This family has a special place in my heart…they are MICHIGANDERS!!! This is the only client where I could show up wearing my Michigan State sweatshirt (on game day) and not get kicked out of the house. 😉 (Oh you know I love my Buckeye friends!) These are my favorites from our time together.
Baby faces at this age melt me.
I love to shoot in my client’s home. I find light in the most unexpected places. We were camped out for the first half of this shoot on their kitchen floor. Don’t worry about your house not being straight out of Pottery Barn. Don’t worry that you don’t have your living space “finished” with all the decor you want. All the matters to me is light. And I will find it. I will.
It amazes me how the light changes with the seasons. It seems crisp and cool in the winter months as opposed to the soft and warm light that evening summer sun gives us. I welcome the change.
So as I mentioned above…I love this family. When we did this shoot there was a huge winter storm warning with 4-5 inches of snow coming down. I called Tanya and said “I’m still coming. We’re from Michigan. I have four-wheel-drive. 4-5 inches? This is a dusting for us.” She agreed. And then we went outside in it. AHHHHH-mazing!!!
This is a favorite of mine! Not only is Harrison super adorable catching snowflakes…but he’s getting big squeezes from his dad. Something about dads and their boys…makes me swoooooon!
I can’t believe how much Harrison has grown! Congrats on your adorable growing family and your beautiful new house! Can’t wait to see you again this spring! xoxo
ADAM + TANYA + HARRISON : WESTERVILLE, OHIO
Married : June 12, 2010 : Together : 8 years
How they met : (as told by Tanya) : We met through a mutual friend at Central Michigan University
Best vacation you’ve been on together : A cruise to the Caribbean
ADAM : Brighton, Michigan : Favorite Things : hawk, the color blue, Mexican food, Tigers opening day : Described by Tanya : loving, hard-working, trustworthy, goofy, forgetful
TANYA : Grand Haven, Michigan : Favorite Things : Elephants, the color blue, pizza, days spent by the water in the sun with family and friends : Described by Adam : caring, fun loving, spunky, beautiful, thoughtful
HARRISON : 8 months : Favorite Things : stand up activity table & pacifier, the songs Silent Night and I Love You (yes, the Barney song) , cereal with mixed fruit, and Eric Carle’s Animal Babies book : Described by Mom & Dad : active, happy, playful, cute and animated
Best Harrison moment so far : Each day is a new and fun adventure but bath time is always a happy and fun time.
Advice for new parents : Although advice from other parents is helpful, remember every child is different, so don’t feel frustrated or defeated if something doesn’t work for you that worked for others. Be patient and take a couple minutes for yourself each day.
What is the one baby item you couldn’t live without : When Harrison was younger it was his swing and now it’s Baby Einstein videos.