Hayley // Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

Shooting Hayley's senior pictures makes me feel about 1,000 years old because I swear it seemed just like yesterday that we photographed her family when they adopted two little girls but apparently it's been 5 years! Yowza! 

--> You can view that session here: http://www.mudeyes.com/the-simcox-family/

They came up to Muskegon to have beach pictures and I'm so glad! It's just so beautiful out here and I love every chance we get to shoot at this beach. With the wind in her hair and many giggles to be had, she just looked beautiful! 

Kara // Kalamazoo Senior Photographer

Kara // Kalamazoo Senior Photographer

We have been shooting mostly weddings and families but Kara emailed us asking if we would do her senior photos. She was actually at one of our weddings when she was little (which makes me feel VERY old, thanks a lot haha). I am so glad she knew of our work because she is simply a delight. I guess I'm out of touch with what teenagers are really like since I typically only see all the crazy stuff on the internet but thank goodness there are sweet girls like this out in the real world. 

Hannah // Senior Photos

2014-07-30_0027 Well, we feel pretty old right about now and cannot believe Hannah is already a senior. I remember meeting her 6 years ago when I first met Ryan and she was just a little kid. Time is going by too fast and I really need it to slow down ASAP.

So... funny story of how I came to meet the Buren family... Steve (hannah's older brother) is one of Ryan's best friends and Ryan, Steve and his dad were all going to a baseball game in Detroit and Ryan invited me along. We had been talking for a little while through email but had never met in person. So that was the first time we ever met, in a minivan on the drive to Detroit, with two other guys I never met. Pretty much the whole drive there, I talked only to Steve and his dad as the whole Buren family is much more outgoing than Ryan is.  11 months later Ryan and I were married. :)

We have been friends with their family for a while and we were obviously very excited to shoot Hannah's senior pictures. She has grown up to be such a kind, bubbly, free spirited girl and we had a great time during her session.  Enjoy the photos!