Ethan may have been having a minor case of the “I’m three and just don’t want to play with you,” but we still managed to capture a few smiles!!  Such patient parents!  They were absolute pros!

This little smiley babe is turning one this week!  Turns out she really didn’t like the feel of grass on her bare feet.  I’m sure she’ll get to test out beach sand soon, let’s see how that texture works for her!

May Sales 2015 2

One of my favorite times of the year is the week of cherry blossoms. Depending on when (yes, in Michigan is a very uncertain WHEN) spring actually begins, determines when the cherry blossoms are going to be the best. In past years, right around the middle of May has been when the trees are in full bloom. However, if spring comes early, they will peak in the first half of the month, if spring comes late, they will peak in the last half of the month. This year I would like to plan ahead and see what we can get scheduled in for family photos, engagement sittings, and child/baby shoots. Sooooo, for the ENTIRE month of May I will be running a special package for every sitting we do in a cherry orchard!!

4835 Late 4872 Sales 1 4863 Sales 2 4845 TJ 4810

Have an icky crawl space, cracked foundation, mold problems, or a damp basement?  Call these guys at (231)486-5100!  Foundation Systems of Michigan will have you cleaned, dried, and done in no time!

1007AmazingDaySample 1006AmazingDaySample 1004AmazingDaySample 1003AmazingDaySample 1002AmazingDaySample 1001AmazingDaySample 1000AmazingDaySample

Dan and his crew from Amazing Day Weddings are putting together a new website.  Each of these wonderful people would be a fantastic choice if you are in the market for a wedding officiant around Traverse City!

Will you be in the market for new flooring in the near future?  Bodamer Brothers Flooring offers a lifetime installation warranty!  They carry everything from carpet to hardwood, and laminate to tile.  Stop into the showroom so see what they can do for you.


Are YOU as crazy about your fur-babies as me?  I don’t know what I’d do without my girls!  My absolute most favorite photography is pet portraits!  This is a really fun gift to have made for someone’s birthday, father’s/mother’s day, or Christmas.

In honor of my new fancy sales cards (that I am over the moon in love with) I will be running a pet portrait special!
  • $65.00
  • half hour studio sitting time
  • disk of images with printing rights
  • one 5×7 metal print of your favorite image
Call today to plan ahead for your favorite nutty-pet-owner’s unique and personalized gift!  (231)883-9807

Gift wrapping and framing are available, too!  Offer good to 11/15/15.  Offer based on one pet per sitting, add $10 per additional animal.

March 24, 2015 – Bob Durga is a Traverse City Realtor with the Northern Michigan Property Store, serving the greater Grand Traverse and surrounding area. He needed a fresh head shot for his new business cards, website, and social media profiles. Now he has a good selection of images with fully released print and media rights to use wherever and as much as he’d like.
If you are in need of professional business head shots, call me at 231-883-9807 or visit to schedule a sitting. Mention this blog post to receive 20% off.

March 17, 2015 – The hype was everywhere! They northern lights were supposed to be better than they have been for years! So I took a nap late in the day and planned to see amazing things in the wee hours of the morning. BUT . . . yes, there were northern lights, but really they were just regular old northern lights, nothing extra spectacular. Only a few fingers shooting here and there and a few shooting stars. The upside was that I got to test out my new Baffin snow boots that I have wanted for years and only splurged on buying at the end of winter this year. The boots did great, in fact in the 20 degree weather, while listening to the young (drunk on St. Patty’s Day) folks down the beach whining about being cold, I was toasty warm. I even had to open my jacket. Good Harbor beach on Lake Michigan was calm and dark. It was a beautiful night.

FinalStarTrailBarn2 FinalStarTrailBarn

March 17, 2015 – Star Trails are my new obsession. I think I have it dialed in now. I found a software that compiles each of my frames together. I’m seeing that the more exposures I come back with the better and more prominent the trails are. These are 30 second exposures over 1 hour. I think I need to boost it up to 2 hours next time. Good thing warmer weather is coming!