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After a pretty solid 10 days of fog and moisture and cold toes, I feel that 1, I need a trip to the beach and the sun and 2, this is perfect weather to post this wintery session. So 1, we booked a trip to Thailand for March (SUN BEACH SUN!) and 2, meet Angela […]

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January 19, 2015

For the love of blue spruces: Noah & Angela + baby

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I hate taking down the tree. Don’t get me wrong – about this time of January, I start feeling like the tree is making my house Not Clean or something but taking it down seems to signify the end of something great, and the start of the dreary wait until summer.  I really shouldn’t complain because I […]

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January 6, 2015

Quick! Before Christmas is over!

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Fun fact: This family’s Christmas cards were one of my top 5 favorite this year.  For sure. I may be part of a big family since our March wedding, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t view crowd management and coordination for big family Christmas photos as a feat to be respected.  Blonde hair, klompen…and […]

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December 30, 2014

One Day I’ll Need to Learn About SinterKlaas | deGraaf Family

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After a few days of family, family, family (to be clear – Daniel’s family, which includes 7 siblings and their spouses and their 35 total kids [I got married and became a tante {aunt} more times over than I ever expected!]), I’ve realized Scarlett barely even looks like this anymore, so I better hurry up […]

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December 27, 2014

Niece #35 Turns 1: Scarlett

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Morning is the worst of times and the best of times. Two summers driving past this location (which really is just a few old buildings just barely off the highway) to get to the lake had me ITCHING to take photos here.  I made Daniel pull over (boat in tow) once this past summer so […]

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December 23, 2014

Van Dyk Family

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In case you’ve never been a photographer that has taken her sister’s engagement photos, let me tell you what it is like: 1. Awesome.  I know her style so I’m pretty sure I can nail what she’s looking for. 2. Normal.  I take photos, it’s just another couple in front of my camera and I’m […]

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December 13, 2014

My sister is engaged! | Shelly & Tim

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Being with. With. It’s an irreplaceable reality. Being with means you are experiencing the same things, and filtering those experiences together. It’s hearing and seeing multiple angles on an experience, because you are being with. To be with. My grandma Haney passed away this week and it was hard, as I’m sure any death is […]

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October 6, 2014

About Grandma

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 vandenbergs | family session | june 4   This girl’s dad is Buddy the Elf.  And smiling is her favorite (clearly). I’m almost serious.  I met John and Alecia in my first few months in California and thought they were pretty cool.  Then I got invited to their house for a Christmas party and John […]

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June 15, 2014

VandenBergs | family session

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sumer | senior session | april 22   Fun fact #1 about Lauren: I think long, thick, wavy hair is the prettiest.  (And I want it so badly that I’ve been growing out mine since 8th grade [yep, for over 10 years] – and my hair is STILL only just past shoulder length.  I’ve tried everything […]

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June 13, 2014

Summer | Senior & Megan Welker Hangout