The Montgomery Family

I’ve had the honor of photographing the Montgomery boys pretty much since they have been born.  I’ve watched them grown from adorable babies, into just as adorable toddlers, adorable little kids, and now thoughtful, kind, smart, funny ( and still adorable ) young men.   I can’t believe Andrew will be in middle school next year.  Ugh, it goes by way too fast.  Anyway, our annual Christmas Card day was so much fun.  Taking pictures, hanging out, having yummy food – it has become a Montgomery / Dixson family tradition of sorts!  Thank you Montgomery family for letting me capture this year’s family photos, and for being such great friends! xoxo 

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The Smith Family

Now that the holidays are over, and all of the Christmas cards have gone out, I’m excited to start featuring some of the amazingly beautiful sessions from last summer and fall.  I was so happy to get to meet the super sweet Miss Everly ( and get my tiny baby fix!! ) And, of course, to run and play with the oh-so-awesome Mr. Brady.  Doesn’t he have the best little twinkle in those baby blues? It was a gorgeous fall day with lots of color at Drayton Plains Nature Center  http://www.dpnaturecenter.org/  Any day I get to hang out with the Smith fam is a good day in my book, but getting to capture these beautiful photos made it extra special to me!  Thanks guys!   xoxo  

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Ashley and Chris Are Married!

I got the honor of capturing the most beautiful wedding day for Ashley and Chris!  Ashley’s aunt introduced us, and upon our first meeting I could tell the wedding was going to be incredible!  By the time the day was done, I was secretly wishing I could be honorarily adopted into her family, they were so kind, welcoming, and so much fun!   The day was beautiful, from the ceremony at Oak Pointe Church http://www.oakpointe.org/ , to photos at the Northville Winery http://www.thenorthvillewinery.com/, a stop at Andiamo Livonia http://andiamoitalia.com/michigan-locations/livonia/ where the couple met, and then to the beautiful St. Mary’s Cultural Center http://www.saintmarylivonia.com/cc/ for their gorgeous vineyard themed reception.  I don’t think Ashley or Chris stopped smiling the entire day.  I just love when a bride and groom aren’t afraid to show their emotions, and Ashley and Chris sure didn’t disappoint!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an important and amazing day!  Cheers Ashley and Chris, here is to an amazing life together!   xoxo Marlaina

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Jenny & Brian Are Married!

Jenny and Brian had the most amazing wedding at the Pine Knob Mansion.  A gorgeous couple, gorgeous venue, the nicest families ever, just a fantastic day.  Their blending of traditions and religious ceremonies made this one of the most personal and unique weddings I have ever shot.  I just loved the entire day.  Jenny’s super talented sister in law made the incredible cake, and the gorgeous flowers were done by her cousin.  Thank you Jenny & Brian for letting me share in your most incredible day!!  xoxo

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The D Family

I love summer!  Longer days, awesome light to shoot in, and getting to hang out with the “D” family.  Their amazingly cute boy and girl really know how to have fun, and give me great shots.  This is the third summer that I have been lucky enough to get to do a family session with them.  Every year they just get more adorable!  Check out some of the totally cute photos from our most recent session at the beautiful Heritage Park in Farmington Hills, MI! 

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