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Rochester Michigan Portrait Photography – Seniors, Newborns, Family Photography

Exciting new things for pArt of Life… March 23, 2013

Lots going on over at pArt of Life Photography!  I’m working on my SEO – that’s Search Engine Optimization for you non-geeky people.  Today I signed up with Thumbtack, another place to advertise my photography business.  This is where you can find me at ThumbTack!  I’m looking for all the ways I can get the word out to people looking for many ids of photo sessions: newborn sessions, child photography, senior portraits and head shots.  I do many types of headshot photography – business, acting, modeling, you name it!  I also do small wedding photography.  If you have a bigger wedding that you need coverage for then I can team up with one of the local photographers that I work with.  All of my sessions get my attention to detail in making your session meet all your needs and then some!

I’m in the beginning steps of redoing my website and blog.  My logo designer is helping and I’m so excited to see it!  I’ve added on to my colors and will be uploading new galleries.  Stay tuned!

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Snowy Photo Session – Oakland County Photographer February 13, 2013

These girls have been friends since they were very little.  What better way to celebrate a good friendship than with a photo session?  They gathered their hats and scarves, then boots and even some capes!  We headed out into the snow.  It was just perfect.  A few minutes before it was snowing really hard then it settled into gently falling snow, just perfect for outdoor winter portraits.  These girls were troopers as we tried out new spots, all while trying to keep their toes and noses warm.

Winter Portraits by pArt of Life Photography, Oakland County Photographer

Winter Photo Session by pArt of Life Photography – Oakland County Photographer
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Snowy Photo session by pArt of Life Photography LLC

Winter Photo Session by pArt of Life Photography – Oakland County Photographer
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Blue Cape Winter Photo Session by pArt of Life Photography – Oakland County Photographer
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Stylish Winter Portrait Session by pArt of Life Photography LLC

Stylish Winter Photo Session by pArt of Life Photography – Oakland County Photographer
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Winter Photo session by pArt of Life Photography, Oakland County Photographer
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Fun Winter Photo Session by pArt of Life Photography LLC

Winter Photo session by pArt of Life Photography, Oakland County Photographer
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Stylish Winter Portrait Session by pArt of Life Photography LLC

Winter Photo session by pArt of Life Photography, Oakland County Photographer
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Styled Winter Portrait Session by pArt of Life Photography LLC

Winter Photo session by pArt of Life Photography, Oakland County Photographer
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I know I shared a lot but I had so many favorites.  Can you believe they even had capes to bring with them?  I was lucky enough to borrow the rose colored cape to use for future photo sessions.  I can’t wait to use it again, maybe this time in some lush woods when Spring returns to Michigan.

I’ve got another winter photo session to share soon.  There is still time to get one before Spring comes.  I’ve got my eye on some new locations for some great Spring sessions.  I’m always location scouting and am getting pretty good at finding some great unique places.  Email me at info@partoflifephotography.com if you are ready to talk about how we can create a special photo session just for you!  When you have a minute stop by my website at http://www.partoflifephotography.com  Thanks!

 

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 http://www.slowcookeradventures.com/ and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SlowCookerAdventures.  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!

 

Van Hoosen Farm ~ Rochester MI Photographer August 2, 2012

Another thing I love about photography is it never gets old.  I love it when a great photo session comes together!  I love falling in love with new images and I love having new people fall in love with their new images!  For this session I got to help pick out the outfits.  I was even able to supply some new goodies that I picked up at the Rochester Sidewalk Sales, hot off the rack from earlier that day!  We had a gorgeous evening, not too hot, which we learned to be thankful for this summer in Michigan.  I never thought a Michigan summer would be too hot for me.  Ok, back to the photo session.  We visited Van Hoosen Farm for a nice walk and some photo ops!  If you have never walked around VanHoosen Farm and Museum I highly recommend it.  The Stony Creek runs along the back, the 1840 farm house is so well kept, the museum is a gem and the children’s garden is a lot of fun too.  I look forward to seeing the renovation of the dairy barn as well.  What a cool place to have right in the Rochester/Oakland Township area.
I love when we can relax during a session and let true personality shine through.  This is a great spot for a Stoney Creek High School, Rochester High, or Adams High School Senior photo session!  I’ve also got a lot more out of the way places to bring you during your photo session.

VanHoosen Farm photo session

VanHoosen Farm photo session

And who can resist these great purple wildflowers?

VanHoosen Farm Rochester Portrait

VanHoosen Farm Rochester Portrait

We took a walk over to the grassy fields and had some more fun.  The new location called for an outfit change.  The colorful scarves were fun for running, twirling and just feeling fancy!

VanHoosen photo session, Rochester MI

VanHoosen photo session, Rochester MI

VanHoosen Farm photo session

VanHoosen Farm photo session pArt of Life Photography Oakland County Photographer

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pArt of Life Photography photo session at VanHoosen Farm

Thanks for reading!   I’ll post a few extra images from this photo session to my Facebook page.

Let me know if you are interested in a fun, unique portrait session!

 

Megan, Senior Class of 2013! ~ Rochester, MI Senior Photographer July 11, 2012

Senior season for the Class of 2013 kicked off  a couple weeks ago with a great photo session with Megan.  Megan is starting her Senior year in September and didn’t want to wait for her photo session.  I can’t blame her with how busy summer gets, then school sports start up and then before we know it school begins and we all know what that entails.  I was totally game to kick off Senior season with Megan.  Megan is sweet, beautiful and comfortable in front of the camera and I feel that all shows in her portraits.  I think she enjoyed the photo session as much as I did and she was a great sport!  She came prepared with a lot of great outfits.  We started out with a studio session with music playing along, then when the light softened at my favorite part of the day we headed into Rochester for some outdoor photo shoot action!  We visited the park and some of my other favorite spots.  I hope Megan and her family are as happy with these portraits as I am.  I’m very thankful that they chose me as their Senior photographer since they do not live near me.  They saw my work and made the hour long drive after seeing another friend’s portraits that I did last summer.  I love referrals and for every one that you refer that books a session you get a $25 print credit.  Ok, on to Megan’s Senior portraits!

We did quite a few different studio set-ups.  This was one of my favorites.

I love this studio set-up – so summery!

Won’t these make great wallet photos?

Senior wallet sample

Part of our visit to the Rochester Municipal Park…

This was taken during our visit to the Rochester Municipal Park.

Then we hit a few colorful spots in downtown Rochester.  I’ll post some more of my favorites on Facebook for Megan to share.  It’s always so hard for me to choose my favorites.

I’ll be adding more of Megan’s images to my senior gallery here.   Feel free to like my business Facebook page here for more session sneak peeks, vendor specials, model calls, etc.  Thanks for reading along and if you would like information on a session let me know!  partoflifephoto@gmail.com

 

Lena 6 months! Rochester MI child photographer May 30, 2012

I’m cheating and posting some pics before the gallery is totally ready.  I can’t help it, I’m so excited for Lena’s family to see these latest images.  I’ve got to remind them they love making the drive from Ann Arbor to get their pArt of Life images of their cutie!  Lena makes my job as a photographer so fun.  She gave me so much eye content and was so co-operative.  This little girl is so sweet and I think it shows in these images.  I already can’t wait until her next session!

Ask me about my baby plan photo session package if you would like images of your little one through-out their first year.

Love this first one!  It looks like she is sitting in comfy bubbles.  My sister makes these great blankets!

Lena

When her mom said she was bringing a teal tutu I knew I had to break out the purple backdrop.

Love the tutu!

I just had to do the Pretty in Pink set-up again.  She rocked it again!

Pretty in Pink strikes again!

 

A visit from two little beauties! Rochester, MI photography May 10, 2012

Two little girls came to visit the studio last week.  Kora’s whole face lit up with her smiles and little Lyla enjoyed her new skill of walking – walking away from the camera.  Their mom and I tried every trick in the book to get Lyla to stop for a second and pay a little attention to the silly person behind the camera.  I loved every minute of it!  Kora and Lyla were so sweet and cute!  The outfits their mom chose were so cute and complimented them perfectly.  I’m so lucky to work as a photographer and meet families like this!

Beautiful sisters!

Showing of serious new walking skills!

Super sweet and smile-y!