We love a beach session and this Lake St. Clair family session was the perfect August beach day – not too hot and completely empty for this cute little family!
When Bridgette reached out about family photos, she said she really wanted a beach setting and I was so excited – most families don’t opt for the beach. I think the beach is actually perfect for small children since it gives them something to do – to run, play, jump around, etc. It makes for really playful, fun images.
Ronnie’s Grosse Pointe first birthday session was so much fun to capture. I had done his newborn photos so it was so wonderful to see him at one! He is such a sweet boy – we had a lot of fun crawling around the house and backyard during this first birthday session.
We ended his session like most first birthday sessions – with a small cake smash. Mom gave a cupcake and Ronnie enjoyed it.
I love seeing families grow – it’s truly one of the great joys of this job!
I always love spending time with families over and over again. I was lucky enough to photograph Charlotte’s newborn session and her one year session. Before they moved out of their house, this fam invited me back for a Clawson family session at home. I can’t believe how much Benjamin has grown since I first met him. In fact, we were talking about how Charlotte was acting just like Benjamin did during our first session together – it’s an age thing for sure! Either way, we got some great shots of these cuties just doing what they do best – being themselves.
I love doing family sessions like this – just relaxed and letting everyone be comfortable in their space. Sometimes for little ones, it’s the best option. Also, it gave this family some last memories in their home before moving.
I’m so lucky to work with clients over and over again! I’m always honored to capture each new chapter – this time as a metro Detroit newborn photographer! Amber and Ben first stepped in front of my camera in December 2018 for their engagement session and I’ve been lucky enough to photograph their wedding and now baby Rowan’s arrival at their home last October!
My approach as a Metro Detroit newborn photographer is to make newborn photos as relaxing of an experience as possible. Now that I’ve had my first baby, I can tell you that I absolutely couldn’t have created the best photographs of my family in the weeks post-birth. I left it to another professional pal to do it for us and I’m so glad I did!
Babies change so quickly. I never really believed this until I had my own. From fresh newborn, they look so different at even 8 weeks old! It’s crazy how quickly that time goes and how soon your baby doesn’t look little anymore.
Rowan’s momma has great taste – here’s her wedding in case you’re wondering – and their home was a perfect setting. Rowan wasn’t the happiest of campers but you can’t tell, can you? This is why I leave 2 hours for newborn sessions – plenty of time for feeds and soothing which all newborns need – they aren’t on a schedule! Big sister Rory was a great help and I know she has been the best big sister as Rowan has grown; he’s nearing 10 months old now!
This spring, Jamie, one of my brides, contacted me asking if I’d be willing to do some equine photos of her and her horse, Charlie. I, of course, said yes! Though the pandemic pushed our session, we had the most beautiful night to photograph a camera shy Charlie (though you can’t tell from these images!).
Just before the session, Charlie had turned 24, which as I understand it, is pretty old in horse years! Though I haven’t really been around horses very often, it was lovely to see Jamie interact with her pal, and capture these for her before a big move to another state and her wedding.
We had to reschedule TWICE, but I was so glad that we had literally the PERFECT night for Elizabeth and Jon’s maternity session. We visited Greenmead Historical Park (a Livonia maternity photographer favorite!) because all Elizabeth requested was blooms on the trees! But we got the most gorgeous golden hour and I had so much fun with these too!
These two had a long journey to parenthood and when I heard their story, I felt so honored that they would ask me to photograph their maternity photos. Their baby was born a few weeks ago and I know that the joy they must feel now is incredible. I am truly so happy for them and that their journey has led them to parenthood in this way!
We talked about how they met (a jazz festival) and how they weren’t learning the sex of their baby until it’s born. They had a name for their embryo (Billy) and more photos of their kiddo in utero than anyone they’ve heard of. This little one is well documented.
I love the anticipation in maternity sessions; they are so similar to engagement sessions in that way…the anticipation of the next chapter is so exciting to document!