Kalamazoo Newborn

About Me

My name is Becky, and I am an on-location, natural light photographer in Southwestern Michigan, specializing in maternity, newborn, children, family and senior portraiture.  I am married to a wonderful husband named Andy.  We are the proud parents of two amazing little girls: Hannah and Leah who are 9 and 6.5.  We  moved back to Kalamazoo, MI three years ago after spending 5 years on the east coast: 4 in southeastern CT and 1 amazing year in NYC.  This is home.

And when I say home – I mean it.

  • Portage Northern/KAMSC graduate 1993
  • 10+ years teaching dance at Dance Inc and Dance City
  • Kalamazoo College graduate 1997
  • former Pharmacia & Upjohn/Pfizer employee – almost 10 years!
But honestly, I love what I do and I love being able to provide my clients with lasting memories in their portraits.  I lost my dad to cancer in high school, and unfortunately in the days of fully manual film cameras, he was the only one who knew how to use his good ol’ Yashica.  There was no auto mode…the result is that I have VERY few images of my dad. This makes me very passionate about everyone in the family getting into the photos…while you may not have lost that baby weight, or you don’t love your hair, skin, outfit, {insert your complaint here}, your children NEED you in these photos.  They need you to participate AND have fun (this time I am looking at the dads out there!).  I have the same insecurities as you but I know when my kids look at our yearly family images (YES, we do them every year!), they are not looking at my belly, or how my clothes just don’t fit quite right…they are looking at my smile, my laughter, my love for them and remembering their mom as she is right now…imperfections and all.
Can’t wait to meet you!
Photo credit: Little Moon Photography

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1 comment

  • suzanne lepley - August 6, 2009 - 9:21 am

    Becky your work is AMAZING! I love how well you capture kids being kids. Keep it up!