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!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kristine & her family {Howell Michigan Family Photographer}

Kristine was referred to me by Julie - thank you!  The day of our shoot, it was cold and rainy...and I didn't think we'd be able to do our shoot...but Kristine said, "no problem!  We have a barn!" 

I had so much fun with them!

Here's a sneak peek - a few more will be up tomorrow!


Trisha and her two teens! {Ann Arbor Michigan Family Photographer}

Trisha and I met while working together at ADI...and her kids were at the age that they would need babysitters, and now, they're grown and they could babysit *my* boys!

I can hardly believe that Chelsea's a senior and Taylor is driving!

Trisha - I hope that you like these and I apologize for making you wait to see them!

Trisha's StoryboardWM



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shanna & John {Ann Arbor Michigan Couples Photographer}

I heard from Shanna after she located me on Craigslist.  She was looking for someone to take some pics of her and her boyfriend, John.

We picked a location, and hoped for the best, weather wise.  I think we were very lucky - Mother Nature was good to us!

They were such a cute couple...I had a lot of fun chatting with them as I snapped away.

Shanna - I hope you like what I've captured.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Need *Unique* Holiday Cards?

I can design a card for you and your family...let me know what you'd like to see and I will put them together for you!

For example...would you like a card that showcases your children?  Or how about your pets?

The cards are 6x7.5" in size, and the price?  VERY reasonable!  A set of 50 cards + envelopes is only $45.  That's less than $1 per card!  And they only take ONE stamp!  Additional cards available in sets of 25 for only $15 more. 

Here's an example (last names and info removed for privacy purposes)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Storyboards/Collages {Michigan Family Children Photographer}

Several people have contacted me with regards to the collage that I made for Courtney & Nara.

Storyboards are a great way to share multiple photos with friends and family, all while sticking to your budget.

Storyboards can be made in various sizes, however, I think that the bigger, the better, because you can include *more* photos and it looks great on your walls!

Here is another example of a storyboard (this is 11x14):

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Beautiful Baby Gianna...5 days old! {Michigan Newborn Photographer}

On Sunday, I had the privilege of photographing Courtney and Nara's new arrival, Gianna.

Courtney and I met online - we're part of a group of Michigan girls that have gotten together a few times and I was *so* honored that Courtney and Nara asked me to shoot Gianna's first pictures.

Gianna was a photographer's dream. She is such a sweet baby, and allowed us to put her into the cutest little poses.

Courtney & Nara - I hope you enjoy these - she's just so gorgeous - I couldn't pick my favorites, and that's why there's so many!