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fINE aRT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
BASED IN Grand Rapids MICHIGAN

kellie hetler photography

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Fremont Michigan Family Photos

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This family is absolutely gorgeous! We met up in Fremont Michigan for their family photos where I found the perfect field. I was hoping for something that had a little green but mostly neutral tans/off-whites…and it was great! These three sisters and their parents showed up in perfectly coordinated outfits which made me one happy […]

DIY newborn photography tips to use at home during the coronavirus pandemic from a Grand Rapids, Michigan photographer

Newborn Photography Tips

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After speaking with so many clients and new moms that I am supposed to be seeing right now for newborn sessions and family photos….I thought I’d share some newborn photography tips on how to DIY newborn photos until we can see one another again. These photos should work whether you use a nice digital camera […]

Vision Air Center | Holland, MI

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Vision Air Center, based in Holland, Michigan, is such a wonderful company. Everyone I came in contact with was so kind and each of their aircraft were impeccably clean and tidy. Taking branding photos for their website and social media was such a fun project for me! They offer charter flights out of several different […]

Studio Family Session in Grand Rapids

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This studio family session in Grand Rapids is of one of my favorite families. I photographed Ted and Staci’s wedding years ago and have been so blessed to be there to photograph each sweet boy’s newborn session and now family sessions yearly. This is the favorite part about my job. Watching these families grow and […]

Eliza Grace Clothing

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Eliza Grace Clothing is an online boutique that I am basically drooling over! Their clothing for little girls makes me want to ditch Addy and Gabby’s entire closets and start fresh with their entire line of gorgeous items. Dresses, rompers, shoes, summer wear….everything!! The owners of Eliza Grace Clothing, Kayleigh and Jennifer, reached out because […]

Grand Rapids Special Needs Photography

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Today I want to share something with you that I have been working on for a while. Something that is so close to my heart and something that gives me so much purpose. Becoming a special needs parent truly gave me a whole new perspective on life which, in turn, gave me a whole new […]

Grand Rapids Branding Photography | Sprout + Thrive

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This Grand Rapids branding photography session was seriously fun. Not only was it fun but it was certainly a passion project for me as well. My beautiful daughter, Gabby, has been in weekly therapy ever since she was only a few months old. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Being a part of projects […]

Newaygo Newborn Photos | Baby Deegan

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Oh my goodness….isn’t this cutie the most handsome little guy ever?! I met up with Deegan’s family at their home in Newaygo for an in-home newborn session where I captured an endless amount of photos. I’m not sure how they’ll decide which ones to frame…. Dustin and Kelly were married six years ago and I […]

Grand Rapids Children Photographer | Evelyn – Three Months Old!

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Being a children photographer in Grand Rapids definitely has it perks. I get to see these sweet little kids when they are tiny babies and then follow them with my camera through different stages of their lives, capturing each precious milestone for their momma and daddy to cherish. I can’t imagine any job more special. […]

Grand Rapids Photographer | Best of 2019 – Pure Joy!

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Do you know what the best thing about being a Grand Rapids photographer is? The people. I love creating portraits that will be a part of your family forever, but what I really love is getting to know you. Learning about your family, why you fell in love, what you enjoy doing on the weekends, […]

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