Archive for July, 2013

Miles – Newborn Shoot – Livonia, MI

It feels like just yesterday it was Election Day and my cousin Frannie called and told me that she was expecting (you may have seen my earlier posts with her maternity shoot, and later some images from his Bris). She didn’t find out if it was a boy or a girl, so I was very excited to find out when he arrived that he was a boy!  There weren’t any boy kids on that side of the family except for mine.  Time has just flown by, and we are so excited to have Miles join our family!  He is so sweet and precious.  He has gorgeous big brown eyes, which he mostly kept closed during our shoot, and absolutely amazing little lips.

Welcome to the family, little Miles!

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Fiona One Year – Canton, MI

This past weekend my niece, Fiona, turned 1 year old.  I went to see her on her birthday.  Even though she wasn’t prepared for a real “shoot”, I wanted to snap some pictures of her on her actual birthday.  So we grabbed a little chair and I took about 10 pictures.  Here are my favorites.

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Bris Milah – West Bloomfield, MI

Today I had the honor of attending my baby cousin’s Bris Milah.  I got a little teary, as we welcomed him into this world with songs and prayers that have been shared through many generations.  You may have seen my post a couple of weeks ago with the maternity pictures I took with my cousin.  I’ve been so happy to finally meet baby Miles.  He’s also one of the cutest newborns I’ve ever seen!  Not that I’m biased, or anything.  You can see for yourself.  I was very pleased to be able to take a picture of 4 generations.  There is one with Miles’ Great Great Aunt Charlotte, his Bubbe (grandma), his mom and him.

(Thanks to momma Frannie for taking the pictures at the end of me holding Miles.  I really wanted a picture of me with him, and I’m always behind the camera.)

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To Tell the Truth – Maternity shoot -Royal Oak

My cousin Frannie is due any day now to have her very first baby.  She’s a very creative person.  She’s an actress and director, and has co-founded a theater company, Magenta Giraffe.  When she heard that I was interested in shooting a maternity shoot that was more “real life”, she jumped at the chance.  I’m calling this one a “To Tell the Truth” shoot.  We discussed some of the things about her pregnancy that have stood out…things that are different from usual.  Some of these were a sore back, sore and swollen feet, going to the bathroom constantly, spending lots of time on her couch with her cats, taking a ton of supplements, always feeling hot, craving Dunkin’ Donuts double-chocolate donuts, falling asleep when trying to work, and having a hard time getting comfortable in bed.

Here’s our “real life” take on maternity pictures!

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Livonia Spree Giveaway results

I was surprised that out of 6 days up at the Livonia Spree, only 2 people entered my contest.  I guess you both ended up with very good chances!  For the results, I used random.org to select a random number, going in order of time posted (first one as number one).

The result is:
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The winner is Tarrah Parks!  You’ve won one complimentary photo shoot with a $50 credit towards prints and products!  (The shoot must be redeemed by January 1, 2014.  Not redeemable for cash.)  Congratulations!

Since only two people entered, I’d like to give the second one a second-place prize as well.  Jennifer Fallows, if you’d like to do a shoot you can have 50% off the creative fee and a $50 print credit.  (The shoot must be redeemed by January 1, 2014.  Not redeemable for cash.)  Congratulations to you too!

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