Friday, August 19, 2011

Miss Delaney { Bark River Michigan Child Photographer }

The always adorable Miss Delaney came to see me again...seriously can she be any more sweet! We had so much fun with her session and she was just lovin' the attention and how about those stinkin' cute! I wish she lived here because I would be calling her mom every week for me to shoot her...but I will have to wait until the next time they come back to visit their family.

Miss Hattie { Bark River Michigan Child Photographer }

The beautiful Miss Hattie...the first time I got to capture this little beauty she quickly stole my heart! This image from her newborn session is still one of my all time's just a sweet, simple and beautiful capture. Well now Miss Hattie has grown up a little and is now two years old. One thing that I love about my job is that I get to see these little babes who are so tiny and fresh grow up right before me...their newborn session and then the in-between months: 3 to 9 months, then the famous ONE year cake smash, eighteen months, the two year session and so on.

Miss Hattie is now two and she's a beautiful two year old who loves to is one of the cutest things ever to see her dance! She made mom and I work for her smiles but were those smiles worth it! I can't wait until the next time she comes to visit me to see how much she has changed and grown.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Charming Necessities { Bark River Michigan Child Photographer }

Mini top hats...I am sure you have seen them somewhere (as I think almost everyone is either making them or using them) as they are the newest craz for little girls and photoshoots. And if you have a little girl like mine they will just love them! My daughter would use them in every session we do if I let her.

I was on Etsy one day awhile back and I found "Charming Necessities" and let me just say I instantly fell in LOVE with her clothing and style! So as I am looking thru her store I see the cutest little top hats EVER and I order my first two mini top hats. I patiently wait the two weeks and when they arrive I open the package and I can not wait to do a session with them! And as you can see from the photos below I had some fun capturing these beautiful little girls and these beautiful mini top hats!
And what's even better is these mini top hats match her clothing collections and if you are looking for headbands she has those too!

I have also included a picture of one of her retro sunsuits (in Peach Treasure)and let me just say her clothing is even more beautiful in person! She has so much more gorgeous clothing in several different collections so you have to go check her out...I am telling you... one look and you will just love it all too! So where can you find Charming Necessities..check out: or or

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Our very own Superman { Bark River, Michigan Child Photographer } years old, loving , caring, and gives lots of hugs! Obsessed with movies (at any given time can be seen carrying around 20-50 dvds just so he can read them), his favorite toys are his nintendo ds, his leapster and his beanie baby dog names "Puppy" (which we are on number 16 since he was one year old...yes we have gone through 15 of them), loves McDonalds french fries and tortilla chips..and he LOVES to wear his Superman costume! Oh yeah...almost forgot...Preston also has Autism.

April is "National Autism Awareness Month"...well for us ...we deal with "the Autism" everyday. We have our good days and we have our bad days...we are just grateful that the good days waayyy out number those bad days :)We have come such a long way and the past two years have been with the most changes, with Preston in school with his "team" and with him talking so much more now. I will even catch him singing to some songs in the van now and I just soak that up...I ♥ it song is Katy Perry's "Firework"...I mean how fitting is that!?! There is just so much new and it's everyday...I think one of my favorites is still hearing "I love you mom", I don't think I will ever get tired of hearing him say that!

What most people don't know is that Preston is more than just this amazing child who may have this little thing called Autism... which does not stop him in anyway...we keep chugging ahead! But Preston is this little miracle that came after the most heartbreaking thing any parents should never have to go thru. In May 2002 our baby girls were born at 24 weeks and both Payton and Hope passed away...our world was shattered and I honestly thought I was never going to survive it...all I wanted was to be a mom and after everything we had to go thru to even become pregnant, we were blessed with these two amazing little girls and then only to have all of our dreams taken away. I still remember the phone call when we became pregnant with Preston..the nurse said the number is I am thinking it's not a viable pregnancy but we will test in two days to see if it doubles....two days later it barely doubled and at the six week ultrasound...there he was on the screen with a strong heartbeat and after 37 weeks of bedrest...yes complete bedrest and after a horrible delivery he was here. But it wasn't happy ever ending...just yet. He was grey, he wasn't breathing that well and they thought he may have bleeding in/on the brain so we get to see him for seconds and off they go to do tests...well at this point you know we are much more do we have to go through. The next four hours took forever and finally we got to see our baby boy and hold him...all tests came back fine..he just needed some help with breathing and he was little jaundice and here we are today...with a happy and thriving seven year old...but for me...he's more than that...he is who saved me...he is who let me believe again...he is who made me want to be the best mommy in the world...he is my Superman!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring is coming! Spring is coming! Spring is coming...right? { Bark River, Michigan Child Photographer }

The title says it all...we are so ready for spring here in the U.P. and the snow can stop paying us a visit at anytime. Hopefully the last two snowfalls were it and it is all going to melt away now and spring is on it's way! The Valentine's Day minis went so well I decided to do some Spring Mini if you are interested call me, email me or send me a message on facebook. So many new things coming in or have come in for tutus, pettis, rompers, headbands, hats, ties, a few props and new backdrops for both the girls and the boys! These will fill up fast so contact me today.