A Studio Headshot of Sydney

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Life is sometimes so busy it’s hard to find time to do things for yourself.  Even if it is something helpful to your business, like getting an updated headshot portrait, right? Well this past month Sydney came to the studio for a session, and she was on a tight schedule.  We scheduled the session to be an hour before she needed to leave for an appointment… … Read More

A Relaxed + Crazy Fun Family Portrait Session in Ann Arbor!

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What family portrait session would be complete without a little bit of crazy?  Because, honestly, that’s life with kids.  Fortunately, part of my job is to make the portrait experience be fun for the whole family… and we definitely succeeded during this portrait session. When Cynthia and I chatted about what she wanted from her portrait session, she told me she was really just looking for … Read More

Jacob’s newborn portrait at the studio, plus big sis!

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For sleeping newborn portraits, it’s almost always best to do the session when baby is less than a week old. Why almost? Well, because every once in a while, you get a stalwart nap objector — like Jacob! Jacob was determined to stay awake for his newborn portrait session, even though there was sleepy dust in the air! It was actually really adorable.  I used a … Read More

A Family Portrait for the Snyders with their dog …and sunny skies!

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Last week I had a family portrait session here in Dexter — and the weather forecast was looking rainy as all get out. After conferring with Angela, we decided to go ahead with the session even if it ended up being indoors at my studio. Work schedules can be so tricky to work around, and they hadn’t had a family portrait done in a long time, … Read More

Making Time to Enjoy Baseball

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Don’t you love being outdoors? I’m so glad that the warm weather has finally showed up! Although, with spring and summer comes a flurry of activities. Baseball, swimming, golf, nature walks, you name it! My oldest son, Toby, has moved up to machine pitch baseball with Dexter Little League this year, so we’ve been spending quite a bit of time at the ball diamond. My husband … Read More

Engagement at the Troll in Dexter, MI!

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On Saturday I left my older son Toby’s baseball game to go hang out at Mill Creek Park for an engagement photoshoot. Since Steven (my husband) was coaching the baseball team, I took our younger son Zack with me. Which was actually helpful…. because this wasn’t a typical engagement portrait. My client hired me to photograph her son as he proposed to his girlfriend. And I … Read More

Should You Send Out Senior Graduation Announcements?

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I can’t believe it’s already April! You’ve probably started planning your senior graduation party by now, right? And one part of graduation festivities is senior graduation announcements. But are senior graduation announcement cards a thing of the past? That depends on who you ask. Some of my clients opt out of senior graduation announcement cards, true. But many more discover that these cards are really nice … Read More

Calling Class of 2019 Seniors!

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…pssst… juniors! It’s that time again… that time when we start planning ahead towards next year.  Maybe you’re really excited to be finished with junior year, and can’t wait to be a senior!  Well, if you want to get a jump start on all awesomeness that comes with being a senior, you should look into our Class of 2019 Senior Representative Program. Being a senior rep … Read More

Learn About Shutter Speed

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Welcome back to our ABCs of Photography series!  With 2018, we’re relaunching this as a biweekly series, to help you finish working your way through the alphabet ABCs.  This week, we’re on the letter “S” … so we’ll be learning about shutter speed. What’s shutter speed?  It’s how long the shutter is open, or the length of time that the exposure is for the photo you … Read More

Ann Arbor Rainy Day Senior Portraits :: Genna

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It seemed fitting that I should post rainy day senior portraits on a rainy winter’s day like today.  After all, it doesn’t feel like winter right now here in Michigan at all, does it?  Anyways, before I share the still senior photos, here’s a video highlight reel of some of favorite senior portraits from Genna’s senior photo session.  I just have to say, I’m so grateful … Read More

New Year, New Goals! {and another self-portrait}

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It seems like every year I do a new self portrait.  I don’t know if it’s to help ring in the new year, to keep my image looking updated and current, or what.  Maybe it’s just because I’m a photographer and I can’t help myself!  Anyways, this portrait was fun because I had curls! But with the new year also comes new resolutions, right?  At least, … Read More

Portrait of Kids in the Studio

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These adorable little munchkins came into the studio for their portrait session this month.  Shh… don’t tell their grandparents, because it’s a holiday surprise!  It was really cute to see the kids interact, and to hear their ideas for how the portrait session should go.   If you are looking for the perfect gift to give a loved one, consider a portrait session!  While printed photographs … Read More

Portrait of Dexter Community Orchestra

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The Dexter Community Orchestra recently asked me to create an updated orchestral portrait for them. I did one some years back during a concert (or maybe it was before). This time, we didn’t have much time at all to do the portrait of the orchestra. I created these photos in about five minutes, during their intermission.  When we did this photo, I was many rows back … Read More

Artistic Senior Portraits in Nature :: Claudia

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Claudia and her mom came to the studio in October for her senior portraits.  We did the indoor formal portrait for the yearbook, and then headed out to Mill Creek Park in Dexter for some more artistic senior portraits in nature.  I am really excited for Claudia and her family to see these photos, it was hard for me to pick my favorites to share for … Read More

Senior Portrait Outdoors at the Studio :: Ian

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Ian came to the studio last week for his senior portrait session.  We did some portraits inside the studio, including the obligatory high school yearbook photos.  In case you’re not up to speed with senior yearbook requirements, it really varies across the board.  Some high schools will take anything, or allow any background as long as no hands or props are showing.  Other high schools, including … Read More

Macro Photos of Monarch Butterfly Emerging from its Chrysalis

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It seems like forever and a day since I last shared photos of the Monarch caterpillars.  So thank you for your patience!  I am really excited to share these macro photos of the Monarch butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.  That week of my life was crazy — we spent hours watching for signs that the butterflies would be emerging soon (also called “eclosing”).  I learned that … Read More

Senior Portrait with Fall Colors

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I love going on location for senior portrait sessions! And, I love when my clients have a specific location in mind!  T and his mom started his session at my studio (so we could get the yearbook photo), but the bulk of his amazing senior portraits were created on location in Dexter.  Mill Creek Park is just one of those versatile places, I love how it … Read More

Sometimes… Simple Portraits are Best!

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If you’re thinking about skipping the whole senior portrait thing.  Please reconsider.  My guess is that you just want something simple and painless — well, look no further!  We can make your senior portrait session short, relaxing, and maybe even fun! With studio senior portraits, there is nothing to distract you from the person.  Everything, all your attention, is drawn to the high school senior — … Read More

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