March 16, 2009

we've moved!!! | the blog that is!

What's in there?!

With as much as I have enjoyed blogger, I needed to make a change. You can now find updates, previews, and other random fun at:

Good bye blogger!

March 06, 2009

baby | Zaiden is ONE!

I met Zaiden a year ago as a newborn, and that same afternoon his parents and I sat down to discuss their October'08 wedding. Since October I think this little man has grown six inches! He is tall! I've had some great mad faces in the studio recently, but I think Zaidens might just be the best...although every time we saw it he snapped right back into a happy kid.

Zaiden, kudos dude, for being the easiest one year shoot I have ever experienced! Thanks for coming over! It was wonderful seeing you and your parents!

March 05, 2009

event | solon township grass fire

I follow fire trucks.

I'm biased, I know, but I love Solon Township Fire. On my way home this afternoon (pics later!) the big rig and the grass truck were crossing Algoma...I follow fire trucks. Fires are H.O.T.

You know....I wouldn't turn down a pager...if one just happened to fall into my hands.*giggle*

March 04, 2009

baby | brayden is 3 months!

How does time get away from us? Wasn't it just December? Brayden is now three months old, and such a little man!

I :heart: bubbles.

Brayden wasn't too sure of my cup, but his patience was wonderful. *giggle* Isn't he just the cutest little man ever?!

Love from mom...

...before testing those little lungs. I love mad faces. So stinkin cute!

Thanks for coming in little man! It was great to see you and your parents!

March 02, 2009

curtain call | marathon dates!

curtain call :: your final return to the bridal “stage” as you put on your wedding dress a final time to capture unique and creative pictures!

Join LVL Photography and Ben Pancoast Photography as we team up to offer a curtain call photo session in Southwest Michigan!

For more information visit: Stella Event Design/Blog

February 23, 2009

studio | my something old, new, and blue

I NEED CHANGE. Must be the weather. *giggle* And since I'm struggling with a new and improved blog (launch hopefully SOON) I decided to pull a 180 here. Everything looks better against black! So I guess you're wondering what my "something's" are....

Since the flooding after Christmas we've (we=my husband) been hard at work remodeling/improving my studio space! Fabulous!!!

Above images you will find 100 year old barn wood, basic backdrops, and red. LOVE. Below is my "something blue" wall. Every girl needs something blue!

For those of you who have been with me for quite some time will notice the upgrades of drywall, flooring, and a more versitile area. What more could a girl ask for?!! What you can not feel here is heat. Yes, HEAT is an upgrade! *giggle* The entire basement will be finished by the end of March allowing for heat to flow freely through our entire house 24/7.

The borrowed part...bright eyes and fabulous smiles! Contact for availability!

February 18, 2009

baby | lil miss cora

Valentine's Day was spent with Lil Miss Cora and her parents, Andrea + Mike. The last time I saw these two was back in July at Holland State Park. Since then their home has grown by two feet!

And let me tell you. Cora knows what she wants and when she wants it at three months young.*giggle*
Happiness is when you have mom.

I adore mad faces. Too stinkin cute!

I absolutely adored the cuddling!!! We'll need to do this again soon little lady!

February 11, 2009

baby | master jackson

This morning Jackson and his mom came over to celebrate Jackson at six months. It was an amazing session with such a wonderful little man. I :heart: gummy smiles. *giggle*

Such a happy little man.

Stuff it baby!!!

Larah, it was great having YOU back int he studio too!lol Hope you enjoy the preview!

February 09, 2009

baby | Miss Kendall Rae

Miss Kendall came back into the studio on Saturday afternoon for nine month pictures! It was so great to see how much she's grown and how she is still one of the best natured babies I have ever been around...but hey, she's my girlfriend Dena's little one I should have known Dena would have the perfect little girl. The image above is the exact stage. Kendall is wanting to move so badly, but is stuck. I :heart: stuck!

Standing with assistance.

And Kendall is "SOOOOOOOO BIG!"

Pink. Pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink...
( studio. New fun. Will update in the next week!)

Thanks for coming to play and bringing your mom along! I miss you two terribly!

January 26, 2009

yes! | Paul & Paddy

Sunday morning I met up with Paul and Paddy in Rockford to capture their engagement pictures in Michigan's winter wonderland. Other than the bitter cold I LOVE winter sessions!

I am totally in love with the image below.

State vs. UofM

After the temps of Sunday morning I am soooooo looking forward to your wedding in July!!! Thank you for such a wonderful beginning to the week!