Friday, July 19, 2013

The VanderHeide Family - Grand Rapids, Michigan Family Photographer

I just love this family! Nick and my husband have been friends for a lonnnnnng time - and it's been so fun having our families grow together. The VanderHeide's are country awesome - come from a dairy farming family, Nick is a semi-pro bull rider (!!) - so it was no surprise, and really quite awesome, when Nancy told me she had a few ideas for locations :)  We talked about it long ago, wanting to do a session with their family in a wheat field...and we finally made it happen!

We started the session at a friend's home - in their amazing backyard.

Kanin was all smiles :)



Miss Haley is a natural in front of the camera. I still can't get over her adorable curls! :)


Cauy is semi-shy, always sweet.



Nick and Nancy - you should see the way they still look at each other. A great love building a great legacy.


So, Nancy texted me the morning of the shoot to tell me she had driven by "our" wheat field and there were combines parked by the field. When we showed up, sure enough the field we had planned to use was being cut down! BUT, across the street they hadn't started yet - it was perfect. But, towards the end of the shoot we did actually dart out of the field to avoid the combine! :)  (don't worry, we were very safe!!)


Thanks Nick and Nancy for another great shoot. Love you guys!