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Happy Mother's Day!

Oh hello, darling.

I'm Elise!

I am a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago spent much of my 20’s in a frantic search for adventure as a Chicago location scout and producer for advertising, catalog and film shoots. I've ridden a camel across the Sahara, swam in a cage surrounded by sharks, and scouted for the perfect hot tub to fill with hot chocolate and marshmallows. In a society that puts a camera in every hand but is quick to shame the selfie, my mission is to create a safe and supportive environment for female self expression. Join me in a movement to #existinphotos.

This is Victoria and her two loves. A fellow mompreneur and the fierce talent behind the fabulous tulle skirts that we just love styling in our shoots!


Winner of her school spelling bee, this fifth grader placed 6th at the Grand Rapids regionals competing against middle-schoolers! She's incredibly smart and beautiful both inside and out.


This sassy third grader might just say see ya fourth grade and go right on to fifth! No seriously, skip that grade! She will also be joining her sister in their very first 5k at Girls on the Run in a couple weeks. 

Hair and Makeup byJennifer Bartlett.

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Mother's Day

Mom & Me Mini's

Hey mommas! Treat yourself to a makeover photo shoot with your favorite little princess(s)! For the first time ever we will be offering a special Mother's Day mini session date open to daughters of all ages.

One day only.

Saturday, May 7th.

Who wants to play dress up?

Or you could go crazy and book our solo mini just for YOU on Saturday, April 30th!


This is beautiful.


She came to us looking for some personal branding images and left feeling like the star that she is. I loved getting to know her, talking all about life as working moms. This woman is the epitome of sassy, classy and a little bad assy. We captured such a wide variety of her personality and hope she will look back on these and always remember the way she felt that day. I have no doubt that her little girl will cherish her quinceañera portraits forever and share them with her children some day.

Rosie, Rosie, Rosie. You are most fun to be around and oh that smile!

and then we turned up the heat.

Sometimes we just don't know where our shoots will take us, but Rosie knew she wanted to celebrate her weight loss journey in an equally empowering way. Man did she KILL it! I think my favorite part of all is that she wanted these images for herself. Something to remind her of how sexy she feels and show her how beautiful she is. 

Mod Bettie HEARTS Calamity Jane

Meet Calamity Jane!  At ModB we are all about women supporting women so when Melissa wanted to spruce up her swanky new website she knew just who to call for her Personal Branding session! She breathes new life into every piece of furniture or accessory that she gets her hands on and is immensely talented. I can't wait to show you what we're doing in our master bedroom with all the old suitcases that I got from her shop!

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Lost & Found
445 Century Avenue
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Painted Farmgirl
3704 Chicago Drive
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426

West Coast Chic
                                                                                                     13670 Port Sheldon Street
                                                                                                      Holland, Michigan 49428

Accidental shoot with Jennifer Bartlett of Fine Fine Titans and Mod B

Sometimes in between wardrobe changes we take a moment to experiment with light when pure magic happens. I photographed through a prism to create these swanky effects in camera and I'm super stoked about it.

Did I mention our hair and makeup artist is also a superhero?

Photo: Elise Kutt Edit: Jennifer Bartlett

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A Special First Birthday

My sweet baby boy turns one today and man what a ride it's been. 2014 and 2015 were pretty incredible years for me. Getting married, having a baby and starting a business has just rocked my world in such a great way. Making the move from Chicago was scary but I've fallen for Grand Rapids, the place my son will always call home. The first year as mom was HARD. Maybe people tell you that but it doesn't seem to matter. They tell you it's worth it, and I sure do believe them.

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