Hello, and Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. I look forward to getting to know you and what brings a smile to your face and to the faces of your nearest and dearest!
What brings a smile to my face are my two little darling daughters, Marielle and Evelyn, and my sweet stud of a husband, Rhett. Rhett has been stuck with me for going on 13 years now and every day is an adventure! I am so blessed to get to do life alongside him. Our daughters are 7 and 10 and absolutely the apple of our eyes. Nothing brings me more joy and laughter than being their mommy!
Instead of returning back to work after my second baby was born, my hubby and I decided to have a third child - her name is Parties & Poses :-) haha! We often joke about how much time and effort has gone into raising "her" but look how mature and totally awesome she is!! Parties & Poses is comprised of two of my passions - Parties, to create events and all of the wonderful details that go into them, and Poses, to create works of art from the photographs I take of my beautiful clients! My event style is bold, creative, unique, and lighthearted. My photography style is joyful, warm, candid and personal.
Now enough about me - let's talk about you!
ENGAGEMENT + WEDDING
Portrait Sessions vary in length, anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. These sessions take place at one location of your choosing, either in-studio, in your home or at an outdoor location within 20 miles of Macomb, MI (minimal travel fee for over 20 miles). One outfit change is included, time permitting. I will choose 15+ images to finely edit and deliver via private online gallery within 2 weeks of your session date. *Please note this pricing is for immediate family sessions.
Extended family sessions are $475 and include up to 3 individual families of 5 people per family, additional families and photos may be added to your package for an additional cost.
For Senior sessions please look forward to between 1-3 hours of shooting time with me. These sessions include more than one location if you choose, and multiple outfit changes. 20+ images will be chosen and finely edited within 2 weeks of your session date.
Maternity sessions are about 30-45 minutes in length and can be done in either the studio or outdoors. One outfit change is included along with 15+ finely edited images and print release. We also have a client closet full of gorgeous maternity dresses that is open to you for your session!
For your newborn session you can expect to spend about 1.5-2 hours with me in our beautiful studio. The studio has nice big comfy couches to relax on and watch the entire session - it is also fully stocked with everything you could possibly need for your session from custom made newborn outfits, backdrops, props, blankets, baskets, headbands, and wraps to beautiful furniture pieces for family and siblings to use in their photos with baby. Family photographs are most definitely included and encouraged. 20+ images will be chosen and finely edited within 1-2 weeks of your session date. Newborn sessions are best done within 2 weeks of birth, so please contact me with your due date to ensure availability around this date. ** ADD-ON a newborn film for only $100 to this session or any of the packages.
Lifestyle Newborn Session: $400
Includes 20+ images with print release. Sessions are done either in your home or weather permitting outdoors. Lifestyle in home sessions are focused around baby's nursery, crib and living space - candid and lots of family/sibling/parent images included!
Maternity Session + Newborn Package: $750
Includes 20+ finely edited images with print release from both sessions - maternity will generally run about 45 minutes-1 hour long and newborn sessions in studio are 2 hours. Can be indoors or outdoors/in home or in studio.
*Grow with Me Bundles*
Bundle #1: Newborn+6 mth sitter + 1 yr milestone with cake smash Bundle - $1200 - this includes these 3 sessions/ 20+ finely edited photos per session. All props and outfits/accessories included for your newborn session and also of 6-12 month designer outfits for your in studio sitter session /cake smash 1 yr photos. This package also includes both pre-cake and cake photos and also custom designed cake plus set up design based on your childs birthday theme / print release for all sessions
Bundle #2: Newborn + 3 mth + 6 mth sitter + 9 mth + 1 yr milestone with cake smash Bundle - $1500 (Includes these 5 sessions/ 20+ finely edited photos per session. 3 month - 12 month designer outfits/ large selection of cake smash outfits/ 1 yr photos include both pre-cake and cake photos and custom designed cake is included plus set up design based on your childs birthday theme / print release for all sessions
**Parent/Family photos are included and highly encouraged in all packages! :-)
***Payment plans available
By far my most popular session! First Birthday cake smash sessions are custom designed to your child's birthday theme or if there is no specific theme, we incorporate favorite colors or patterns. This session is typically done in-studio and includes a custom smash cake from my baker, a full set design (hand-painted backdrop or custom props), 20+ photos of both pre-cake and cake set ups, family photos are included in this package, as well as a print release for your convenience.
Business Branding Session
Branding sessions are totally customizable to your business. We will compile a collection of images that tell the story of your
brand that you can use as content for social media, website design, marketing materials and client interaction. Your images will show off your unique personality and style and help inspire trust by helping your customers see the real and relatable person behind the brand. . Personal brand photography is not just a gallery of traditional headshots and generic stock photos - it's a combination of not-so-corporate portraits and lifestyle images. Sessions include up to 2 hours of session time, up to 5 team members, and 30+ finely edited images with print release.
Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life. I would love to be a part of every moment and bring your fairy tale to life on your special day! I offer event design services, photography and a bundle package if you require both services.
Photography - $2250
*includes engagement session
*up to 7 hours of coverage
*Additional hours at a discounted rate per hour
Event Design - $1300
Photography + Event Design Bundle - $3000
Wedding Invitations - $25 per 10 cards
RSVP/Detail/Thank you /Menu Cards also available - contact for pricing
Birthday I Proposal I Engagement I Retirement I Gender Reveal I Baby Shower I Bridal Shower
Invitations - $15 digital ($1.25 per card printed one-sided)
*double-sided available at $25 digital and $1.75 per card printed
Milestone Sign - $20 digital ($40 printed - 13 x 19 or smaller; for larger sizes please inquire for pricing)
Event Photography - $200 per hour (2 hr minimum)
Storyteller Sessions are a mix of both photography and videography and tell the story of your family more vividly and emotionally! Storyteller Sessions are able to be done for Family sessions, Maternity sessions and Engagement or Couple sessions ❤️
Included in a Storyteller Session:
1-1.5 hrs of session time
20+ finely edited digital images
2-4 minute cinematic video