We’re about two months from Henry’s due date, but I’m already looking forward to April when it comes time to deliver this sweet baby.  For labor with Evelyn, I had my amazing friend, Perry, put together a worship playlist for me, and it was seriously so moving and powerful for me to have throughout the […]

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Labor & Delivery Playlist

Since today marks one year since we were in the hospital, in the middle of the induction process and preparing to meet Evelyn, I wanted to finally share her birth story!  Ever since giving birth to Evelyn, I have completely fallen in love with birth.  How beautiful that we, as women, are invited to share […]

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Evelyn James’s Birth Story

This family is very special to Joe and me!  Before we got married, Geoff and Kristin were our mentor couple during our own marriage prep!  They have shared so much wisdom about marriage, parenting, and family life with us, and they have continued to make themselves available to us for guidance and advice as we […]

Families

Family Session on Newburgh Lake in Livonia, Michigan

While I was in Michigan for Thanksgiving week, I got to meet up with Noah to take his high school senior photos!  We met early in the morning in downtown Plymouth for his session, and it was COLD.  A few minutes into our session, I asked if he was doing ok with no coat in […]

Seniors

Noah | High School Senior Session in Downtown Plymouth, MI

When I woke up on Saturday morning and saw SNOW on the ground, I could not wait for my session later that morning!!  Mary and Kevin met me at Jensen Trees in Verona, and we had so much fun taking some gorgeous Christmas tree photos!!  The two of them were so much fun to work with!  […]

Anniversaries

Christmas Tree Session at Jensen Trees in Verona, WI

Katherine contacted me a few months ago for a fall family photos, so we had planned to do the session at the end of September.  Unfortunately, the weather did not want to cooperate, so we rescheduled for the end of October.  We were really hoping there would still be plenty of colorful leaves on the […]

Families

Fall Family Session at Olin Park

Back when I was pregnant with Evelyn, I met Angela at a mom’s group.  Angela and her husband, Lucas, also happened to be pregnant with their first baby, who was due only a few weeks after Evelyn, so we quickly bonded over pregnancy and preparing for motherhood!  After we met, we went on a double […]

Families

Fall Family Session at Owen Park Conservation

Today is our second wedding anniversary!  It also happens to be the feast day of Pope Saint John Paul the Great!  I LOVE that our anniversary falls on this great saint’s feast day, but the funny thing is… we didn’t plan that.  (Thank you Holy Spirit, for working that out for us!)  In fact, Joe […]

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Our Second Wedding Anniversary

What an amazing day!!  My cousin, Sarah, and her fiance, Michael, planned a beautiful fall-themed wedding, with all the gorgeous fall colors, burlap, and lace details.  Not only were the colors beautiful, but the details that were incorporated into the day were so special.  Sarah’s soon-to-be sister-in-law made her a gorgeous little purse.  The fabric […]

Weddings

Sarah and Michael | A Beautiful Fall Navy and Wine Wedding at the Golden Gate Banquet Hall

Nico, Bryna, and their kiddos are parishioners at our church!  Bryna and I are also in a few of the same moms groups, so it has been so much fun getting to know her and the little ones!  Bryna reached out to me earlier this summer about a fall family session, and I am so […]

Families

Fall Family Session at Elver Park

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