Prom Photos among flowers

The prom season is upon us. Girls in stunning dresses, beautiful make up and hair, guys in polished suits and tuxes.

This prom photo-shoot was for two exchange students studying in our are schools from Italy and Vietnam.

Prom photos Clarkston MI

It was fun to create some great images to send home to the family as the senior year is wrapping up.

Senior Prom photos

I love photographing these events as they freeze happy moments we will look back at.

High Scchool Senior Photos Clarkston
Guy Senior Prom Photo
Senior Prom Photo Session

Amaizing Smoke Photo-Shoot With Kyle

Spring finally had arrived and i was ready for another creative photo shoot. I'm so excited that Kyle from Kyle Ann Design joined me to have some fun with.

Green Smoke Photo Shoot

We photographed with green, purple and white smoke in wooded area near my home. The exciting part about photographing smoke is the movement and unpredictability as the smoke rises. Even the slightest wind changes the direction and how it billows.

Green Smoke Photo Shoot Michigan Photographer
White Smoke Photo Shoot -  Detroit Metro Photographer
Smoke Photo Shoot -  Detroit Metro Photogrpher
Purple Smoke Photo Shoot

Kyle also happens to be amazing hair and make -up artist in Detroit Metro area. So we changed up her hair half way through the photo-shoot.

 

Body Mind Green Expo - Clarkston 2018

Every year Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce puts on a Body Mind Green Expo featuring local businesses that are involved in health , wellness and better living industries in the local area.

Body Mind Green Expo

This year Expo featured chiropractors from several companies including Orion Family Spinal Center, midwifery service  -  Nine Short Months, microblading service -  Bespoke , as well as variety of hospital services, healthy food coaching and  physical therapy companies.

 Another highlight at the Expo was Clarkston High School Basketball Team -  State Champions signing autographs of their poster.

Body Mind Green Expo Clarksotn

Kelly Scott - People behind the Business

I met Kelly few years ago. Out paths had crossed at Chamber of Commerce networking events and Coffee Club. But over the past year going to Coffee Club almost every week, I learned more about her business.

Kelly is the business coach and her company is Bound for Bliss. Her goal is to help her clients in creating the life they desire.

We sat down recently to chat about her path and passion for business and personal coaching

She went back to school to become a therapist, but found herself more in alignment with life coaching  -  the proactive aspect of it as well as being able to use ones past as a tool in shaping the future.

I asked her about her clients - who are people who are seeking her help.

Kelly -  its people who are deciding that they need the change in their life or people who are going through change.

She helps her clients in seeing a bigger picture.... putting all the little puzzle pieces in their life and putting it all together. People who know that they need to grow, and will need to put the effort in that growth. As she said  -  " the people are finally to the point where the pain of change is less than the pain that they are in -  because the pain is what pushes you forward."

Kelly starts her day with yoga and meditation and she also uses it in helping her clients growing in awareness -  noticing their own story and being able to write their own story, and learning from their experiences.

Majority of Kelly's coaching sessions are via phone. It helps with clients busy schedules as well as help them being open in their own environment.

If you think that Kelly could help you check out her website -  Bound for Bliss and her social media on Facebook and Instagram

Picassos Grapvine - all the bright future

Picasso's Grapevine is more than just painting  and wine, it offers palette sign classes and make your own corn-hole classes, to wine glass and wine bottle painting classes.

Recently there are some changes coming to this lovely art place. The building has new owners,  but the Grapevine is still going to offer classes -  they are just moving downstairs, while a bigger and broader future space is spruced up in a barn house not too far away on Clarkston road.

Picassos grapevine clasroom ready for students

But on this day - in the very first week of 2018, Leanna Haun was boxing up the bright paintings as she was moving the classroom downstairs.

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Picassos grapevine art classes
Picassos grapevine wine glass painting

While the storefront will be different, make sure you peak in a take a class and find a bit of time for art and wine

For all updates make sure you visit https://picassosgrapevine.com/

Goodbye 2017 and hello 2018

2017 was a great year. Looking back I have to be thankful for the great opportunities through Minted -  I have two greeting cards in Target stores.

Ilze Lucero greeting card at Target
Let the adulting begin greeting card at Target

I got to visit my family in Latvia and have an extra stop in Rome, Italy

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I photographed some amazing weddings and portrait clients

Senior photogrpher in Clarkston
Wedding photogrpher in Detroit

So from the bottom of my heart I have to say -  thank you.

I'm looking forward to 2018 -  to set my intentions and reach my goals