Forest Hills Sweetheart Swirl 2011 {Grand Rapids Event Photographer}

This is my favorite event of the year and it comes along with a ton of work so let me start by saying that I appreciate your patience as this post is long overdue. I participate in this event because it is the sweetest thing ever.  I think every single girl their believed she was the most special girl in the world that night…and each of them certainly were.

Forest Hills Public Schools put on what I have to believe is the nicest dance in the area.  I’ve had the privilege of photographing this event (with a magnificent team by my side) for the past 4 years and every year it gets better and better.   Splashes of color everywhere, a fabulous red carpet for the girls as they make their grand entrance, vases of roses on every table, and a beautiful spread of food from D&W that certainly was “extraordinary”.  O’Grady orthodontics describe  themselves as “building smiles” and that’s exactly what this event does and it’s so fitting for them to be one of the sponsors.  Scott Ptak is the amazing DJ for this event and that dance floor is packed every second of the night.It was so great to see so many familiar faces, 4 girls that I had done their newborn photos, one Dad who’s wedding I shot 9 years ago, 2 flower girls who were in weddings from last year and several families that I’ve done portrait sessions for. It was  like a mid-winter reunion!! I had a few girls & their Dads stop to say that it was their last year, they were outgrowing the Daddy-Daughter dance (I refrained from crying) and I also met some new little friends that I hope to see again next year.  Here is a small handful of images from this delightful event. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our cameras but most of all thanks for bringing your girl to an event that she will never forget. Your time and attention are the most valuable things you have to offer her.


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