wall art wednesday – newborn and his siblings

Don’t ya just love newborn portraits? This family was having baby number 3, and it would most certainly be their last.:)Because of this, they wanted to commemorate not only baby Drew as a newborn, but they also wanted to spotlight the three kids together in a portrait they could enjoy every day.

Drew’s nursery has bluish periwinkle accents, so we designed a hand painted frame around the color scheme in the nursery. [Note to soon-to-be-parents: let me be involved with your newborn session WAY before baby is born! We will design a custom wall portrait or grouping specifically to match baby’s nursery! It’s just the funnest thing ever and you’ll never regret it!]. Drew’s framed portrait measures 24×28 from edge to edge and fits the space beautifully.

For the living room space, we chose a traditional rustic wood frame to enhance the beautiful 16×24 portrait of the three kids. This image makes my heart swoon every time I see it. I can’t imagine how the parents must feel when they see this beautiful portrait every single day!

I specialize in commemorating your child’s portrait session with framed or canvas wall art that you can swoon over each and every day. And for newborns, the sooner the better, really! Not only will I keep watch with you near your due date, but we’ll design something beautiful for his nursery well before he is born. One less thing to think about when baby arrives!Brighton newborn and child photographer

wall art wednesday ~ senior girl

Moms of seniors often tell me that it’s the wall portrait that helps them through their child’s first year in college. It’s always important for me that my clients choose and enjoy wall portraits, because they are truly seen and enjoyed every day. But with seniors heading off to college,  for their parents, it really hits home.

This senior [stunning, isn’t she?] has just finished her freshman year in college, and I just know how much Mom enjoyed seeing this on her wall every day while her daughter Jordan was away. In fact, we laughed when she ordered this wall portrait, because she said she would talk to it every day! [no, the mom isn’t crazy 😉 ]

Brighton Michigan Senior portrait photographer Jordan

This wall portrait, however, is about to be complemented with a soon-to-be-shot image of her sister! Yep, this week I am excited to be photographing Jordan’s younger sister. We’ve found two other spots nearby in the home to showcase Jenna’s senior portrait.

I also noticed a sweet little tabletop frame of a photo that I gave to them as a gift. I love to capture Mom with the senior quickly during the session, and I see that this particular one is enjoyed every day on the sofa table in the living room.:)

If you’d like to see other images from Jordan’s session, take a look here.

This is just one family where I’m photographing the second senior! I’m honored and flattered that these families had such a great experience with me doing senior portraits that they are coming back to me for their next senior!

July 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Jordan ~ Brighton Class of 2014 » Angela Brown Photography - […] To see how her wall portrait is displayed in her family home, check it out here! […]

wall art wednesday – senior portraits

Since senior portrait session is up and running here in Michigan, and since today’s Wednesday, I thought it would be timely to showcase how a family displays the senior portraits of their twin girls.

As you undoubtedly know, I adore wall portraits in ALL my clients’ homes, as there’s no denying that they will be enjoyed each and every day. Once the senior heads off to college, it’s hard telling if they will ever live at home again. A wall portrait or wall grouping gives you a daily reminder of them and helps you remember how they were then.:)

This family’s twin girls loved many of the same activities and sports in high school, yet the two couldn’t be more different in personality. We had separate photo sessions for them, but we had great opportunities to also capture them together.

This first wall portrait is 12×18 inches in size placed in a rustic frame. I think it goes well with the idea of them relaxing on the dock, don’t you? And it looks great against the medium colored wood in their lake home.

Brighton Michigan senior family photographer on lake

The family enjoys seeing this daily as it is right in the entryway to their home, by the stairs and the home office. I’m sure it reminds them of the closeness these girls enjoy with each other. And, when the girls each come home from college [they go to separate universities] they can also enjoy a little piece of their history.

The second area in their home where the girls’ senior portraits are displayed is right in the little vestibule on the way to the master bedroom. There’s a small but prominent wall there, and they wanted to capture each young lady separately there in more posed portraits. The clothing and locations reflect the individuality of each senior girl. Each of these images is framed traditionally in different frames, also in 12×18, yet work beautifully together.

Brighton Michigan senior portrait photographer

All three of these wall portraits were carefully designed ahead of time using a software program that allows me to help clients visualize their wall art in their homes. We knew, after viewing several sizes, that these were the correct sized wall portraits for the spaces. And, because I work with more than one framing company, we had plenty of selections from which to choose.

Too see more images from the girls senior sessions, you can view Kenna’s here, and Kelsey’s here.

kim – glamour and beauty

It all started with the red blouse I saw in her suitcase as she was unpacking at my home. [Kim had joined her parents when they recently came from Iowa to visit us.] I insisted that I would LOVE to photograph her in that blouse! And, it started with her in the red blouse for a headshot. She gave me the green light to do a portrait session of her in my Brighton Michigan studio while she was visiting.

Because my sister-in-law is about the nicest, most thoughtful person I know, she went to the trouble of doing her hair and make up for the photos. So that’s what led me into doing more than the head shots. In fact, this photo shoot quickly because a quasi glamour session and I thinks she looks amazing!

It’s very rewarding to photograph women where they can see how beautiful they really are. Usually, women have their kids photographed, maybe an occasional family photo session. But to allow yourself to be photographed by yourself looking great is really a gift to yourself.

Interested in being captured beautifully in the studio? Contact me! [313] 530-1051.

Brighton Michigan Glamour Studio Photographer

July 17, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Lauren Wittenburg - Great photos, and what a great way to capture Kim :) Keep up the great work!!

class of 2016 ~ senior portrait season is here!

It’s the first full week of summer vacation here in Brighton, Michigan, and before you know it, summer will be over.:(

Okay, now that I’ve just become Debbie Downer, let me focus on the positives: It’s senior portrait season, and summer is a beautiful time to capture your teen for portraits.

As you would expect from me, I always focus on the printed, final products that you and your senior will cherish for years to come. Albums, wall portraits, multi-image framed pieces, and gift prints are all popular “must have” items. But some kids want wallets [most schools in our area are big into wallet sized photos] and we always need gift prints for grandma and grandpa and Aunt Susan. And, if you’re having a party, you definitely want custom designed announcements with images from your session!

Because senior “packages” can box you into something you may not want, I always use a “build your own collection” way of making things easier for you. YOU decide what you want, without the restrictions of a package! But by choosing from all four main categories in my product guide, you can save some significant dough.

Contact me today to get on the schedule! I’ll send you a product guide to help. We’ll have a pre-session consultation beforehand to decide where to shoot, clothing, products, etc. I’ll make things really easy for both the senior and the parents.

Even if you want an autumn senior portrait experience, contact me to get on the calendar. We all know how much busier seniors get once school starts!

Brighton Michigan Senior Portrait Photographer Guide