Category: Family

Christmas Pajama Mini Sessions | Ann Arbor Michigan Portrait Photographer

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Christmas Family Session | Christmas Pajamas Mini Session | Ann Arbor


Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year – and do you know what makes it even better?


And, families that love to snuggle up in them for me!

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Ann Arbor Mini Sessions | Wasem’s Fruit Farm

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Fall Mini Sessions | Ann Arbor Lifestyle Portrait Session

If you are like 90% of the families, couples + clients I’ve interacted with in the past 7 years of running a portrait driven business, maybe you can identify with one, or all of the following sentences:

“Maybe when I loose 10 pounds”

“Our kids are too old for photos with us”

“We don’t have kids – and my husband and I are just awkward in front of the camera”

“I hate having my picture taken”

“We usually just have someone snap an iPhone photo for our Holiday cards”

“Your photos must be of perfect families, my kids would never interact like that”

“We are…

too busy,

too tired,

too tight,

have too much going on,

for photos right now.”

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The Miracle of Birth | Ann Arbor Birth Photographer

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One word, that can mean so many different things to so many women, but have the same, most breath-taking impact on us all.

There really is nothing quite like it, in all the world.

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Lifestyle Generation Portrait Session | Ann Arbor Michigan Photographer

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the messy, the beautiful, the generations: documented.

These sessions blew my mind with how raw they are looking back on them.

I mean, as a mother, these are the moments I long to be captured for my future grandchildren… and I’m so thrilled with being able to deliver that to these Mother’s from the Mom & Me Lifestyle Mini Sessions in Ann Arbor this past weekend.

Isn’t motherhood, so often times in the unexpected?

The days when you’re at your wits end, and the sweet little voice of the babe you grew comes to your rescue?

Or, maybe screams on the floor for the 100th tantrum of the day.

There is so much life brought into these photos.

Letting go of perfection – the expected – in pursuit of something that looking back, will truly make your heart tick.

I love the ages + stages that were brought to these sessions.

Mamas who are expecting, mama’s who’s hair has turned silver, holding the hand of their most treasured relationship they’ve found in their daughter.

The toddler years, the potty training years, the years of “no” and the years of life wishing to go back to those moments when they first held their baby in their arms.

Ages and stages – all walks of life.

But, that’s what it is…. that’s what these photos capture.


The fragility.

The Beauty.

The Mess

The Journey.

Generations of Motherhood.

blessings, dayna mae



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