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Michigan Child Photography – Brielle, Happy 5th Birthday

My baby is growing up.  She just turned 5!  I wish I could smoosh her so she would stay little.  She was all about taking photos for her birthday invites.  We picked a sunny day and went out in the front yard for some fun and silly photos.  Her shirtdress is from persnicketyclothing.com

 

Holiday Mini Sessions – Michigan Photographer

The Holiday set is finished and ready for sessions. I tried it out last night with my girls and they are calling it ‘Winter Wonderland’. They think it is the coolest thing to have trees inside the studio.

Call to schedule your mini session (248.505.1696). Payment is due at the time of booking.

Sunday, December 4.

Times:
10:30 am Scheduled
11:00 am Scheduled
11:30 am Scheduled
12:00 noon Scheduled
12:30 pm
1:30 pm Scheduled
2:00 pm Scheduled
2:30 pm Scheduled
3:00 pm Scheduled
3:30 pm Scheduled
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4:30 pm Scheduled
5:00 pm Scheduled

Monday, December 5

Times:
1:00 pm Scheduled
1:30 pm
2:00 pm Scheduled
5:00 pm Scheduled

Brielle…

My little Brielle. She is such a terror but I love her to pieces. She is 3 1/2 and I swear this age is harder than the so-called “terrible two’s”. She totally loves her Barbie’s and tells me that she is a ‘princess’ all of the time. She doesn’t like to cooperate with me when I’m trying to photograph her with her sister. She does pretty well when doing it on her own though. I never really got a great smile, but these will have to do. We a few warmer days in October and put her new Matilda Jane dress on for a few photos.

Will Your Granchildren Be Very Upset With You? – Oakland County photographer

I read this great article and just had to share it. This article is soo true. I remember when we were kids one of our favorite things to do was pull out the photo albums and look at the photos of the things we did as we grew up. Thanks Mom for putting all of those photos in albums for us kids to enjoy when we were so young and now! I know we wouldn’t have looked at them half as often if they had been kept in a shoebox. In fact, the next time we visit I’ll be pulling them out to look at with my daughters. They’ll love it.

“Will Your Grandchildren Be Very Upset With You?

Author: Fred Molesworth, Salem, Oregon

I’m willing to bet your grandchildren will be upset with you. Here’s why. Imagine, 50 years from now, as your grandchildren or great grandchildren are going through the boxes in the attic. They are enthralled with the treasures and keepsakes they find and how they tie into the story of your life.

Amongst all the old items, they find a number of round silver objects. Some have writing on them, some are blank, but they resemble some kind of a small platter about 4″ across, with a hole in the middle.

Puzzled, they take them to their parents. “What are these, Mom?” they ask. “Oh, I think those are all of grandma’s photographs. Yep, here’s one labeled ‘My Wedding’. Here’s some more labeled ‘Family Photos,’ and some more labeled ‘Vacations’.”

“How do we look at them?” they ask.

“Well, I’m not sure we can. First of all, no one has the device that reads these anymore. Besides that, I doubt after all these years that they’re any good anymore. Being stored in the attic, the heat and cold probably ruined them.”

The kids are very disappointed. Nowhere amongst all the treasures are any actual prints. All that history is lost. Their connection with the past and all the wonderful stories that might have gone along with all those photographs are gone as well.

Along with all the wonders of our digital age come some significant problems that most people have never thought of.

Did you know that over 90% of all images taken on today’s digital cameras are NEVER PRINTED? I’m guilty of that myself. I have gigabytes of personal photographs that have never been seen other than on a computer screen.

In the old days, film went to the lab and everything that was printable was printed. Even if it was a bad photograph, it still was a hard copy, a part of your family history and it had permanence. Even if they never went in an album, they at least went into a box, to be discovered as treasures years later.

The same problem exists in professional portrait studios today. Many people are simply asking for the images on CD. “I’ll print them later” or “I’ll design my own wedding album” are common phrases. Usually this is done with the thought that they’ll save some money by doing it themselves.

But you know what? Most never make it into any kind of an album. Life gets busy and 20 years later they’ll be looking for some way to read those disks.

I bring this up only to point out the importance of what we, as a professional studio do. Our job is not just to create the images, to create wonderful story telling photographs about the people in front of our camera; it’s to create a final product, whether it be a professionally retouched and printed single image, a family heirloom wall portrait, or an incredible storybook album using a collection of the images that were created.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a wedding, a newborn baby, a senior or a family. Having the final product created for you is important. To do less is to leave the job half done and to short change the customer.

So, if you’re asked for a disk with all the images “so I can print them later”, that’s fine, just make sure your customers understand that if not printed, the conversation their grandchildren will want to have about their family history may never be able to happen.”

Cousins in Matilda Jane – Detroit children photographer

We had a great day for our Matilda Jane photoshoot. The weather was perfect and we had lots of candy :). I absolutely, postively HEART Matilda Jane clothing.

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Sienna – Detroit Children Photographer

Well I went to an awesome workshop and came home with a few new backgrounds. I have so many and just keep adding more! I don’t think I’ll ever have enough! I also went crazy buying these super adorable headbands and hair clips. Anyway, I bribed Sienna to pose for a few shots. I’m ordering a canvas of the first one to hang in the studio as a sample.

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