Sam & Brent | Presque Isle, Michigan Maternity Session

I have known this sweet couple for quite a while now. I first met Brent while I was photographing a wedding he was standing up in. I didn’t realize it at the time he and Sam were dating. A year later I was buying a house he and Sam had just begun renting and basically kicked them out. Two years later they reached out to me to schedule engagement pictures and book me as their wedding photographer. I guess they weren’t too upset about me kicking them out to the curb a couple years before! Actually this has been a long standing joke between us. And Brent asking if we did anything with “that yard” because it’s nearly 4 acres in size and he used a push mower to cut the grass. No Brent, it’s still a beast to cut but we’ve upgraded to a zero turn mower now.

Engagement, wedding day and now maternity photos! I was thrilled when Sam contacted me to see my availability for taking her maternity pictures. There is nothing that makes me happier than when a past client hires me to create more memories for them! Past clients who reach out to me seeking my services again truly tells me I served them well and took care of them. Not only this but a trust in my brand, my services and friendship truly developed!

We scheduled Sam and Brent’s photo session for late June, just a month shy from her due date. We also agreed the location where their engagement pictures were taken, Presque Isle Lighthouse and Harbor area, was definitely the perfect spot. Along with Sam and Brent, their sweet pup Sasha (who also showed up in their engagement pictures!), joined us for a few photos. She is their first “fur” baby after all and certainly a huge part of this growing family! She had to be a part of their session!

We had a beautiful evening for pictures. No wind. No bugs. Gorgeous light. And Lake Huron the calmest I had ever seen before. During our time together we would laugh and think back to two years prior for their engagement session and how crazy windy it was! But this evening was without wind and absolutely amazing.

I have been blessed with wonderful people who have come into my life putting their trust in me to document and capture special moments between their loved ones. And these two are no exception. They have been wonderful to work with and such a joy to be around.

I am super excited for Sam and Brent as Baby K’s arrival date is quickly drawing near!  I know these pictures show a beautiful milestone happening in their lives right now and will forever remind them of the happiness, excitement and love they share for not only one another but also for this precious baby.




  1. Great grandma Judy says:

    Absolutely precious. These will be family treasures. Love all of them.

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