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Friday, April 29, 2011

Ryan & Kristyn : Wedding

Ryan & Kristyn are absolutely beautiful together! They were married April 16, and although we were all expecting a beautiful Sunny Spring day, it rained all day and snowed most of the evening. It sure didn't affect Ryan & Kristyn! We had a great time inside their especially large church building and were super happy with all the awesome lighting and locations we found. The bridal party was a blast and willing to cooperate with all our odd ideas :) Here are some teasers while I finish the rest!!! Enjoy! Congratulations Ryan & Kristyn!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

Wow, it was a great Easter Sunday once again... We started off with the 14th Street Annual Easter Breakfast, followed by the service where they fill the choir loft with anyone willing to sing the Hallelujah Chorus... Then we went to my Grandma & Grandpa's house for lunch and an Easter egg hunt for the younger cousins... It was a nice day, so being outside felt great!

What an amazing day to get to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Christ has risen indeed!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

What People Can't Accept

Today we remember the Crucifixion of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. All through the Bible, the fore telling of Jesus, and his mission on earth is eminent.

Genesis starts with a covenant with Abraham, where God tells Abraham that his line of descendants will make way for God's son, sent from Heaven to teach us the true interpretation of the 'Torah' (or the Old Testament). However, with all the hints and foretelling, God's people don't recognize the Son of God. They all wanted a Savior from their suffering from other countries.... they expected the savior would be a war hero, and become there King through victory... The Jews, still not understanding God's great love and awesome plan, rejected Jesus. God knows that no achievement on earth is better then the gift of life eternally... His mission for Jesus was not to make accomplishments on earth, but to gain numbers for his eternal kingdom.

Want to know a brutal truth? You aren't done living when you pass away...

you don't have to believe it for it to be the honest truth. Life continues for those with God, and sadly, it continues for those against God... When you breath your last, where will you awaken forever? There are ONLY two possibilities for your answer, so don't try to be creative. It's a black and white type answer.

The people hearing Jesus knew the words that he spoke were 100% truth. They were smart and educated, but their hearts were closed and cold as stone. Because of their pride, they rid of Jesus, so those looking up to them as the scholars of God's Law would continue to hold them the wisest and most righteous above all else. Jesus was brutally beaten and murdered in his innocence, by those God named his chosen Nation.

Mel Gibson's "The Passion", shows this historically true event in full detail. Watch with discretion.

Have you ever been accused for something you didn't do? It feels awful. In this case, Jesus was accused falsely and his death sentence carried out. He chose not to fight them, but to be sacrificed.... All for us. Can you accept his sacrifice? Can you acknowledge humbly before the one we owe everything to?

As sad a day this is for those who know Jesus as their personal Savior, we know of the miracle to come during the celebration of the Resurrection Day.

The story of Jesus' crucifixion can be found in the Bible, in

Matthew 27

Mark 15

Luke 23

John 19

and other passages throughout the Bible.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Collin : 12 months

Collin is the 2nd child of my BFF, and celebrated his first birthday on March 29. His mom made a super cool cupcake for him to dig into and have some fun with. Collin's older brother Brayden played with Zeke and probably had even more fun then Collin with his cake :) Here are some teasers of the ever so adorable, Collin Smith. Happy Birthday little dude!

Brayden, showing me how to wink ;)

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Brinks : Family Love

The Brinks family and I have been in contact since about November, going over ideas for a family photo shoot with two kiddos about the same ages as our two little guys... They had this really cool vision of a winter photoshoot with the kids in their bright hats and mittens, and a lovely puffy falling snow... however, after a gazillion colds getting passed around, weather not cooperating, and schedules conflicting, the kids are healthy, the timing was right and they are ready for their session... in April! :) LOL!

It was a beautiful day for their session and we started at the studio for a few and then headed downtown Holland... The kids were real troopers and Mom and Dad were smiles 100% of the time! So, without further rambling, meet the Brinks Family!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Year to Celebrate

I woke up this morning, hearing the winds rip around the house... a beautiful golden light was peeking through my window, and birds were chirping in the large tree just outside. The texts are already flooding in with birthday wishes, and I hear Lex is stirring in his crib... It's 7:00am. Time to get up. I check the texts, which consist of all my family members, hoping to be the first to wish me a happy birthday. I smile and go peek into Lex's room to make sure he's really awake. (Why wouldn't he be, it's 7:00am... he actually slept in...) He's standing in his crib, watching the door for any movement. I get him out with a kiss and quietly head downstairs for his morning bottle. On the counter, still cluttered with all the rush of getting home late the night before, I find a beautiful note, left by my husband....

....And I get to enjoy a beautiful cake that Zeke helped make while my mom, Nana, watched them while I worked. He picked out the chocolate cake, purple frosting, and a mountain of sprinkles, on one small area of the cake...I guess he ate most of them, and spread what was left by pouring them out... He's great at spoiling surprizes already. I got home and he says to me in a whisper while covering his mouth so no one else can hear him... 'MOMMY! Zeke has a special surprize for you! A Happy day cake!' gotta love 'em.

I wanted to get a picture of the cake, but when I got it home, realized that Zeke had dropped his basket ball on the top while in his car seat, and most of the top peeled off with the tinfoil :) Zeke was happy to clean off the frosting coated tinfoil, while I eat the chocolate cake :) Fair enough. Here is a corner that was less affected by the ball tragedy.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Keegan : Miracle

Little Keegan was 6 days old for his session and he was a great little sleeper! Baby sessions typically take a couple hours and I had most of what I wanted to get for him in the first 25 minutes :) Here are couple teasers! Enjoy sweet baby Keegan Paul.

Big Brother Kai, just over 2 years old :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Photovision Promotion

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Monday, April 4, 2011

David : 1 YEAR

Little David Rozema isn't so little anymore! I've had the privilege of photographing him as a newborn and at 6 months old. He is such a happy baby and we had a lot of fun seeing the whole Rozema family again... At the end we were able to get a photo of the 3 boys because as Jen said, 'never pass up the opportunity to photograph all 3 when no one has any stitches, cuts or bruises on their face!'
Thanks to a pose I was inspired to try from Tracy Raver's photography, this came out so cute!

http://www.awakenedimages.com/ . David & Cara Williams . awakenedimages@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Macy : Puppy Love

Puppies are the cutest things! Little Macy is 9 weeks old and was soooo much fun! She's a 3 lb. little mix between a Maltese, Pomeranian, chihuahua. She came to our studio and in about 45 minutes we were done with everything we could think of and Macy was fast asleep on the floor :) Enjoy the cuteness!