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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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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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One of the most special times in your life is when you are experiencing pregnancy. There is nothing more remarkable than a woman’s ability to create life. This incredible accomplishment is nothing short of a miracle and should be captured forever. I think it is an absolute must to have maternity portraits taken of you […]


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As your photographer, I consider our entire time together all part of the photographer/client experience–one of which I want you to enjoy every part of. Starting from the time you first come across my Instagram account or website, to our first email interaction, then onto our session together, and finally within the relationship we have even after our session together. Because it is so important to me that you have best experience possible with me, I have carefully tried to consider every detail of our time together. This includes the sights, sounds, and smells of your session. For this reason, I have put together a playlist of songs that help you (and your littles) relax in front of the camera so you can focus on what is most important, which is your family.


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Having portraits done of your children and then printing those photographs and displaying them has actually proven to enhance their confidence. Studies have shown that children’s self-esteem is significantly increased when exposed to self-portraits photographs.


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Portrait sessions are so much more than photographs you will hang on your gallery wall. Portrait sessions are the opportunity to make time stand still and capture the most precious moments in your life with the most special people in your life. This ability to stop ever-moving time for just a moment to memorialize the […]