Welcome to the Rachael Holt Photography blog.  This is where I get to tell the REAL story of all of the antics that go into a photography session with me.  I hope you enjoy the adventures you will see as you scroll through the pages and that your story will be the next one I get to tell!  Enjoy!

Ada Family Photography | Fun in Lowell

July 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This family rocks my camera like nobody's business. They update their portraits every year and it is so much fun to document the changes that happen in these amazing kids. Once again, they win the award for most cooperative children ever. Enjoy these sweet photos from our fun morning exploring downtown Lowell.
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Meredith | Caledonia senior portraits

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This session in East Grand Rapids was so much fun. Meredith is a natural in front of the camera. Thank you for the opportunity to photograph you!
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Business Headshots | Grand Rapids Commercial Photography

March 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Environmental headshots are my favorite because they incorporate a little bit of the business' personality into them, like these of an architect's team.
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Newborn Vivian | Grand Rapids Newborn Photographer

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Having a baby is such an miraculous time for any family but when it is a third baby, it is an even bigger adventure for the older siblings. This newborn session was such a statement in the reality of parenting, I had to chuckle. Parents are always so apologetic when their kids are "not behaving" or a newborn won't sleep, or I get peed or pooped on.
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Grand Rapids Family Photographer | East Grand Rapids Extended Family

March 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Saying goodbye to a home you have lived in for decades is a really big deal, for the whole family that built their life there. I was so fortunate to be able to capture one last extended family portrait at this family's home before Mom moved on to her next big adventure. This home had the most beautiful yard but we really wanted to include some o...
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Brotherly Love | Grand Rapids Children's Photographer

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
These adorable boys came in to document little Felix's 6 month milestone and it was clear from the moment they walked in that they were as tight as brothers can be. These three were such cooperative little subjects, I wanted to photograph them all day! Thank you for such a fun session!
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Studio Backdrops

January 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Welcome to the studio! When planning for a session I like to talk about color and style and the kind of "look" you are hoping to achieve. I totally understand that when you haven't been to a photography studio before you might not have any idea what to expect SO, lucky for you I put together this little blog post about my backdrops. I collected som...
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Holland Children's Photographer | Claire's 6 month portraits

June 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It seems like just yesterday that I was taking Claire's newborn photos and here we are already at her 6 month photoshoot. She was so excited to be outside in her yard on a beautiful morning getting her photos taken. She was so happy and full of the best smiles.
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Grand Rapids Family Photography | Ada Bridge

June 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I got to photograph this extended family at the Ada Covered Bridge a couple of weeks ago. What better reason to get together than a 1st birthday celebration? Happy birthday Eli!
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Grand Rapids Family Photography | A family photo session downtown Grand Rapids

June 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I love when the weather forecasters are completely wrong. It was supposed to be a rainy morning when I was scheduled to photograph this amazing family but it turned out to be completely sunny and gorgeous. Thank you mother nature! I enjoyed meeting this family so much. They are all athletes so we had a lot to chat about as we strolled around downto...
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Gun Lake Family Portraits

June 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I love it when a family hires me to photograph their family as a gift. In this case it was to be a surprise birthday present for Grandma from her kids. It was such a pleasure to hang out with this beautiful family and capture the individual dynamics of each generational family as well as the craziness of the whole group together. Photographing exte...
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Forest Hills Senior Photographer

May 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I had so much fun checking out Eastown in Grand Rapids with this Forest Hills Northern senior. We found some great spots to take these creative senior portraits. Thank you so much for the opportunity to work together!
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Rockford Senior Photographer

May 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Downtown Rockford made a gorgeous backdrop for this stunning Rockford Senior. It is so much fun to photograph seniors in their hometown, capturing memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you!
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Fall Family Photos - Grand Rapids Family Photographer

September 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Can I just say how much I love this family. They are so generous and so adorable that I could literally photograph them all day long. They have the most amazing home and surrounding property and we had a blast wandering around and exploring. I love being able capture moments where people live, the images just feel so genuine that way. Thank you for...
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Forest Hills Central Senior Class of 2016 | Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

July 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Seidman Park offers some gorgeous wooded backdrops for a senior portrait session. It is especially fun when the senior spent a few years attending Goodwillie and knows a thing or two about the park. We navigated a couple fallen logs, swatted a LOT of mosquitos and captured a ton of great images. Thanks to this family for a fun evening!
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