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The Value of an Image

February 23, 2022 - Recently one of my photos was used with an obituary. It wasn't the first time, and I suspect, it won't be the last. Ever...
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Family on the Go

October 25, 2021 - I have been honored to capture this family since before these little ones existed! This time around we explored the Dahl...
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A Whole New World

September 07, 2021 - This couple is adjusting to their new digs. They traded in a city lifestyle to enjoy a greener experience. Oh, and they...
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Family Photos

May 27, 2021 - It was so great catching up with this fam squad. This boy is a math and space whiz. When asked if he'd rather command a...
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2021: Happy New Year!

January 01, 2021 - Welcome 2021. Sometimes a flip in the calendar is more than it seems. 2020 was a dramatic year. If it had been a horror...
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Gathered

November 29, 2020 - It's a great time for portraits when everyone is gathered. I tossed out the Rotunda at Ella Sharp Park as a spot, becaus...
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Believe

November 09, 2020 - I have a friend who has four grown children, two children-in-law, and two grand babies. She recently did a life review a...
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Turning One

June 14, 2020 - It's such a pleasure for me to catch up with my LAF Lines Photography families! I love to see how the little ones are gr...
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Electronic Weeding

April 15, 2020 - For those of you who know the LAF Lines Photography story, you can skip this first paragraph. For those who are new to L...
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Family First

December 30, 2019 - Back when LAF Lines Photo was fresh and new, I booked my first senior. She was an ambitious, theatrical, and smart cooki...
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Welcome, Little Peanut

July 22, 2019 - This little guy... He's not a peanut. His big sister corrected me. He's her boyfriend. I took that to mean that she love...
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Union/Reunion

April 28, 2019 - I stood in a store with tears welling up in my eyes, listening to a woman I'd not met before tell of her upcoming family...
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Turning 14

January 04, 2019 - My youngest turned 14 just before the New Year. We took some photos to commemorate. He is now the tallest member of our...
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A Decade of Memories

November 15, 2018 - It's been ten years since I hung out my shingle as a photographer. The very day I filed my paperwork and opened a bank a...
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Little Tiny One

August 20, 2018 - I forget each time how little babies start out. I mean, tiny. This little peanut is enjoying her fourth week in the worl...
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Printing PSA

June 06, 2018 - Who remembers exchanging photos with friends? Who had plastic photo sleeves in their wallets to quickly and easily show...
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Studio Lovin'

January 29, 2018 - When it's too cold outside to even bother, I love having my studio as a casual and warm option for photos. This family h...
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Family Time

December 04, 2017 - Originally, I was to meet up with this family during the Thanksgiving break. Illnesses and unexpected work shifts bumped...
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Generations

October 31, 2017 - I love capturing multi-generational families. It's so great to see how relationships unfold. Those tales are best told b...
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Gee Farms

October 31, 2017 - The mission was to capture three generations at Gee Farms. We got a few whole-family shots and combinations. This client...
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In Between Raindrops

October 14, 2017 - Did you know that water is sprayed on the roads in movie sets before street scenes to make them look all shiny and prett...
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Still Summer

October 10, 2017 - Will winter never come? If you're not in the Mitten, we're having an unseasonably warm fall. I met this family for an au...
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Party of Five

October 01, 2017 - This morning I met up with this family and explored their awesome property! We saw many frogs, and the boys were plannin...
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Baby Teeth and Eyelashes

September 12, 2017 - It's always so great to catch up with a "regular" LAF Lines family. I get to see what everyone is up to- and I get to ch...
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A Couple of Years

August 12, 2017 - What a difference a couple of years makes in our lives! Since I last photographed this family: TWO more members have joi...
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College Bound

August 12, 2017 - When one of the birds prepare to fly from the next, it's time to snap up some photos of the family. Mama just wanted som...
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Picture Perfect

August 11, 2017 - The more people in a photo, the more difficult it is to coordinate smiles and blinks and movement. When members of the f...
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A Birthday Gift

July 23, 2017 - This photo shoot has been in my schedule for months. It is a birthday gift for the Wife/Mother and "Nana" of this family...
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A Taste of Tiburon in Michigan

May 30, 2017 - My San Francisco clients are visiting in Michigan! I had the opportunity to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary wi...
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Three Little Brothers

May 13, 2017 - I have had the honor of photographing this family as they've been growing up. Now the sister is in high school and the t...
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No Make-over Required

March 10, 2017 - Remember the glamor photo studios that popped up in the nineties? You'd show up with washed hair and they'd take it from...
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That First Year

February 26, 2017 - That first year of parenthood... pfew! What a wonderful time for celebration and absolute exhaustion! It was my pleasure...
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Go Big and Take it Home

February 03, 2017 - In the spirit of full disclosure: a level was not used in the making of these photos. In my last blog I touched on the...
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2017

January 31, 2017 - Oh hi there. And happy 2017! I can't believe we're already wrapping up January. This year is on pace to be the world rec...
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Two and Seven

November 15, 2016 - This sibling duo has been subjected to be my subjects since they were each born. They are keeping their parents busy. It...
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The Mother-Daughter Connection

November 13, 2016 - I had the pleasure of catching up with this duo since the daughter's senior photos. A lot has changed since we last met.
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5 Year Old Energy

November 01, 2016 - There isn't a product on the market that sells the energy a five year old puts out! It's infectious, fun and exhiliratin...
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The Littlest Sister

October 31, 2016 - This family welcomed their littlest wonder just 2 days before I met her! There was much cuteness to take in during the s...
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Action

October 15, 2016 - Typically for 2-3 year old photo shoots, I chase kids. They don't exactly sit still. I know I have to do a lot of shadow...
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Party of Six

October 09, 2016 - When there are four children in the family, it's difficult to coordinate the family photo. Not in terms of clothes, date...
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Blowing Bubbles

August 16, 2016 - This family selected Ella Sharp Park for their family photos. This is where the parents had their wedding photos taken....
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Starting School

August 15, 2016 - I can't believe this little nugget is starting Kindergarten--- ON HIS FIFTH BIRTHDAY! I have been snapping up this famil...
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Four Legged Photo Bombers

July 24, 2016 - Saturday morning I drove out to capture this family. The goal was to take some nice photos of mom and dad (a Christmas g...
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Baby Girl

May 14, 2016 - When I last met with this family, I had no idea they were expecting baby #3. It was a joy to meet their precious baby gi...
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Guest Blog Post: My Teenager's Perspective

May 10, 2016 - 'I personally, do not like getting my photos taken. And I've given a hard time to my mom about it. Just having all the a...
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Mother's Day

May 08, 2016 - What do moms really want for Mother's Day? Family photos. This family granted Mom's request. Adding a cutie patootie pup...
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All Dressed Up

May 01, 2016 - On the occasion of his First Communion, this guy was looking quite dapper. His parents, sisters and grandparents were ce...
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Turning Two

April 02, 2016 - This little lady has been a subject of mine since her days in her mama's belly. Her big brother gave me a great hug befo...
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Meeting Baby #3

March 19, 2016 - Quite possibly the coolest feeling is one that I get walking into a client's home and seeing our previous photographs on...
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Christmas Cheer

December 28, 2015 - The day after a holiday is a great day for a photo shoot! Everyone is gathered from near and far, and hopefully in good...
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A Walk About

November 02, 2015 - It is my custom to have the kids help create their family's photo session. I take their input and use it. I left the cho...
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Celebrating One Year

October 31, 2015 - These parents and I were in total agreement that the only way we'd succeed at snapping up this little one would be on th...
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Forest Fun

October 11, 2015 - This family and I met at the Dahlem Center. The season's colors are running a little late this year, but we certainly di...
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Family Giggles

September 29, 2015 - This weekend I got to catch up with this family on the go! Now that baby sister is mobile, it's hard to keep up! I loved...
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Relationships

September 27, 2015 - While capturing portraits of this family, I enjoyed turning the camera to capture to some unsuspecting moments. Of cours...
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Lake Living

September 17, 2015 - There was no question where this family should pose for their photos. When you live on a gorgeous lake, you ought to cap...
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First Birthday

August 29, 2015 - This family thought to update their portraits to celebrate baby's first birthday! She was cruising and a-moving! We trie...
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In Studio and on the Street

August 28, 2015 - This family came to the studio to celebrate their four year old with annual photos. We spent a little time in the studio...
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In-Studio Adorable

August 20, 2015 - This family joined me in-studio because it was threatening storms on photo day. Watching this little dude cruise around...
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Family Updated

August 18, 2015 - This family has been photographed by LAF Lines since the oldest was in utero. (Before I was officially in business!) We'...
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Girls in White Dresses

August 01, 2015 - Three generations gathered on the beautiful campus of Kensington Metropark for an hour of photo combinations. It was so...
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To: You From: Me

July 22, 2015 - Dear Future Client, If we haven't met yet, my name is pronounced Lydia From-o. I know, I've got all kinds of extra lett...
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First Birthday Party

July 21, 2015 - First birthdays are so special. I congratulate parents for surviving what is usually the most difficult year. It's such...
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Summer Reunion

July 19, 2015 - When the family is reunited from three different cities, that's a great reason to have a photographer snap a few photos.
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Wedding Bells

July 01, 2015 - This couple is just a couple of months away from their wedding day! They made the supremely wise decision to hire LAF Li...
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Taking a Walk

June 26, 2015 - This morning I took a walk with this family. We were all tuckered out in the end, and the smallest of us needed help get...
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Tiburon Revisited, Part III: Berkeley

May 22, 2015 - I was so excited when upon arriving to my clients' home, that the baby was awake! I wanted to snap a close up of her bef...
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Tiburon Revisited Part II

May 21, 2015 - Day two together with my Northern California clients prompted a trip to Sonoma and Napa. Our first stop was CornerStone...
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Tiburon Revisited

May 20, 2015 - For my latest shoot I went to the Bay Area to hang out with some pretty cool people. You may recall, I've visited them b...
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Six Pack

May 14, 2015 - It's been a few years since I photographed this family. Now half of the kids are teenagers. I'm pretty sure the oldest i...
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Welcoming Little One

April 19, 2015 - It's always exciting to meet a new citizen of the world. I have been photographing this family since big brother was in...
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Little Lady Turns One

April 13, 2015 - I have enjoyed capturing this family for years. I set out to snap up the brother and sister (with cousin) because the li...
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In-Studio Session

March 04, 2015 - In the past, I have captured this family in various locations about town. This time they opted for an in-studio session.
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Catching Up

March 03, 2015 - This client enjoys the lifestyle portraits that tell the truth of life at this stage. And at this stage, this adorable t...
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SuperBaby

March 02, 2015 - When expecting a baby, we all hope for health (and maybe a bit of cuteness, too.) This little guy was eager to show off...
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Family Love

November 10, 2014 - I stopped over to visit this family and capture a little love in action. It was easy to get as the kids were very genero...
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New Baby, New Home

November 03, 2014 - This couple sure has been busy lately. They are settling into their new home with a new little one to keep them distract...
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Beautiful Day

October 27, 2014 - This past weekend was a gloriously beautiful gift in weather! These clients got in touch when they saw the forecast and...
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Action Adventure Boy

October 14, 2014 - As is typical for 2-3 year olds, this little guy just wasn't that into sitting and having his portrait taken. We scrappe...
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For the LoVe!

October 14, 2014 - As my weekend photo tour continued, I met this family. Upon my arrival, the little girl presented me with a drawing she...
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Live, Laugh, Love & MSU

October 13, 2014 - I have a thing about sisterhood. I love to see the special bond that sisters have. I have a brother, and he's totally gr...
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Family Time

October 06, 2014 - This weekend I got to catch up with this family as they celebrate almost three months with their baby girl. Big brother...
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Catching Up

September 21, 2014 - When these little guys can use the word "Frustrated" appropriately, it just makes me happy! I have been photographing th...
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Photos in the City

September 18, 2014 - Part of my recent Chicago adventure was stopping by and photographing this family. It was neat to experience what Chicag...
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Sporty Family

September 01, 2014 - I caught up with this family for some updated family photos at their home. The mom and I talked ahead of time, and we kn...
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Baby Makes Six

June 28, 2014 - When I got to meet this newest family member, I could totally see his big brothers in his tiny cute face! You can totall...
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Retirement

June 10, 2014 - For over twenty years, there has been a man "in charge" of my beloved summer camp Dainava. He has been meeting with insp...
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Baby in July

May 31, 2014 - Being part of someone's life journey is such an honor. And SO MUCH FUN! This couple is expecting their first baby in jus...
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40 Years

May 13, 2014 - Sunday I drove over for a surprise family photo shoot. The "children" surprised their parents with a photo shoot to hono...
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Why Hire a Photographer?

May 09, 2014 - Possibly the most insulting statement (photographically) said was at a show where I had my work on display. An observer...
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Little Sister

May 02, 2014 - One of my LAF Lines regulars, whom I have been photographing since the womb is now a big brother! He showed me today jus...
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Four and Four

April 21, 2014 - This past weekend I caught up with this adorable family as they celebrated a first and fourth birthday. It's amazing wha...
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Six Month Love

April 14, 2014 - I don't think we realize how much love goes into the simplest of moments when caring for a little nugget. This weekend I...
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Expecting Baby

March 08, 2014 - A LAF Lines regular asked to be my first in-studio shoot. The space isn't quite ready, but there's a baby on the way- so...
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Fall in the City

November 04, 2013 - Sunday morning i met up with this family to snap up some photos in Downtown Jackson. There are some amazing textures and...
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Happy Heart

June 04, 2013 - I drove home from today's shoot with a happy heart. I love to meet new families. I love to be part of their lives, even...
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