michelle and i connected recently - both of us are local photographers based in grand rapids, michigan. i am photographing her sister ashley's wedding (which michelle is in) this july, so that gave us an opportunity and reason to get to know each other a bit. michelle was looking for some professional portraits for her photography business, Michelle Grover Photography, so we decided to take a stroll around downtown grand rapids one saturday morning and get some great shots for her to use on her website and social media.
michelle said she was "awkward" in front of the camera (which i obviously didn't believe) but it didn't take her long to warm up. she was absolutely stunning - and such a fun person to photograph. we talked kids, life and photography - laughed a lot - and left the session feeling we had known each other for years. i am so happy to have made a new friend - and one that shares the same passion as i do for her craft. we have plans to do some fun shoots together soon - and even work together on a wedding or two.
thanks again, michelle. i hope you enjoy your photos:)