Friday, February 10, 2012

The Peculiar lives of Children Giveaway | Michigan Child photographer

Its time! Its here! Thats right, the giveaway is officially on!

The Peculiar lives of Children series has been an enormous hit. These sessions are so extremely special and dear to my heart. I absolutely love children and their fantastic imaginations. I love hanging out with them in their world.

SO who wants to win one for their very imaginative little one?! YOU DO!

Here is what you have to do.

I want to you to interview your child. Ask them about their imaginary world. Find out about the creatures they meet and the places they visit. This will be the theme of their very own session. We will base the entire session on their dream. 

Submit a photo of your child and their ideas to by Friday February 17th, voting will begin February 20th

We will then put their photo and idea up on my facebook in an album. From there the voting will take place. The person with the most votes (Likes) will win a session built completely around their idea. SO be sure to share share share the giveaway to maximize your votes.

The Fine Print
* All voters have to like my page and like the photo
* All ideas must come from your child
* Facebook has nothing to do with this contest
* Keep it fun and clean
* Winner receives the session and an 11x14 of their choice for free. All other products and prints are not included in this giveaway.
*Session MUST take place no later than June 30th, 2012
* Session will take place in the Charlotte Area. Travel is not included in this giveaway.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Washabaugh Family | Michigan Family Photographer

The Washabaugh family contacted me for photos to be done the day after Thanksgiving. I don't normally work on Holiday weekends but i have known them for some time and knew their girls were only in town for a short time. We had no idea what kind of weather we would end up with in November in Michigan. Man was i excited to have such a glorious beautiful day. The Sunlight was amazing and perfect. I love SO many of these images. The light is just stunning. I rarely get this perfect of light. And can we say gorgeous? What a beautiful family!

I couldn't decide if i liked this better in black and white or color

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Emma Grace | Michigan Newborn Photographer | Michigan Child Photographer

Emma Grace is here!! This child is near and dear to my heart. Her mama and i have known each other since middle school. I was so excited for Sara the day she got married and then just completely exploding with joy when i heard she was going to be a mama. I knew she would be the most amazing mother. Sara and Nick made a gorgeous little lady for the world to love. Emma has the most adorable little toes. She looks just like her daddy and is so sweet and snuggly. I was just so honored to photograph her. Cannot wait to watch this little beauty grow up!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I heart Faces | On Your Feet | Michigan Child Photographer

The challenge this week for I heart Faces is themed "On your feet". I instantly thought of this image i had just taken last weekend. Brooklyn was really not into the Christmas Mini's we were doing. And honestly this was my first time doing them and i was a little nervous too. So we were just a pair i am sure LOL. But i loved this image. She wouldn't let me take her photo. So instead i focused "On her feet". And it turned out to be one of my favorites from the session.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Courtney | Hot Mama Session | Michigan Boudoir Photographer

Anyone who knows me and is familiar with my photography can probably count on no fingers how many times i have blogged a Boudoir Session. Thats because i NEVER have. Sure i have done the sessions before (not many) but no one has ever let me put them up. I was so super excited when Courtney gave me permission. She is so beautiful and we had so much fun, how could we not share them?! Courtney's awesome husband is currently deployed fighting for our freedom. And she wanted to give him a little something for Christmas. What guy would NOT love this gift?!?! I may have to rethink the whole boudoir session thing. I had WAY too much fun doing these. And The Studio has the most amazing light for them. Courtney is one Hot Mama! All Mama's are beautiful. Sometimes i think we forget and need a little something to remind us. These sessions definitely do the trick i think!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow Day! | Michigan Child Photographer | Lansing Child Photographer

I have never really been much for snow. But something has struck me this year. I just fell in LOVE with the snow that we were covered in on the other day. The night before it kept coming and coming with no end in sight and i just knew that school would be canceled the next day. Even though they had not called it off yet we called our own snow day! There was no way i was going to be heading out in that mess NO WAY. The little ones woke me up the next day so excited. I threw on my boots and ran out the door. I am sure my neighbors thought i was looking pretty good in my plaid pajama pants and my plaid boots of which did not match my pajama pants HAHAHA. But was it gorgeous.

We had so much fun being home all day. We built Mr. Frosty and made some cookies. While the kids napped i made some bread. Which in the end turned out to not be very good :(. I am no baker. But i am learning. The kids gobbled up the cookies (and so did the husband). I ended the day in silence and some hot tea. AND some flames shooting from the microwave. Dear Santa, I need a tea pot. Our whole town looked like a winter wonderland. BUT many were without power and there were lots of trees down. Including one blocking our road. It was much safer to stay inside snuggled up.  Below you can see our day. I tried to document as much of it as possible. It was my first snow day home with the kids since Jeremiah started Kindergarten and i was feeling all weepy. Happy Winter to all!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cruz William | 8 days New | Michigan Newborn Photographer | Unique Child Photography

World meet Mr. Cruz. Such a handsome little man. I have to say this baby holds a piece of my heart. His momma is not only my newborn assistant but also one of my best friends. His big sister Avery just loves her baby. You can tell by all the kisses she gave. And she was NOT happy when we were putting him in the sling. She over saw the entire session to be sure we were treating him properly. Such a little doll she is. We spent nearly 3 1/2 hours at the studio just having fun with him. He did not care much at all. I like it when they have that kind of attitude! Such a sweet little man.

The Details
Nikon D700
50mm 1.4
Sling made by Lil Sprout Creations
Visor by Merry Props
Hats we made by his mama :)