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.
I think it’s really special to get photos taken with your kid and their grandparents. I’ve loved how many clients have decided to include grandparents in their sessions over the past year, including these parents for their summer Birmingham family session. This session also celebrated 18 months of Emma! And what a little personality she is now; here’s her at 5 months at an in home session.
Eighteen month olds can be one of the trickiest ages to photograph. They are moving and grooving but they aren’t able to understand bribes or negotiation quite yet. So we had to be crafty with how to get Emma to cooperate. I think we succeeded – she is just adorable, don’t you think?
We used one of my favorite spots for families – it’s an easy in and out of the car and a short walk to a great spot. I prefer to make it easier on clients with littles.
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 remember extended family sessions when I was younger – they were mostly of my cousins and I. Like most of the family photo sessions we did, we took them at Sears studio. Remember that? This Livonia extended family session isn’t like that at all!
Dani booked this Livonia extended family session as a celebration of her parents’ wedding anniversary and for a refresh of their family’s photos. At Dani and Matt’s wedding, they couldn’t include the family dog Luna.
There are so many reasons you could schedule an extended family session: an anniversary, a new baby, a yearly tradition, redecorating, etc. I think it’s lovely to have some professional photos of your extended family periodically, plus what’s cuter than photos of your parents. You don’t have to be getting married to have photos together!
We met at Greenmead Historic Village in Livonia, which is one of my favorite spots for families. There are a lot of different settings very close together and I love the textures of historic buildings.
So many babies are born in the fall it seems! It was so exciting to meet baby Jane a few weeks after her birth for this Troy newborn photographer. Jane is now much much older, but I still wanted to share this sweet at home Troy newborn session.
The second baby always seems a little more chill, at least that’s how it’s gone for newborn sessions. At home newborn sessions always hit a little different when there’s another little human or two to contend with. But we just go with the flow and usually we get something so never worry about it!
Jane’s big chubby cheeks are just to die for. This Troy newborn photographer can’t get enough of them!