Lindsay Ritchie Photography
West Michigan Family Photographer
You're fostering a little tribe of explorers.
You feel most authentically, powerfully yourselves in the open spaces. Your pants may be streaked with dirt, but your eyes are sparkling, and you're not upset about the mess. Because it's not really a mess, is it?
You need a photographer who will:
-Capture the connection and awe that happens in wild spaces
-follow your child as they jump in puddles
-or tuck wildflowers behind their ears
Some part of childhood wonder – gone much too soon – is on full display here, and I will follow them into the pond to catch that awakening joy as it bubbles out.
Some of my favorite Grand Rapids area parks include:
- Cascade Peace Park
- Siedman Park
- Aman Park
- Saugatuck Dunes
- Prairie Wolf Park
You don’t need your clothes to match.
It’s probably better if you don’t. You don’t need to curl everybody’s hair. In fact, if your kids want to wear capes or bring magic wands, I’m all in.
We might be a good fit if you are the kind of family who comes most alive when you take a deep breath of clean air and feel the sunshine on your face.
You’re okay if your family isn’t perfect; you want to be real. Me too.
Each session will be in the location of your choice. I'll photograph you as we explore, play games and connect with each other. Along the way I will choose a few opportune moments to capture the shot of everyone looking at the camera, but these will be low stress and short lived.
I want you to relax and enjoy your family,
knowing that you will leave this experience with tangible evidence of your connection to each other and to nature, moments in time you can treasure long after your little ones are grown.