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A Whole Lot of Cute — Grand Rapids Childrens Portraits

Playful energy.  Sweet smiles.  Great cuddles.  Mesmerizing eyes. And a whole lot of CUTE.  Julia brought it all to our session at the downtown Grand Rapids studio.  I was smitten.

dena robles photographs kids in the grand rapids studio


photos of little girls and their daddies michigan photography studio

playful fun photographs of little kids west michigan

siblings together in portraits are so sweet together

Pamn - November 1, 2013 - 11:28 am

So fresh and modern! Love that beautiful light and how it brings out their gorgeous eyes!

Patsy Dunn - November 1, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Oh my, she is gorgeous and adorable!

Julie - November 4, 2013 - 11:19 am

what a cutie pie!! love these (and I ADORE that last image!).

Anna-Karin - November 5, 2013 - 6:19 pm

She is adorable and looks so full of life!
That sibling portrait it stunning and beautiful. Their family will love having this age documented so well for years to come!

dawn sela - November 7, 2013 - 11:58 am

Love them Dena! So cute and fun:)

Simplicity Session, Grand Rapids Childrens Photography

Well hello handsome!!

Henry was in to the downtown studio a few weeks ago for the Fall Mini Portrait Sessions, looking very dapper in his classic oxford and winning smile…he’s a charmer, that’s for sure. :)

Grand Rapids studio portrait photography with Dena Robles

dena robles photographs kid in her natural light studio in grand rapids michigan

dena robles showcases fun personalities of young boys in her photography

dena robles grand rapids michigan photographer with kids in the studio

there is nothing better than boys and moms.  Get in the picture moms!

A bit of studio news… The next mini session event with me at the studio will be November 9th and 10th.  The 10th of November will be the last day 2013 sessions will be held with guaranteed Christmas delivery.  Additionally, I have learned over the years of business to limit my portrait sessions booked in the month of December.  So in order to be fully present for my own family (and to shop, and bake….and ummmm, eat, and shop some more) my December portrait calendar will only be open to newborn baby signature sessions.  I will start taking all other commissions again during the 2nd week of January, 2014.

As always, if you are interested in booking in for a portrait session either at the downtown Grand Rapids loft studio or in your own home, please contact me through email at  Thanks!



Anna-Karin - October 29, 2013 - 1:43 am

What a handsome young lad!
You really captured him at his best, such a great smile!Great photographs!
I also love that you were able to capture one of him together with his mom. Such a special photo for both of them to enjoy for many years to come!

Dawn Sela - November 7, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Such a cutie! Love them!

Friday Favorites Grand Rapids Film Photography

For Friday Favorites this week, this is my favorite model Maria, photographed with my favorite film camera Contax 645, on my favorite color film Fuji 800Z.  All of this comes together for a photographic match made in heaven.

Michigan film photographer and Matthew Agency

dena robles photographs models on film grand rapids michigan

Maria is represented locally in Michigan by Grand Rapids based The Matthew Agency.  I recently saw her work with Merrell and take a look at the home page of The Matthew Agency, you will spot her there-in action!

The Gift of Photography–Blog Carousel

When the crisp air kisses his cheeks, and the leaves crunch under his feet, and the fading sun shines low in the afternoon sky, I give him the gift of remembering.  Basking in the memories of a glorious summer.

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dena robles gift of photography printed books

As the world becomes  more and more virtual there is something increasingly important about the art of tangible ink on paper, and the immediacy of printed photographs.  I know the task of gathering, sorting, and printing our photographs can be so overwhelming.  For my portrait clients I am thrilled to put printed artwork into your hands.  For my friends and neighbors, near and far, I would like to challenge you to get your own photographs off your memory cards and hard drives and get them into gorgeous books or canvas collages.  I would also like to help you do that by offering my time, expertise and design services.  You know where to find me!

As a Blog Carousel theme of “The Gift of Photography”, I am anxious to see what some of my colleagues have decided to share this month.  Click over to Kitchener Waterloo Photographer Julie Tauro to view her blog carousel post!


Marmalade - October 18, 2013 - 9:14 am

Love this, the sentiment and your execution (as always). Beautifully done Dena!

[…] you can follow the blog carousel and check out Michigan Portrait Photographer Dena Roble’s take on “the gift of […]

Julie - October 23, 2013 - 6:09 pm

What a fantastic gift and reminder of fun adventures! I love the book design you created here. Just wonderful!

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