West Michigan Family Photography Sessions

West Michigan Family Photography Sessions by Kari Douma Photography

West Michigan is a beautiful location for outdoor family photography sessions! Our studio is conveniently located in Downtown Grandville, half way between Downtown Grand Rapids and the shores of Lake Michigan.

We are so fortunate to live in an area of Michigan with so many local parks, rivers, forests, fields, farms, barns, lakes and beaches. The options for gorgeous backgrounds for your family portraits are almost limitless. Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas offer a wide variety of locations. We have everything from city to country. Urban to rural. Whether you prefer rolling fields of wildflowers, or clear blue waters as far as your eyes can see, West Michigan has it all.

Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to book an outdoor family session! The weather is cooling off. The sun is setting a little earlier. Every year we have families calling for fall sessions at the end of October, but September and early October are really some of the most beautiful weeks for outdoor sessions. Don’t put off your family portraits until the end of fall!

We love to photograph families over the years, watching children grow from toddlers to teens. We  customize senior sessions for each child, then they head off to college. A few years later they become engaged and call us to photograph the wedding. When they call us to photograph their newborn babies, we are are especially excited! Watching the generations grow up right before us (and our cameras) is the best part of what we do. It’s such an honor and blessing for us to capture those fleeing moments for each family.

Let us capture your family and create beautiful memories and wall art for your home. Before you know it, you’ll blink and wonder how in the world the time went by so quickly? (Packing your children up and sending them off to college has a way to make us nostalgic! Those days of hearing their little feet padding around the house when they were little slip by much too fast). Thank you for trusting us to create those moments and memories forever.

We cherish the images, and we cherish our clients who become dear friends over the years.

Studio Newborn Photography

Studio Newborn, Infant and Toddler Photography at Kari Douma Photography in Grandville

Newborn Studio Photography

We love babies! We realize everyone says that, but it’s really true for us! Our babies are all grown up now, ages 13-23. Therefore, when we have babies come in to the studio, we put all our years of motherhood to the test. We make sure you and your little one feel comfortable, so we can create those precious portraits you will treasure forever. So when you look back and wonder how those years went by so quickly, you’ll have beautiful portraits to help you remember these fleeting days.

We’ve seen every personality possible! Sweet smiley babies, even colic-y newborns that cry. So far we’ve never met a newborn that we can’t calm and cradle to sleep. Are looking for a nice, quiet studio, one where you’ll have time to sit down and unwind on a comfy couch? If so, we’re the studio for you! We’ll cuddle your baby until they’re relaxed and ready for us to create beautiful photos!

Newborn Photography

We have lots of options from full newborn sessions (2 hours) to a quick Wacky Wednesday 20 minute session to capture those older baby and toddler smiles. We also have a Bebe Premiere Plan which includes 4 sessions for baby’s first year. Newborn, 4m, 8m and 1 yr sessions, including extra discounts and bonus gifts! You can contact Kari@karidouma.com for more details. See more of the cute babies we’ve photographed this year by watching a slideshow here.

We love to watch babies grow over the years right in front of our eyes (and camera) as we photograph each of their birthdays after the first! There’s no greater joy for us than to document the years as each family grows. A few we’ve even photographed from birth to high school graduation!

Newborn Photography

We know there are lots of you out there looking for a studio in the Grand Rapids or Grandville area. Search no longer, we’re here and ready to photograph your newborn, infant, toddler or older child! We would love to meet you and get to know you, and we’d be honored to tell the story of your child. We’re booking indoor or outdoor sessions for summer now, so contact us today 616.437.5603

Family and Children: Studio and Park Sessions by Kari Douma Photography

Hello! If you’re just finding our website… welcome!  We are Kari Douma Photography, a professional portrait studio located in West Michigan, in Downtown Grandville. We specialize in family and children photography, as well as weddings and seniors (and newborns too!). Ok, we love to photograph pretty much everyone 🙂 We offer private studio sessions, as well as at local parks, downtown, and beaches along the lakeshore. Basically, all of West Michigan!

These two cuties came to our studio in Grandville for some updated family portraits! (Don’t you just want to squeeze those cheekers?!?) So adorable 🙂 We appreciate the privilege it is for us to photograph your sweet kiddos over the years! We love to watch them grow and change right before our eyes (and cameras).

Family and Children Studio and Park Sessions by Kari Douma Photography
We also encourage families to have annual family portraits taken too! Lots of parents are great about photographing their kids, but not always as eager to be in the photographs themselves. You know what? Life’s too short to not be photographed! Don’t wait (for whatever it is you’re waiting to “do” before you have that family portrait taken). You can’t get the years back, and some day you will look back at how marvelous you looked “way back then” and wish you had a gorgeous portrait to prove it!

That’s one of the reasons why we offer a complementary family session for the seniors we photograph! We want to make sure that our senior’s don’t just have a great senior portrait on their parent’s wall before they head off to college, but also have a beautiful portrait of their family to take with them when they go.

When they’re little, the days are long… but the years are short. (Believe us, our kids are growing up faster than we can believe!) Capture these moments today. Before we know it, these cute little guys will be graduating and heading off to college!

Family and Children: Studio and Park Sessions by Kari Douma Photography


Grand Rapids Executive Business Portraits by Kari Douma Photography

Grand Rapids Executive Business Portraits by Kari Douma Photography… we want to help you add a great image to your name by creating business portraits you are proud to display on your company website and social media.


We have been photographing business executives and creating professional heashots for years now (it’s our job to make you look good!) No one wants to look at an unattractive portrait every day when they open their email or webpage, so if you don’t love your corporate headshot, come see us to let us create a portrait you will be proud to share! We have lots of options from a quick 15 minute head shot taken at our Studio on your lunch break, to full service executive portrait for your entire office on site, or in our studio in Downtown Grandville.
If you’re looking for a quick updated professional head shot, call us to schedule a 15 minute appointment (you can even come in during your lunch hour). We’ll give you a few options for background and poses -more formal and more casual- and you can choose your favorite image on the spot and be on your way (and still have time to grab lunch)! 

If you’d like to take a little more time to create a few different looks with several outfits and different backgrounds, we can set up a traditional executive session and allow more time for more options.

If you are looking for a photographer who can produce corporate head shots for your entire staff, we do that too! We will bring our lighting equipment and backdrop to your location to offer full service executive portraits right in the convenience of your office. Your employees won’t need to miss productive work time (or miss a lunch hour) since they can be photographed on site in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option of photographing your employees in practical daily scenarios if you’d like a sample of causal images to display on your website for clients to get a feel for how your offices works on a daily basis.

No matter what type of Business Portraits you’re looking for, we’ve got a solution for you. Contact Kari at 616-437-5603 (or kari@karidouma.com) today for details. We can set up a plan and customize it to meet the specific needs of your business.

Ladies Night Out Makeover & Professional Portraits



Ladies Night Out Makeover & Professional Portraits

by Kari Douma Photography and Mary Kay Cosmetics

email Kari: kari@karidouma.com for more details!

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