This past weekend I had the privilege of hanging out with old friends in Grand Rapids. The Black family was celebrating Judy’s birthday and this was their gift to her. I’ve known Chris and Judy forever. They were my church parents. My parents and them go way back and I’ve had the honor of growing […]

Family Portraits, Uncategorized

August 25, 2020

Black Family

What do you think of when you hear Mini Session? Are you thinking– “affordable, quick, small?” Here in West, Michigan there are all sorts of photographers that pop up letting you know they are offering Mini Sessions. A lot of time this will happen in the busiest season, fall. It’s a great way for photographers […]

Family Portraits, Uncategorized

August 3, 2020


This past week we took a 5 day cruise out of Tampa, FL with our family of four. My husband Ben, myself and our two kids Caleb (11) and Naomi (9) and our stops were at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. If you’re here, most likely you have never been on a cruise before, you’ve never […]


January 12, 2020

Carnival Paradise Cruise

My daughter and I were talking today about how we could spend our evening doing fall things. Some of the things we came up with were carving pumpkins, caramel corn and baking pumpkin seeds. Luckily I had my trusted caramel corn recipe and all the ingredients on hand. This is probably the easiest recipe I’ve […]


October 25, 2019

Caramel Corn Recipe

We’re giving a tutorial on how to decorate your mantle.

Home, Uncategorized

August 29, 2019

Fall Garland

Crunchy leaves, pumpkin everything, hot apple cider, donuts and football games. Could there be anything more perfect than fall? We’re sharing some of our favorite things this fall; Amazing pumpkin donuts from our local place in Hudsonville, Michigan called, Post Family Farm. They are the best if you get them while they are still warm. Apple […]


August 5, 2019

Happy Fall Y’all: Our Favorites

Can you believe it’s been so long? I still can’t believe that I retired from photography. There have been many changes over the last few years but the reason is what I’m most proud of. Family is everything and I’m working to spend more time with them. As someone who was a loyal friend and followed […]


July 31, 2019

Our New Endeavor: Hanes Home Market

Wondering what gear is in my camera bag? I’m spilling the beans.


September 22, 2017

My Go To Gear For Photography

My amazing Grandparents and how they are leaving an amazing legacy after 65+ years together.


August 7, 2017

Al & Betty’s 65th Anniversary

Meet Joe and Emily and their beautiful kids, Emmia, Aaliyah, Shaylee, Jakob, Emmie and Ismael.

Family, Uncategorized

August 2, 2017

Plaggemeyer Family

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