Southwest Michigan

Your images will tell the story that they were always loved

Your images will tell the story that they were always loved


A Little about you...


Are you looking for:


~ a focus on relationships & connection over props?


~ a hand-crafted, muted-tone, natural fiber look for the wraps and blankets used in your session?


~ parents, siblings, pets or grandparents to be a part of the session?


~ intimate, unposed images interacting with baby?


If this is you, we may be a perfect fit!

A little About us….

We believe that images help form our memories - and that's why we intuitively know photographs are so important to telling our story.


Candice will primarily focus on capturing relationship, emotion and connection. She has been privileged to help hundreds of families hold onto their memories with images they adore.


As your sweet baby grows, they will look through your images and uncover their story. Let’s show them how much they have always been loved.

Step 01. Answer your questions


Parents looking for newborn photos tend to have similar questions and worries such as:


What is the cost of a session?


What if I don't feel/look my best?


What if my baby is fussy?


Scroll down to read through the answers to these and many other common questions!




Step 02. Reach out to us


West MI Newborn Sessions are booked for 3 hours in the comfort of your own home. Candice travels up to one hour from the Fennville area. Contact us to confirm you are within our travel area.


Our calendar fills months in advance, so we book your due date to assure we will have an opening for you when baby arrives.


If you are just finding us and have already given birth, still reach out - we always reserve a few last minute openings!


Please reach out and ask us any questions through our contact form.




Step 03. Reserve your session


Ready to book?


We can't wait to meet you and make you a part of our client family!

What’s the pricing & details for a newborn session?

Newborn sessions are booked for 3 hours in your home.  We have found that 3 hours is the perfect amount of time for relaxed feeding, comforting, and great photos.  Sessions are a single fee paid prior to your session of $875 which includes your 3 hour session, professional editing, a large online gallery, and your choice of your 30 favorite  full sized image files to download.  Additional digital files, prints and albums can be purchased separately.

What if I don’t feel or look my best after the birth?

You are not alone – women confide this fear to me regularly. However, in my follow up
surveys, moms often say they left the session feeling “encouraged, beautiful and relaxed.”
They end up being SO thankful they overcame their fear. Your relationship with your
newborn is beautiful – stunningly beautiful – even if you don’t feel yourself yet.


What if my baby is fussy?

Being fussy is par for the course: it will not worry us, and we don’t want it to worry you. In the
12 years we’ve been photographing newborns, we’ve only had one baby fuss the whole time- and
if that happens, we re-shoot for free.  : )


Should we include siblings, pets or grandparents?

Yes to any or all of those options!

Siblings are such an important part of a newborn shoot! We have thought of many ways to engage siblings so we get images that are meaningful.  You can have siblings present for the whole session, or some families choose to have siblings leave with a grandparent or sitter after the first hour.

Grandparents are welcome to be in a few shots.   Many families love to have pets for a couple of shots as well!  We have experience and ideas to help you set this up so it goes safely and smoothly.

What should we have/what will you bring?

Feel no pressure to buy a lot of items, but we welcome you to have a few favorite things on hand to make your session personal!

We will bring some blankets, swaddles and woven baskets that are muted-tone, natural fiber items.

Recommended ideas for you to have:

  • Simple clothing in cotton or linen.
  • Swaddles, textured knit blankets, hand-knit wraps
  • Knit outfits, diaper cover/knit pants
  • Knit hats & bonnets, headbands/tiebacks/bows for girls
  • Handmade gifts/items from family or vintage items handed down to you

Note:  Neutrals always look good.  Please avoid collars -they up and cover baby’s face.  Many families find something special for baby on Etsy.

What should we wear?

  • Baby will be in a swaddle, knit diaper cover or a simple outfit of your choice. Hats and
    headbands are great, anything knit adds beautiful texture to contrast with baby’s skin.
  • You will be photographed during the session, and should wear clothes you are comfortable in.
    White, cream, gray, pale pinks and blues, neutral or muted colors are perfect; please avoid strong
    patterns, and black really shows baby spit-up, just fyi. I love linen or knits, depending on the
  • Siblings are best dressed simply. White, neutrals, and light colors are great.

What if my house is a mess?

We completely understand that life sort-of explodes after you bring baby home.  We have been there and there is absolutely no judgement!  We will help you find the areas in your home that have the right light for shooting and we can clear just what we need to from those spots :). Have no fear.

How many photos will be in my gallery?

After each session we carefully select and edit every image that meets our quality standards. We upload all of them to your private online gallery, from which you will select your very favorite images to download. If you cannot narrow it down, we do allow you to purchase all the images! For each type of session, you can generally expect a minimum of:

  • Mini Sessions: 30 images
  • 1hr Farm Session: 50 images
  • 2hr Farm Session: 80 images
  • 45min Senior Session: 40 images
  • 90min Senior Session: 60 images

What’s the difference between ‘gallery images’ and ‘included images’?

‘Gallery images’ are ALL of the images that were chosen by us from your session, edited and uploaded to an online viewing gallery.

‘Included images’ are the specific images that you choose from your online gallery to claim ‘print permission’ on & download.

For example, ‘Jane’ purchases a Mini Session from us. She books online, has her session on the date & time that she chose and 2 weeks after her session she will receive a link in her email to view her online gallery. Jane’s gallery includes 35 edited images for her to look through and pick out her 10 favorite images to download and keep. (10 images is the standard ‘included images’ for Mini Sessions.) If she just LOVES all 35 images in her gallery, then she can pay for the “full gallery” upgrade and would gain access to all of the images (the 10 included with her original purchase, and then the additional 25 images in her gallery).

Will I receive any physical products with my booking?

All sessions include a set number of edited, full-sized digital image files. If you would like any physical products, you can order those through us, or through any vendor of your choice! Our store contains curated products and the highest quality print papers that Amy has selected to match her brand and style. We stand by our products 100%.

What format will my ‘included images’ be in?

You will receive an emailed link to download your selected digital images. The images are edited, high resolution jpeg files suitable for any size of print or enlargement. We highly recommend that you backup your images to both your computer and the cloud for safe keeping!

All products and prints are optional and purchased separately.

(They’ll be high-resolution jpgs & we typically use a 3:2 aspect ratio for images at 300dpi resolution.)

What editing is included my session?

Your session includes professional editing of all the images uploaded to your gallery. If you notice something we missed, just let us know when you get your viewing gallery and we will touch that up before you download your images.

Our style is natural, clean and true. We want you to look like your best self – so if your teen has a skin blemish, or the baby has a minor scratch, those things will be removed. However, we do not do body sculpting, wrinkle removal, hair or wardrobe changes or make-up touch-ups. If you are hoping for that level of editing, we suggest you find a photographer that specializes in that so you will be fully happy with your images!

I absolutely love surrounding myself with people whose gifts outshine my own. I am joined by 5 strong women who I admire and depend on - and specializing in this way, we each have the joy of doing the work that we are most gifted for & passionate about.


For your newborn session, you will work with Candice. After many years of photographing newborn families Candice exudes confidence, patience, & peace. Our clients have told us again and again that these qualities make for a joyful, relaxing newborn session.


Confidence means she knows how to help you look your best, how to calm baby, and how to interact with older siblings, pets, etc.


Patience and peace mean she has learned compassion from her own life experiences, and is ready to extend that to you at every level. We book your session for a full 3 hours, so that comforting, feeding and chatting are just part of the relaxed pace of your session.


{West Michigan PHotographer}


  • Originally from: Lowell, MI - where she married her love, Aaron, in a park in the fall. Currently living on a small farm in Fennville!
  • Favorite food: Ethiopian & Indian
  • Favorite Activity: Hunting for vintage treasures/ curating beautiful spaces
  • Her family says: she's kind, creative, genuine
  • Background: Art degree, Lived in NYC in and worked in fashion photography
  • Expertise: Has photographed 3500 newborns in her career, & loves photographing families & sr. pics in wide open spaces!
  • View Candice's work {here}

{Client Manager,

Products & Designer}



  • Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Favorite things to do: Writing, reading fiction, and spending time with the kids - especially visiting the local lakes in the summer, and parks, museums, and the zoo all year.
  • Her family says: she's friendly, energetic, talkative
  • Background: 13+ years working with the clients of AKP! Aubreii is kind, patient & helpful beyond words!
  • Expertise: Book design, product knowledge, but most especially working with people.

{Studio Owner &

Ann Arbor Photographer}



  • Hometown: Milford, MI
  • Favorites: Restoring the land and buildings on our farm: Permaculture orchard, organic gardening, pasture-raised animals, exterior and interior building design
  • Her family says: she's got garden dirt on her knees and hands most of the time, loves meeting new people, and keeps a full social calendar
  • Background: Started AKP and shooting professionally 14 years ago
  • Expertise: People. While I do quite a bit of commercial work (I've photographed a book, clothing brands, food, etc.) my favorite work always involves people. I love families, babies, kids and teens.
  • View Amy's work : The Ann Arbor Location Website




  • Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Camila & her husband left everything and started a new life when Manual's job relocated them to Ann Arbor.
  • Favorite things to do: Watching movies, playing with make-up, trying new restaurants.
  • Her family says: she's funny, passionate, friendly
  • Background: Multimedia design degree, video work, all things Adobe
  • Expertise: Telling stories with pictures - using editing to enhance a narrative

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