Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Family Photos

There's a special place in my heart for family photography. One of my favorite things to do is just get everyone acting a bit silly, getting some real smiles and really getting everyone to enjoy each other. After all, the photos you will treasure the most are the ones where you see the true joy you have in spending time together. I will guide you along the way to capture everyone looking their best, but I really want to preserve what makes your family "you."
An initial consultation will help us figure out the style, location, outfits, etc. I don't recommend everyone wearing the same color. In fact, I love a mix and match of colors that blend. One tip I like to give is to dress one (or two) in the family in a colorful outfit, then, plan the rest of the family's outfit around those colors. This will make you all blend, but allow for each person's personality to shine through.
Here are a few examples of some of my past family sessions.

Senior Pictures

This is just a review of some of the senior pictures I've taken. Since I'm so behind on my blogging, I'll try give a quick overview of a senior session.

If you're interested in having senior pictures taken, but you aren't sure what kind you want, give me a call, email me, contact me on Facebook! I'm here to help!

Senior pictures might not seem like a big deal now, but you are at a pivotal time in your life, and you really should celebrate it and capture a few of these moments. (Trust me! It's quick and painless!)

I like to keep my sessions low key. Ideally, we will meet ahead of time and go over your likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. so I have a clear idea of what you are hoping for with your senior session.
We will also discuss what to wear and how to look your best for your session. Many girls choose to have their makeup done by a professional, but many do their own. Either way is completely fine. I will edit out minor facial imperfections for your final images on guys and girls.

If you play a sport or musical instrument, are in the Chess Club, 4H, love horses...the list goes on...let me know, and I will always do my best to incorporate these things.

Most importantly: DON'T STRESS! This is fun-in fact it's a blast! I'm looking forward to meeting my first batch of Michigan seniors this 2015 Senior Season!


Catching up in Northern Michigan

If you follow my blog at all, you know that I am a self-admitted horrible blogger. I update my Facebook page frequently, but my blog has been sadly ignored. :( SO, here is my effort to catch up! My family has moved to upper Michigan. We live in Roscommon, but I will be happy to do sessions throughout upper Michigan as well as the Saginaw area where my parents live. I am truly enjoying the lakes, the beautiful sunsets, the woods and the gorgeous countryside here in Northern Michigan with everything it has to offer. Where do you go on vacation when your living where people go on vacation? :) There are endless locations to take pictures which is great because that's my thing! I'm an on location photographer which basically means I go where the area best suits you and your desires. I am so anxious to do some sessions by one of our beautiful lakes here.
Since I am so behind on my blogging, I decided to add some of my favorite pictures that I've neglected to put on here. So, here goes...the first batch is kids, kids and more kids! :)

I told her to look RIGHT at my lens. She took me quite literally and got as close
as she could. I love her beautiful eyes in this shot!
Does it get any cuter than this? He's gonna be a  heartbreaker someday!

Double Sweetness!
Such a cute little lady. 

A beautiful summer day and a beautiful little girl
 make a great combination.

Love, Love, Love taking these little cuties pictures.
 They were so fresh and sweet in their white dresses.

First birthdays are always a special occasion!

Two more blessings for a great family-now with 4 little guys!

SISTERS! Love the expression on this little one's face!

Those eyes! So precious!
Love her playful expression!

There's nothing quite the expression of a little one when Daddy picks them up.
She was so excited to see her Daddy when he arrived at the park that
 we had to get a few shots of them together. :)

 Finally, the tween-ager." There's such a delicate balance between child and teenager at this age, and my goal is to truly capture their individuality and inward beauty. Each girl should know that they are special for how God made them inside and outside. I am really hoping to do many more sessions within the tween and early teen age to show them that they are perfectly and wonderfully made by God.