Layla Has Arrived

newborn girl, newborn portraits,

One of my best friends, Amanda, from high school just had her second child.  We planned for me to come down for some newborn portraits soon after her arrival.  This newborn session was extra special because I not only got to see Ms. Layla and do her portraits, but I also got to visit with several other great friends that I don’t get to see often enough.  Amanda lives about 2.5 hours south of us so I took off early on Friday to get some newborn portraits and visit for a bit.  It wasn’t until earlier that week, I found out several other of our friends planned to come up that same evening.  It was a fantastic day!

Now back to the whole reason for this blog post, Ms. Layla’s Newborn portraits.  They turned out so good!  We were even able to get big brother and Mom and Dad in a couple of shots.  Here is one of my favorites, but be sure to check out all of Layla’s Newborn Proofs Here.

Newborn portraits, Columbia City Newborn Photographer



Sittler Maternity Portraits

maternity portraits

Chelsea and Jake are expecting their first child!  What an exciting time in their lives.  I have no doubt that these two will be the best parents ever and I can’t wait to meet their little peanut when she arrives.  Chelsea felt much like many pregnant women do in the last weeks of their pregnancy… not sure if she really wanted to do a maternity session.  I don’t know anyone who has regretted doing a maternity session after it is over.  Maternity portraits commemorate the last weeks before you become a family of + one more.   Not to mention…Chelsea is absolutely stunning in these maternity portraits!  Seriously the most beautiful pregnant woman I know.  These are some of my favorite maternity portraits to date.  Here is one of my favorites, but be sure to check out the rest of Chelsea & Jake’s Maternity Proofs Here.

Maternity Portraits

One Year Old Lena

One Year Old Portraits

Ms. Lena turned one this week!  We went down for a double dose of birthday fun Memorial Day weekend to celebrate both Lena and Everly’s birthdays.  She followed in her sisters footsteps by being an early walker and always on the go.  Lena’s happy personality makes it easy to get great portraits…that is… if I’m quick.  We were able to get a quick photo session in while visiting before we got poured on!  I’m getting used to that this spring.  Anyways, here is one of my favorites, but check out all of Ms. Lena’s One Year Old Proofs Here.

Lena's One Year Portraits


Haley Swing Senior Portraits

Columbia City Photographer, Senior girl portraits, senior portraits

This time of year is wonderfully bittersweet.  My kids are still “littles” but my husband and I find ourselves saying, “I can’t believe they are going to be in 2nd and 4th grade.”  So I can only imagine the feeling of having a son or daughter graduating! 

There is so much to do in the final year and I’m happy to be a part of one of those final tasks, senior portraits.  Knowing what a busy time this is for a family, I try to make senior portraits as seamless as possible.  I recently did senior portraits for a young lady that was an absolute pleasure to work with.  You couldn’t take a bad portrait of Haley if you tried so she made my job easy.  To say that Haley is an accomplished high school athlete would be an understatement.  Her humble attitude will give her an edge over many other players that she will go up against as she goes onto play collegiate basketball in Michigan.  Good Luck Haley!  Here  is one of my favorites, but be sure to check out all of Haley Senior Portrait Proofs Here.

Senior girl portraits

Smith Family Portraits Spring 2019

Spring Family Portraits, family of three, Sheets Photography, Family portraits

This is the third time I have photographed the Smith Family.  The first time was with a larger group of family members and I have now photographed just their family twice.  I can’t believe how big Ms. Brooklyn has gotten!  Even though we were dodging rain showers, the evening turned out to be really nice and we were able to get some fantastic family portraits.  We even had the sun peek out for a bit.  We decided to photograph this round of family portraits in Foster Park.  The park is beautiful especially this time of year.  Here is one of my favorites.  To see all of the Smith Spring Family Portraits Click Here.

Family Portraits, Spring Family Portraits, Columbia City Family Photographer