Welcome to my 2023 Model Calls! Every year I spend months thinking about what areas of photography I want to either strengthen or dabble my toes in for the first time. While so much of my photography focuses on newborns and maternity clients, the model calls below expand on motherhood and family life as I’ve been dreaming of. These model calls will all take place within the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, and are either in my studio in Middleville, or in your home as noted in the postings. I’ve placed a board above each listing to give you an
Confession: I just like pretty things. Pretty dresses, more specifically. When meeting me, I may not seem like it. I’m most comfortable in leggings and a t-shirt, and my naturally curly hair is best described by my daughter as “crazy.” The 40’s are hitting hard so I’ve only recently begun wearing a touch of makeup to make myself feel a bit more perky. But put me in a room with oodles of tulle and satin and beading and rhinestones and I’m instantly on cloud nine. I’ve tried understanding why I’m so in love frilly, poofy gowns and it all comes down
When we found out we were pregnant with our first, my initial thought was excitement. My very next thought was “OMG, I’m in charge of this little person’s life!!” As someone that has struggled with anxiety most of her life, adding a helpless newborn into the mix, while I was thrilled, also added to the plate of stress. And not the “did I leave the garage door open” kind of stress, the “how do I keep this child alive” type of anxiety. How did I cope? Education!! We took *all* of the prenatal classes we could and our very favorite
No matter how much you prepare, bringing a baby into this world is never easy. Everyone from first time parents to seasoned “vets” need support to make the transition to a growing family. Enter, the doula! True hero’s of the baby world, a doula is there to support you every step of your pregnancy journey. They’re your personal coach, helper, and cheerleader; who doesn’t need that kind of support?! I wish they had every-day-mom doulas 😉 And I’m so excited to say that Kristin Revere, Doula and co-owner of Gold Coast Doulas, is here to answer some your doula questions.
For me, photographs are so much more than a moment captured on camera—they’re memories. That’s why with every session, I strive to produce beautiful, timeless memories of your family that you can hang on your wall, place on your mantle, or tuck away in your wallet so you can relive them whenever you want.