Brooklyn Claire Deppe : Newborn

Meet 5 day new Brooklyn Claire Deppe. James, Samantha and big brother Finley welcomed her on October 5th, 2017 at 10:27am weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces 21 inches. She is very relaxed and very chilled out. She makes the cutest little noises when she’s sleeping. Not to mention she has been a recipient of many kisses from big brother Finley. Take a peek at this beautiful family and the newest member.


Beckham 1 year

Everyone always tells you when you’re a new mom that kids grow up so fast. This is especially true in the first year. There are so many changes and while very sleep deprived and constantly trying to figure out your baby’s needs, you find that he or she is no longer a baby.

Last week I met with Marc and Jamie as they celebrated their son Beckham’s first year. This little guy is crawling everywhere and is trying to pull himself up on everything. He loves cell phones and tv remotes but he also likes books and balls. He was especially fond of the yellow truck and bubbles in the studio. I ask all parents, if there is one piece of advise you would give your child in the future when they become parents, Jamie said, “I would tell him how much I love him and to cherish every moment.” I think you can see that all of these moments are cherished with Beckham.

Happy 1st year buddy!

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Hudson VandenBerg

One of my most favorite things to photograph are newborn babies. This past week I met 4 day old Hudson. Both Hudson’s mom and I go way back. Her and I are both Grandville Alumni (Go Bulldogs!) and recently worked together for a year. When I found out she was pregnant with their second child I was beyond excited (mostly because they have one other fun, adorable boy already).

Dave and Emile VandenBerg along with their son, Welsey welcomed baby boy , Hudson John VandenBerg on April 10th 2017 at 10:55am weighing 6lbs 4oz. with a length of  19.5in. When Emile told me that her favorite thing Hudson did was make faces I knew exactly why in just minutes. This little guys has some adorable expressions. I’d love for you to take a peek and see more from last week’s session.

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Noah Bellmer : Spring Mini

Noah is a very energetic almost 7 year old who loves his dogs, riding bikes, reading and anything grandpa is doing! When spending time with Grandma he loves playing cars, building legos, and reading.

After spending only a few minutes with Noah you will find he is one awesome dude with a contagious laugh and great smile. Enjoy what’s left of Kindergarten little buddy and I hope to see you again soon!


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Oliver Koetsier

Meet Oliver. This past month he celebrated his 1st birthday. He is walking with the help of toys, is super sweet and loves his big sister, Amelia. I hope your day was filled with love, friends and family little buddy!


Advice to them from dad, Kevin and mom, Andrea. “When you have your own kids someday enjoy the little things because they turn into the big things. Try to remember every smile, hug, cry and temper because they won’t last forever. Love fiercely.”

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Bo Koops : Newborn

Bo Thomas Koops made his debut at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon on February 10th at 8:07am weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces. First time Momma Kerry just loves the little noises he makes and when he snuggles up to fall asleep on her chest. This little honey came to see me this past week. He is such a little stud. Check out other sweet snuggly images of this little guy.


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Sawyer Lochschutz : 2 Years

When I get to tell the story of someone from the time they are born and follow them through each major milestone I consider it a blessing. I am honored to have been telling the Lothschutz family’s story since their first child (Jack) and I’m sharing with you today his little brother, Sawyer.

This April, Sawyer will be turning 2 and I can’t wait to share with you his photos from this past week. Though he wouldn’t warm up to me very quickly I can see he is one that builds trust before he is ready to conquer the world. This little guy I can tell will move mountains. I’d love for you to get a glimpse of him from the beginning and who he is now!


Happy Early Birthday Sawyer!


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Harper Tenbrink : Newborn

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14 (NIV)

Let me tell you how sweet little Harper is. This little girl cried once for me and only for a second. She is such a sweet little peanut and has the most wonderful parents.

Harper Leigh TenBrink was born on February 11th at 3:37am weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces. She came in to the word at the amazing Zeeland hospital. Mom Stacey says, “she is such a blessing from God!!! So easy going” and you can tell just by looking at her.




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Kyle and Kathryn 9 months

Little Mr. Kyle and Ms. Kathryn were back in the studio this week for their 9 month shoot. It’s amazing how many changes are happening with the both of them. They are sitting up on their own. Kyle was sporting his bottom teeth this time…

…while Kathryn her beautiful baby blue eyes!



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Cake Smash Sessions

Cake smash sessions have become very popular. I love everything about them. That moment that a little one dives in to the bite of sweet frosting and fluffy goodness. Not to mention the reaction of their faces. Over the years I have been able to tell the story of many as they hit their first year milestone. I’d love for you to take a look.


Ava & Ethan










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