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April 22, 2018 12:00 AM Blog

Ellie (9 months) came in for Easter/Spring photos as part of her First Year package.  We did Christina's maternity photos before she had her little girl and she decided to purchase the First Year package at that time.   Christina likes the package due to the props, pricing and the fact that we do well with kids & babies (we hear that often!)  This package allows families to document the milestones that take place during your child's first year. Kids change so quickly during this time frame.  These are moments that are worth the investment in professional photography.  

Ellie's brother Nolan also came into the studio and sat with Ellie for a few of the shots.  It was great to get pics of the two siblings.  This kid loved to smile during the session!! He really did a great job.  Ellie's mom chose to utilize the Easter set and a few other backdrops because of the colors matching the outfits she chose for the kids.  We have over 100+ backdrops that we consistently swap out so that we have the latest in looks and plenty to choose from.  This, along with our props, give us quite a lot to work with no matter what colors parents have chosen to utilize.  

If you are in need of family photos, please give us a call.  Our goal is to customize every shoot so that it meets your needs and is memorable.  This, along with the relationship we have with our clients, is how we differentiate ourselves from the big-box studio competitors. Don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our online scheduler  to make an appointment.  


 
April 3, 2018 06:00 PM Blog

Whether you are a business owner dealing direct with businesses or the general public, you are always representing your company.  This is why professional headshots are so important.  

Hannah is kicking off a new State Farm office in New Baltimore. She came to see us for new photography.  Capture A Moment offers a basic headshot package or we can customize to your needs.  Hannah did a few clothing changes plus asked for hair and makeup  We are happy to assist in coordinating hair/makeup services.  Hannah's choice of different outfits allowed for a variety of shots to choose from for different company needs.  We think her pictures turned out great!    

If you are considering headshots, there are a few simple things to think about. Make sure the photos look like you!  We can do light or heavy edits after the photos are taken.  It is your choice but out guidance will always be to make sure that your pictures are an accurate reflection of who you are. Another tip is to keep your outfit simple but professional looking (or silly if that is what your company calls for!). Typically, a top with a closer fit is more flattering for women vs. large and flowing items.  Men should make sure that their suits fit well.  We can tweak a lot in edit however clothing must fit well.  Last but not least, hire a professional photographer.  Doesn't have to be us (although we would like it to be!) but you need to spend the money to secure professional photos.  You owe that to your company.  

If you are considering headshots, give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make your appointment from the ease of your own home.  We are happy to schedule a consultation prior to your sesssion.  


 
April 3, 2018 05:25 PM Blog

There is only a short window of time to capture the newborn moment of tiny toes, wrinkled backs, sleepy faces and cupid lips.  Hannah and Brian brought their bundle of join in for newborn photography recently.  Baby Aurora is pretty as a princess which is one of a few different inspirations for her name. Aurora was born on her grandfather's birthday  which is something that her parents treasure. She was the perfect little one during her photography session.  Hannah brought her in sleepy and well fed which is the perfect combination for a newborn session.  Because of this and her young age (infant photography is best from Day 5 to Day 10), we were able to pose her in number of different ways.  We took great care in posing and handling Aurora and the other little ones who come to Capture A Moment.  We want to ensure that everyone is happy and content, including mom who is typically recovering.  Our goal is a relaxed and pressure-free environment.  

 Newborn photography is one of our favorite sessions to do. If you are pregnant, let us know that you have a bundle of joy due so that we can look to schedule you quickly once your little one arrives.  In addition to a newborn package, we also offer a first year package that allows you to document that many changes your child goes through in their first year of life. We would love to capture these life long memories for you. Call today or book an appointment online.   


 
April 3, 2018 01:00 PM Blog

Having updated photography is an asset to any business and helps to enhance a company's overall  presence.  Beth Shutko State Farm is an insurance group located in Lenox, MI.  Beth recently sent her team over to our studio for updated photography.  

At Capture A Moment, our headshot sessions are quick and easy.  We typically only need 15 minutes per client.  Each session includes 5 high-resolution images of your choice delivered via private download, copyright release and online proofing. DVDs or USB drives are also available for purchase with your photos from the full session.  If you desire hair, makeup and a customized edit, we are happy to provide these services at an additional charge.  

If you need updated commercial or headshot photography, give us a call today or visit our online scheduling to set up an appointment at your convenience.  For insurance needs, please check out Beth Shutko's team in Lenox. Thank you for considering us for your business and/or personal needs. 


 
March 29, 2018 09:41 AM Blog

Rebecca and Kevin Kulhanek booked their first session with us and their son Liam for Easter. Per Rebecca, "I was really interested to capture how he would handle Apple. He has such a natural curiosity for everything around him and it’s neat to capture his facial expressions as he takes things in. He turns one on 3/31 so this also was to help capture some of those last “baby” moments as he’s quickly approaching the toddler life".   

Rebecca based Liam's outfit selection on the Easter set she saw on Facebook.  We build large sets for the holidays and many folks come in specifically for that however others choose to do a different background for photos with Apple. We are happy to offer the variety to accommodate any need.   We like to ask Moms about the outfits and recommendations for the photoshoots because it helps other clients who are considering what to bring.  Rebecca recommends having a spare outfit just in case it is needed along with a bottle and snack.  Perfect in our book! 

If you are in need of family photos, please give us a call.  Our goal is to customize every shoot so that it meets your needs and is memorable.  This, along with the relationship we have with our clients, is how we differentiate ourselves from the big-box studio competitors. Don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.  


 
March 26, 2018 03:48 PM Blog

Mallory and Piper came in for Easter photos.  Mom was hoping for a classic and spring type of setting and chose the set display with Apple, our bunny.  Piper is 4 years old and Mallory is 5 months.  They are new clients to Capture A Moment and we are thrilled to have them join our family.  

Mallory is the happiest of babies according to Mom.  Piper was so easygoing, sweet and helpful at the photoshoot. They each wore blue which are colors that worked well for the set. Mom purposefully color coordinated them and she felt that the color went well with the girl's complexions.  We completely agree!  They look adorable in the photos. Thank you for choosing Capture A Moment Photography.  We hope to see you back soon.  

If you are ready to have family photos taken, call us today at 586-646-8189 to schedule your appointment.  As always, you are welcome to visit our online scheduler to make your appointment from the ease of your own home.  Either way, make that appointment and capture your family's moments forever. 


 
March 26, 2018 03:39 PM Blog

We met Sarah at an Easter session and she lit up the studio!  Sarah is a really social child who loooooves to make people smile. We laughed the entire time!  Sarah turned on the charm and she really enjoyed sitting with Apple, our Easter Bunny.  

Sarah toddled across the studio in the cutest Easter shoes with bunny ears & a rabbit tail on them.  Hillary and Carl are Sarah's parents and they explained that her Grandma purchased the outfit.  Using something special like this for your photos makes them so much more memorable when looking back on them in the future.  Her parents ultimate hope for the session was a cute Easter look. With Sarah's smile, Apple the Bunny and that adorable Easter outfit, we nailed it!  We asked Carl and Hillary about their overall photography session.  Carl said, "We loved our entire experience and will most certainly continue to use Capture A Moment for our photography needs".  We love our new clients!  

To learn more about our Easter Mini Sessions, click HERE for in-depth detail and examples of our photography. Join us for Easter fun!  


 
March 22, 2018 11:23 AM Blog

How do you photograph a surprise marriage proposal on a New Baltimore pier with nowhere to hide?? 

Kirby and his fiancee, Leah, were going to be in town to visit family.  Kirby and Leah live in Arizona and Kirby had thoughts of popping the question to Leah while in Michigan.  Being around family to celebrate this occasion was an opportunity that Kirby couldn't pass up. He enlisted his Mom to help hatch the plan.  Although the idea was to propose on the shores of downtown New Baltimore at Walter & Mary Burke Park, Kirby's mom insisted that he find a way to get pictures of the proposal.  How could Kirby do this without Leah seeing someone taking pictures thus ruining the surprise?  

Kirby's mom reached out to Jen & Ang on Kirby's behalf.  She let them know what Kirby was up to and the desire to capture the moment so that Leah would have something to share and remember the proposal by.  But, how do you photograph a proposal on a huge empty pier at 9:30am with nowhere to hide?   Jen & Ang took it from there!  They scouted the location to check light levels, etc but also to figure how they could pull this off without getting caught.  They brilliantly devised a plan to hide in plain sight. They contacted Kirby in Arizona to run him through the idea.  Kirby had never been to the location so they used Google Earth to walk through the specific layout of the park.  Step by step, they put a plan in place from the time Kirby and Leah entered the park through the proposal  (park in the lot, walk past the flag pole, walk up the pier past us, etc).     

Guess what?  It worked like a charm.  Leah completely fell for it.  Here's how the brilliant plan went down:  Jen & Ang enlisted Jen's son (Ethan)  to fake a senior graduation photo shoot.  When Kirby and Leah pulled up in their car to park, Jen & Ang were already on the pier taking pictures with Ethan. When Kirby and Leah walked past the photographers, Jen & Ang commented "don't mind us, we're just here shooting graduation photos".  While the proposal was going on, instead of photographing Ethan, they shot over his shoulder and captured Leah and Kirby’s moment. 

Afterwards, Jen & Ang took pictures of the happy couple along the shores of Lake St.  Clair as well as the quaint downtown area of New Baltimore.  Having these photographs is a memory captured forever. #CelebrateYourMoments is the hashtag that Capture A Moment uses.  This photo shoot certainly brought that to life!  Jen & Ang were thrilled to be a part of it.  Kirby thought of everything:  family, proposing, photos, how to get Leah to a snowy pier at 9:30am without getting caught, etc.  Leah, Kirby is a  keeper!  


 
March 20, 2018 09:26 AM Blog

It was so much fun to have this cherub in the studio with us.  At first, Lucy was a bit timid with Apple but soon warmed up to her.  Lucy came dressed in her Easter finest and loved to toss the eggs around. She did great with all of the different poses and settings within our Easter set.  For events like these, we build the sets very large so that there are a variety of settings that we can take your child's picture within thus giving you a wide range of photos to choose from.  What was the cutest thing about this darling?  Lucy's pigtails!  Loved 'em!

It was great to see Lucy and her mom for their appointment and can't wait until they join us again.  If you are in need of holiday photos or family pictures, don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.  Happy Easter Lucy!!


 
March 15, 2018 10:01 PM Blog

We were thrilled to see this family come in for Easter photos.  Little Abby has some of our favorite photos from last year's Reindeer Day in our studio plus she came in last year for Easter too.  So. Darn. Cute!!  Lisa and Alan are the sweetest and their little girl Abby is just over 1-1/2 years old.  They were hoping for some cute Easter photos of their toddler checking out a real bunny rabbit. Abby loves animals and they knew this would be fun for her.  

Lisa chose adorable Elf outfits for the entire family on Reindeer Day but for Easter, she went with cute dresses that made Abbey look like a doll!  Every child is different and parents usually know best what to bring for clothing and props.  Lisa's advice is to keep it simple and only bring 1-2 props. She also recommends snacks, a pacifier, diapers, wipes and something that lights up and/ or makes noise when they are toddlers like Abby.   

We asked Lisa about her overall experience for this photo shoot. Her response was, "Wonderful! The studio is clean and spacious and the temperature is comfortable. The props are gorgeous and seasonally appropriate. The staff is patient, kind, and skilled. We have been very happy with the entire experience and our daughter has loved it."  Music to our ears!

Have you done professional family photos lately? Give us a call to capture special moments that you will cherish for a life time.  If you have questions or need some help, let us know. Call today or book your appointment online.  We can’t wait to see you!


 
March 12, 2018 08:52 PM Blog

Gabrielle was hoping for a Princess look for her most recent photo session.  Cinderella is Gabrielle's favorite princess! She enjoys getting dressed up and wears dresses to school often so Gabrielle and her mom took the princess theme and went with it. The tiara she wore was from their recent Disney trip where Gabrielle and her sister had princess makeovers. Gabrielle's choice for her other outfit was because it looked like a ballerina dress. She takes ballet twice a week and she loves to dance. 

Lisa has always allowed her kids be a part of deciding what they will wear and if they want to bring anything to the photo shoot. We love that she gives her kids the freedom to make these types of fun decisions and tying into what her kids are really into at this age will make the pictures even more memorable in the future.  Lisa also feels that letting the kids be themselves really allows their personalities to shine.  We hope that you enjoyed this photo session celebrating your 7th birthday Gabrielle.  We really enjoy seeing your sweet family in our studio.  It is great to work with you!    

Yearly birthday photos are a great way to remember the stages of your child’s life. You don’t get these moments back so remember to capture them for the future.Give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make your appointment from the ease of your own home.  We would love to help you make memories.



 
March 11, 2018 08:21 AM Blog

This lil' cutie is new to our studio and we just looooove her name.  Very unique!  Emery is TWO!  We are so happy that she came in to celebrate such a big birthday with photos.  Megan (her mom) brought Emery in and was open to leaving the backgrounds up to us. We have some clients who like to go through all 100+ but most clients are content to sit back and let us work our magic.  We are super open to whatever level of input our clients want to have.  We always shoot for something customized for you!  Emery's mom dressed her in a neutral style of clothing which worked really well with any type of setting.  The overall session went really well.  We were able to get a few different looks and Emery's smile was beautiful. She really is a sweet girl.  We are honored to be chosen to take her two year pictures.  We hope to see this lovely family again soon!  

If you are in need of family photos, please give us a call.  Our goal is to customize every shoot so that it meets your needs and is memorable.  This, along with the relationship we have with our clients, is how we differentiate ourselves from the big-box studio competitors. Don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.  


 
March 10, 2018 11:19 PM Blog

Look who is 5!!  Adelyte came in for her annual birthday photos at our studio.  She has been coming to Capture A Moment since she was a newborn.  We asked her Mom why our studio and she replied "The staff is warm and patient and the photos are awesome. When Addie was younger, she hated having her picture taken. But the staff has been so patient with her that now she says she’s so excited to have her picture taken by them".  Great to hear Kelly!  We love happy clients and especially enjoy seeing your family every year. 

Kelly chose a spring outfit for Addie because her birthday is so close to the season.  When she is choosing outfits for the photo shoots, she goes with something that flatters the kids however is still comfortable.  Since it's still a bit cold out during Addie's birthday early spring, she makes sure that her outfit has warmth to it too. Smart mom!  Kelly knows the ropes and also brings along a brush and de-tangling spray to tackle fly aways.  At our studio, we have a very large changing room that is helpful to check your overall look or make last minute changes to your hair.  Many times we have clients who bring multiple outfits so this comes in handy for changing as well.      

Yearly birthday photos are a great way to remember the stages of your child’s life. You don’t get these moments back so remember to capture them for the future.Give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make your appointment from the ease of your own home.  We would love to help you make memories.


 
March 10, 2018 11:18 PM Blog

The Wilson family chose us for their first professional photo session as a family with the 4 of them.  Ashley said they were looking for photos that would be light and spring like.  Jace doesn't like getting his photos taken but he did great in our session.  Doesn't hurt that we've got a couple of great cars that the little guys love in their photos!  He is a typical boy and loves trucks and trains.  Both Jace and his sister Aria are a bit stoic in the pics but it captures who they are.  We have taken pictures of the kids before and Aria will be back for her first year pictures sometime in the summer.  

We asked Ashley to describe the overall experience at our studio, "Fantastic! Love everything about Capture A Moment.  They are so accomodating and go out of their way to get the best shot.  Thank you!!"  It's great to hear this from our clients.  Thank you for choosing us to capture your family photos.  

If you are in need of family photos, please give us a call.  Our goal is to customize every shoot so that it meets your needs and is memorable.  This, along with the relationship we have with our clients, is how we differentiate ourselves from the big-box studio competitors. Don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.  



 
March 9, 2018 11:00 AM Blog

The cross in Madison's First Communion photos has special meaning because it is her moms.  Items like this make professional photography much more meaningful, especially for First Communion photos.  These occasions are very special in the Catholic faith.  After years of religious preparation, little girls cannot wait to wear their first white fancy dress complete with a veil and boys are typically excited to wear their very first suit.  Madison looked so pretty when she came into the studio.  She really liked getting treated like a princess and having her hair done. Many children do studio shots but there are a few that like to do the actual ceremony at church. As long as we have approval from church, we are able to photograph the mass.  

The season of the First Sacrament is here. Now is the time to give us a call or book your appointment online.  We are happy to book a consultation prior to your session to assist with preparation and answer any questions you may have.    


 
March 8, 2018 10:11 AM Blog

Sarah and Derek brought their 3 year old twins to the studio for birthday photos.  The boys are fraternal twins born on St. Patrick's Day.  They love the usual boy things like trucks, trains, boats and swimming (sounds like typical boys!). These two also love each other and really stick together. Mom said that when Carter is in a time out, Dylan will go sit with him to keep him company.  Carter returns the favor by tucking Dylan in at night and giving him a "night night" kiss. We saw this affection in full display at our session.  When the boys finished their photos, they ran over and hugged Jen & Ang.  It melted our hearts!  

We did Dylan and Carter's 18 month photos at George George Park and two year birthday photos at the studio.  Mom reminded us of the toddler tears at those sessions and we had a good laugh. Jen and Ang are moms and they understand plus have an immense amount of patience.  At the 3 year session, we all cheered when we got some nice family shots of ALL 4 of them!  Mom was really surprised at how well the boys did with sitting and smiling this time around. She likes how Jen and Ang keep the kids engaged while taking the photos.  

Thanks for choosing us to capture these special moments with the boys.  They are growing up quick and the photographs captured will soon be treasured memories. 

If you are ready to have family photos taken, call us today at 586-646-8189 to schedule your appointment.  As always, you are welcome to visit our online scheduler to make you appointment from the ease of your own home.  


 
March 7, 2018 11:21 AM Blog

One of the reasons we started Capture A Moment is because we knew we could offer a better photography experience than what was out there.  Not only the big box studios but also the smaller experiences a la Santa and the Easter Bunny. From the time you book your appointment ONLINE, you realize that there is a difference.  We offer this service so that you can book your appointment at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.  

Why Easter with us?  A big reason is Apple.  Apple is our bunny who has been with us for years.  The children all know her and can't wait to come in and see Apple again each year.  She is incredibly gentle, tame and loves to be petted by the kids (and parents!!).  She hops around the set while we take the pictures and the kids love it. So, two options:  1) stand in line at the mall to see a man dressed in a bunny suit that's been in storage for a year OR 2)  see your child cuddle up with Apple and have a live experience with a sweet bunny that will create a memory that your child asks for next year (#true).        

Our Easter Mini experience is one with no rival.  We work hand-in-hand with a set designer who custom builds the Easter set.  This year the size is 140 sq. feet.  This mass scale allows us to house 3 sets in one which provides quite a variety of pictures to choose from when you receive your online picture gallery.  We love variety which is also a key differentiation between us and them!  This year's set has the big tee pee at the center but if we move to the left, there is the big pink Easter egg that Apple likes to sit in and to the right is the bunny family, bird cage and the Easter eggs that all the kids love.   We also have many other unique looks and backdrops that can be utilized if you prefer something else!  We are happy to accommodate.    

Want to know the best thing about our Capture A Moment Easter Mini experience?  Each session gives you 30 minutes of studio time ALL BY YOURSELF.  No waiting in line for an hour so that your children can sit on a fake rabbit's lap for 5 minutes for ONE picture.  At our studio, there is plenty of time to check your look in the dressing room,  play with Apple and relax while we handle creating memories for your family.  This 30 minutes of time is ideal because many kids have to warm up to taking pictures.  Sometimes it's hard for the little ones to show up and smile on demand.  With us, we have a ton of patience which helps put everyone at ease.  One other key differentiation is that after your appointment, we email you an online gallery of 30+ pictures to choose from in a variety of backgrounds and poses.  From there, you choose 5 (or more!) that we will fully edit and deliver to you.

We would love to welcome you to our studio for a different kind of Easter experience.  Come have a family-friendly moment at our New Baltimore studio (right off I-94). Click HERE to book a session at your convenience. We can't wait to see you!

Happy Easter ~ Jen & Ang    


 
March 2, 2018 07:20 PM Blog

Dad and Mom drove quite a ways to visit us at our studio for their daughter's newborn session.  We were so happy to meet such a sweet family who are new to our studio. Their little cherub looked adorable.  Mom explained that she bought some new items especially for this photo shoot.  Based on what she had, we chose backdrops and a setting that worked with the overall look.  Our favorite outfit was the pink lace with beads and rhinestone detail in the shape of a butterfly on the back satin bow as well as the headband.  It was exquisite.  We so adored meeting this family.  Thank you for choosing Capture  A Moment!

Newborn photography is one of our favorite sessions to do.  If you have a little one due, please give us a call.  Our newborn session takes place within our cozy studio located just outside of the downtown New Baltimore area (easily accessible from I-94).The studio setting ensures that we have direct access to perfect lighting and camera equipment needs. In the studio, we also house 100+ backdrops that you can choose from in addition to an ever expanding selection of newborn photography props such as baskets, blankets and wraps.We keep the studio at 80 degrees to ensure that your newborn is warm and comfortable.At the studio, you will also have access to a changing area with a bathroom, sink and changing table to ensure that the session is as easy and carefree as possible.  In addition to our newborn packages, we also offer a one year package that allows you to document the many changes your child goes through in their first year of life.  We would love to capture these life long memories for you. Call today or book an appointment online


 
February 26, 2018 06:20 AM Blog

Riley came in for his 5 month pictures and wow'd our hearts again.  He is growing up to be such a big guy that has such a happy & smiley demeanor.  Riley lit up the studio the entire time he was there.  We had a few extra people working that day and it was so much fun with all of us watching his adorable photo shoot. Lots of laughs!  In addition to a number of different sets that we used, we also took a family photo of Riley, Mom and Dad.  What a great way to remember the memories at this sweet age.  Including Mom's maternity photo, we've seen this family 3x over the past half a year.  We love being a part of your lives and seeing how Riley grows.  Thanks for choosing us to capture these special moments.   

If you are ready to have family photos taken, call us today at 586-646-8189 to schedule your appointment.  As always, you are welcome to visit our online scheduler to make you appointment from the ease of your own home.  Capturing these moments is something you will never regret.


 
February 25, 2018 03:19 PM Blog

"Funny moments capturing smiles and laughs with lots of cake smashing" was the response we got when we asked Jenny and Bill what they were hoping for with these 1 year pictures.  They certainly got it!  These pictures capture "E Destructo" which is Alex' nickname due to his ability to break and destroy things (check out the pic of Alex going after his sister's cake!).  Emilia is the shy, quiet twin who loves to snuggle. Both of their personalities certainly came out with these photos.  

Alexander and Emilia have been a joy to photograph since they were born.  We were lucky to be chosen to make memories for them as newborns and then again at 9 months.  Their parents really like that the studio is a quiet environment and we have a lot of patience with our littlest clients.  Happy birthday twins.  We are honored to share this special first birthday moment with you!  

If you are in need of family photos, please give us a call.  Our goal is to customize every shoot so that it meets your needs and is memorable.  This, along with the relationship we have with our clients, is how we differentiate ourselves from the big-box studio competitors. Don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.  


 
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