I decided to take a break from wedding blog posts for a family portrait session that is really close to my heart! I was so fortunate to do a family picture session for Mark, Micky, and baby Melissa Mueller while visiting Kalamazoo Michigan. Mark and I have been friends for 14 years since the first day of college when we met. Holy crap the first day of college was 14 years ago! I feel old now! He has been such a close friend of mine ever since along with his wife Micky that is beautiful inside and out! When their daughter Melissa was born I was beyond happy for them and so excited to meet her! With them living in Germany now, we don’t get to see each other as much as we would like anymore so I was so touched when they asked me to do a family portrait session for them during their trip! I’m so used to doing portrait photography in San Diego and having beautiful weather every day so when the Michigan weather was a bit frigid, we knew we needed to find a place indoors. We were told about a bookstore in town and were so blown away with how cute it was when we walked in. The gracious staff allowed us to play around in the store and we captured some super fun lifestyle family photos! Seeing the three of them together touches my heart and during our portrait shoot I was so blessed to capture the happiness that their daughter has brought them in their lives! It was an amazing shoot with amazing people and I am so happy to share it with you! Here are my favorite images from the day! Enjoy!