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30 May 2013

Photographing Toddlers….

When it comes to photographing a toddler I believe it is best to let them be and encourage them do there own thing. There is nothing more uncomfortable than a screaming 2 year old who doesn’t want to sit in some silly chair. At recent photo session I was discussing with a client’s mom about a recent experience she had at a popular portrait studio. She said many times how uncomfortable the environment was and how inexperience the photographer was. […]

24 May 2013

Engagement photos?

  I was ask recently “Why should I have engagement photos taken?” My answer is simple why not have romantic photos taken of you & your fiance before the craziness of the wedding day. As a couple it’s likely that you have never been photographed professionally together before. It also establishes a relationship with your photographer long before your wedding and will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding images. I would recommend spending about an hour or […]

21 May 2013

Meloni Family Session

I had the opportunity to photograph the Meloni family again recently. They are so much fun to be around, I really enjoy seeing the three kids interact with each other. The oldest girl really has some really great ideas for poses, and her brother is very adventurous. They both really seem to enjoy being in front of the camera. The youngest he just turned two so he is the typical toddler. I think we got a few good shots of […]

15 May 2013

A few cost savings tips for your big day.

The average cost for a 150-person wedding is about $25,000 according to knot.com. Now before you get the discouraged, be encouraged! Every area of the big day-from the venue to the flowers can be saved with a little bit of creativity. One idea was a couple had there ceremony at there favorite movie theater, an old deco style and lots of antique film equipment. Only cost them $100 to rent plus concessions. The food can be very expensive having your […]

11 May 2013

Pictures are your memories

I have a new wedding client meeting this coming week and I was reminded of all the stress, drama and just plain craziness that is involved in planning a wedding. So many little decisions to be made dress, flowers, cake and lets not forget the photography in my opinion the most crucial decision. My own wedding 8 years ago is a blur to me even now. Thank goodness we hired a good photographer because after all cake has been eaten […]

08 May 2013

Little blessings

I was approached by my neighbor yesterday about a friend of hers who’s daughter was born with some birth defects and she was was telling me about the bad experiences her friend was having with finding a photographer who would take the time to capture the beautiful side of her daughter. Having to cancel a session because she had to take her daughter to the hospital is a legitimate reason to have to reschedule a session. Why is  that we […]

04 May 2013

Why do I love Nature?

Why do I love nature? It may be that as child my parents made sure that my sister and me spent lots of time outside.  If it wasn’t thundering or lightning we were outside. Plus we grew up out in the country on a couple acres, with these awesome trails behind our house that we use to explore as kids. I just feel there is so much beauty to be seen in this world. Do you ever take a stroll […]

01 May 2013

Shawn & Kayla

  I had the pleasure of photographing an adorable young couple from my church recently. We met at Island Park in Ann Arbor, what a great location. There was so many great spots to choose from for photos. By the river, a bridge, wood walkways, and great building with pillars. Shawn & Kayla have only been married a few years, so still practically newlyweds and you could tell when they looked at each other. They were great to work with […]

27 Apr 2013

Frank & Michelle

I had the opportunity to photograph good friends of mine last Sunday. I have know Frank ever since I met my husband (almost ten years ago)  they have been good friends for a very long time. He and his wife Michelle are still practically newlyweds only been married a few years. They were a blast to work with they both, such a great sense of humor and were cracking jokes and laughing practically through out the whole session. Frank needed […]

24 Apr 2013

About me….

With all the competition out there, how I do I stand out from the crowd?  It might be by forming a personnel relationship with clients and providing a unique product that the client will enjoy and come back again and again. But, let me start at the beginning which might give you better perspective of me. I grew up in a small town north of Flint, MI.  I have been obsessed with photography since high school.  It all started when […]