So this is my friend's third, beautiful baby girl, and I have loved capturing each one. So precious. For this little one's photo shoot, we chose the room of the house that has the pink blush walls. A happy color for a happy little girl.
Smiles for days after seeing that sweet face light up.
Although it was the end of September, it was extremely warm for this year's fall mini shoots. So, instead of dressing fall-ish, the VanV family decided to embrace the warm temperatures and dress for the weather. It paid off in beautiful photos with the warm fall light, but the softness and gentleness that comes with summer.
No better way to end then with eskimo kisses.
I was blessed to capture some wonderful families in the morning before the temperature rose to 90 degrees one Saturday a few weeks ago. Thankfully we all made it through the odd September heat and still managed to get smiles and beautiful fall light. Thanks to everyone who came out! Here's part 1 of the sessions.
Now, natural beauty could reflect many things these days. But what I want to focus on is the little girl that was recently born. Because of the beautiful weather I was able to get most of her newborn pictures outside in the natural light, with wood and trees as our backdrop. Couldn't have asked for a better backdrop or more beautiful setting. Enjoy her small-ness because already she seems way too big now.
Jon and Terra welcomed a little one into their home recently, and I was allowed to capture her beauty and the moments that we parents want to remember forever. The tiny, chubby arms. The adorable smiles and giggles. All of the smallness that goes away all too quickly.
Photography allows us to capture moments to return to and to help us remember all the little things we love.
You are beautiful people inside and out. So thankful for you Jon and Terra!
A beautiful (little hot) but sunny, gorgeous day in Holland, MI and a beautiful family of girls (and Barney) to photograph. It was a wonderful session with smiling faces, lots of giggles, and some of the most patient parents I know. Thank you Gamboa's for letting me photograph your beautiful family. Here are some highlights.
And below is what happens on any good photo shoot. The in-between shots.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful, sunny day with me Gamboa's! Your family is precious and I'm so privileged to capture you all.
This beautiful couple is going to have their baby in the next 2-4 weeks and I'm so excited I got to take pictures of this gorgeous mama's bump before that baby comes out. Kyle and Meghan are wonderful people who invest in others all. the. time. They care deeply, they are very responsible, and are still SO in love. These characteristics will help them be the wonderful parents I know they will be. Here's your preview before you meet your sweet little someone!
Thank you so much for letting me capture this special time of expectancy and excitement in your lives Kyle and Meghan. I'm SO excited for your growing family!
Well, it's been a while since I've blogged, but sometimes that's just what happens when you have two little ones. I wouldn't change a thing, but I am glad to be getting back into photography and taking more and more photos of growing adorable families and getting to post them here on my blog!
First up, this year's spring mini shoot. I had two wonderful families come for the mini shoots this spring and both were beautiful sessions. One of my friend's Sarah helped out, for which I am super grateful. Her house and ability to make children smile was the perfect place and atmosphere.
Here are some from the beautiful families I had the chance to photograph.
Thank you so much to the Hall and Hamilton families for letting me take your pictures. If you are the kind of family that likes a quick and easy mini shoot, be on the lookout for a Fall Mini Shoot (2017) date to be coming your way soon - September or October!
Keep on taking those pictures!
So this blog post won't apply to last year's photo book, but it will make making a photo book of 2014 a whole lot easier! And really, it just takes one simple thing. A folder. You read that right, a folder dedicated to 2014. Now this folder is not just any folder. And it is not a folder that is organized by date, category, or event.
Every time you put pictures onto your computer this year for archiving them, take a minute or two to pull out your favorites and put them in a folder. Label it whatever you want to, but make sure it is the only place for these favorites. Also, make sure you are copying the pictures in to this folder, not cutting and pasting them. Copying them will keep them in their archived position and allow your next yearly photo book to be a breeze.
At the end of next year, when you go to make your photo book; choose Shutterfly, Mpix, Snapfish (whichever you prefer) and upload your folder of 2014 favorites. Once the files are uploaded, create your book! Easy Peasy!
I hope this makes 2014 a wonderful year for you and creates less stress as you try to capture and archive all of those wonderful memories.
Happy 2014 and here is our Christmas Card created by using the favorites folder for archiving! Enjoy!
So, in just a few short weeks, we will be welcoming a little baby girl into our family (as long as the ultrasound tech was correct) - making our family no longer just a twosome, but a threesome. We are quite excited for her arrival and anticipating it with joy and eagerness. We do not know her name yet, but stay tuned to the blog and the ENS Photography Facebook Page, as we will announce it there once she is here.
As far as this relates to photos, I will not be doing photo shoots for November and most of December, taking time to care for our new little one. I WILL be editing past shoots, continuing to check email once a week, booking shoots for next year, and continuing to post updates on the blog and the Facebook Page - so stay tuned for more cuteness and loveliness to come soon.
If you are wanting to book me for a shoot for next year, please DO SO as soon as possible! By booking before December 31, 2013, you will still receive this year's (2013) prices. If you book after January 1, 2014, prices will be increasing. So please share this news with your friends and family members and book NOW! :)
I am so excited to share in this new adventure of motherhood with you and look forward to capturing even more of your special moments on film as the year unfolds. Thank you to all of those wonderful friends and family who have been so supportive and encouraging during this time. We greatly appreciate it!
And because I can't just leave you without sharing some pictures, here are some pregnancy pictures that we took back when the weather was nicer. Thanks to Verald Stevens for taking a few shots for us and to my husband, Peter, who always makes me feel beautiful (and took a couple of shots as well). Enjoy my baby bump at 30.5 weeks along (and now I'm 37 weeks...wow, how time flies).