Stunning Boho Styled Wedding at Holly Vault

Holly Vault will surprise you. Before I knew what it was, I had walked by this building numerous times, but once you enter this historic venue, it is filled with treasures - from vault bar to lovely reception space to rustic mixed with modern.

And now just a few blocks away they have added a Chapel - beautiful white chapel that can be used as blank canvas to become anything you want for the wedding day.

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This boho inspired Blue and White wedding photo shoot was a dream to photograph

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Beautiful Bride
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Boho Wedding at Holly Vault
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Boho Wedding Dress from Ivory loft bridal
Anemones and Garden roses for Blue Boho Wedding
Jewelry Set in Stone
Design Quintessentials and Flowersmith Studio
The Dulce Experience Cake
Blue and White Wedding Inspiration

Planning and wedding flower arrangements provided by Design Quintessentials and FlowerSmith Studio planning and cake by The Dulce Experience, lovely dresses from Ivory Loft bridal , jewelry by Jewelry Set in Stone . Out lovely models were styled by talented hairdresser Simona Vigh Hair Design and MUA Make-up by Rosa and Bliss Lash Co

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.

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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

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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

Colored Smoke Photo Shoot

Colored Smoke -  there is something mysterious, ethereal and momentary about it. We got to enjoy quite calm weather, and event the smallest breeze had smoke change the direction.

Yellow Smoke photo shoot  -  mystery in the woods

We picked three colors -  yellow, purple and red. Well purple ended up looking a bit more blue, but the colors were quite saturated and looked beautiful as they wrapped around Stephanie

Smoke photo, beautiful red hair model

And even as the smoke dedicated, it created a beautiful fog among the fall colored trees. 

Fantasy photogrphy -  yellow fog
Red smoke granade -  beautiful modeal
Pink smoke granade photogrphy -  clarkston photogrpher
Purple blue smoke granade, magical photo shoot
Blue smoke photo shoot
Smoke photo shoot -  mystic woods



Fall Couple Photo Shoot

This fall couple shoot really got to showcase the closeness of Seth and Kasey. We actually got to enjoy a bit of fall color. Michigan had  some interesting weather this season -  from 96F at the end of September to leaves changing really late and quick, and in many place falling leaving bare trees. 

Fall couple photo session

But at the Rotary Park we lucked out with fall colors and brisk but dry weather.

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Fun couple photo shoot
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It  truly brings me joy, when people have fun and show off their personalities 

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Beautiful girl photo shoot

I got to photograph this cute little model. Haley is a model and we tried out several outfits including parachute skirt and couple of cute dresses.

portrait model pictures

It was truly may pleasure working with this young lady in creating these amazing photos. While we photographed only for about an hour, we walked away with such a great variety of images.

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What I love the most about my job as a photographer, whether I'm working in Clarkston or traveling, I get to have photo shoots with some amazing people. And together we get to bring vision to life, try out different concepts, and create great relationships.   

What I love the most about my job as a photographer, whether I'm working in Clarkston or traveling, I get to have photo shoots with some amazing people. And together we get to bring vision to life, try out different concepts, and create great relationships.


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Haley is represented by NOW Talent Management in St Louis MO

Three Little Sisters

Ive been lucky to photograph these three little sisters, since toe oldest one was only a month old. And seeing family grow throughout the years just gives me this amazing feeling of freezing time. Like saving little slices of life, little moments of joy, and sometimes even little moments of chaos as I'm trying to get three little girls peek at my camera and smile.

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A+F Wedding, Livonia MI

I was enjoying being part of A+F Chaldean wedding celebration. The day was full of tradition rooted in deep family values and filled with family and friends. This couple radiated love for each other and their big day just brought the people they cared about to a wonderful day celebrating that love. After getting ready bride and groom tied the know in a beautiful St Marys Church in Livonia. Bright church with ornate religious paintings covering the ceilings and front altar reminded of the sanctity or the new journey the couple was about to embark on. During the ceremony mother nature had brought strong storm with rain and hail and we were worried that we will not have much of opportunity to photograph outside, but just after the ceremony storm stopped for a brief half an hour and we could bring couple out for some photographs, they will be enjoying in their album and wall portrait . The ceremony was followed by reception at ornate Church hall. The wedding party and couple were announced and welcomed by a live band singing and celebrating the happy union with drumbeats and cheers. The dance floor took a brief break during dinner , and then celebrations continued late into the night.  



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Fall family photo session pumpkin farm

I just love fall family photo sessions at pumpkin farms and cider mills.  While I've settled in Clarkston, MI, I wonder to PA quite a bit. Last time  there I loved the Schramm Farms. Hay bales painted as beloved cartoon characters, corn maze, petting zoo and treat stands for parents and kids alike. Recently they have expanded and added bakery and even  winery. While the weather did not look that promising for a fall family photo shoot, we brought a blanket for little sisters to sit on, and luckily it only started to drizzle when we were about to leave. While photographing families, I try to get a few shots of just the parents. I find that parents are the pillars of the family, and sometimes in all the years raising kids, showing of their accomplishments and documenting memories, there are no photos of just the couple. Showing their love and commitment not just to their kids, but also to each other is great memory to capture. Fall family photo clarkston family photographerI was also happy to capture a tender moment of the big sister snuggling with her dad while grabbing some photos of little one . Some of the most precious memories are the ones in a quiet moment next to the photo shoot, and I love when I'm able to notice them and capture them

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Family Photo Session at Big Red Cider Mill

Family photo sessions in the fall add color and warmth. As Michigan surely is colored by fall, Millers Big Red Cider Mill  is filled with pumpkins, pies, cider and sweet smell of fresh donuts. I was happy to create beautiful family photos for this Lynne and David and sweet Addison. We stopped by the waterfall and big red truck, pumpkins and barn. We lucked out with perfect weather for a photo session, and created great family portraits that will mark Addisons' 6month milestones. White it may take bit to make Addison smile, parents have brought beautiful clothes and bows for photos that will later decorate their home, Christmas cards and will be shared with friends and family. I feel blessed to be able to capture these moments in photo session Baby girl family photographer

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Precious Babies

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I just love that feeling, when I capture a special moment of precious little babies. Their first smiles, and very small fingers and precious little toes. They are filled with so much potential, just like a little acorn holding a whole oak tree inside. They will grow to change the world, influence people around them and experience bouquet of emotions. Yet at this time they are helpless, needing their parents presence and love, these babies will be shaped in their character by influences around them, by examples set by their parents, by peers and the world

Beautiful Detroit wedding

This weekend I enjoyed photographing beautiful Detroit Wedding. Who would have thought that at the beginning of October we will still be enjoying 80 degrees and sunshine and we took advantage of it and captured the big day on the streets of Detroit. Graffiti and urban ruggedness contrasted with beautiful white wedding gown of the bride and crisp tux of the groom. We stopped by graffiti walls at Creative Corridor, Fox Theater, Tiger of Comerica Park and Dirty Trick. Detroit has so much to offer with it beautiful landmarks. And this couple enjoyed their  wedding at places that meant most to them, from bright colors of graffiti, created by local artists to landmarks known to every Detroiter.  The ceremony took as to Belle Isle Conservatory, where flowers were still in bloom, and a curious bee landed on grooms boutonniere. Ilze Lucero Photography Ilze Lucero Photography Detroit wedding Ilze Lucero Photography Ilze Lucero Photography Detroit wedding Ilze Lucero Photography Detroit wedding Ilze Lucero Photography Detroit wedding Ilze Lucero Photography Detroit wedding Ilze Lucero Photography Detroit wedding You can see more of my wedding photography here

Belly art - maternity photo shoot

Pregnancy comes with its own challenges. There are days when body is changing, and it takes an effort to just get out of bed before noon, however sometimes mom-to-be, just needs a bit of make up, few curls, and create a beautiful memory, of women blooming into motherhood.Maternity photography is more than just recording of an important path in women's life. I reminds mom of the incredible inner and outer beauty she has while creating a new life. maternity photography, belly pictures

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