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Whether you are expecting your first kid or your third kid, having a midwife by your side is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. They help you through your labor, delivery, and postpartum experience. They also are a great support system to have. If you’ve never had a […]

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Ann Arbor kids’ activities are plentiful, and with so much to choose from, I’ve helped make the decision that little bit easier for you by narrowing down some of the best options so that you can head out and enjoy them with your family.   There really is something for everyone in Ann Arbor, including […]

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Going shopping for new toys is so fun for both your children and you – seeing what they like and don’t like is always so interesting as a parent. Each of your kids is different in what they like to play with. These Detroit toy stores have something for all of your kids! Whether they […]

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Beautiful candid photo of a father and mother walking in a dandelion field with their two young children wearing neutral white and tan outfits taken by Laurel Smith Photography in Detroit, Michigan. Family picture advice Germantown Michigan family photographer Laurel Smith #laurelsmithphotography #familyphotographer #familyphotos #grandrapidsphotographer #michiganfamilyphotographer #germantownphotographer #familyphototips #detroitfamilyphotographer #familypictureadvice #familypictures

Capturing your little ones during all stages of life helps to keep those memories alive long after they’ve grown up. However, actually getting those kids to cooperate so the whole family can enjoy the photo session experience can be quite a challenge. I’ve discovered the best five tips you can do to help your family […]

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Greater Detroit, Michigan newborn photographer, Laurel Smith Photography captures this new family holding their newborn son during this newborn session. newborn photographer greater detroit michigan photographer, new dad holding his newborn son in a loose white swaddle, up-close newborn photos #GreaterDetroitPhotographer #MichiganFamilyPhotographer #PlymouthMichiganPhotographer #PlymouthMichiganFamilyPhotographer #MichiganMaternityPhotos #StudioMaternityPhotos #Pregnant #ExpectantMother #NewbornPhotos #MichiganNewbornPhotographer

As a maternity, newborn, and family photographer, I truly love watching families grow over the years. As a mother, I understand how quickly your little ones change in the blink of an eye. It is for those two reasons why you should choose the Laurel Smith Photography Membership so that you are easily able to […]

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Some of the most common questions I get from women are regarding outfit choices for an upcoming family or maternity session. It’s a valid question, and really important to me because I want nothing more than to help each client feel their absolute best and completely confident. Confidence leads to better smiles and greater satisfaction […]

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As a mom of three littles of my own, I know the days after having a baby can feel like the longest, and yet shortest days of your life. There is nothing like the weight of making sure a new tiny human eats, sleeps, and uses the bathroom the “right” amount of times in a […]

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Family pictures are a great way to capture the memory of your young family, but a great way to live in this joyous moment with your children so young and little is to turn your family portrait session into a full-on family night. One of my favorite recommendations for my families is to plan an […]

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Girls dancing next to window during photo shoot with laurel smith photography who serves the greater detroit area in detroit, michigan.

Every so often I schedule a session just for me. I have found over the years that when I take time to exercise my own creativity that feeds into my client sessions and increases the artistry that I am able to deliver in my final client galleries. During this session I gave myself permission to […]

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Detroit, Michigan family photographer, Laurel Smith Photography captures a mom holding her two daughter's hands while walking in tall grass. five year old girl white dresses, white Peter-pan collared little girl dress, tall grass family photos, bohemian ivory and white maxi dress for family pictures, little girl braids and bows, professional detroit michigan photographer #DetroitMichiganFamilyPhotographer #DetroitMichiganPhotographer #FamilyPhotoOutfitInspiration #PlymouthMichiganFamilyPhotographer #PlymouthMichiganPhotographer #ExtendedFamilyPhotos #DetroitMichiganFallFamilyPhotos #LetThemBeLittle #LetTheKids #DetroitMichiganLifestylePhotographer

Memories are fading, but photographs last forever, right? After your professional photography session, it is so important to know how to take care of your digital files and to ensure they stay safe so your memories and legacy can live on. In my time as a professional photographer in the Detroit area, I’ve seen many […]

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