Silver lake is a dreamy location for an engagement shoot. It was cold but Erik and Kirstin kept each other warm:) I am excited for 2014 which includes this cute couple's wedding day! Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen
A while back I requested submissions for a deserving senior. Their story could be anything. I just wanted to seek out someone beautiful on the inside and give them a free photo shoot. A part of something we started years ago called Smiles Needed. What I got wasn't someone who needed a smile -I got some one who IS a smile:) Here is the letter I received about Kiana.
Hello, My name is Karen Deboer. I would like to nominate Kiana Bosman as a candidate in this Contest.
The reason why I think Kiana deserves to smile is because she is constantly trying to bring smiles to other people. Children and especially kids in need. for the past 7 years Kiana has been volunteering at church every Sunday for two services at NCCTK, teaching 3,4,5 year olds along with leading a 3rd grade girls small group. for the past 3 years. When most teenagers are sleeping till 12 on Sundays, Kiana will have been up since 8:00 playing with 3 year olds. Doing all that's needed to be done with a smile. She has done all this as volunteer work receiving no pay, even though she's been eligible for pay for an entire year . Kiana also has a heart for missions, this May she spent two weeks living at an orphanage in Haiti taking care of the children and trying to share Gods love through a slight language barrier. Kiana has a love for people that is almost uncommon. On occasion you can find her babysitting for free, or taking the kids she babysits out on ice cream dates. Kiana is a GREAT girl, with a smile that lights up a room!
After reading reasoning up above Kiana Bosman as the winner of the "Smiles Needed" So she gets a chance to smile just like the people she's made smile. the people she's made smile.
As you can see from the photos and the letter she is BEAUTIFUL! And her horse is pretty cute too. Thank you Karen for introducing me to a very special senior. Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen
This was a fun family shoot with some of my favorite people. Myriam was obsessed with the backyard deer. Which made for some funny expressions. And she kept yelling "da deer!" We ended it with a party on the trampoline. I can't wait to share all the family shots from this fall! Stay tuned. I miss the sun! Thanks Tim and Steph... for everything;) Photographer jodi Van Straalen
I think the rain made this day cozy. The barn was packed with family and friends ready to celebrate with Kyle and Liz. Prayers were said and yummy pie was served. And they lived happily ever after...
Venue: Stoney Ridge Farm (you can check them out right now in October) Florist: Blossoms Floral -Lori Tenkley Catering: Rose Degroot
Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen, Wendi Parriera and Megan Vanden Heuvel
Into everyones life a little rain must fall. These two farmers said "no biggie..let's get hitched!" Check back tomorrow for the wedding part II. Congrats Kyle and Liz! What a beautiful day! Venue: Stoney Ridge Farm, Florist: Lori Tenkley-Blossoms Floral, Invitation design: Abby Gavette, Catering: Rose Degroot
Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen, Wendi Parriera and Megan Vandenheuvel