August 5, 2012

A Journey

{Garden City,Canton,Belle Isle,Detroit,Novi,Northville Family, Event and Wedding Photographer}


I have some very special clients.  Like, super special.  They were my first-ever clients, who took a chance on a fledgling like me and saw some potential, and after our first session, an engagement session in downtown Plymouth, Michigan, they became my lifelong clients, and I’ve had the very special privilege of photographing many of their milestones along the way.

So, here’s the journey that led to this:

newborn baby boy on pattern pillow

A friend of my sister saw some of my work on facebook, and since she was newly engaged, she asked me to take some pictures of them for their announcements.  I still had a lot to learn back then, but they liked my “eye” and wanted me to photograph their wedding. So, I did.

collage of pictures from outdoor wedding

A couple of months later, we took some large family pictures:

plymouth michigan large family portrait

And, soon afterward, the bride’s daughter was starting kindergarten:

northville michigan kindergarten girl collage of pictures

Fast forward a few months, and my new friends are expecting:

garden city michigan girl standing on pregnant mom's feet and kissing

maternity photos husband and wife belle isle

And THEN, the big day:

collage of newborn right after birth in hospital

And last but not least, the new family and the sweet baby boy (see above big family picture if you’re curious just how long it has been since there was a boy in the family!):

newborn baby boy collage of portraits

Can’t wait until next time!



  1. Melanie Knox Lefort

    August 5th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Simply Beautiful!

  2. Emily

    August 5th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Wow, I love looking at an artists journey, and you have definitely found your voice, and it is strong. Plus, the adorable baby photos don’t hurt at all!

  3. Michaela Wickman

    August 5th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I loved seeing both yours and their journey! Awesome!

  4. reena giola

    August 5th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Well not only he is PRECIOUS and the family gorgeous as well as the images, but how fantastic to have traveled with them along this journey! I think that is just marvelous!

  5. Cheryl L. Chipman-Witt

    August 5th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    AWESOME Sally! Just BEAUTIFUL! You are THE BEST!

  6. Sonja Elling Hammad

    August 5th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    So fun to see this progression! I can see why they keep coming back for more pictures — you capture such lovely images! Beautiful photography, Sally. And, that baby! Love.

  7. Anne Kerr

    August 5th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Wow, Sally what a journey it is! Your work is so lovely and your friends are so lucky you have captured all the precious moments in their life so beautifully.

  8. Jeni

    August 5th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Wow! What a great journey and story. Love these!

  9. Leslie

    August 5th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful story in photos!

  10. Carrie

    August 5th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful journey!

  11. Susie Graham Moore

    August 5th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I just love how you've chronicled this! Those newborn images are about the sweetest thing I've ever seen! They are SO beautifully done!

  12. April

    August 6th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    These are beautiful images of what truly is an incredible journey!

  13. Stephanie

    August 6th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    What lovely photos! It’s no wonder that your clients are loyal. Your work is distinct and stunning!!

  14. Alison

    August 6th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    What an amazing journey you have documented for them!!
    Sally, you have a gift… beautiful work 🙂

  15. Marie Sant

    August 6th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Sally – so beautiful and priceless. They are extremely lucky to have been able to have you from the beginning!

  16. Shannon Banal

    August 8th, 2012 at 3:15 am

    What a beautiful journey! Gorgeous photos and his birth is a wonderful sweet beginning for more journeys down the road.

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