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Monday, I got an email from Bill at The Quintessential Event Company which was hosting a Graduation Marketplace Expo for Royal Oak High School, Wednesday, April 17th for their graduating class of 2013 to give them and their parents a one stop shop for all their event and upcoming graduation party needs for local bakeriesevent planning services, catering, mobile gaming, photography, DJ, etc. He asked if I would be interested in participating and of course I said yes! I had to get my partner in crime Louisa involved to showcase her talent & together I think our table came out pretty well with only gathering our things such short notice plus Louisa creating some logo perfect cookies for me and she even had time to make truffles and cupcakes… all last-minute! (Good job Louisa!) Again we only planned for this Monday night and the event was Wednesday, Yikes!

Pics couresty of my trusty iPad  : )

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It all came together great like I knew it would, hey you’re talking about me and Louisa here, we had this! : ) The table included Louisa’s delish treats, various frames and photographs of my work and also the Senior Session Packages, a drawing to win a Free Mini Photo Shoot (winner will be posted here at 4 pm today!!!!) and some fun logo confetti and flyers.

I must highlight some of my favorite moments besides getting to meet such great fellow Royal Oakers and networking with other vendors.

You all should have guessed it…The food. Ok yea I’m greedy and I’m proud (ok I’m not proud of it) but I did not expect to have such a full belly by the time I left! OMG seriously, it was good! What was soooo good you ask???? Famous Daves Catering was there, they served this macaroni that had a lil kick to it – it was awesome. They served it with a bbq slider. Ahhhhh just thinking about it makes my mouth water. So yea I had two servings of that! The girls from Famous Daves were so personable and outgoing – we had a blast swapping food!

Lockharts BBQ. Do I need to say anymore????? If you are from Royal Oak or the surrounding cities, you’ve either been there or heard about it. And yes, it was GOOD. They served brisket and burnt ends and OMG…seriously good stuff. They also had their famously good cornbread that’s so sweet and it melts in your mouth. The girl from there was sooo nice. Again another friendly food swap lol.

I cannot leave out the two sweet girls from AirTime trampoline park who gave me a dodge ball and a tee-shirt to give me little sweetie… Cade. (Yes, I meant to say “me little”) Ok so there you have it. So by my list above you see what is dearest to my ♥… food. : )

On a serious note, we had a great time and I can tell every patron and even the other vendors we met who stopped by did too! And to top it all off Louisa and I booked 9 graduation packages including the cake/cupcakes and graduation party photography. And I booked an additional 3 senior portrait sessions. So I’m a happy camper to say the least. : )


Be sure to check out some other local vendors by clicking on their name either in the blog post or below to visit their website. A quick shout out to…. – cupcakes, cakes, cakepops, cookies, favors (all event day goodies provided by them!) gaming – Event Planning Services Age appropriate DJ service and entertainment – Catering and restaurant Royal Oak, MI – Trampoline Park Catering







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Attention all parents!

Hot Wheels Toys R Us Free event Michigan Madison Heights

A friend of mine at Mattel emailed me to let me know Hot Wheels is organizing a free event for kids, It will be a great event for families to attend; They are going to have a larger-than-life Hot Wheels toys, the kids can race their favorite cars on the 20 foot long Downhill 5 Lane Track and we’ll have the life size 2013 Hot Wheels Camaro on site.  

This will be a great experience for the kids and their parents. I can’t wait to get there and snag a few photographs of my little one- he will be so excited, I’m sure your children will be too!

Date/ Time: •    Friday, April 5th    – 3:30pm -6:30pm

    Location: ToysRUS – 32700 John R. Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071

Again this is a Free Hot Wheels Event

For more information please check the website!

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  Oh my goodness did I have a blast this past weekend at Della’s wedding held at the Regency Manor in Southfield MI. The decor was timeless, the food was great and the dessert was sweet. It was nice to be a guest and have no duties : ) but of course I still was able to snag a few wedding photography shots of her and the beautiful tiered wedding cake that Louisa at Exquisite Wedding Cakes created. Look at this cake isn’t it just gorgeous? Please check Louisa out …  located in Berkley Michigan in Oakland county serving Birmingham, Pleasant Ridge, Ferndale, Bloomfield and mostly all of Southeast Michigan, she creates cakes for all your occasions, baby showers, weddings, graduations, anniversaries you name it. … Let me tell you, not only was this bling cake beautiful but as usual it was sooo good. I’m convinced she puts something in this cake to make me addicted. I’ll definitely have to post the pictures of the cupcakes Louisa made that were too adorable. Some were tuxedo lapels and some were brides, they were just to die for! I’ll post pics very soon of them.

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Newborn Photographer Rochester Hills MI

Newborn Photographer Rochester Hills MI

I was looking forward to capturing this newborns first moments ever since booking the session months in advance with mom, I just knew newborn Brooklyn would be just as sweet and easy going as mom was and boy was I right! I had some ideas and items I want to implement into her newborn session and I am so thrilled my vision was a reality!

This newborn photo session was filled with sweet cuddles and love from her two big brothers and mom. I really hope you enjoy them!

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Spring is coming up and many families are booking their Child or Family Portrait sessions. Are you ever in wonder “What should we wear????????? Natural Light Photography is the best and I get super excited near this time of the year to be able to break free and photograph  beautiful children & families outdoors again, but one thing to really consider is what you wear, this can really make or break your photos. I have a preschooler and he loves nothing more than to throw on his favorite junk food tee from the gap with the hulk plastered all over it or his iron man rain boots and sometimes he wants to wear this all at the same time sigh. However this will not only take away from the lovely scenery we’ve chosen but also distract us from my boys beautiful sandy blonde hair, big beautiful eyes and so forth. You get my drift???????????? timeless and simplicity are always best. This doesn’t mean a punch of color or accessorizing can’t work actually its the opposite, its great, it gives great texture and life to the photo without dating it. Look at these examples below. These are excellent choices to give you ideas!

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What to wear

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