Prout Portrait Studio » Central Michigan Wedding and Children Photographer

When Ray’s mama contacted me about a session commemorating his 1st birthday, I couldn’t believe it. Ray is already one?!?! I feel like I just took his newborn photos yesterday! I love watching families grow, and I’ve had the honor of photographing this particular one through so many major life milestones. It’s always a joy when wedding clients become baby clients!

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I live on some beautiful property and yet somehow I manage to under-utilize it. So, when I heard the excellent(!) news that Naomi and Drew were getting married I had to jump at the chance to photograph them. My father in law has this farm truck that I’ve had my eyes on for years and Naomi and Drew are the perfect country couple. Thanks for letting me grab these awesome images you two!
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This gorgeous girl is my niece, Hannah. We totally slacked on getting her senior portraits done last summer, and considering she’s graduating soon we figured we’d better hurry up and have some camera time! Hannah came to my house one evening and we just kind of wandered around scouting out areas we liked. She will be coming back soon because there is a farm truck that we just can’t pass up using, but I’m suuuuper happy with these!2015-05-06_0001PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0002PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0003PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0004PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0005PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0006PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0007PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0008PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0009PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0010PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0011PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0012PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0013PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0014PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0015PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0016PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0017PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0018PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0019PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0020PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0021PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0022PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0023PINIMAGE2015-05-06_0024PINIMAGE

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  • May 7, 2015 - 2:13 am

    Lindsay - Great use of light! You have quite a set of images for an impromptu shoot! Awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 11:15 pm

    Stacy - Very nice! Looking for a photographer for my daughter senior pics. Would you email me info please.ReplyCancel

    • May 18, 2015 - 7:28 pm

      admin - Stacy,

      Information has been sent! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    Russ Climie - How in the world did you shoot all these images in a 60 minute window of light! They are gorgeous and your niece should be in love with them!ReplyCancel

    • May 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm

      admin - It helped that we only used 2 outfits so we didn’t waste much time changing clothes and my locations are fairly close together. It felt like we shot for only 10 minutes! She’s so gorgeous, I could spend hours photographing her!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    Kim - These are stunning and that light is MAGICAL!!! Beautiful session!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    Jesamin - What a cool portrait session!! Looks like a lot of fun. Good work!ReplyCancel

To answer the question above, photographers sometimes just do the job themselves!

This is my sweet new baby girl, Norah Leigh. She is 4 weeks old now and I finally got the chance to finish editing her session. These photos were done when she was 7 days old and she was such a perfect baby, slept like a champ! Big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer, Leslie Blumer, for assisting me with posing and letting me borrow some props. I had a fresh c-section and there was no way I could have crawled around on the floor the whole time!

I do need to point out though: while I do have the luxury of photographing my kids myself instead of hiring it done, I do at LEAST once a year invest in a session with another pro photographer. I always get a new 30×40 canvas for my wall! It’s a good thing I know many talented people!

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  • April 25, 2015 - 2:27 am

    Grandma P - Grandma & Grandpa P love looking at all the pics of the kids….they are truly the delight of all delights to be with…snuggle, smooch, play, laugh and repeat all again and again. Baby No Na or however Avie says her name…is a precious addition and we can’t wait til she can stay and play too….so get to storing up some supply…as we are waiting patiently for her to come too!!

    P.S. These pics are adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2015 - 4:12 am

    Lindsay - Okay- seriously- so beautiful! It definitely isn’t easy doing your own child’s photos- but you pulled it off. So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    Jesamin - How precious!! Such darling images and beautiful capture. Absolutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2015 - 6:33 pm

    Kim - That is a beautiful baby!!!! You did an amazing job photographing your sweet little girl! All of these images are just fantastic. It’s getting me excited to able to photograph my newest addition in July!ReplyCancel

As promised, here are the sneak peeks from this year’s Spring Minis!

One question I get asked every single year is – “What animal are you going to be using?” and my answer for the last few years has been “no animals”. There is a good reason! Check this out:http://www.southernbellestudios.com/blog/2012/2/bunnies-and-chiclets-and-children-oh-my
Plus, this year I have decided to keep on trend with my “less is more” vision and kept things very simple and I LOVE THE RESULTS. What do you think?

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  • March 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    Marcelle Raphael - Great job getting the word out about not using animals in Easter photography. These works, without the props, are even more stunning!ReplyCancel