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Saginaw Child and Family Photographer | Breighan & Clifton

The month of October was really filled with wonderful sessions.  Which I’m so very pleased that they all went so well, because you just can never trust Michigan weather in October.  This particular session landed on quite possibly the most BEAUTIFUL day of the month.  It was warm, the sun was shining, and there was still some gorgeous Fall colors!  And since it was so pretty and Fall is my most favorite season, we took advantage… I’m quite in love with the outcome!  So we’ve covered that it was gorgeous light, with gorgeous color… add a gorgeous family, and there is no possible way you aren’t leaving with a ton of amazing images (see below!)!

When Lyndsey called to set up this session, I was so excited!  I’ll tell you why…

Everyone, I’d like you to meet my childhood idle.  Every kid, of course, wants to be their parents some day… and I did (and still do), too, but I, also, simply adored my babysitter, Lyndsey.  She taught me to ride a bike, what music was cool (my first cd was a Deana Carter album, which I had to have because Lyndsey had it, too!), and how to be an awesome babysitter, myself.  I went and played the same games she played with my brother and I, with the kids I babysat.  And I could even go as far to say that she has influenced the way I am as a mother, because that playfulness is still with me.  When I told my brother that I was going to be photographing her kids and family, his response was, “Those kids are lucky.  They probably have so much fun all the time with Lyndsey as their mom.”  <3

Anyways… Her kids (really the whole family!) are soooo photogenic!  Breighan is a stunning little girl!  On top of that, she’s at that age where kids love attention and are now old enough to take a little direction.  She was such a doll… didn’t even need much direction.  I’d put her in the perfect spot for the light and she just did all the rest.  I think her parents may have a future model on their hands. 😉  And Clifton!  The little chunk wore a serious face to the session, but after he got warmed up, he broke into the most heart melting smile.  He made me understand why great aunt’s/grandma’s/older ladies are always pinching cheeks… how could you not, with a face like that?  He had just started crawling, but didn’t want to do so in the long grass… and it seemed to even make him a little unsteady when sitting…lol.  You’ll see what I mean when you watch the Video. 😀

Now you may notice that this family is also dressed to perfection.  They did a fantastic job of coordinating, and the kids clothes are so cute!  I’m not surprised, though.  Lyndsey owns and runs an amazing Baby and Children’s Boutique in Midland, MI, Pish Posh Children’s Boutique.  Seriously, she has the best stuff there!  So, before you’re next family or children’s photos you must check it out!

Without further ado…. Meet Breighan, Clifton, Lyndsey and Sam!

Press Play to view their wonderful, Fall Video!


Thank you, Lyndsey and Sam, for not only allowing me to be a part of capturing such special memories with your family… but also, for believing in me.  Your confidence and support mean more to me than you will ever know.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

<3 Marissa

These are beyond beautiful images. I love your use of light 😉

Brittany Fantuz

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love the light in these and I love your style.

Marissa these are GORGEOUS! so much wonderful interaction between the family members – and gorgeous color and light. perfect!

These are gorgeous family portraits! I love the Fall colors and my favorite is of the little girl holding the leaf up to her eye and peeking through the hole.

These are gorgeous! Love the light. Beautiful family


These are so tender and sweet! My favorite is the one of the two under the tree reading a book, just precious!

Fantastic work and stunning family!

Marissa – these are just gorgeous. What a wonderful session!

I love everything about these pictures!

beautiful images, great job with the kids too 🙂

Beautiful!!! Love all of these. 🙂

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