Monthly Archives: April 2011

Jeff | Ann Arbor Professional Headshots

So, Jeff, aka Dr. Science, is a many-times-over published researcher. He called to tell me he’s got another article in the works, but this time he needed a headshot to submit with his bio. No problem! We did a mini-session – two quick looks, one location (essentially – we walked a block to get to two contrasting backdrops).

Jeff's Professional Headshots

It’s a good idea to have a couple of different headshots on hand, whether you’re an actor, an insurance agent, a realtor, or in Jeff’s case, a super-scientist. Even in a short session, we got enough contrast that someone stopping by his LinkedIn account won’t think he only has one good photo. :) If you’re interested in a professional headshot mini-session, contact me!

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Vivienne and the Lollipop . Detroit childrens photographer

So, apparently there are two kinds of children-of-photographers: the ultra camera-shy ones, and the ones who ham it up for the camera.

Vivienne and the lollipop

Guess which one I got? She was sitting on my bed, eating a pineapple dum-dum lollipop (technically it was a mystery flavor one, but man! it smelled like pineapple and was bright yellow) on a recent afternoon and requested a portrait to commemorate the experience. Specifically, she held up her lollipop and said, “Take a picture of us!” Who could resist those charms?

Vivienne and the lollipop

I am so glad she inherited someone else’s eyelashes besides mine. I’ve got stumpy, spiky ones that splay out in all directions. Nothing like the perfect, feathery fans my daughter has.

Vivienne and the lollipop

At some point, Vivienne located a small, gold ring of plastic (how do toddlers do that? I don’t even know where it came from) and proceeded to ‘crown’ her Princess Lollipop. That shine on her chin is, in fact, drool. The kid loves her candy.

Vivienne and the lollipop

At this point, the camera was put down to make way for a TICKLE MONSTER!

Vivienne and the lollipop

I didn’t realize my bedroom was an IKEA ad. Between the green closet doors, and the bed/duvet cover, we’ve got it covered. I am a flat-pack furniture hero. I could assemble the Taj Mahal, as long as it came with an allen wrench! :)

Vivienne and the lollipop This is the mommy smile, the one just for me. It makes me so happy – I’m glad to be able to share it with everyone!

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Jen and Jeff . Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer

Who doesn’t love a St. Patrick’s Day wedding? Jen and Jeff had a very intimate wedding and reception at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor. After all the fanfare had ended, we stepped out into the sunshine for some portraits. Don’t let the leaf-less trees fool you – it was a gorgeous spring day!

Jen and Jeff outside the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor

These images were made under the Broadway bridge, between the Gandy Dancer and the Amtrak station. I was standing in the middle of the train tracks to get some of the shots – fortunately, I had a couple of spotters. :)

I have no idea what Jen is saying to Jeff here – but it seems to be working!

Jen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

In order to enjoy a more natural setting, we took a trip down to the Arboretum. For those not familiar with Ann Arbor, the Arb is a gigantic park/nature reserve with grassy fields and trails. The Huron River even meanders along the northern border. This is one of the best spots in Ann Arbor for a morning walk or an afternoon picnic! Since everything snow-and-ice related had just thawed, the ground was kind of squishy, but the sunlight was just beautiful.

Jen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann ArborJen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

Jen and Jeff are sitting at one of my favorite places in the whole Arb – on this particular day, we could see tons of St. Patrick’s Day revelers far down on the fields below this hill.

Jen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

So beautiful!

Jen's bouquet at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

I love how Jen opted for a classic bouquet with a St. Patrick’s twist. Bells of Ireland are such an unusual plant – they make a really whimsical green filler for arrangements.

Jen and Jeff in Ann Arbor

Congratulations, you two! It was a pleasure sharing your wedding day.

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