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Travis and I are combining forces with commercial photography (new website coming soon), and we are super excited to share our latest editorial shoot. The entire team was incredible to work with…huge thanks team friends!!! Photography: Jean and Travis Smith Makeup: Janelle Thomason – The Makeup Loft Hair: Necole Capicchioni – Tres Jolie Salon Wardrobe […]

skateboards | editorial michigan photographer

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GET YOUR CHIC ON! I am honored to be a Celebrity Photographer over at Chic Critique! Their Celebrity Photographers encourage, inspire, teach, and critique members. During the month of November, I’ll be doing Business Critiques for photographers via video. Week 1- Website: Students will post their website/blog/Facebook page URL for review Week 2- Branding: Students will […]

chic critique | online photography workshop

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Newborn lifestyle photography workshop!!! Taught by yours truly!! Yay!! This is the first time I have offered a workshop JUST for lifestyle newborn photography, and I am SO excited! I have previously mentioned that I am going to be teaching at the I Heart Faces Photography Conference on October 4-6. But, I am super happy to announce that […]

newborn workshop…registration is open!

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  I am so excited to offer image critiques over on Chic Critique! During the month of June, I’ll be doing image critiques for photographers via video. What is a 4 Week Critique? A “4-week Critique” is a private class where Chic members simply post images once a week for 4 weeks and get video critiques from […]

photographers…need some help?

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First come first serve! I am offering a very limited amount of travel sessions this year, but they will be AWESOME 🙂 What: Child, family, engagement, or just because sessions available. Cost: $1500. That includes your session fee, 40-50 full edited digital images in color and black and white, and an 8×8 softcover album. Session: […]

2013 travel dates

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I know, I know, so different than my usual. But you know, I LOVE it. It’s kind of fun working on the dark side for a change 🙂 Thanks to the brilliant people who put this all together… Model: Rachel Burford Hair: Necole Capicchioni Makeup: Deaette Dwyer Styling: Fotoula Lambros Video: Travis Smith and Nathan […]

a little bit of dark

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At the beginning of 2013, some serious awesome goals were made. One of them was going through and organizing, sorting, and backing up FIVE YEARS worth of our family’s images. While going through the images, I came upon these from last summer, and knew I HAD to share. One, because I am crazy homesick for […]

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One of my favorite images becomes my entry for this month’s “Framed” challenge over at I Heart Faces.

i heart faces

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Bear and I headed out back on Sunday for a little photo shoot. I see him as this… But, remember him as this… Don’t mind me, I’m just having a little mommy moment. Sniff.


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I tease her that she is Nature’s daughter. One with the universe. Her aura oozes milkweed and sunshine. This is my own little organically beautiful friend, Laurel. She is a photographer as well, and sometimes…when we’re feeling bored, or even inspired…we create beauty with a bathroom wall, a few random props, and pretty light.

organic beauty

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