Category Archives: Portraits
We were extremely excited to hear from Jeni when she asked us to photograph her wedding. You see, we had already met at her sister’s wedding earlier this year, and so now it is like working with family! We believe the highest compliment that we can get is someone referred to us based on work that we have done previously. :) We took advantage of the warm late October weather to capture their engagement session with gorgeous fall colors and we cannot wait until next June when we get to help them celebrate their wedding!
A couple weeks ago, Jason and I met up with Lisa and Mike at Cascades Park in Jackson to get some gorgeous engagement images around sunset. We will be photographing their wedding in June 2013 and looking forward to working with them over the next year. I think that is what I love most about wedding photography, is the relationships that we get to build with our clients. Our hope of course is that we will continue to photograph their life events as the years pass. It is very exciting to see how families grow and change as the years go on.
Last Saturday, we got to hang out with Renee and Chris (and future maid of honor, Sara) for an engagement session. I don’t know if it is just luck or what but we always seem to get really awesome, fun couples who are really into taking pictures that are a little different and unique to them and have fun while doing it! The fall colors were so beautiful in these images! I can’t wait till their wedding next fall to capture the colors with all the wedding attire on!
So if you think that they are cute, leave them a little comment below and give them some congratulations if you haven’t already yet.
What a precious little princess that came to visit with me last week! I love how tiny everything is on a newborn. It is amazing how fast they change and grow! Miss Brynleigh woke up on me toward the end of her session but was completely calm so we just kept shooting. Now mom has some really cute pictures with her eyes open too.
Interested in getting some of these cute pictures of your new bundle of joy? Check out our baby plans HERE.
We met Baby Jack’s parents back in January at a bridal show when they asked us to be their wedding photographers for their special in September. Well, I felt that Baby Jack needed a little photoshoot of his own and encouraged Ivy and Jack to bring him in and gets some pictures down for his Six Month milestone. He is just happiest baby ever I think. And those big blue eyes!! Mommy you better watch out because girls are going to be pounding on your door before you know it! :)
Be sure to let Mom and Dad know how cute you think he is in the comments below!
Last week, I was so excited to have the chance to photograph Baby Stella for her big debut into the world. She came to the studio at three days old to have her first photoshoot. (secretly I think she may have a future in front of the camera because she did a few ‘poses’ of her own. ) I was also very proud of mom and dad, they kept calm and didn’t stress while we working. (Babies can sense this.) They also took all of my advice to heart from the beginning of our first meeting to prepare for this session so everything went extremely smoothly. Preparation in advance is a good thing!
If you are thinking (or know someone that would be thinking) about having newborn pictures taken like these, then you must schedule into our calendar BEFORE your due date. Typically, I would say that you would want to get a spot on our calendar 2-3 months before you due date so that I can make sure that I have room for you. Now, I understand that we don’t know for sure when your little one will arrive and that is ok! I place a ‘block’ in my calendar, not the actually session, so that I know that around that time Baby will make it’s arrival. Once Baby arrives, you make a quick call to schedule the actually session but if I don’t already have that ‘blocked’ off space for you, you may not be able to get in as early as you would like to get the poses that you see below. Newborns change very quickly, both in looks and activity, even after just a week! Do not miss out on the opportunity to have your little ones first moments captured.
We photograph children of all ages and have special discount plans for Baby’s first year of life. You can see those HERE.. Please contact us at 517.563.8269 for additional info or fill out the contact form HERE.
Every wonder what else you can do with pictures from your engagement session besides just getting a few prints? For those of you that fall in love with all of your images but don’t have the place to put them all over your house how about place them in a book! We offer both engagement albums and custom guestbooks that can be filled with images from your session to share with all your friends and family.
The guestbook has a special twist as well! Each page has a different question for your guests to answer on the day of your wedding for you to read later and have a keepsake from your wedding day to look back on.
Another product that we offer is custom Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations that feature an image or two from your engagement session! All of these are on a pearly shimmery card stock that really add something special to the overall design for your wedding. Even the envelopes are pearl so they definitely stand out in the mail and are sure to be noticed. We custom make these for every bride and groom so they can be exactly what you want them to be and match any theme or personality that you are wanting for your wedding style.
Last weekend we finally had a chance to hang out with Erin and Justin to get their engagement pictures taken! I LOVE the location that Erin picked out! Super unique and lots of character to add in to the shoot. As I understand it, Erin is a bit country girl ( she insisted in having a picture with this hay bales that we found ) and this definitely showed this style. They will be getting married ather parents home this August with a country feel to the wedding as well. Super excited to see all the details that she has put together for her big day!
It has been a long process switching our name and brand over from Portraits For You Photography to Michelle & Jason Photography. We are almost 100% complete in this process and I wanted to share with you a peak into our new packaging that we have finally gotten in! I was putting together an order this morning and snapped a couple of pics as I put all the pieces together.
I found some really neat folders that have our aqua colors that our 8x10s and 5x7s go into complete with some cute custom stickers!
Our 11x14s get wrapped in tissue paper and placed in these large white boxes nested in some aqua shred, just to make it look pretty. All the other image folders fit neatly in here as well which works out well for the orders that we need to ship out. Every customer always gets a little bag filled with something sweet. Who doesn’t want a little candy?
The Silver folder contains our new referral program! We are so excited to finally have something put together for this. We truly appreciate those that come to our studio to have their memories preserved and we finally have a system in place to pay it forward to them. How it works: Every client, when they pick up their order, will have this folder containing a card explain our referral program and some cards for them to pass out to their friends/family/co-workers, etc. The cards are custom to each client so that we will be sure to know where the referral is coming from, complete with an image from the client’s session for easy sharing!
Every referral that comes in gives you $25.00 in print credit towards your next session. If you get Five referrals, you get a FREE session AND the $125.oo in print credit! And guess what! The person that you refer to our studio, also gets $25.00 in print credit towards their order as well! After their session, they will get their own cards to pass out and the system repeats. Pretty neat, huh? (This is for new client referrals only, referral cannot have been photographed at our studio before.)
Now for those of you that have had sessions with us but not received cards, that is ok! If someone lets us know that you referred them in (and I always ask how they heard of us), you will still receive credit. We will be keeping track in the studio so that the next time you come into the studio, we will have your credit ready. (We will also let you know when you receive credit as well.)
And lastly, I wanted to share this 20×24 collage wall mount that this client purchased, that I was packaging up today. This is ready to hang on the wall, with no need to frame. Aren’t these little guys so adorable?
This past week, we took time out to take my baby’s three year pictures. I have had a vision of some images that I wanted to do for her for quite awhile and I am so excited to see my vision becoming a reality! I feel in love with the images so much that I have decided to offer mini session to all the little girls that dream of being a princess and living in a fairytale. This would be a great gift for the Little Princess in your life and a great memory to have for her to look back on.
These images from this session will have more of an artistic type look and could easily become art in your little girl’s room for years to come!
I will have the main set up already in place when you arrive for your session but feel free to get creative with your Little Princess’s own accessories! Crowns, pearls, dresses (I suggest in a pink/purple color). I do have some mini tutus available for toddlers and the dress pictured is 3t and could be borrowed for the session as well if you do not have a dress of your own. I am also looking into getting some bigger tutus made for those that may need them.
I am getting feedback that the original date that I chose is going to work for many so I am going to block off several evenings that I will do sessions. Please call or email to get a time slot that will work for you and your little princess.
I plan on doing multiple sessions on the same day, currently scheduled for Sunday July 29th starting at 3:30. Depending on response, I may need to add another day.
Your Princess’s Mini Session is $60 will include:
- 20 minutes of time
- (1) 8×10
- (2) 5x7s
- (1) Wallets
Additional Child cost is $20 will include an extra ten minutes of time and 8×10 print. Additional prints can be purchased at a discounted rate.
Session fees will be due at time of booking to hold your time slot. After the session, your images will be hosted online in a gallery for 7 days to choose your image sizes. The cart will also reflect the discounted portrait prices if you wish to add anything on to your order.
To schedule your session, please call us at 517.563.8269 and have your credit/debit card ready. Spots will be limited.
Please feel free to comment below and share with your friends! Perhaps, they have a Little Princess they would like to bless with a beautiful memory as well!