The Linda’s Adventurous Maternity Memories in Holland, MI

 

There are stages in everyone’s life that are both precious and that we wish could hurry up. Don’t we always look longingly at the next stage of life and almost miss the here and now? Graduating from HS, for instance. Meeting the man you’ll marry. I haven’t yet had my own children, but I can only imagine the joy, anticipation, and nervous impatience all wrapped into those 9 months of carrying your tiny child before they’re born!

I was honored to capture these maternity moments for the Linda couple/family. They may be excited to finally see the face of their new son, but they weren’t too busy looking forward to have fun together in the now! They were truly a blast to work with and we laughed the whole way through. I know sometimes photography sessions aren’t the most comfortable for guys, but this soon to be daddy took it all in stride and even seemed to enjoy the process. I loved his positive go with the flow attitude, the mama’s willingness to step out on rocks, and how neither hesitated to get their feet wet, clothes sandy, and be a little bit silly for some fun shots. By the end of the evening, we not only had way too many amazing pictures to choose from, but my assistant husband and I knew we had found some amazing new friends!

I’m eagerly awaiting the call to go meet their tiny son at the hospital to capture the next miraculous stage of their lives. But in the meantime, I’ll share some of our favorite shots from their super-fun maternity shoot.

It’s always fun when the very first shot of the day becomes one of your favorites. Isn’t she gorgeous?

Baby Bump on Brick Holland MI OChung Maternity

 

Then we brought dad into the picture.
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…and the little one… πŸ™‚
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I knew we were in for a great time when one of the first things the couple agreed to do was go walking with the Wright Brothers at the airport. They’re going to be such fun parents! πŸ™‚
Walking with the Wright Brothers Holland Airport

 

When I learned that this daddy was just as much of a car guy as my husband, I knew we had to get some pictures with his car! One of these just might adorn their little guy’s room someday πŸ™‚
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Then we were off to the beach for some sand between our toes and more laughter along the way. This couple’s adventurous spirit made my job easy!

beach collage O'Chung Maternity Holland State Park
beach collage O'Chung Maternity Holland State Park

 

…and because dad didn’t want to be left out…
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From there we headed to the pier and took some gorgeous model shots of this soon-to-be mama!
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…and we finished up with a couple of last-light shots of them just being themselves… both serious and fun! πŸ™‚
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Did I mention how great they’re going to be as parents?!

 

 

Just as with any shoot, we created some custom artwork for this couple. Except that with so many great shots, we couldn’t just choose one! So here they are πŸ™‚

O'Chung Inspirational Artwork - once in a while life gives us a fairytale

O'Chung Inspirational Artwork - Even before we held you in our arms

 

 

Thanks again, Lindas, for allowing me to join you for this super-fun memory-filled evening, and for welcoming my husband and I as new friends. We can’t wait to meet your new little one in just a few days! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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VanRaalte Farm Family Lifestyle Photography Holland MI

Robertson Family Mother’s Day Session at Holland State Park and VanRaalte Farms

 

One of the things I love most about doing photography sessions is making new friends along the way. I think every family is unique, and that their sessions should reflect that. After all, shouldn’t their pictures speak to who they are in this season of life, reflect their personality, and make them smile every time they come in the door? Not using the cookie-cutter-posed-session approach means I get to connect with every family and/or individual before their session to find out what makes them uniquely… them! And as I listen to what they’re most excited about in this time of life, I end up getting to know their stories and some fun details along the way. And it’s even more fun when I can’t wait to connect with them again. That’s how it was with this family.

I got to meet the Robertson Family when Mr. R called requesting a gift session for his wife. (Mother’s Day present for the win!) Soon after scheduling, he handed me off to his wife to discuss details and so that I could learn more about their family. I loved hearing the story of how they met (Go GVSU Laker Navy!), got to hear about Little Miss O’s amazing dancing abilities, and was excited to help them capture some great memories as a family of three before a new little one arrived later this year!

I knew we had to include some reading time and swinging, as these were some of little O’s favorite things!

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Of course, when spending time on the beach, getting sand in your fingers and toes is always a must.

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Sand Collage

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…and so is getting some high-flyin’ fun on the boardwalk!

After getting sandy, the super-patient Robertson family threaded their way through Holland, MI’s construction and stand-still traffic to VanRaalte Farms. I can’t believe I didn’t know this place existed before now! We loved the old barn, the sunshine, and all that GRASS!

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As soon as I heard that Little Miss O LOVES to dance to the “Hot Dog” song from Mickey Mouse Club, I knew we had to play it! I grabbed my phone on the way to the farm (thanks Google!) and found the YouTube version. O was a little confused at first with no screen to be seen, but she (and her parents!) soon got into the swing! Check out these great moves! πŸ™‚

robertson hotdog dance time collage

Since mom and dad met at GVSU and rowed together all through college, we knew we had to get some GVSU love into the memory books. On went the T-shirts!

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And their custom inspirational 8×10 or 16×20 artwork design, which comes complementary with every O’Chung Photography Session.

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We were getting tired and ready to call it a day, but when they realized they’d forgotten Puppy in the car, we made sure to grab a few last shots with him before they went on their way!

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Thanks, fabulous Robertson Family, for giving me the honor of capturing your family of 3 in action! I can’t wait to meet the 4th member of your family when he/she arrives! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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