family photojournalism :: the sellers family

These people are some of my favorite. I’m allowed to say that because they are my family. So many little details in the photos from this session speak to the kind of wonderful people they are. From the athletic clothes giving clues to their family adventures and commitment to caring for their bodies, to the involved coffee-making process that’s a clue to the emerging coffee roasting business my brother is working on, to the books and papers showing their priority attention to loving God and caring for the people of the Church… just a million small things that speak to a beautiful, vibrant family life.

And my favorite shot: the one where mom and dad are trying to have a moment on the back step whilst all four children watch them through the window. Isn’t that how it goes?!

Being a Grand Rapids family photographer is always great, but especially so when you get to turn the camera in the direction of your own family.

life with a newborn :: charlotte bennett

But she's going by Charlie. :)

And she's surrounded with cheerful noise and blur of activity in this family. She's already smiling like she likes it that way. 

This West Michigan newborn photographer will never grow weary of being near and capturing the nuanced and ever-shifting facial expressions of tiny babies in their parents' arms. If you're interested in a newborn session like this one for your own soon-coming baby, reach out while you're still pregnant. :)

family photojournalism :: the vierregger family

It's been a big year for this couple: their baby born, a new job accepted, and a relocation from NYC to Grand Rapids, MI. And the once-baby is now on the brink of turning 1 whole year old. It baffles the mind, how time flies away. So here's to new beginnings in a new home, and with a freshly minted 1 year old. 

Friends, your family is worth this sort of documentation, this sort of telling and remembering, treasuring, and collecting. Reach out this week and schedule your own session. I'm booking into October and November currently. 


family photojournalism :: the saigeon family

Slow Sunday morning in a home beginning at last to feel like such. They ventured out from the city and dared to build a just-right home on some acres of green. The journey to get here was long, and the settling in takes time. Today it had the home vibes. Today they had a lazy linger in bed, a french toast breakfast, crafts made with the recycling, and plenty of coffee. Today there was time under the morning sun, blowing bubbles, playing catch with the dog and checking on the baby birds in their nest, then swinging, hammocking, and checking in on their garden. It was real good. 

I've grown so fond of this family over the years, and this set of photos is one of my favorites that I've made of them. 

life with a newborn :: annie grace

Last time I came out to this home where this sweetest of families resides, their third born was a fresh squish of a baby. And now there's a fourth baby, an unexpected by delightful exclamation mark at the end of their Growing A Family story. :) Annie Grace, you are treasure, and your coming has been an agent of such grace for your family. The world will be better with you in it. 

Brooke Collier is a Grand Rapids, MI based family and newborn photographer. Birth photography and birth attendant services also available at