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“There comes a day when you’re gonna look around and realize happiness is where you are.” —Chief Tui, Moana Photographed by Christine

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Wondering if a home lifestyle family session is for you? Say YES if you… Say NO if you… Reach out to us at hello@smithandco.photo if you’re interested in scheduling a home family session! Our 2024 calendar is NOW OPEN! Photographed by Christine.

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“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt Photographed by Christine

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When families plan for their upcoming Michigan photo session, they often think of the usual city, lake, or trees as their backdrop. Of course those are incredible options, but a lot of people want something unique, personal, or “outside the box” for their photos. Check out the following ideas for your next photo shoot in […]

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“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.” – Barbara Bush Photographed by Christine

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“It is only when we dare to spread our wings that we truly learn how far we can fly.” – Unknown Congratulations to Alex on your 2023 high school senior graduation! He was awesome to work with at the University of Michigan Law Quad in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photographed by Christine

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We love and adore this sweet family (and their newest little one making an appearance soon)! Photographed by Christine

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Hey guys! Remember summer? It’s still a little chilly in Michigan, but come mid-May, Michigan will be in full luscious landscape mode and we would love to work with you! Enjoy this beautiful little family! Photographed by Meghan

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What is the best time of year for family photos? That’s the beauty of Michigan, we can shoot in any season! It all just depends on what type of backdrop you want and what type of clothing you want to wear. Winter is awesome for city photos (cities look the same year round), indoor home […]

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“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” – Charles Kuralt Photographed by Meghan

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“Life is short. Time is fast. No replay. No rewind. Enjoy every moment as it comes.” – Unknown Photographed by Meghan