Mindy Leigh Photography – Grand Rapids & Holland Wedding & Portrait Photographer » Specializing in natural light wedding & portrait photography, serving West Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lakeshore, Holland, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Rockford, Ada, Zeeland, Ludington, Traverse City, and everywhere in between. Available for travel throughout the Midwest, Country, & World.

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  • Hello, my name is Mindy, and thank you so much for visiting MindyLeigh.com! Right now I am unable to accommodate new clients, as I have dialed back my workload for personal reasons. However, I am maintaining this blog to show the work I do, as well as to have a place to share personal photos and thoughts.

    My focus is on lifestyle photography, mainly of babies, children, families, and maternity, and in all my work I strive to capture real moments and genuine emotions, with a style that is creative yet timeless. While I have photographed numerous engagements and weddings, please note that I have stepped away from this area of photography. I understand this is disappointing, as I continue to receive emails for engagement and wedding photography. I really wish I could say yes to everyone, but right now I need to say "yes" to my own family! Thank you for understanding!

Amanda & Josh | expecting

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing this cute mom and dad-to-be at Tunnel Park in Holland. Amanda is due later this month, and I just have to say, she looks absolutely amazing! She and Josh know they are having a baby boy, and are very excited about meeting him… and it won’t be much longer! I really loved spending a little time with them and capturing this beautiful chapter in their lives! They have so many incredible moments to look forward to, and I hope everything goes wonderfully for them as they prepare for the birth of their son! Thank you both, again, for choosing me to be your photographer for this session! I look forward to hearing the exciting news in a couple weeks!

Amanda & Josh | sneak peek

Well, this isn’t how I usually do a sneak peek… with three photos! I had a fantastic session with Amanda and Josh last night in Holland, and before I head out for the day, I wanted to post a preview. However, I couldn’t choose just one photo (lucky them)! Amanda is due later this month, she is looking stunning, and honestly, she was the fastest one up the dune when it was time to go. More from this session coming soon!

Eisele Mae | newborn

A couple of weeks ago I had the joy of photographing this sweet, tiny baby girl, Eisele Mae, the first born child of my friends Rich and Jenny. She was just wonderful, sleepy, and adorable… and just look at this girl’s hair, it is irresistible to touch! I know they are truly enjoying being parents, and introducing their precious daughter to friends and family. She is perfect and I am so happy for them! Now that I have finally finished up their photos, I wanted to post a few of my favorites on the blog. Enjoy!

Breckon and Emmerson

Things have been busy for me lately, but I will always make time to take photos for the Roberts family! I always have a lot of fun, and I’m especially partial to these cute kids, because they are family! Emmerson is five years old already (which is crazy to me, time flies way too quickly), and Breckon is 18 months old. I’m uploading their full gallery now, so in the meantime I wanted to do a quick blog post of a few of my favorites! Thanks again Megan and Jason!

Coraline’s Birth

Photographing a birth is unlike anything else (that’s an obvious statement)! This is the third time I have done it, each time with the same family. I’m so honored they have asked me to do this for them again! I share these with permission from the parents, and want to let my readers know that although there is no nudity in these photos, they do depict a birth as well as breastfeeding.

Jenn and Bill have two daughters, Lily and Charlotte, and Jenn always shares hilarious stories and adorable photos online. I have loved following along with them throughout the years! Every time I see a picture of one of the girls, I can’t help but think back to the day they were each born, and I remember their little scrunchie newborn faces and curled up legs, wrinkly feet, and tiny fingernails. They found out while they were pregnant that they would be having another girl! They were thrilled. After all, they have this “girl” thing down (and baby #3 is going to have a fabulous wardrobe)!

When I arrived at the hospital, Jenn and Bill were relaxed and casually waiting for another check for dilation. I figured we would have a bit more time, as we had been texting about her progress. However, within a few short minutes, the doctor and nurses were there, setting up and saying that it was time to have a baby! I think it took a minute for that to sink in, it’s such a defining moment: the long wait of pregnancy is over, and now it was time to push. You can actually feel the energy in the room quietly ramp up, although Jenn remained calm as ever, and the delivery was quick. The photos tell the rest of the story.

February 23, 2014.
4:52 pm.
Coraline JoAnne came into this world, and her story begins…
Getting another look at her daughter’s face

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