Hi, I’m Erin!


See those cuties with me? They’re mine. They are my passion. I’ve loved taking photos since long before they existed, but their arrival gave my photography a deeper purpose.

My goal now is to not just take beautiful photos, but to document their childhood and memorialize our family life in images that can be cherished for generations.

I’m a licensed portrait photographer based in Ada, MI (a suburb of Grand Rapids in West Michigan) specializing in newborn, children and family photography. Being both a mom to three kids and a former elementary teacher gives me a lot of experience and patience working with little ones.

I have a simple, classic and relaxed style to create images that focus on your family members and their unique relationships. My home is abundantly decorated with photos of my family, and I want to help others surround themselves with beautiful images of their own families.

Photographer Erin massie snuggled with her three young children on a bed in a white studio

Other Things I love

(In Random Order… Except Maybe #1)

01. Ice Cream

All kinds. Though I’ll eat it all, my least favorite contains peanuts and my most favorite is Milwaukee’s frozen custard (specifically Oscar’s and a more recent introduction to Georgie Porgie’s). I really need a good frozen custard shop here.

02. Traveling

I’m always up for a new adventure. I’ve lived in 3 different states (Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin) and have loved exploring the local and tourist favorites.

03. The Beach & The Mountains

Though stark opposites, I love both relaxing in the sun listening to rolling waves and hiking strenuous trails to majestic vistas.

04. Hot Chocolate

It doesn’t have to be fancy. The Swiss Miss powdered kind is good, but it has to be made with milk instead of water.

05. Columbia Arctic Fleece

I freeze for the 6 months of Michigan winters. But these help me survive. They are warm, cozy, super soft, and lightweight.


I’ve been a fan for over 10 years and always try to go see them in concert when they’re local.

“It was such a relief after the chaos of delivery and adjusting to new babies in our home to have outfits already ready for us at Erin’s studio!! Her dresses were all beautiful and the newborn outfits just adorable.”

Michelle S.

The Studio

I have created a very warm and inviting studio for you in my Ada home. Every soft wrap, cozy blanket, adorable outfit, beautiful bonnet and classic prop was carefully hand-selected while maintaining my pure, natural and timeless style. I go above and beyond to ensure that all my clients, big and small, are comfortable in my space. There is a cozy seating area for parents to relax during your session and wooden toys for children who may need a few extra minutes to warm up.

bridal party in the forest

Click below to peek inside my studio…


Send me a message so we can start planning the perfect session for your family!