What is conscious pregnancy? Conscious Pregnancy? I’m sure you’re wondering how in the world can someone be pregnant and not conscious during it, right? Well, it’s easier than you would think, especially in our busy, industrial lives, when taking a breath – or taking a break – can be a big undertaking. During pregnancy, we learn, read, and hear a lot about how important diet and exercise is for our body and our baby. This is absolutely true!  It’s important to eat nourishing, healthy food and limit unhealthy foods, because baby is tasting them too. It is also important to make sure you move daily, which helps you and baby to have better health outcomes. Walking (a lot), practicing yoga, dancing, and swimming are all great; just make sure you move every day because movement also helps with stress. Find something that you enjoy doing so it sticks! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michigan Baby Photographer (@goodhewphotography) on Oct 9, 2018 at 5:51pm PDT Protecting your body during pregnancy is crucial and so is protecting your mind and your heart.  While ancient cultures have known this for thousands of years, and, so have put into practice […]
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I recently had the pleasure of taking family portraits for the Mitchell family. Leanne already has two daughters and now she and her husband are expecting their first baby boy, so although it was a family session, we made sure to get a couple of “maternity” poses. Sparks Park is where The Cascades are located and is a beautiful park to do any portrait session. It’s a huge park with many scenic locations, so there’s sure to be a variety. My favorite location had to be right by the water as the sun was setting. If you’re looking to plan your next family portrait session, I would love to set up a consultation. Whether you want your photos taken at the Cascades, or somewhere else, I am happy to help. Contact me to get started planning your photography session.
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Early last year, I did maternity portraits for Mikayla. I can’t believe it’s been that long already! Of course, the day that we had chosen to do her portraits, we had a pretty awful snow storm. Luckily, there was a barn on the property that had a beautifully finished area to act as our studio for the day and provide a break from the freezing cold outside. After we took photos both inside and outside, we traveled nearby to take a few more outside portraits. Between the cold and the quickly falling snow, we weren’t able to spend too much time outside. However, sometimes a few minutes is all you need. Contact me today to schedule a consultation. I would love to talk to you about your ideal portrait session.
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Lillie Park, Ann Arbor – Outdoor Maternity Portraits – Mariah For her outdoor maternity portraits, Mariah and I decided to meet up at the beautiful Lillie Park in Ann Arbor. Although I am primarily a Jackson, Michigan photographer, I sometimes travel to meet clients in the Ann Arbor area. Having grown up near Ann Arbor, I’m very familiar with the city. It’s a bonus that Ann Arbor has a variety of stunning locations, such as Lillie Park, to take beautiful photographs at. Lillie Park was a wonderful setting for an outdoor maternity portrait session. Despite being right near a main road (and the expressway!), the park felt private and secluded. Between the abundance of plants and the small lake in the park, it was perfect. This outdoor maternity portrait session took place in the fall and anybody from Michigan knows that it’s beautiful outdoors here in the fall. When planning her portrait session, I was hopeful that the weather would cooperate and we would get some wonderful autumn images. Although it was still greener outside than I was hoping, I love how the images turned out. Mariah already had two daughters, but this was her first maternity portrait session. I […]
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