Headshot Mini Event

July 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment


Are you ready to level up your professional presence?  Book our exclusive Headshot Mini Session and enjoy a complete package that will showcase your unique personality and professionalism!  Our next event takes place on Sunday, August 13, 2023

Up to 50 minutes total to include:

~Headshot Prep Guide: We'll provide you with comprehensive tips and tricks to help you prepare for the session, ensuring you feel confident and photo-ready.
~Hair and Makeup "touchups"
~20 minute portrait session
~Multiple clothing changes
~Same day viewing/image selection
~Two (2) professionally retouched digital images presented in multiple formats
~Commercial use and print license

All for only $550 ($200 savings!)


Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, job seeker, or simply looking to upgrade your online presence, our Headshot Mini Session will capture your unique essence and boost your professional image.

Don't miss out on this exceptional offer! Book now to secure your spot – it's time to put your best face forward! 

Get ready for a transformation that will leave you feeling confident, empowered, and ready to conquer the world! 


Grady - L'Anse Creuse North High School Class of 2023

June 12, 2023  •  Leave a Comment


What an incredible senior session I had with Grady!  As a photographer, it was truly an honor to capture the essence of his personality and artistic talents. But what made it even more meaningful was that his mom, Cori and I go way back to our teenage dance competition days!  We also became Radio City Rockettes together and even performed in a show together where she met her husband (and now they have three kids - Grady's their eldest)! 

With dancing genes, it is no surprise that Grady has a natural gift for dance and choreography. It was amazing to finally meet him in person after watching him grow through the years on social media. We had a great time during the photo shoot, both at my home for the studio portion and downtown Detroit, which allowed us to capture a range of images that showcased his versatility.

In the fall, Grady will attend Marymount Manhattan, with dreams of someday having his own dance company.  I am confident that these pictures will serve as a beautiful and lasting tribute to Grady's senior year, and I can't wait to see all the incredible things he will accomplish in his future career as a dancer and choreographer.

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If you have a senior that would love a fun and unique session, let's chat!! Here is an overview of what senior sessions with me are all about!  


Summer Sessions - Metro Detroit Family Photographer

June 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

School's out, and my favorite season is here!  Ah, the carefree days of summer!  I love this shift in energy, when we are no longer rushing in the mornings to get everyone out the door on time, and instead ease into the day - sipping my coffee on the deck with my husband while we watch our kids get excited over the growing garden and new vegetables that have popped up overnight.  I live for our family bike rides and picnics at the park, days spent at the pool or lake, bonfires at night, and road trips up north (and all over our gorgeous state of Michigan).  Oh, how I wish these few months would last a little bit longer!  

Now is the perfect time to schedule a family portrait session, and preserve your summertime memories! How do you love to spend your summers?  
I'd love to chat to discover how I can create artwork that will allow you to relive the fun with your family every time you look at your portraits.

Sessions are $750 and include a style and design consultation, and $500 credit to be used at your ordering appointment.  If you are ready to book, you can do so by clicking here or on the drop down menu below.  Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or (734)934-1587 to answer any questions or for more information.


Here are a few favorites from past summer sessions!

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What a year it has been!

March 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and our world as we knew it was shaken up and completely changed.  Today marks the one year anniversary of the day that my kids were last in their kindergarten and 4th grade classrooms.  What started out as two weeks of home learning (fun!) turned into three weeks (yay, longer spring break - but nowhere to go), and then the rest of the school year was finished remotely, ending with the teachers parading through the neighborhoods, waving to their students from their cars (is this real life?!).   It was just surreal.  I have been reminiscing and reflecting on this past year over the past few days, and talking with my kids and husband about the highlights, challenges we have overcome, and the memories. I usually do this type of reflecting as we approach the new year or on my birthday, but as pictures and posts have been popping up in my social media TimeHop and stories, I'm taken back to where I was a year ago... the activities and events we had planned, people I had planned to visit, vacations we were excited to take, goals I was excited to tackle and determined to accomplish.  And then everything changed. 

We were flooded with so many mixed emotions.  I remember how scared we were in the beginning.  Scared to get sick, scared to get our loved ones sick, scared to step out of our homes, or even to touch the mail.  There were so many unknowns at the time.  We were glued to the news.  How many cases today?  Is there a cure yet?  I finally had to turn off the TV, stop focusing on the things that were out of my control (really hard as a control freak), and start focusing on what I did have - my family.  Once I just surrendered and let go of the need to control, I began to see the little blessings that were all around me.  My husband and I started writing gratitude lists and shared them with each other throughout the weeks, or whenever we felt ourselves stressing about the world.  It's amazing what magic can come of writing down what we are grateful for - even if it's as simple as the taste of real cream in your coffee (I had gone a month with no cream, so this was on my list).  As I read my gratitude lists from this past year, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside, and am reminded of so many of the tiny happy moments that otherwise would have been forgotten, had I not written them down.

It was hard for me to pick up my camera in those first few months.  I was sad to have to cancel sessions that were supposed to take place, and I was worried about paying bills when my husband and I were both out of work (he works in the live entertainment/events industry).  But then, almost the whole world was in the same situation, and I knew we would be ok.  When I realized that, it actually felt good that for once in our busy lives, we had nothing on our schedules, and nowhere to go.  I decided instead to use my (old) iPhone and start a video diary of our time together.  As a highly visual person, I knew that having pictures and videos of our family would help me remember the highlights of each week at a time when every day felt like "groundhogs day".  Even though they are very far from being technically perfect (from a photographer's standpoint), and my house is a disaster in almost every video, these videos were something my family would get excited about watching at the end of every week, and they will be cherished forever.  They are perfectly imperfect!

Take a look!

Week one - The initial excitement of "homeschool"!  I understand this was nothing like real homeschool.  This was when remote learning was actually fun for all of us, and we cleared our family room for morning dance parties!

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Week 2 - We loved to be able to take walks and bike rides in the middle of the day in the middle of the week, the first week of spring.  You can tell my kids are Michiganders - it's over 40 degrees, so it's shorts weather. Lol!


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Week 3 - My baby learned how to ride a two wheeler!!  Woohoo!  That girl was determined!  After seeing her cousin learn the day before, she woke up that morning and said, "I'm learning how to ride a bike today!", and she got to work!  We also started zoom dance classes this week.  


Quarantine week 4

Week 4 - Spring is in the air!  With the weather warming up, we enjoyed more time outdoors, and our 1st bonfire of the year.  We colored Easter eggs, had an in-home Easter egg hunt, and after celebrating with an Easter dinner for four, I got together with a group of my girlfriends that I hadn't seen in years for a ladies night over Zoom!


Quarantine week 5

Week 5 - You can tell this is Michigan!  The week started with snow and ended with water balloons in bathing suits!  It also included a build of the most epic family fort!


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Weeks 6 - 7 - Our energy was definitely shifting in these two weeks.  It finally started looking like spring outside, and we had lots of energy to burn.  We bought an Instant Pot and enjoyed cooking together and trying new recipes, as well as family game nights.  My husband got a haircut from our (then) 5 year old (she did a pretty good job), and we ventured out for the first time in months to Walmart!

I know I probably drive my family crazy, always taking pictures and videos, but I'm so glad I took the time to create these (they really didn't take that much time anyways).  I started slacking on the weekly video compilations once life started getting a little bit back to normal, but I still have plenty of footage. So in time, I will continue.  I've got quite a bit of catching up to do!

Comment below and let me know what your highlights were this past year.  What did you do to keep sane during this crazy year? 


Congratulations Livvie! - Salem High School - Class of 2020

May 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

First, I want to say that my heart really goes out to all the graduating seniors.  I can't imagine the range of emotions they must be feeling with this abrupt end to their final high school year.  When I met Livvie last summer for her senior session, I'm sure THIS was not how she was expecting her senior year to play out.  But this young lady has so much to look forward to in life, and I believe this part of it will just add to her own unique story.  

I seriously had so much fun at this session.  Livvie could seriously be a supermodel!  And the outfits we picked went so perfectly with all of the locations - starting in South Lyon, and ending in downtown Ann Arbor.  We totally lucked out with the weather too!  It was nearly called off as there were storms all day, and then all of a sudden the clouds parted, and we had the most gorgeous evening light!  Sessions like this give me such a high.  Congratulations Livvie!

Here are some of the images that filled her beautiful coffee table album:

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