Baby Noah was literally the perfect little man during our session. He did not cry once and was all about hanging out on fluffy blankets and pillows. His parents got an opportunity to get their first family photos since they welcomed Noah into the world 6 weeks ago.
I do not claim to be a newborn photographer, but I do claim to be able to capture beautiful moments that naturally unfold between people who love each other. Newborn portraits to me are capturing the new-ness of families adding members. There are many emotions that happen when you become a parents, a lot is unknown and sometimes it is scary as new parents start their journey together with their new little one. Most of them time though they are so proud of their little one and so in love with them that all fears are casted away once their new baby yawns, toots or even just sleeps slightly.
It was a pleasure to do Baby Noahs lifestyle session and newborn portraits and I definitely hope some of my close friends start to have babies so I can do more in-home sessions just like this one. It was a refreshing change from weddings and engagements.
Many of my couples are braving the cold for their engagement sessions and have me falling in love with the season of winter! The snowflakes and rosey cheeks are so cute when my couples are all snuggled up together.
Paige and Joe are getting married this October and I can't wait to be a part of their day. Joe and Paige are such an easy going couple and Joe completely adores Paige. Joe was pretty quite on our engagement session but I am looking forward to cracking him open a little bit more in October and maybe capturing him break it down on the dance floor! I'll keep you posted on how my progress goes ;) haha. Enjoy!
High school sweethearts are rare. A love that you become familiar with when you are 14, 15, or 16 years old is special. It is vulnerable, exciting and unique. You never forget it. Almost always after you graduate high school your first love stays back in the hometown you grew up in along with all the memories you made with them. The late night's driving home after football games, date nights at Applebee's and dressing up for Prom.
Cady and Colton are the ones that have beaten those odds and didn't leave their love in high school ( I would say hometown too but they still live in Shepherd haha).
As you can see by the smiles on Cady's face; they are still in love. Her smile and laugh speaks for her adoration for Colton. The love that her and Colton share may be a different kind of love than in high school when they first started dating; but that is the most beautiful thing about their relationship.
Love can change, Love can evolve; but the secret to making it work is having two people who choose to love each other even when it's hard and even when they don't want to.
Love that lasts is real, raw, authentic and not even close to being perfect.
Congratulations! You have booked your engagement session and hopefully found your wedding photographer too! The day and location have been selected for your engagement portraits and then it hits you...
What am I supposed to wear and what happens during an engagement session?!
Boots or Heels? Dress or Jeans? Coat or no coat? Stop! Don't get overwhelmed you are in the right spot! This blog should give you images, engagement sessions to look through and suggestions to help you pick the perfect outfits for your upcoming session.
2018 has officially begun over here at Elizabeth Berghuis Photography. The last few weeks have been spent doing "housework" on my business; which isn't my favorite but it is very important. If you have navigated through my website the last few weeks you will have noticed a little facelift which was an exciting adventure. I have also committed to being more present on Instagram; over the next year so head over there and check it out: @ElizabethBerghuisPhotography.
Building a brand and a business is hard work! If you think photographers just wake up, shoot, edit and deliver galleries; you should come over and drink some coffee someday with me because I will gladly put you to work! haha... just joking.
Now for the good stuff! This Saturday night I couldn't wait to go to bed knowing that it was going to continue snowing through the evening. Sunday morning I woke up and west Michigan was blanketed with the perfect six inches of snow. I normally am not thrilled about snow (AT ALL!) but Sunday was my first shoot of 2018 and I was ready to get going! After spending all of January doing the business side of things. I just wanted to get my camera in my hands and in front of some clients!
Tiah and Brad were the best clients to kick off my year! They were team players when it came to the snow and cold; but every time I showed them the images on the back of my camera I think it motivated them to push through and hold each other a little bit tighter.
Tiah grew up in Ohio and Brad is from Kentucky. They both were shocked at the snow accumulation of only 12 hours in the Grand Rapids area! We made our way through Rockford, MI as the snow continued falling and adding the perfect back drop to their session. They snuggled in tight, laughed lots and even got some kisses in! I hope you enjoy!
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