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Headshot Quick Sessions available now!

Do you need to update your headshot?

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We live in a visual world.  It is important to keep your image clean, professional and current. Take advantage of this opportunity to get an update with a quick and easy headshot session! Nicole Mehelich Photography will be offering 16 half-hour quick sessions in December.
Your session includes one edited, high-resolution digital image, for only $99.

Book your time now!
CLICK HERE to sign up for your time. Follow the directions on that page to finalize the purchase.

The dates and times are:
Sunday, December 4th 9:30 am-2:00 pm
Monday, December 5th 9:30 am-2:00 pm

Details:
Each session includes one digital image with printing and promotion rights*. You will have 5-10 images to choose from. If you love more than one, additional images may be purchased for only $49 each. They will be available to view and select online within 2 weeks of your session date, and will be delivered digitally.

These sessions are exclusively one-person headshots. If you’d like to schedule a family session or a full session of any kind, please call (734)261-1563 or email contact@nicolemehelich.com to schedule a shoot.

*The photographer maintains the copyright on all images.

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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What do you think about these images?  Let us know in the comments below!

Mother’s Day – Special opportunity – The Perfect Gift

Mother’s Day is only about a month away.  Are you wondering what would be a perfect gift for your mom (or wife)?  My mom has always been so hard to get gifts for.  She buys what she wants, and she isn’t very vocal about what she’d like.  So I thought about what moms who are hard to shop for would like.  What can’t you buy in a store?  Pictures.  Not just any pictures, but the kinds of images that make you see yourself as the beautiful, loving, amazing person that you are.  Images that capture the bond between family and friends.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’m offering 5 very special sessions.  Each will be a double session – mother/daughter, sisters, friends – with gorgeous hair and makeup and a $50 print credit for each person.  The total value of this package is $450.  I’m offering it to the first 5 people who reserve their dual session for $150.  After the first 5, it will be available until Mother’s Day for only $200.  There will be images of each person separately and some together.  You can either book the appointment for this month as an early gift (so that the images are in your hands by Mother’s Day) or surprise her with it on Mother’s Day and book it for afterwards.  Just let me know which way you’d prefer.

Some ideas I had were for a daughter to give it to her mother and do the shoot together, or for a husband to give to his wife to celebrate with her mother, her daughter, her sister or her best friend.  It would even be a great way for sisters or friends to just treat themselves!

After your session you will both look and feel gorgeous, so plan a night out!

To purchase this package, call 734-261-1563 or email me at contact@nicolemehelich.com

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Baby C – 6 Month Portraits

This past summer some good friends of mine had a their first baby.  They waited a very long time to be able to have a baby, and we were all so excited for them.  I have never seen them glow so much.  Motherhood makes my friend shine, and it just melts my heart.  They asked me to take 6 month portraits for them.  Since it is a bit miserable outside in February in Michigan, we did them in my Livonia home studio.  I’m looking forward to shooting some more pictures of him in the lush, beautiful world of summer soon.  Ah… summer.  I miss you so much!  This year I’ll be working on landscaping the backyard at our new home to make it a great place to take pictures.  I’ll be sure to keep you posted as we make progress on that.  In the cold and slushy meantime, here are some adorable pictures of Baby C!  I just love his clear blue eyes and absolutely infectious smile.

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Six month portraits – Livonia family photographer

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking portraits of 6 month old Fiona, and her big sister Shayna.  It was my first time shooting with studio lights in the studio at my new home.  We thought we’d have a little fun playing with some outfits and accessories.  She cried and struggled through her whole newborn shoot, but this time Fiona was perfect and calm!  I’ve been photographing Shayna every 3-6 months since she was born.  Here are some pictures of these beautiful girls.

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Baby Nolan

In early December I was delighted to shoot newborn portraits for little baby Nolan.  He is so cute and really sweet.  I’m a little late in posting, as he is now 12 weeks old!  Nolan came quite a bit early, surprising mom, Stefani.  But he was healthy and perfect.  Nolan really liked my nice warm studio, but wasn’t a big fan of us moving him, so we let him chill on his back most of the time, because that’s the way that he was most comfortable.

On that note:  There’s a lot going around the internet right now about novice newborn photographers putting babies in positions which are uncomfortable at a best, and life-threatening at worst.  Some are actually suspending precious newborns in slings on actual branches of trees several feet off the ground, or hanging them in a studio.  Some attempt positions where the baby is holding up his or her own head.  There are ways to do these shots which are safe, but they require extensive post-processing and compositing of shots.  For example, if you see a baby peacefully hanging from a branch, then it was probably shot as one image of a sling on a branch holding an inanimate object, and then one of the baby in a sling supported by a parent or assistant (preferably only an inch or so above a posing pillow).  Then the two shots are combined and the parent is edited out.  Please, if you are ever at a shoot with a photographer, and your baby seems uncomfortable and unsafe, stop them.  Insist on safety.   Most of my newborn shots are taken with the baby in a completely natural and comfortable position.  I’m not saying that I’ll NEVER try a structured shot like that… but it would be done safely.

Typically, I try to get some images of the baby with mom and/or dad, but Stefani wasn’t up for it this time around.  In the Spring we plan to do another shoot of Nolan with his sister, Arianna.  I had actually taken her one-year portraits just a few months before Nolan’s.  Here are a few of hers.

Jen Maternity Part 2 – Just in time!

Yesterday Jen and I got together for a quick 15 minute shoot in the studio to take some bare belly pics.  Four pregnancies and no stretch marks?  That needs to be documented!  Jen kept assuring me that we had plenty of time, but I get nervous about these things, so I thought it might be a good idea to do it before her due date.  Good thing we did!  Jen gave birth this morning to little Caleb.  Mom and baby are doing well, and I can’t wait to meet him.

Since I like to do newborn pics in the first 2 weeks (preferably the first week), when they’re still all curled up and sleepy, you’ll probably get to see pics of him soon.  I think we’ll be stuck indoors, though.  It’s over 90 outside, and there’s no sign of relief for over a week.

Yay for babies!

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