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So you’ve decided that it’s time to find a new hair salon. Great! Not only does your stylist have the capacity to make or break your entire look and overall style. Most importantly they are in charge of keeping (or messing up) your hair. That’s a lot of responsibility, no matter where the stylist is […]

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Choosing the right midwives to care for you and your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make as a mother. It is not usually until you are deep into labor that you realize how important it is to have the right kind of people in the room with you. Personally I […]

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Finding a pediatrician that both you and your little one like is hard to do sometimes. As a parent, you are protective over your child and want only what’s best for them. Your pediatrician should want the same thing too. But, finding one that you like, trust, and can rely on to have the health […]

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Buying toys for kids is not a walk in the park, given the numerous toy stores available in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kids love to learn. At a very tender age, they are already inquisitive about the world around them. It is important for parents to provide toys that can help develop their motor skills as […]

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When it comes to finding a pediatrician to take care of your little one, your main priority is finding one that you can trust to have your babies’ best interest in mind. You want them to take their time, take all of your concerns and comments seriously, and assess your children’s health properly. I’ve spent […]

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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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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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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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