Lifestyle Mommy and Me Session | Bay City MI
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
3M ago
I was completely overjoyed when a close friend reached out to take photos of her sweet babe as a lifestyle mommy and me session while she visited family in Bay City. There’s a cool story to share here. So, my friend and her sister live on opposite sides of the world, Detroit, Michigan, and Paris, France. They both ended up expecting their first children with due dates very close together, like within a week or so. Well, obviously they both had their babies, and neither could travel to experience this with the other due to the circumstances. When the babies were about 4 months old, the sister f ..read more
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Easter Themed Mini Session | Gaylord Michigan
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
3M ago
Grabbing updated pictures of your family through an Easter themed mini session is so much fun. What’s not to love? Bunnies, peeps, eggs, oh my! I absolutely love doing Easter themed mini sessions because there are so many great ideas to draw from, and every single option is cute cute cute! Check out these adorable sisters in the gallery below! What is a mini session? A mini session is typically what photographers refer to as a themed session or a very short length session. In this case, this was a 15 minute session and yielded about 20 great photos. You can expect to pay somewhere between $150 ..read more
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Intimate In-Home Maternity Session – Petoskey MI
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
I just want to start by saying, babies babies babies. They are everywhere I look! I feel so incredibly grateful and honored to have been asked to capture so many first time mamas this year. It just absolutely melts my heart. Now let’s talk about this incredible in-home maternity session I got to do with two of my oldest clients! Brooke and Eric have been getting “family” photos with me for a while, the “family” up to this point being them and their two big doggos. Now they are adding a human baby to the mix! I was overjoyed when Brooke reached out about doing in-home maternity session photo ..read more
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Boudoir Session | Gaylord Michigan
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
Boudoir Session | Gaylord Michigan There is a luxurious boudoir studio in Gaylord, Michigan with gold-based accents, a green velvet tufted couch, champagne sheets, and watercolor wall tapestries! The boudoir experience includes professional hair and makeup application, as well as access to a client closet of robes, props and body chains. All boudoir sessions are booked after a consultation call over the phone! The consult call lasts approximately 10 minutes, and we go over what to expect, the pricing guide, and all the prep materials I have for you! I have a private facebook group for women ..read more
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Cap and Gown Greenhouse Session | Gaylord, MI
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
Cap and Gown Greenhouse Session | Gaylord, MI Gaylord High School senior Kennedy rocked her senior cap and gown session! What’s a cap and gown session? It’s a session that revolves around a graduating high school senior! They typically happen about a month before the graduation ceremony, when the senior has their cap, gown and tassle! Most seniors wear something “fancy” under the graduation gown, and we mix and match gown only and cap only photos! Some seniors like to bring special props, like an old photo of themselves as a child, a memento from kindergarten graduation and/or some grad-theme ..read more
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How to Prepare your Kids for a Family Photoshoot
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
A Northern Michigan Photographer’s Perspective You know getting family photos is important. But you might be wondering how in the world you’re going to get your kids on board. Here are some tips from a professional family photographer on how to prepare your kids for a family photoshoot: Involve your kids in the decision-making process by allowing them to choose their outfits or accessories, fostering their enthusiasm. Encourage them to practice posing and smiling naturally in front of a mirror, making it a fun activity rather than a chore. Prioritize their comfort by ensuring they are well-re ..read more
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One Year Old Lifestyle Park Session | St. Charles MI
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
If you’re searching for a one year old photoshoot that happened in a beautiful downtown park in St. Charles Michigan, look no further! Henry is this ADORABLE little redhead who turned one year old this summer! He was ready for his closeup, and gave us the cutest little facial expressions! I love working with this family SO much. Check out the images below to see this first-birthday lifestyle photoshoot! A fun fact-Henry’s mom was the very first “stranger” that booked me for a newborn session! Mom and Dad are the most laid-back parents (as evidenced by their tshirts and hats during their famil ..read more
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Documenting every milestone
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
When I say documenting every milestone, I mean photograph them. We all think, “I want to remember this moment” and try to commit it to our long term memory. I’m here to tell you, take a photo or a video. Write it down at the very least. You’ll be so happy you did years down the road when you find that memory you saved on purpose. Why should I document a milestone? What is a milestone? Documenting milestones as children age is of utmost importance as it preserves the memories and allows us to cherish the growth and development of our loved ones. From their first steps to their first day of scho ..read more
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Maternity Boudoir Photography | Northern Michigan
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
Northern Michigan moms come to Norpine Photography to celebrate womanhood, pregnancy and motherhood through a maternity styled boudoir session. Pregnancy and motherhood are transformative experiences that bring about a profound sense of joy, anticipation, and empowerment. The journey of carrying new life within oneself is a remarkable testament to the strength and resilience of a woman’s body. During this magical time, capturing the beauty and radiance of pregnancy through a boudoir session can be an incredibly empowering and uplifting experience. Boudoir photography celebrates the unique and ..read more
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Dead Man’s Hill || Northern Michigan
Norpine Photography Blog
by Elizabeth Leech
4M ago
Love is in the air on Dead Man’s Hill this winter. Kylie and Jacob braved the cold to capture the gorgeous sunset and celebrate their engagement. This location is special to the couple. This area is one of the best scenic overlooks in mid-Northern Michigan, although summer and fall are the most beautiful times to visit, as the land below is a dense forest. While you’re up, stop by the beautiful town of Petoskey on the Little Traverse Bay, Boyne Mountain/City a popular summer destination or the always-buzzing Gaylord, right of the expressway, and full of golf, swimming and fishing opportunities ..read more
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