wedding at Josh’s family home.  It was great to see the love between this couple and the caring and support they received from their family as they officially started their lives together as a married couple. Add in a gaggle of adorable nieces and a dog that loves to be in the picture and you have a great wedding filled with little moments and a lot of love.

emmy & liam – lifestyle session in delton, mi

I always enjoy heading over to Delton, MI to photograph Andrea and Phil. The Oakwood house has been in Andrea’s family for generations and I am honored that I have been able to document several of their trip from California to this beloved spot. This is my third trip to this amazing cottage (I seriously adore this place) and I love that it all started with Andrea and Phil’s beautiful wedding four years ago. This year I had the pleasure of photographing this now family of four and their son Liam’s first trip to the family cottage. Liam and his big sister Emmy are absolutely adorable and it was a blast chasing around for the morning. I was so excited that I got to catch up with this family and to document another year at Oakwood.

melody and andrew at the old town marquee in lansing, mi

I need to stop myself from just listing a whole bunch of superlatives because frankly I could go on and on about how much I loved Melody and Andrew’s wedding. The whole day was about friends and family and one fantastic celebration for these two who are clearly super excited to be married. After the guys and girls got ready I had the pleasure of photographing Melody and Andrew on her family’s property just east of Lansing. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and included both a lovely new barn and a couple old barns that just stole my attention. After the ceremony we headed over to the Old Town Marquee where guests played corn-hole, were lead in a square dance by Melody’s grandfather and partied the night away. I love all the details that Melody and Andrew included like the mismatched place settings and the homemade jam favors (I am savoring my strawberry-basil jelly). It was an honor documenting this amazing day for this really wonderful couple.

Jeana-Dee documented the guys getting ready

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Image of Melody and Andrew cutting the cake by Jeana-Dee

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juliette & henry – lifestyle session in williamston, mi

I feel like it is shaping up to be the summer of the family session, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I really love documenting families and creating images that record what life is like at this crazy and wonderful time for them. Plus, as a mom to two young kids, I am rarely in the picture so I know how important it is to have someone else behind the camera sometimes. As a photographer Erika takes amazing photos of her kids and I was honored that she asked me to document her family—with her included. For the session I headed out to their beautiful family home in Williamston and there we took advantage of the amazing nature trail and fields that surround their house. Juliette and Henry were fantastic models and it was an absolute joy photographing this family.

madeleine – lifestyle session in lansing, mi

I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Madeleine and her family last year when she was just a newborn so it was a ton of fun getting to return to her beautiful home to re-photograph her as an active one-year old. But saying Madeleine was active might be an understatement. Madeleine was on the move from the moment I arrived and the only time she was upset was when her mom tried to read her a story and she thought it might be bedtime (she knew there was still fun to be had). It was a pleasure photographing Madeleine and her wonderful parents at their home and in their fabulous backyard (which also happens to be the Country Club of Lansing).

addy & bryce – lifestyle session in dewitt, mi

I had a wonderful time photographing Addy and Bryce. Actually, it was a blast. It was a morning filled with natural moments of these two sweet kids interacting with their parents and each other, and I just got to hang out and document it (along with a few portraits). As a very active four year old Addy was very excited to show me all the fun stuff at her house and lead the way for her baby brother Bryce. Bryce is an adorable one year old and I am crazy for the image of him playing peek-a-boo with his mom’s scarf. I love getting to record these moments for young families and it was a pleasure photographing this fabulous foursome.

tim & cari at chisholm hills golf course in lansing, mi

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It was such an honor photographing Tim and Cari’s wedding at Chisholm Hills Golf Course. They were referred to me by one of my favorite former clients, Chris and Jen, and I am thrilled that they connected me with this cute couple. I had such a great time photographing their engagement session a few weeks ago and was really excited to document their wedding day. The beautiful green grass and full trees on the golf course (things I thought might never return after our very long and cold winter) were the perfect setting for their outdoor wedding ceremony. Tim and Cari are clearly head over heels for each other and it was really special photographing this couple that were surrounded by lots of loving friends and family. And the kids, let’s not forget the adorable kids who maybe, kind of stole the show.

Jeana-Dee documented the guys getting ready.

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ellison – newborn session in jenison, mi

It is so much fun to photograph newborns. The babies are all cute and little and squishy. But I really love watching new parents. They are a little bit dazed and very tired, but completely overwhelmed with love and awe over this new creature that has just entered their life. It was really lovely meeting Hailey and Nate and photographing their beautiful daughter Ellison. Elsie is surrounded by a ton of love and one very protective dog that is definitely going to watch over this little one.

charlie – lifestyle session in east lansing, mi

To be honest, Charlie is one of my favorite people to photograph. He has the best smile and the cutest red hair, and I am lucky that I got to photograph this man for the second time last week. Charlie has certainly grown and changed since our last session but he is still as sweet as can be and he was totally excited to show off his independent sitting and backwards scooting (big deals in baby land).  I enjoyed creating images of Heidi and Steve interacting with their beautiful son—they are so in love with him and it was an absolute pleasure documenting this great family.