Mini Sessions Coming in June!

Child and Family Photographer - Rochester, Michigan

Summer is upon us, which means one thing.  Family photos!

Okay, it means a few other things too, like weekend getaways, backyard barbeques, graduation parties, weddings… basically a super packed calendar leaving little time to squeeze in those precious family photos.  Well, I have an answer to this conundrum....

rochester michigan photographer mini session

Announcing: Mini Sessions on June 3rd!!  Location - Bear Creek Nature Park in Rochester, MI

What’s included?  $175 gets you 20 minutes in front of the camera, and you will receive 10 hi-resolution digital images.  Easy peasy! 

So if you want to get family photos checked off your to-do list before the summer craziness officially starts, head over to my contact page and shoot me a message.  There are just a couple spots left!  I hope to hear from you!!   -db

Random Thoughts on Winter & Studio Mini Sessions {Metro Detroit - Child Photographer}

Winter.  It’s in full swing here in Michigan. I used to hate it, but when you have a season that can drag on for 6+ months, you better just learn to embrace it. Two things have helped me in that regard.

  1. I got a winter hobby - snowboarding. It was a long, painful process learning this sport in my 30s, but I’m so grateful that I stuck with it, because now I have something to look forward to when the white stuff starts falling from the sky.
  2. I had a child. There are few things better than seeing your kid in the snow. I mean, snow is like the best thing ever when you’re a kid! And witnessing their excitement and joy… it’s pretty magical if you ask me. Also, having a kid forces you to get out there and play too. When’s the last time you made a snow angel? Or started a snowball fight. All of a sudden, winter doesn’t seem so bad when you get to play in the snow too.

The one thing I do NOT love about winter though, is it makes photography a lot more challenging. The days are shorter (meaning less light), and the weather is unpredictable.  Two strikes against a natural light photographer!

BUT, that’s where the studio comes in! The reason I took the plunge with the studio was to create more opportunities to shoot during the cold, winter months. So, this long-winded story about my love/hate relationship with winter is my way of announcing that I’ll be holding my first-ever STUDIO MINI SESSION in March!

Saturday, March 7th to be exact.

My studio set-up is very simple. A few nice, neutral backdrops and natural lighting…and most importantly (this is where you guys come in), an adorable subject in front of my camera. Below is an example of what you can expect to see with your studio session. If you like what you see, please check out the details at the end of this post, and then drop me a note to schedule your spot.











Mini sessions always book up quickly, so get ‘em while they’re hot! Here are the details…

  •  When: Saturday, March 7th (morning and early afternoon)
  • Where: 4477 Collins Road, Oakland Township, Michigan (just a few minutes north of Downtown Rochester)
  • What: 20 minutes of shooting time, 7 digital images of your choosing
  • How much: $100 due the day of your session.

A big thanks to my little buddy Ben (the cutie featured in these images) for being an awesome model and for laughing at my jokes. And thanks to Ben’s mom for being cool with the candy bribery that was going on here. ;)


Studio Space {Metro Detroit Child Photographer}

Well hello and happy December! As flurries start to fly and the temperature drops, one question I commonly get asked is: “Do you have a studio?” My answer has always been something along the lines of: “Unfortunately no, I would love to though. Maybe someday.” (internal sigh) I think every photographer toys with the idea of having their own studio space…especially those of us who live in climates where winter seems to drag on for 7+ months. (I still love you, Michigan). For me, the idea of having a studio has been a far-away dream (and to be honest, a highly unlikely one).  But, sometimes ideas that seem like an impossible dream have a way of turning into a tangible opportunity. Sometimes things just fall in your lap. And sometimes you have to put doubts aside and go for it.

So….I’m happy to say, the next time I get asked whether I have a studio, my new answer will be….“Why yes I do! It’s located just a few minutes north of downtown Rochester, steps away from the Paint Creek Trail and right across from the Paint Creek Cider Mill.” (Cider + Donuts = Bonus!)

I’m beyond excited, a little bit nervous, and mostly grateful that I have this opportunity to grow as a photographer.

I also have to mention that with the launch of the new studio space, I have completely re-vamped my prices, which you can see over on my investment page. I will now be offering a greater variety of packages at different price ranges. The new offering I’m most excited about is called the “Studio 7” for $150. Be sure to check out my new pricing as I really think there is a session to meet everyone's needs.

Lastly, I'd like to share a few shots that I’ve taken in the new space.  Thank you to my adorable models who helped me create these images!

If you are interested in setting up a session, you know where to find me! I’d love to see you at the studio!!

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