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Welcome to 2016!!!
I’m riding the fence on this new year….I’m so excited for another year and another adventure, but 2015 was so absolutely amazing, I’m a little sad to see it end!!!!

In 2015 I had my first full year of full time photography and it could not have been more perfect!!! I had a small break in January for a personal surgery, then hit the ground running in February and my existing clients and new clients started rolling in and my schedule filled up fast!!! Spring mini sessions were a HIT! I enjoyed adding more sets into my schedule and meeting new and old faces in the spring!
Then there was the AMAZING opportunity and trip I was able to take to California!!!! I was able to photograph 3 amazing families there including Kyle Richards of the Real Housewives!! My week there was incredibly amazing and inspiring! I can only hope I will be able to do it again!! Maybe this year!  Then Summer with my family and vacations were awesome, as always. And Fall came fast and that schedule of mine has NEVER been so full! Thank you to everyone for being so patient and so calm during all of that bad weather and reschedules and madness that came about! But we got it all done and I think the sessions were better than I could have imagined!! Campfire minis, Christmas Tree farms and so many more first for me this year….it’s really been incredible.

For 2016, I can only hope for it to be just as amazing!!! I will be making a few changes for the new year. A few things to keep this train on the tracks per say!

  1. New Pricing! 2016 pricing reflects an investment in my work, for myself and for my clients! This new pricing is effective January 1, 2016, and will apply to all sessions currently scheduled for the year.
    •   New pricing is available to view on the website under ‘investment’.
    • IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING CLIENT PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR PRICING DISCOUNTS.
  2. Weekday sessions will be scheduled from Tuesday-Thursdays for morning or afternoons.  Morning time frames will be from 9-11am and afternoon time frames will be from 1-3pm.
  3. Weekend sessions will be scheduled on Saturdays only. (I will be reserving Sundays for mini sessions and family time only! oh, and weather reschedules!)
  4. Family Sessions will now be Immediate family’s only. I will no longer be photographing extended family sessions.  Ive found that my best work is with babies and children only, but including immediate families is also a joy of mine to give this gift of a memory to their family. However, large groups sometimes are overwhelming for me, so I’ve chosen to concentrate my work on my best abilities!! Those little cute babies and their families!!
  5. Deposits, Release forms and Client Contracts will now be required for all clients to sign and a deposit is required for all sessions booked. I will be sending this information to all clients currently scheduled.
  6. Newborn sessions will include private, in home session (as always) and can include parents and siblings as well. You will receive digital edited images on jump drive with print release ALONG with a 4×6 set of prints with each session.

With these new policies in place….I have to also announce that I will only be accepting limted new clients from January-May of 2016. Newborn sessions will be on weekdays only and all new client sessions must be scheduled within the new weekday/weekend schedule.

My sister will be getting married in April of this year and I am reserving some time for all of the wedding festivities!!! Plus my schedule for Spring is already almost fully booked. If you would like to schedule a newborn session or client session for February-May, please email me. I have limited availability right now for both weekdays and weekends through Spring.

I will be booking newborns throughout the year. And I will open up my Summer/Fall calendar for new clients after Spring.

 

I’m looking forward to another FABULOUS year!!!! And thank you to everyone for your continued interest and support in my work! I love you ALL!!!!!!!

 

-Michelle

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Welcome to MDesign Photography. My new WEBSITE!!!! I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images in one place and have my own little corner of the internet to share these smiling, beautiful faces and these little memories from my amazing clients!!!

The past few months have been nothing short of amazing for me. And I am excited to share this journey with everyone though my pictures!

Last year, over the summer, I made a huge decision with my husband. We decided I would go into photography full time and leave my current full time Interior Design/Architecture job. It was an exciting, scary, nerve-wracking, exhilarating decision. This decision was probably the most important life decision I think I’ve made since we got married!!!

I have worked at the same job for 8 years, basically since I graduated from college. And although my life has changed so much over the past 8 years, I can honestly say I never would have imagined I would be starting my own business and working from home, for myself! One thing I definitely believe is that everything happens for a reason and God puts the path before us that he knows we need to travel. This path is definitely an unexpected path, but also definitely the golden brick road in my life right now!

Both of my kids are in school this year, Pre-K and 1st grade. I have one in dancing the other in soccer and baseball and I really, really enjoy spending time with them as well as my family and my friends. My sister has a new baby (my first godchild) that I absolutely adore and I cannot get enough time with her!! So time was of the utmost importance to me. With a full time job, 2 kids and doing photography on the side, I was always struggling for time!

Since October I have exceeded every expectation and fear that I had about this change! I know this is where I am meant to be and I enjoy everyday and am thankful everyday for this opportunity and change in my life!

So, thank you EVERYONE…for visiting, for commenting, for encouraging me!
I want to say thank you to my existing clients for helping me along this travel, and to my future clients for their interest in my work!

And because every post is better with pictures….here’s a few of my little family!

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