Townsend Park Engaged- Jessica and Eric

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
TOWNSEND PARK, MI

Congratulations Jessica and Eric! These two were troopers, with a location switch as we were all driving! Michigan- the weather isn't the only roller coaster we deal with here. They were so great about it and just rolled with the punches. That's a good quality in a couple. 

They met at work, starting out as friends, which lead into more... and have been together for four years. They were on a backpacking trip for the first time and it was storming. The next morning, the sun was shining and they walked down to the beach, where Eric proposed. It was very meaningful, coming out of the storm into the sunlight... 

The woods were really important to them in this shoot (probably because they are the bad-ass backpacking kind), so I'm glad we were able to get all of these photo opportunities at this park. 

The big day is September 15, so stay tuned! These guys are going to be so fun!

40% off- A Day in the Life Sessions!

Grand Rapids, MI
A DAY IN THE LIFE PHOTO SESSIONS!

What is the difference between a family portrait session and "A Day in the Life" session?

NO POSING. 

I know, that scares most people. A documentary style of their home, kids, the chaos?? It sounds scary. But, really?! Not at all. Don't you WANT to remember this point and time? Don't you WANT to remember what it was like? Don't you want to remember your kid's favorite stuffed animal, that he couldn't go to sleep without it? How he made you read him the same book every night? How he crawled in your lap when you did? The rituals you had at bedtime-  brushing the teeth, singing in the bath, etc. The way he crinkled his nose every time he got in the water? Each little personality brings so many things with it. Don't you want to remember the tiny things that are so big?

Documentary photography is the new family session. It shows you so much more than a smiling face at the camera. It shows REAL life! Real personalities and idiosyncrasies. Real love. This is also an investment for your kiddos. They will want this in the years to come, believe me.

I'm offering 40% off A Day in the Life sessions for newsletter members!

The session has to be at your home, in Grand Rapids. Travel fees would apply outside the GR area.
The session must be between January and March, 2018.
 

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Give the gift of beautiful memories!! Gift certificates available!!

Happy Holidays everyone!
Lisa

STUDIO D2D -LISA AND JEFF

STUDIO D2D EVENT CENTER
GRAND RAPIDS, MI


Congratulations Lisa and Jeff!  What a beautiful day in downtown Grand Rapids! This was such an elegant and laid back celebration! Lisa and Jeff met at a construction management class. They were together for two and a half years before Jeff and the kiddos proposed. They bought land for their new house and while taking the kids there to check things out, they all got on their knees and asked, "Will You Marry Us?"

My favorite parts about their day... Definitely the humorous poses that both Jeff and Lisa would surprise me with, making me laugh the whole day. Jeff's face when they entered the reception to celebrate with their nearest and dearest was hysterical.  I loved the closeness of the families. It was a mish mash of little girls with grandmas and grandpas, uncles, aunts... I LOVED that they somehow got The Killer Flamingos to play! How cool was that?! That was a blast from my past, on the east side. I also was bent over laughing at the uncles dancing. The couple at the end of this preview... Their faces! Fearlessly gettin' down! It was hilarious.

Since I gotta give it to amazing women entrepreneurs, please make sure you check out Lisa's shop, https://www.ellembee.com for creative fashion and jewelry finds! 

Best wishes to your wonderful new family! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your story. 
Enjoy the preview: