Absolutely, hands down, one of the best parts of being a wedding and portrait photographer is watching families grow. It’s exciting to see couples, many whom I become friends with over the course of wedding planning, say their “I do’s” to one another – I’ve always said what a privilege it is to be a part of such an intimate moment in a person’s lives – what’s even more exciting to me is seeing these two individuals transition into parents. There’s nothing like seeing two people devoting so much energy and love and attention towards one tiny human being. It’s amazing.

Sarah and Tony have held a special place for me ever since I met and starting working with them back in 2011.  They were married at one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever had the opportunity to photograph at and their wedding day was truly like a fairytale. I continued to get to see them as I ended up working with a handful of their friends as well and as the years went by, we stayed in touch. I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I found out that they were expecting.  Ethan arrived this summer and I must admit that I had been dying to meet him!  I kept seeing all these adorable photos of him from Sarah on Facebook and man!  That kid has the most beautiful head of hair I’ve ever seen on a baby!

Sunday I finally got my chance to meet little Ethan.  He reminds me so much of this parents with his thick, dark hair and his wide, beautiful eyes. He was a bit shy and quiet at first, but by the end of the session, we were besties and he was smiley and cuddly.  Congrats Sarah and Tony!  I’m so happy for you both and excited to see what this next chapter in your lives brings!

 

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High school sweethearts Meghan + Jon couldn’t be more adorable.  Even though it took Jon asking Meghan out a couple of times before she finally said yes, it only proves that persistence pays off.   The more time I spend with this couple, the more I see love between them in the little gestures they make and the caring nature they treat one another, always making sure to include the other person and make sure their opinion is being heard.  It’s a comfortable type of love – one that appears to an outsider as requiring zero effort (although I’m sure just like any relationship, there is always effort and work that must be done!) and you can tell from spending any amount of time with these two that it’s just plain natural that they are together…like it was meant to be all along…

Thank you Meghan and Jon for getting up so early to meet me at beautiful Great Falls State Park!  I absolutely adored our morning together and can’t wait for the wedding next summer!

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  • Linda Kessenich

    Absolutely Beautiful Michelle!ReplyCancel

Born just shy of 3 week early, little Jack is perfect in every way.

Born  October 4th    |   10:46 pm   |   7 pounds, 14 ounces   |   20 inches long

His mom and dad are already in total love…

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  • Jenn Chandler

    Love them!! Thanks, Michelle!ReplyCancel