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Behind the Lens

Our family....

We are a family run small business, husband and wife team!  We built our family through adoption, and love to celebrate all kinds of families.  We love to be outside and we love traveling all over Michigan and the world!  We are adventurers and find inspiration in nature.  We also love Star Wars, Disney World, tacos, and coffee. :)



We want to have fun in all we do, while also giving you the best imagery in the photography industry.


Our expertise...

As artisans, we have had extensive training both professionally and in one on one workshops with the best in the industry and we take our technical expertise very seriously.  Our resume includes:


  • A Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University in design, media, and art

  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Newborn Training & Infant safety

  • 10+ years of experience in video production

  • Official Certified Professional Photographer with the PPA

  • Merit Awards by the PPA

  • Published by several online Magazines

  • Published in Print by Senior Year magazine


We look forward to meeting you and hearing YOUR STORY.

-Jen & Jeremy   

What is Charis Seed ?

(/ˈkeɪrɪs/; Greek: Χάρις)

a given name meaning "grace, kindness, beauty, and life"

The story of our family is a beautiful narrative filled with great adventure, risk, faith, tragedy, and grace.  After years of longing for a family, God saw fit to grow our family through the gift of adoption, both international and domestic! When our youngest daughter was born (who actually was our first child), we knew right away.  Charis.  God had heard the cry of our hearts and through His grace had given us a child, and then shortly after added to our family two African sons.

The story told through our family is beautiful and different and we treasure each moment.

It is through this lens, that we long to capture the story and the beauty of each family....your Charis

Life is a precious gift, and what we have been given is today.  Nothing more and nothing less.  We know the value your loved ones hold in your heart, and believe in creating art, little seeds, that will capture these precious moments in time for you and your family, and will grow for generations.

We can't wait to capture the beauty of your story.

-Jen & Jeremy

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