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How to get the most out of your Family Session.

How to get the most out of your Family Session.

Fall is here, and family sessions are in season! I am so pumped to be offering two mini sessions this fall! It’s a great time to take advantage of great weather and get ahead of the holiday season. Grand Rapids area on Sunday Oct. 21st. or Ann Arbor area on Sunday Oct. 28th. Details and directions given upon inquiry.

Michelle + Ben

Michelle + Ben

Michelle and Ben's big day was full of romance, elegance, and style. Finding our way to the Michigan shoreline swept us away, leading to magical moments wrapped up with love. These two were amazing to watch, as their day unfolded you could just see the excitement grow in each other as they knew they were at last husband and wife. 

How to Rock your Boudoir Session!

   It's time to gear up for Valentine's day, the time of red roses and chocolate treats. But why not practice the sexiest accessory out there! CONFIDENCE!  Whether or not you have a significant other or not this year, it's always a great time to practice some self love!

     Self love and celebration is something we all struggle with, no one feels 100% confident in their skin all the time. But it's something we can all take the time to work on, and have fun while doing it! Self love isn't about getting to that "perfect" body, it's about appreciating what makes you- YOU! Those small freckles on your shoulders, the color of your hair when the sunlight shines through, or that smile that light ups a room. I am so humbled that my job gives me the opportunity to highlight those very details in people. I aim to create environments that spark confidence and comfort in my clients.

But let's be honest, booking a session and baring it all for a photographer can be more than a little nerve racking! But trust me the butterflies you'll get will soon turn into confidence! We'll make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to concepts and comfort levels. Take it from a previous client:

Coming into the session, I was a little nervous and didn’t quite know how it would go. A glass of wine definitely helped calm my nerves! Playing some music helped put me in a fun, playful mindset. I was glad I had several outfits and accessories to choose from and got some input from Devin on what would look the best. I chose to get my makeup and hair professionally done, with a mani/pedi, to make the day extra special. These details helped me feel more confident during the process and were noticeable in the end result.

After my session was done, I felt like I could conquer the world! I could’ve walked out of that studio with my arms raised high, swinging my hips as I sashayed down the hallway. I felt like a million dollars. 😁

The reason I chose to do my boudoir shoot was that it was my first Valentine’s Day being single in a while and I wanted to do something special for myself. I wanted to reclaim that sexy, strong woman I knew was inside. To radiate that long-lost confidence again. It was the most empowering experience I’ve had as a woman so far.

Tip #1

Tailor your session to your style.

Don't be afraid to get creative, bring some new outfits you want to try out, such as new lingerie or perhaps some new pumps!  It doesn't hurt to also bring a few pieces that already make you feel confident! Like your Boyfriends oversized shirt, or those jeans that highlight your booty! Not everyone goes full commando in their sessions, It's more about creating images and a look that makes you feel sexy. That could mean, creating a whole other persona who loves wears a pink wig and high heels, or perhaps getting cozy with a nice cup of coffee and a good book.  

Tip #2


Treat-yo-self.  Now is the perfect excuse to get a mani/pedi with a friend, or get a Brazilian blowout at the salon.  Take some time before your session to celebrate this journey, perhaps get your make-up done professionally or do an at-home face mask!

Tip # 3

Confidence is Key

This can be one of the more challenging steps in a boudoir session. But once we get jamming and find our groove you'll start to shine! But the best advice I can give is, Fake it till you make it. Honestly. Practice your superwoman pose, hold your head up high and the confidence will follow. I promise, that paired with how much fun you'll have strutting your stuff will result in some fantastic images. 

I am SO stocked for this time of the year to bring back my Mini Boudoir Sessions all day on JAN. 20th! Although I offer boudoir sessions year round, this is a great chance for you to take advantage of the discounted rate just in time for Valentine's day! I'll be shooting all day with some lovely ladies, each with their own 45 min session tailored to their style. We'll enjoy some mimosa's and snacks while jamming to your favorite tunes! Only a few spots are left so be sure to reserve yours today! 

Each time slot includes 45 mins, 15 digital images, and your own private viewing gallery to choose your favorites! 

Mid Summer's Dream Wedding

Mid Summer's Dream Wedding

Michelle and Brian's Grand Rapids Wedding was the perfect summer love story.

Ashley + Adam's Autumn Engagement

Ashley + Adam's Autumn Engagement

Ashley and Adam have such a great sense of humor, I couldn't get enough of these two! Not to mention being able to cross off laundry matt shoot off my photo bucket list!