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Bobrovetski Anniversary Party

Several months ago, I received a message from Amanda, who has had me take her family photos for the last 5 years or so, saying that she wanted me to photograph an anniversary party. All of her husband’s brothers and sisters were getting together to plan a surprise. I was the ruse. Since everyone was going to be in town at the same time, they told her in-laws that they booked a photographer to take family photos.

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Then we went around the corner to a “great backdrop” I’d seen, and they saw their friends and family waiting to surprise them.

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The surprise went off without a hitch. Everyone had a great time. It’s wonderful to see just how much they love each other after 40 years of marriage! After the surprise, it was time for speeches and mingling. I took some more family portraits, candids, and pictures of the kids. Congratulations on 40 years of marriage, Ken and Lou Ann!

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Andy Hargreaves and Associates Team Photos

Recently I went down to Belle Isle to take pictures of Andy Hargreaves and his team.  I often take listing photos for them, as well. They are a fun group, and were good sports about the hot, 90% humidity day. Here are some of the pictures that we took.

If you are looking to buy or sell a house, give them a call!

 

 

Jules – Salem High School Senior

I was very excited to get the call to photograph Jules’ senior portraits. I’ve been photographing her (and her sister) every couple of years since 2011. The first time that I photographed her was right after I quit my day job and delved into my business full time. She has always been one of my favorite subjects. She is bright, cheerful, patient, creative and has always seemed mature for her age.

Here are a couple of pictures from 2011
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Here are some from 2013
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Here are pictures from this year. Jules is now a high school senior. She loved the nature-filled look of the last couple of sessions, and she wanted to keep it going. Jules also asked me to include her car, Roxanne, in some shots. She insisted that her mom be in pictures too, because her mom is her best friend.

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Super Fiona protects Detroit

Last weekend I did a dream photoshoot with a 4-year-old named Fiona. She’s my niece.  She loves everything superheroes. She and her family recently moved to a new home, and her one request was a Superhero-themed room. So her mother found her a Spiderman comforter and got some awesome art from Kinetic Press. One thing they didn’t have, however, was a large selection of kick-butt girl superheroes to put on the wall. I suggested that they let her be the superhero, and put the pictures up on the wall, and the concept started forming.

I asked Fiona where a superhero would be. “On the roof, of course.” Yes, of course. Big city or little city? “Big.” So we made plans to go to Detroit. Luckily her mom, my sister, had access to a green roof in Detroit! In about 1.5 hours of fading daylight, we took pictures near and inside the GM Renaissance Center, along the Riverfront, on the People Mover, and atop the green roof. It left me wishing that we had devoted more time, because I had so many ideas rushing through my brain. Here are some of my favorites of the images that we created.

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Cobb Family – July 2014 – Mill Race Village

 

Once or twice every year, I take pictures of my twin and her family.  This time, we were celebrating the birthdays of her two girls, who are now 7 and 2.  It had been quite some time since I’d been to Mill Race Village (which now charges an arm and a leg for photographers to shoot there… but this was for family), so we decided to try it out.  I hope you enjoy their pictures!

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Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Boudoir Girls’ Night Out!

I’ve been planning this one for a while, and I’m so excited to tell you about it!  I’ve partnered up with Ashlee Ann On Location to bring you Boudoir Girls’ Night Out!

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Head off to a bachelorette party with your hair and makeup looking great (and pictures with your friends BEFORE you hit the bar!), or just have a great girls’ night in for no particular reason at all besides looking gorgeous and having fun.  For $90 a person – just the cost of professional hair and makeup – you get a beauty day tailored to you and individual and group portraits taken of you and your friends.  A week or two later we’ll get together to order your favorites.  So bring some wine, spend some time with your girlfriends, and get glamorous portraits that you’ll be happy to hang on the wall.  What a great way to celebrate the bond that women have with each other.
Call me to get more details or to book your date!

O’Dea Family Christmas

Two days after Christmas, I met the O’Dea family in the Embassy Suites Livonia hotel to take pictures of the family in the atrium.  Being late December, it was a bit chilly outside to take pictures with several small children, so we made the best of the plants inside the building.  Altogether, there were 31 of them.  They are normally spread around the country, so they wanted to capture a time when they had everyone together.

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

 

Baby Lucas – 10 days old

My friend Gabi had a baby 10 days ago, and I was able to meet him today.  He was an instant snuggler, and melted right into me.  He had that new baby smell and that new baby sweetness.  I think he also has her gorgeous eyes.  Maybe the next time I see him he’ll open them up for the camera.  Here are a few pictures I took while I was visiting him today.

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

Best Friend Boudoir

Recently I had the joy of working with two really great friends.  We met at one of the girl’s apartment and played, posed, and had a lot of fun.  Here I’m showing you some of their tamest images, but one of my favorite moments (which I can’t post), was when they had a pillow fight in matching lingerie!  I really love shooting beauty and boudoir.  I’m thinking about putting together a package for bachelorette parties.  Hair, makeup, and photos with the bride and some of her best friends, individually and together.  I think it would be a great way to get ready for a night out!  Everyone would leave feeling and looking fabulous, and have pictures with their best friends.  What do you think?

Personally, I’m a bit jealous now that I don’t have a great picture of me with my own best friends to hang on my wall, like this one (although for my own wall, I’d probably do it with a shirt on, but I LOVE the confidence these ladies have!):

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Here are some of my favorite images of each girl from our session.

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

 

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

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