Yanna is a foreign exchange student from France, here in St. Joseph, with the same exchange program we host our students through. When her host mom contacted me to ask if I was available to do a Senior Portrait session less than a week before portraits were due for the Yearbook, we knew we had
This year I have done quite a bit of research on the best ways to advertise my photography business and get my name out to potential clients. While word-of-mouth will probably always be my best and most reliable source of advertisement, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to effectively put myself
Boy, life has a way of taking priority over blogging about photo sessions! Where did the past few weeks go? Why am I so tired? My fingers type pretty fast but my brain thinks MUCH faster! Since my last post, I dressed my three kids up in cheap Halloween costumes from Meijer, helped in classroom parties and went
There is something incredibly exciting (and scary) about Senior Year! Graduating from high school is such an enormous turning point in every student’s life, regardless of what their plans are to do next! I think that’s one of the reasons I love doing Senior portraits so much. I have really been struggling to blog lately.
Another school year, another student! At the beginning of summer, I shared about hosting my first foreign exchange student and I mentioned that our reasons for choosing to host were: To give an invaluable opportunity to a high school student; to bring another culture into our home; and to teach our kids to welcome, love, and
I would like to share a little story about how I became a “cool American mother”. Last July, my friend Danelle sent me a Facebook message, asking if I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student. I had never considered hosting before that but was fond of the idea ever since my experience
When I was contacted about shooting Senior Portraits for Julia I was fearful that my photography skills and post process flow might have become rusty due to my lack of practice. I had been in Michigan for almost 2 years and photography, both as a profession and as an artistic outlet, had taken a comfortable