Oh baby! This little boy is so cute and while I never use to like shooting infants, I have become obsessed with them! I have a few more friends and relatives with little ones on the way and I plan on practicing on all them! Here are some shots of little Fredrick.
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Last year around this time we took a trip to the Grand Rapids zoo. This year was SO different than last year. I was struck by how crazy it was to have two kids with us instead of one. Last year Delilah was just a bun in the oven and I was exhausted before we even started out on our animal adventure. I remember being winded by the end of our trip and really needing a nap last year. This year seamed so effortless and I couldn’t even imagine being tired walking the length of the tiny zoo. Mike and I love this zoo cause we both think it is exactly the right size! The Detroit zoo is nice but so so so big for just a 4 year old to explore. Grand Rapids has so many animals but is just the right size. There are camel rides, sting rays you can pet, a bird cage you can feed the birds from and a petting farm. The penguins are so cool and really close up too (that was always my favorite when I was little). I think we will take another trip when it is cooler, but here are some pics of my wild and crazy kids.
This year he actually touched the sting rays! Last year he wanted nothing to do with them!
Mike and Parker feeding the birds!
Her favorite sleepy time bear. So cute!
And the zoo last year!!! He hasn’t changed too much right? Zoo 2008
Here we go again.
Life is getting back to normal after a crazy two weeks of wedding fun and now the photos will be flowing again! Hope you enjoy because I am excited to get in the swing of things again after having my beautiful baby girl!
So here is a preview of the beautiful Marian and Dan’s wedding extravaganza! The wedding and reception took place at the fabulous Inn at St. John’s. I loved it because throughout the grounds was amazing, even the chapel had good lighting which isn’t always the case. We worked with two very sweet videographers from
Now, on to the good stuff!!!
So I wanted to post a quick update and a bit of information that I thought would be helpful for those looking to book an ’09 wedding.
First, everything is still going well with my pregnancy. I am officially in my last week, 3 days till my due date. I had some labor on Friday and Saturday this past weekend but we are really praying nothing happens till at least Friday. Unfortunately my hubby had to go out of town for 3 days, yeah bad timing. So we are waiting it out and hoping no more contractions come. The baby room is pretty much ready, I have been meaning to get a picture or two to post here, I will do that soon. For those who don’t know, her name is Delilah Brooklyn.
Secondly, thanks to all my understanding brides! This is prime ’09 booking time and I know I have had to phone conference with alot of people lately, due to the fact that I can’t really leave the city of Holland. I won’t go far from the hospital at this point. And also, to any potential ’09 brides, I apologize for not being able to meet up personally at this point, but I can phone and video conference if need be and I am more than happy to answer any and all questions that need to be answered. I also will have open days for meetings between Christmas and the New Year, so if anyone wants to meet up in that time frame I will be happy to schedule something. I am also more than halfway booked for ’09 and due to the fact that both my sisters will be getting married this next summer, I have less dates available than before. I haven’t been updating my website calendar, so be sure to ask about your date soon because there is more booked than meets the eye. It is on my to do list to update that schedule.
Lastly, here is a pic of my little man in his Halloween costume. We had a party this past weekend and he kept this thing on for a total for about 1 minute! Hopefully he will keep it on longer for actual trick-or-treating!
So we are officially posting our last full wedding blog till probably January. I am planning on doing some recap of the old blog, so I can do away with it, but for now Caroline and Josh’s fabulous wedding will be the last. I am SO glad we decided to take Caroline and Josh’s wedding last minute. It was a beautiful day, from the moment I woke up for some reason everything seamed to go smoothly. Getting my husband out of the house on time, picking up our dear friend Stacey for some fun second shooting, getting to the hotel early and having a nice clean car (most people know I am a bit of a neat freak, things being tidy makes my day much happier). So anyways, back to the wedding. Caroline was getting ready in the beautiful Omni Hotel and of course it was dejavu for me since Daynor from earlier this year was in the exact same room! We then headed to Belle Isle to take pics of the bride and groom before the wedding, which of course was awesome since we love it when bride and grooms give themselves enough time for pics of the two of them. The wedding was at the Belle Isle Botanical Gardens. I have always said that I LOVE outdoor weddings, usually better lighting, easier rules (sometimes we can’t move around at all in a church) and just beautiful. But now I have to say that I think I love weddings in Botanical gardens even better. Other than the fact that it is a little hot, the lighting is awesome and of course there are flowers everywhere. The reception was on the island as well at the Belle Isle Casino. Also another cool venue. Alright, enough talk, here are some favorite images from the day!
As I mentioned, our good friend Stacey came along to Caroline and Josh’s wedding and here is one of my favorites of hers from the day! She will be helping with my sisters wedding next May. Yeah!
Waiting to see Caroline for the first time!
Another from the beautiful Stacey!
When the groom told me the cake was a pile of Crispy Cream donuts I thought he was kidding, he was into cracking jokes. But he was seriously and I totally loved their cake!
Alright and here is a disclaimer for those of you who might get sick of the food pics that I am going to share. I was pregnant and really enjoyed taking pics of the food and also the caterers were kick butt! I don’t think I could say enough about this vendor, Two Unique rocks! The set up was awesome, and the food was probably the best I have ever tasted from a catering company!
We stole the bride and groom away one last time before dinner. The upstairs at the casino was so cool.
Ok, and the band was also amazing. The best I have heard at a wedding, as far as live bands go. Laith Al-Saadi Trio you rock!
A snack for on the way out!