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Rochester Michigan Portrait Photography – Seniors, Newborns, Family Photography

Two little cuties, Macomb County Photographer January 26, 2013

I’m catching up on blogging some sessions from last fall.  I met the mom of these cuties on-line.  She is the awesome creator of Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker blog and facebook page  If you have a crock pot or were thinking of getting one, you should check her out.  She has so many great recipes to offer!  Gotta love having dinner ready when you get home from work, or having it cook while you go with your life.

We met up for her photo session on a Friday evening at George George Park in Clinton Township.  I’ve always wanted to have a photo session here but hadn’t done one yet.  Such a pretty park for a family photo session, senior photo session or wedding party images! The two kids at this photo session couldn’t be any cuter!  Ella is such a doll and proud to be four!

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family photo session at George George Park

Gavin loved to climb the rocks and explore.  His smile is awesome and oh my, those eyes!  Beautiful and blue, like his sister’s.

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family photo session at George George Park in Clinton Township

You know I just have to share a few more.  This photo session was so much fun.  I think we all enjoyed the warm fall evening.  We got some family shots and more of the kids.  Now Mom and Dad have some wall prints and a 4×5 accordion album to show off of their adorable kids.  What a great keepsake of this time in their lives.

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George Gerge Park photo session

If you are in the neighborhood, George George park has a great brick pavilion, a natural pond, a cool arty water fall, a fun playscape and a winding trail.  If you are heading to George George Memorial Park and need a photographer just let me know.  I’ll meet you there with my camera!


Big Bright Light Show in Rochester, MI January 8, 2013

Filed under: Outdoor Photography,Rochester Michigan Photographer — partoflifephoto @ 11:37 am

I’ve been a slacker, or busy as I prefer to call it!  I finally made it to the Big Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester, with my camera.  Yes, it happened to be the last night they were on (or if history repeats itself, until the Snow and Ice Festival, shhh!).  If you haven’t been you’ve got to check it out!  Rochester has completely redone their main street: road, sidewalks, planters – the WHOLE thing!  The lights go on for the holiday season on the last Monday of November.  That night is Lagniappe, which means “a little something extra” in creole.  The sidewalks are filled and stores often give a little something extra.  My kids’ favorite is the flashy led item of the year from Lucido Fine Jewelry.  Anyway, the lights turn on at 7pm that night and shine every evening until this year on January 6th.  I love to see the downtown bustling every evening, as I’m sure the businesses are after a tough summer due to the construction.  Oh, and if you are out walking around don’t forget to head down 4th, which is pretty lit up as well.  Where 4th meets Water you’ll see the Knitting Mills Building with huge flashing snowflakes up the side.  That building is home to the Rochester Mills Brewery, some businesses, and Paint a Miracle.  From there you can walk across the bridge, and along the river and the Royal Park Hotel.  Every year there is a huge gingerbread house in the lobby of the hotel, complete with giant recipe card if you are feeling inspired to make your own!  Whew, I sound like a tour guide instead of a photographer.  On to the images from my little downtown photo session!  Of course, ‘someone’ had to jump in some shots and throw a few poses my way.

Here’s a few shots from the other night.

Big Bright Light Show Rochester MI

Big Bright Light Show, Rochester MI


yearly Big Bright Light Show in Rochester MI


yearly Big Bright Light Show in Rochester Michigan


portrait session at Big Bright Light Show by Rochester MI photographer


New Frame Vendor, and a sale! January 4, 2013

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Just ordered a sample set from a new frame vendor.  They are having a sale right now so let me know if you are interested.  I’ll be able to bring these frame samples to photo sessions and in-person order sessions.  I love the look of these frames, the cool colors and the great prices.  And if you ‘like’ my photography page on Facebook and subscribe to blog updates you will find out when they have future sales, as I pass along sales from my photo vendors whenever I can.  I’m sure these frames will be great, they are from a sister company to my favorite canvas company.  My canvas company is raising their prices (sniff, sniff) but they have a sale through January 12th if you would like to bank one (or more!) for a future session.  This would work for past sessions too if you are really missing having one of your images ready to hang on your wall.  That reminds me, I need to take some shots of the canvases I ordered this year and post them here.  I love them!  If you’re not ready to commit I’ll just keep you updated when this vendor has future sales as well.



BBMetalI ordered 8×10 frame samples in Chocolate and Polished Silver.  I’ll also have a smaller samples of all the other colors on hand at my photo sessions, or any time you stop by the photo studio.  I also have lots of resources to help plan photo collections to your walls!  We could add on to a photo wall that you have started or start from scratch.  I’ve got many templates to peruse to help us out.  Soon I’ll be adding an exciting additional service (at no charge) that will be even more help at your next in-person ordering session.  Email me if you would like any more information.  Like I often do, I offer a discount for the client that tries out a big new advancement to by business so let me know if you are game for that one!  See you soon!