Bri also has known Nicole since Girlscouts in elementary school, so when Nicole approached her to have People Picture Co. photograph their wedding, it made it all the more special! Seeing Nicole and Abe so happy, made her extremely happy for Nicole!Read More
The story of Bethany and Mike proves that timing is everything. Although they both attended Michigan State University, and lived in the same building, they didn't meet each other while at school. Mike moved out of state, then back to Michigan, and it was a normal day after work when they met, and found out that they lived in the same building (again)! The rest, as they say, is history.Read More
Dogs are just as much part of the family as any other member. We are there for them, we feed and water them, and they love us unconditionally.
Every now and then we have the luxury of photographing people and their dogs during a session and we absolutely love this! We get to see how the dogs interact with their human companions and this allows us to capture the more candid moments within the family.
Whether it is an engagement session, a family session, or even a newborn session, we are always open to welcoming all adorable family pets, plus they always think it is about them and that is what makes it so much fun!Read More
Emily and Eric are a complimentary couple with a wonderful sense of humor and fun. For their engagement session, we started at Riverside Park with their adorable pup, Ellie. Then, because it was a hot 90 degree day, we finished up at The Sovengard's Biergarten with a beer, where Eric tried to convince Emily to "trash her dress" after their wedding this August. We don't know if he's going to win this one, but we're looking forward to their wedding either way!Read More
Keith and Jamie woke up early with Autumn and Bri to have their engagement session on the beach before the temperature and sun made everything too hot. It was absolutely beautiful on the beach and Jamie and Keith were so sweet together. Kirk Park was the beach we went to and they live only 5 minutes away. They walk there a lot and sometimes even bring their dog, Rascal, to the park of the beach that allows dogs. After the beach, we went to their home and took photos with Rascal, who is 10 years old, but acts like a puppy. He loved playing outside.Read More
Autumn and Jess had the pleasure of photographing Allison & Jose's wedding this May. They took a trip down to Riverside Receptions in Centreville, MI to capture their beautiful day!
Autumn had taken Allison and Jose's engagement portraits back in September and had gotten to know them and their two amazing great dane's! Both Allison and Jose seemed very relaxed and all to eager to tie the knot.
Take a look at their beautiful wedding and get a 360 view of the fun and laughter that took place during their wedding day!Read More
Jess is expecting her second child in August and wanted photos of her baby bump with her family - so we packed up and had an evening in the gardens of Aquinas College.
We started their session with Jaden reading one of his favorite children's books to his sibling and he showed us how he listens and feel it move! Then we captured a couple photos of the whole family, their 1 year old dog, Riley, included.Read More
Elle and Benton not only blended two families when they got married on May 26th, but they also blended Anglo-Saxon, Chinese, and Cambodian wedding traditions throughout the day.Read More
Adam and Kris have been friends with Andrew for years. You can't help but be friends with Andrew the moment you meet him. Of course, his beautiful bride, Hannah, is the same way. Together, they make an amazing couple and we were absolutely thrilled and honored to photograph their wedding.Read More
Hannah and Tom were such a sweet couple. Their wedding was a two-day celebration, starting on Friday May 12th at Christ the King Church in Ann Arbor followed by an ice cream social! The next day they had a reception at a local park with yard games and dinner! Check out their lovely day below.Read More
A wedding reception is a unique time for the gathered family, because for once, everybody is together, dressed up, all in one place. It’s the perfect time to photograph kids, aunts, every different kind of family unit. It’s a rare time to make pictures with college friends from out of state, and old friends from grade school, and not all just with the bride and groom. Bigger than a photo booth, since more than 2-4 people can be photographed at once, with no feather boas or funny hats, our portrait areas create pictures for the wall, not the refrigerator.Read More
Autumn was thrilled to meet Amy and Andrew at Bell's Eccentric Cafe on such a gorgeous day. They were able to hang out and get to know one another before heading out to the back to get some great shots in the garden.
Amy and Andrew's wedding will be at The Grand Rapids Public Museum this fall and we could not be more excited!Read More
Autumn used to work with Celeste about a year ago. When she found out that she was pregnant Celeste asked Autumn almost immediately if she wanted to take her maternity photos.
Since then, Cassie has grown into such a cutie with so much personal expression. You can already see her personality coming out, even at six months.Read More
StageGR wrapped up its 2nd season with the play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six teenagers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius presented by 16 talented Grand Rapids area high school students.
Each of the kids that participated in the play worked tirelessly learning lines, dances and songs. Here they are in all their glory!Read More
A few weeks ago, Autumn and Kris had the opportunity to sit down with a few members of GVSU's Adult and Continuing Studies program to listen and learn more about each of their individual stories and experiences. These four students have completed the program, each leaving with a different set of values and experiences to share. These are their stories.Read More
Bud had the honor of photographing Ian and Kenny's intimate courthouse wedding. Take a look at this adorable couple during their special day.Read More
Megan and Rob have very much been on a journey together, embracing a life and a family that is better, stranger, and more rewarding than their crazy dreams. After more than a few years of dating and life together, they're finally getting married, and we could not be more thrilled to be a part of what promises to be an incredible, indelible day with them. Adam's been friends with Megan since their year long study abroad trip to London while in college, and he's thrilled to photograph her next journey.Read More
Brian and Emily's engagement session took us a short trip down Division Avenue to Crescent Park. Crescent Park offers a variety of places to photograph from living walls and gardens to buildings and cityscapes and brick roads, we were surprised to be able to cover so many looks at one location! Click to read more and see Brian and Emily's session.Read More
The Gillhespy family joined us on the Saturday before Easter for Bayleigh & Emmelynn's Easter photos in the studio! Bayleigh loved the stuffed bunny we had and didn't put it down until they were walking out the door, while Emmelynn was on a hunt of candy, opening every colorful egg we had.Read More
Little Robert Baker (Hobbs for short) had his first photoshoot just days after being born. The Barkers are such an amazing family and we are so honored to photograph their newest addition. Click the link to see Hobbs' newborn session.Read More