Shopping Ideas-Xmas edition
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:57PM

One of the things I have always been more inclined to do, was find a gift from someone that was truly unique. Or heck, I would make it myself.  I remember when I was young(not sure what age) I made my father a Happy Birthday book on the computer.  Maybe it's because for as long as I remember, my father has hand made our gifts(beautiful wood jewelry boxes, pens, games, etc) and I just caught that creative gene.So this year I thought it would be fun to compile a list of my FAVORITE shopping places(stores and online) that you can find amazing unique gifts at, or ways to create your own:)  This will also get updated over the next couple weeks as we get closer to Xmas! ...

A day not like any other
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:10PM
Shopping Ideas-Xmas edition

October 8th, 2016 This will forever be a day I remember.To some, it may have been a typical Saturday, running about with kids, friends, family. Some may be working. Some may have been sleeping in from a long night before. Some may have been studying, laughing, crying, grieving or struggling.To me, this would be the day I lost a beautiful soul. I lost the vision of having a sweet baby girl or boy to add to our family. This day, I lost a baby.As I sat in the hospital after I started this message and now it has been about 6 weeks now since our miscarriage. Some knew we were pregnant, and others did not. Some cried and grieved with us, and offered kind words. But many were in the complete ...

Fashion Shoot in Grand Rapids-Anna Kelley Dream Shoot 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:09PM
Shopping Ideas-Xmas edition

It was really 7am early. We were loaded up with 2 large dress bags, all of my camera equipment, some makeup, clothing steamer, shoes, accessories, and two tired girls!But we were to Grand Rapids to photograph Anna for her Dream Shoot.  Anna is a member of the Class of 2016 Senior Dream Team and as a part of the perks of being on my team, you get the chance to win a Dream Shoot.  Anna was the Class of 2016 winner and we were planning a high fashion shoot in the heart of Grand Rapids. The Class of 2015 winner was Makenzie Drain and we did a winter shoot with a couture parachute dress.Anna is a more simple fashion girl, and having used some dresses ...