3 months I got a call to do a newborn session with this adorable little man. Since he was already over a month old I encouraged them to do a 3 month session so he could hold his head up, smile, and have eye contact! So glad they liked that idea! He was such a great little model
The expecting parents went in on a Wednesday evening to start induction. I think we were all hopeful that we would meet baby Bryndal by Thursday morning...
Thursday morning came and Thursday evening went......
Early morning Friday, Momma’s water broke but progress was still slow. At 9:30a.m. Momma was still only dilated to 4. However, one hour and 32 minutes later baby Bryndal arrived!
The hopefulness, the anticipation, the support, the excitement, the love…
Mementos I love creating portraits for people, but what I love more is creating portraits that have a story to them. I love this image. The three charms are each of her great Great Grandparents. Her momma had them attached to the beautiful fabric wrapped around her flowers on her wedding day. And the beautiful bracelet was made for her by her aunt
Sky's the limit
I am drawn to birth and newborn photography as it is full of hope and promise. So exciting to be able to meet these little souls at the beginning of their journey.
"The bad news is time flies, The good news is you're the pilot" - Michael Altshule...
Pilot hat from MamasLilSugarCrochet.
Excited to meet local birth professionals and all the families at the expo!
We will have 51 amazing exhibitors at this years 2017 TC Family Expo taking place on Sunday, March 19th at the Hagerty Center. Here is our list!
Serenity Welln...ess Acupuncture and Doula Services
Oryana Community Co-op
Nicole Martin Photography
Anna Radcliffe Postpartum Doula
The Pathfinder School
Yen Yoga & Fitness
Human Nature School
Spinal Solutions Chiropractic & Progressive Therapy
Spot On Skills ADHD Counseling
Traverse City West Side MOPS
Up North Kids
Susanne Edson RN Juice Plus/Tower Garden
Leelanau Labor of Love Doula Services
Blessings of the Womb Midwifery
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers of Traverse City
Pure Birth Doula Service
Traverse Health Clinic
Pregnancy Care Center
Munson Medical Center Prenatal Education
Lularoe April Vannest
Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Jamie Keillor
Fit4Mom Traverse City West - Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby
Intricately Woven Birth Services
Safe Kids North Shore
Munson Family Practice Center
Catholic Charities West Michigan
Sacred Waters Massage
Traverse Area District Library
Sacred Pregnancy & Postpartum TC
Big Beautiful Life - Traverse City Wellness Chiropractor
Kindermusik with Melinda Lise/ Bright Blooms Kinderplay
Bowen Wellness Massage Therapy
Take Kare LLC, Professional Babysitting Referral Service
Bethany Christian Services
TC birth photographer
Annelise Nicole Photography
Kim Dennler Manrique- Manrique Integrative Therapies
NMC Business Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters- Big LIttle Hero Race "Super Heroes"
Rolling Fields Photography
Melissa Bernhardt Photography
Press On Juice
Dance of Life Midwifery
Beautycounter - Holli Hitchins Harvey Lindsay Smith
Northern Michigan Homeschool Partnership
Highland Street Photography
Golden Intentions, Inc.
Love birth stories
Big Sister The other day I was did a session to celebrate a little one turning 1 year old. Big sister joined her at the session and was just too cute not to take a few of her as well. her curls and brown eyes. And her face when I said "Show me a funny face"
A Birth Story A huge Thank you to the Parsons family!!! It takes trust to welcome someone into such an intimate time and allow them to capture these stories. Thank you for also allowing me to share your story so others can see what a "Birth Story" is about. The video is a brief recap of a day and half labor story that ends with a beautiful baby boy and a very happy family. with Rachel Rachel L. Parsons Melissa Bernhardt