Your growing family is changing every day, how is it even possible? You are watching time steal your babies away and whether it is the way the warm evening light falls as you twirl your daughter, the cheeky grin your son gives as you share an inside joke, or the knowing look you share with your spouse as you watch your little one show off their latest proud accomplishment - you want to remember it all. A Metro-Detroit family photo session is just the way to do it.

As a Mother of three I know this phenomenon all too well, and have made it my priority to document these days to capture your family just as it is - today. As your Metro-Detroit family photographer I will capture your little one's uninhibited personality through fun games and prompts through a lighthearted session where we will take a combination of posed and candid images that you will want to hang on your walls and cherish for generations to come.



This process begins with a conversation. I want to hear everything - how your family began, what you enjoy doing together, and what you love most about each other. Do you have any questions about how this all works? Or have you decided that you are ready for "The Laurel Smith maternity experience"?  Say Hello!

We will work together to determine your vision for your session and help you formulate a plan to help bring your vision to life. I want to get to know a bit about your style and values along with how you hope to enjoy your images, whether that be in an heirloom album, framed for your wall, or shared online. This is when we will determine location, date, and if you are interested in borrowing from my client wardrobe! 

You will get to view all of your images and I will guide you through choosing which images you would like to print into heirloom albums, frame for your wall, and/or purchase digitals of.






Once you have decided you are ready to work together we will secure your spot on my calendar! I will send a quote and agreement to make everything official. I will also send you a questionnaire which will give me a bit of insight into who you are and we will set a date for our pre-session planning consultation!

During your session we will document your story and capture the beauty of these fleeting days!  I will direct and guide you through flattering posing while helping you feel relaxed and comfortable. My goal is always to get loving, timeless and joyful images that you will enjoy forever!

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My most popular option for families, this membership captures a full year of memories that seem to pass more quickly than you could ever imagine. 

Allow me to ensure that each milestone is preserved for generations to come.

The luxury membership

THE Luxury membership

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How most families choose to document their most fleeting moments through up to 4 sessions.
Creative Fee - 900

On average clients invest 2000+ after each session at their design and ordering appointments

digital files, heirloom albums with your favorite images, and/or framed fine art prints are purchased after seeing your images and are not included in the above creative fee.

A beautiful way to document your family annually.
Creative Fee -  290

The luxury membership

the single session