Thursday, December 17, 2009

'Jolly' Jordyn, and her brothers {Brighton/Howell Michigan children's photographer}

Last week, I got to shoot Issac & Tyler.

This time, I had the privilege of shooting their adorable older sister, Jordyn. Gena brought her over after she got home from school so we could have some fun with her!

I absolutely LOVE these first three pictures. And we got to test out my new 'wall' background too...



Trying out my gray muslin for the first time


All three kids had a case of the giggles at this point!

We had to do one with Jordyn and HER name since we'd already done the ones of her brothers and THEIR names!

And here's the 'wall' set up (note to self - get a NEW color!)

Monday, December 14, 2009

One of my boys! {Livingston County Michigan Children's Photographer}

I haven't posted a recent one of my boys because it's SO very difficult to get one of them together...and I finally did!

They're getting SO big!  Christopher's wearing the clothes that Nicholas wore last year at this time!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Triplets and a Toddler! {Detroit Michigan Children's Photographer}

Michelle and I met through LAPOM (the Livingston Area Parents of Multiples).  She just had triplets (two girls and a boy) in October, and she also has a two year old. 

It was SO much fun taking pictures for her.  The babies had their own agenda, but eventually they cooperated, and even Zac was up for a few shots! 

Michelle's very good friend, Lisa, was on her way to the airport that morning, so we made sure to get a quick pic with her, the trio, and Zac!

I have a feeling that Zac and Nicholas might become best buds...they have a LOT in common!

This might be one of my all-time favorite pics!








Thursday, December 10, 2009

Issac & first test subjects!

Gena was happy to help me 'practice' on Issac & Tyler and she even brought her own props!  I LOVED the scarves, and the MSU hat, of course! Poor guys! They're probably tired of me fawning over them!







Wednesday, December 9, 2009

O Christmas Tree! {Brighton, Howell, Livingston County Michigan Photographer}

I learned a new technique on one of my online boards for shooting your Christmas Tree - what do you think?  You can hardly tell it's a skinny, pre-lit special from Target - lacking most of our 'heirloom' ornaments that we get from Bronner's because we're afraid that the boys will break them.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Evan's Turning Three! {Lansing Michigan Children's Photographer}

My friend Stephanie (remember her from one of my first shoots?) asked me if I'd be interested in shooting Evan's 3-Year Pics.

Would I?  I was SO honored and THRILLED to be shooting him again.  He's got such a cute personality and I hope I captured it here.  Not to mention - he's GORGEOUS!

Here are some of my faves (the rest can be found on my Flickr page: Evan's Turning Three! on Flickr






Livingston Area Parents of Multiples (LAPOM) Snapshots {Brighton, Howell, Livingston County Michigan Children's Photographer}

Saturday was the First Annual LAPOM Holiday Party - I was able to get in a few snapshots!




Monday, December 7, 2009

Giving is Awesome! {Livingston County Michigan Family Photographer}

You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances.

You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season.

You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography — a photo session and print credit worth $250, to be exact. Give a deserving family this gift that will last a lifetime.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a free session and a $50 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Hawai'i does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside within 35 miles of Howell, Michigan or Livingston County. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.
* You must e-mail me the full story by December 18th, 2009.  Send to

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve — get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!  Open your heart to someone this holiday season — and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

~ Christina

P.S.  To learn more about Giving is Awesome, visit Giving is Awesome!