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Who are the Hanes?

Do you ever think to yourself, where did it all start? It’s been so long that I can’t remember. It’s always good to go back to the beginning.

Ben and I met back in November of 2001 through a mutual friend. Officially he and I started dating in February of 2002 and after 4 years he proposed and we married in September of 2006. Who are these crazy kids? back then we had not a care in the world other than scraping up enough gas money so we could travel 20 miles to see each other 1 or 2 times a week.


This was our Engagement Photo. Remember when Sepia was really popular?


Our Wedding September 2, 2006

In 2008 we welcomed our fun, smart and comedic baby boy Caleb. There is something about when you become a mom that everything changes. You get this overwhelming joy and fear in your heart that you can’t imagine having for anyone else.


That is until you expect another. Then you have it for 2


Fast forward 6 years to today…

Who is Ben?


Well I’m glad you asked! Ben is my hunky husband who has multiple talents. The biggest is being the most awesome dad. Ben is an electrician who also loves to pursue acting. You may have seen him in local plays or films. Recently he has started his own side business. You can check it out at H&S Electric.



This little man has quite the imagination for a 9 year old. Right now he loves to write short stories and create movies. You can see his Youtube Channel by clicking here. I’m sure he’d love it if you left him a comment!



She is one little mini me with some of her own talents that I can’t quite measure up to. One being the fact that she loves to sing. Have you heard the new Moana soundtrack? Yup so have we, all day every day but that’s okay because she has a beautiful voice (pretty sure she doesn’t get that from me).


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Ben surprised me our first Christmas after we were married with this little girl and I can’t imagine a day with out her. She is a lap warmer who loves to snuggle. If you come to the studio, you most likely will be greeted by this little girl.



(photo by my friend over at DanyCPhotography)

Well, what can I say about myself. Well, I’m an open book. To start I have an early childhood degree (that I no longer use) and taught preschool for 10 years. Last fall I took the plunge to pursue my dream and make it my reality. Most days you can find me in my office drinking a luke warm cup of coffee. In my spare time I love to read. If you have great suggestions I’d love to hear it.

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Orchard- Family Sessions

The first dessert I ever made from scratch was an apple pie (Next Best Recipe). I was so proud of it. The crust was flaky, the filling sweet, caramelized to perfection. If you asked me to make it again I don’t think it would be possible as I made it in Home Economics back in 2002. Nowadays When making an apple dessert I like to use Fuji apples but I love to eat Michigan Macintosh because you can sink your teeth right into it. This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing 4 sweet, perfectly lovely families at a local Orchard in Standale, MI. Motmans Orchard is one of many orchards in west Michigan and was the perfect spot this weekend. Below are a few of the photos I had captured. Enjoy!

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