Michigan Family Photography

FAMILY LIFE DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS

Life Documentary, Family Portraits

Because Your Life is Worth Celebrating…

Let’s create something meaningful from the everyday moments.

I’m a Michigan-based family photographer who travels to you to document your real life story.

What Is A Life Documentary?

A life documentary photo shoot is a day-in-the-life approach to family portraits. It lets the REAL you shine through via activities and interactions that are authentic. The life documentary is an unscripted glimpse into your life that provides a genuine snapshot.

Picture this… sharing a collection of images with your child at age 20, showing them how they used to:

  • Line up stuffed animals for “veterinary” care
  • Give their sibling wedgies when they weren’t looking
  • Pick their nose in public
  • And stick out their tongue because they got too hangry
  • Play with engineering blocks, dreaming of future skyscrapers

Let’s stop together. We’ll turn your family’s legacy into a work of art.

What to Expect During Your Family Photography Session

I coach you through a unique family photography experience. This is so much more than just pictures. THIS RUNS DEEP.

  • We start by unearthing the most important and precious details of your life at this moment in time. I’ll create a one-of-a-kind storyboard as our roadmap, which keeps things carefree and relaxed the day of your family documentary shoot.
  • This isn’t just hours upon hours of staring at the camera saying, “Cheese!” You’re going to be spending time with your family, going about all your favorite things together while I capture it all and weave it into a work of art.
  • My personal gift is converting even your most photo-loathing parent into having a great time!
  • I’ll be your personal concierge in the art of slowing down and savoring every sweet morsel of the PRESENT. My goal is for you to walk away at the end of the day, appreciating and loving your life and your family just a little bit more.

WHAT YOUR Family Photography Session INCLUDES:

I’ll provide you with guidance on hair, makeup, wardrobe, and lots of natural posing tips for everyone! You’ll get a pre-session planning questionnaire and call where I learn more about you and your family to create a storyboard that documents all life’s precious moments. A few weeks after our creative shoot, we’ll sit down for your private ordering session and I’ll help you curate a photographic time capsule of your family to enjoy for years to come.

Family Photography Clients

My Michigan family and lifestyle photography clients invest in albums and artwork to immortalize their life documentary photos. These are archival keepsakes intended and designed to preserve your legacy.

My life documentary clients are lovers of life:

  • They appreciate their gifts.
  • They feel connected with other people.
  • They embrace the nuances that make their story theirs.
  • They find beauty in the imperfection of real life.

“These pictures and the entire EXPERIENCE are invaluable! We are so grateful to have this precious & fleeting time captured so beautifully. Your photos are the best way to stop time. Thank you!!”

Christa & Costaki, Michigan family photography clients

THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

To step back and take inventory of your life and relationships.

Let me capture your life’s best moments. Join me for a one-of-a-kind collaboration where we celebrate the ordinary and make it EXTRAordinary.

I CAN’T WAIT TO CREATE UNIQUE ART JUST FOR YOU!

What Our Family Photography Clients Are Saying

SAY YES TO YOU IN A BEAUTIFUL, CARING, AND LOVING WAY

MEET BETSY

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, MODERN-DAY STORYTELLER, BELIEVER IN CARPE DIEM, ADVENTURE SEEKER

After going through a significant life change in 2016 when I lost my life and business partner, I learned just how precious life could be. It took time, healing, and traveling the world with my camera to rediscover myself and forge a new path in life and my photographic work.

What I discovered is that my best life is living and savoring every sweet morsel of the NOW. I’m on a mission to live in the present and share that gift with my clients by taking memorable pictures of them when my Michigan family photography studio comes to you and your home or lake house.

Join me for a unique collaboration where we celebrate your life. I can’t wait to create one-of-a-kind art just for you!

Let's chat & see if we're a good fit.

“OMG. I’m crying over the family photos!
We love working with you. You’re an extremely gifted artist and a hoot to hang out with!!”

The Alfafara Family,
Kalamazoo family photography client

CONNECT WITH JAX

Click the button below to connect with our amazing studio manager, Jax. She’s a rockstar at walking you through the experience and answering your questions. You’ll love her!

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