…Wentke Family | Family Session | Temperance MI…

oh this is a sweet family. fellow westerners. we talked about wyoming….open spaces, prairie, animals. life out west.
three of the sweetest kids. their personalities were so precious to observe. dad got stuck at work, but was able to make it just as the sun dipped down for the night. 
we traipsed all over my yard. they got covered in burrs. the kids must have removed 200000 burrs of their clothing.
but these were soooo worth it.

they had the best outfits. socks. boots. suspenders. so fun. i will never forget the “my name is hunter. my boots have my name.” he was so proud.

a few favorites!

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…Cousino Family | Family Session | Erie, Michigan…

i love this family. seven beautiful children. i have done photos with them every year since i started my business. i love watching them grow!
we met on one of the hottest days of the year. it was humid, buggy, the wheat was scratchy.
we took a break for juice and cake from grandma.
the kids were troopers!
this was their grandpa’s last wheat field and was scheduled to be cut the next morning.

here are a few favorites!


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…Treadway Family | Temperance, MI | Family Session…

a set of twins. those curls. the sweetest big brother. it was quite chilly and breezy, but this sweet family was up for traipsing through the tall grass, snuggling in blankets, playing games.

so many favorites from this session!

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…Becker Family | Temperance, MI…

“sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in our heart.” winnie the pooh

i love how they look at her. you can see their love.

oh the weather made this session almost happen. we reschedule a few weeks ago due to a downpour. it rained most of the day on sunday. we were predicted to have one hour of no rain so we decided to try to fit it in between rain drops. it was chilly and drizzly, but they didn’t mind! miss E. you are one loved little lady. i can’t believe how much you have grown. six months already!

she loves to stand on their legs. she rocks a pink helmet. she lights up when they talk to her. 

miss e, you are one lucky girl. they will give you their all.

a few favorites:


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…Kwiatkowski Family | Temperance, MI…

these four. i love it when natural personalities come out in a session. we practiced prom poses, senior photo poses. we played with my chickens, we traipsed through elbow high grass and were nearly eaten alive by mosquitoes. 

but it was so worth it.

their fifth sibling is in the military over seas, so we were only able to get these four together. 

laughter. so much laughter.

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…Jacob Kwiatkowski | Senior | Toledo, OH…


We spent an early  Saturday morning in downtown Toledo. Abandoned buildings are my favorite. The colors, the textures, the materials. Perfect. This urban setting seemed fitting for Jacob. He is a 2017 Bedford Graduate and will be attending Monroe County Community College this fall, and then on to Specs Howard School of Media.



We discussed the important things…least favorite actor, least favorite actress…best cinematography. Important things.

We traipsed around the old warehouse district, some unique alley ways,and ended at the Great Lakes Terminal Warehouse. 

Congratulations, Jacob!

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…Becker Family | Dundee, MI | Newborn Session…

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I want it more than I can tell!” – Belle

This sweet little baby girl. Six days new and completely adored by her parents. Their first baby. Baby Everly. Those sweet firsts are so special, right in the middle of those first sleepless nights.

I got to help with her first babywearing up. Pavo wraps are amazing. Daddy surprised her with this sweet wrap. Just like that she settled right in and fell asleep. Those little toes, fingers, and sweet sighs. Dark raven hair.  She was so alert and loved to look intently at each of them.  Grandma brought her Baptismal gown. This gown was worn by mom and her two aunts.

They will help her become whatever she wants.

Sweet Everly, I can’t wait to see your adventures.

Here are a few favorites! 


becker newborn lifestyle session




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