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Mattawan Home Lifestyle Session – Becky Anderson Photography

I really love lifestyle sessions.  There is something about capturing the real life as a family that just melts me. I love that this family will always remember the time that the dog wanted to be a part of the family portraits too. They will always remember how their little girl was obsessed with trying to put on her cowboy boots by herself and then immediately kicked them back off. They will remember her “cheese” face as well as her natural laughing smile.  When she is 6, she will look back at these photos and tell the stories as if she remembered them (Believe me, I live this everyday with my 6 year old).  She will say “Remember that time that we had photos and I carried my lamby everywhere?  I tried to share it with the photographer.”   Even more so, when they move into their new house next year, they can all look back and remember this first house as a family of three who were waiting patiently for number four to arrive. (And this photographer is patiently waiting for their #4 as well…I love to cuddle newborns during their sessions!)

beautiful curly haired toddler girl with flower headband

dog licks toddler girl in family photos

beautiful toddler girl in cowboy bootsbeautiful toddler with lovie and curls

toddler girl reading with parents

Stacey McIver via Facebook - October 30, 2014 - 8:40 pm

That is precious!!! Thank you so much for getting such beautiful shots of our little beauty. We cannot wait to meet baby #2, too! :) See you soon ;)

Christie Cino Adams via Facebook - October 31, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Love this!

Andrea López Burns via Facebook - November 1, 2014 - 12:24 pm


Kelly Lucas via Facebook - November 1, 2014 - 3:54 pm

LOVE lifestyle sessions and this one is no exception! Great work, Becky!! Oh and seeing their Boston made me miss mine so much!

Yoga mama {Kalamazoo maternity photographer}

Sometimes a session just completely inspires me.  When Anna contacted me about her maternity photos, I was giddy with excitement.  Not only do I love maternity images but throw in some incredible yoga poses?  Awesomeness.  It was so hard to pick favorites from this session.  Bonus of my inability to decide…?  You get to see a LOT of Anna’s gorgeous session.  It was fun to explore some different processing for this session as well.  A facebook poll was split between my normal processing and the hazy dreamy processing.  I love them both for different reasons.

yoga belly

beautiful maternity yoga

prenatal yoga poses

prenatal yoga pose

maternity yoga instructor

prenatal yoga practice

Kimberly Maguire Svenson via Facebook - August 13, 2014 - 8:41 am

These are all gorgeous. Beautiful session.

Rose Hewartson via Facebook - August 13, 2014 - 8:53 am

Gorgeous Becky!

Kristin Gilbert Ghiringhelli via Facebook - August 13, 2014 - 9:43 am

Absolutely beautiful

Anna Swank Bothwell via Facebook - August 13, 2014 - 10:24 am

Thank you so much for your artistry Becky! I will treasure these for a lifetime.

Kim Schmidt - August 15, 2014 - 9:55 am

Becky, you ROCKED the socks off this session. Anna is gorgeous!!!!!

Denver Photographer - September 21, 2014 - 9:33 pm

Wow. I can’t do those moves, and I’m not even pregnant. Impressive stuff.
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87 Days of Summer – Part I {Days 1-20}

There are many different photo projects out there.  I have participated in many: 365, 52 weeks, 10 on 10 and more.  I did the 365 project with an app called my365, capturing one image everyday.  Using my phone only made it less of a commitment and I always have my phone with me.   .  I am happy to say I completed it with a very high success rate – capturing 97% of the days if I remember correctly.  Now the 52 weeks project was a different story.  The object of my 52 weeks project was one photo each week for a whole year…the photo had to be of me and my children.  As the photographer in the family, I am often not in many photos.  One year I made it to 12 and the next year I made it to 3 or 4.   Someday I may try again but not any time soon.

This year I decided that I really wanted to capture our summer.  I saw some people posting about the 100 days of summer…but I decided to be more exact.  From the last day of school in the spring to the first day of school in the fall, my kids and I have 87 days.  Hence my 87 days of summer project.  My goal is to mostly take shots with my camera as opposed to my phone.  But I am human and sometimes the phone works just as well for the purpose of the project.

Enjoy days 1 thru 20.

1/87 {first and last} – first win, last game of the season

Portage AYSO soccer

2/87 {author} – before bed story writing

3/87 {sleeping bag 2-man luge} do not try this at home

3_87web4/87 {Fort Read} #notmyrealcamera #iphonetotherescue

4_87web5/87 {morning rain} …in their nightgowns

5_87web6/87 {dancer}  dress rehearsal 

excel dance photo7/87 {BFF} at the dance recital 

we love excel dance8/87 {recital} Gymnastics year end recital at Branch with Miss Jess

branch gymnastics kalamazoo9/87 {purple} Channeling cousin Aria

9_87web10/87 {mommy and me pedicure} #iphonepic #forgottotakeapicwithrealcamera

Vina Nails pedicure11/87 {touch the sky}

11_87web12/87 {the wild adventures of Mr. Toad}

12_87web13/87 {tandem}

13_87web14/87 {proud}  Most Dedicated Gymnast trophy in her group

Branch trophy15/87 {recipe} Both girls picked a recipe to make out of a cookbook from the library.

15_87web16/87 {photobomb}

16_87web17/87 {sister slumber party}

17_87WEB18/87 {sisters}

18_87WEB19/87 {chalk mermaids}

19_87web20/87 {swimdate}



Staci - July 9, 2014 - 9:43 am

What a great project and I love these. Great summer you are having already!!

Jennifer Olsen Dunlap via Facebook - July 9, 2014 - 2:32 pm

so much fun! So glad you’re doing it!

what a fun project!!! I wish I could make myself do something like this!

Amy Forbes Wells via Facebook - July 9, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Fun! And good for you for keeping it up. :) No summer slump for you, huh? :)

Jessica Hutter Hamlin via Facebook - July 9, 2014 - 9:35 pm

SO fun!!!! Loving the pictures!!

Corine Bianco Tran via Facebook - July 10, 2014 - 9:32 am

Love the pictures!

Andrea López Burns via Facebook - July 10, 2014 - 4:37 pm


Kim Schmidt via Facebook - July 12, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Love this and how you are being creative with your images too!!!

Erica Ruffner Pitcock via Facebook - July 12, 2014 - 8:22 pm

Love this!!

Beautiful Summer Family Portraits in Crane Park – Becky Anderson Photography

Late spring and early summer is a beautiful time in Kalamazoo for family portraits.  Crane Park is full of flowers and everything is so green.  We had fun wandering thru the gardens and taking photos.  Brynn took a little bit to warm up but Miles was ready to go from the start.  I love how family sessions can capture the shyness, the laughter, the silliness and occasionally a little sass.  At the end as always at Crane Park, we did a little tree climbing in the coolest tree in the gardens.  It is always a favorite of the kids.

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Shey Detterline via Facebook - June 29, 2014 - 8:45 am

So beautiful!!!

Lifestyle Newborn Featuring Danielle {Becky Anderson Photography}

Lifestyle newborn sessions make me so happy. I adore capturing the realness of life with a newborn. I love the fly on the wall feel to this style of images.  They are only this small for such a short amount of time.  I love that this family can look back on these photos and remember what it was like when Danielle first came home – how small she looked on the changing table, how her big brother loved her so much already…

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Natural real newborn portraits

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Jessica Emhof Fowle via Facebook - June 23, 2014 - 11:35 am

Look at my tiny newborn!! I can’t believe how much she has changed in just 4 months.

Jennifer Olsen Dunlap via Facebook - June 23, 2014 - 11:49 am

I love how you capture the everyday and make people see how beautiful their real lives are!

Jessica Hutter Hamlin via Facebook - June 23, 2014 - 11:49 am

These are great!! Love lifestyle newborn sessions. <3

Kimberly Maguire Svenson via Facebook - June 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm

These are all so great! I love lifestyle newborn sessions. Everything blurs together in those early days. This session documents all those tiny moment.

Brianne Brose via Facebook - June 23, 2014 - 5:18 pm

beautiful work Becky!

Esther Judd via Facebook - June 23, 2014 - 11:12 pm

Lifestyle newborn sessions are my favorite. These are so sweet!

Christie Cino Adams via Facebook - June 24, 2014 - 8:29 am

what a great session!

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