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beautiful & relaxed

Michigan portraits

Welcome, I'm so glad you're here!

 

I focus on a simple, relaxing approach that takes all the stress and planning off of your shoulders. I would love to be your photographer!

 

I make the session fun for EVERYONE by using prompts and games (and my unbridled enthusiasm) to move the session along effortlessly. You'll forget that I even had a camera there!

 

Have a specific kind of session in mind? Click a button below to zoom right to the info for that type of session.

My style

 

Overall Style: My images are relaxed, crisp, and timeless. Above all, I love capturing the humor and joy of each moment.

 

Editing: I aim for a clean, natural editing style. Instead of photos with heavy editing (which can quickly look dated), you will be able to love your images your whole life!

 

Shooting Style: I use prompts and simple games to make you forget all about the camera. I know just what to say to help you relax, laugh, and feel completely comfortable!

Maternity & Family

Whether you're welcoming a little one or celebrating your family as it is now, I'm so excited to create gorgeous images for you.

 

No stiff, formal posing here! I'll create a mix of candid, playful images as well as beautifully posed images looking at the camera, so you have an assortment of shots to love.

 

I know how important it is for your little ones to feel comfortable so that they are at their best. Little ones respond right away to my genuine attention and enthusiasm!

 

From gushing about who is the best superhero/princess (spiderman/Rapunzel, obviously) to inventing silly games and jokes on the fly, I will keep them engaged and enthralled throughout your session- and create images that you'll love!

 

Or... put simply: I've got this. You just show up, and I'll do the rest!

 

Info:

  • For most sessions, you'll want to plan on two outfits to get more variety
  • Most sessions are about an hour.
  • Studio sessions are done in Grand Ledge. Outdoor sessions take place in the general Grand Ledge / Lansing area, with a small fee for traveling outside of the greater Lansing area.
  • Outdoor sessions tend to take place in the early evening, when the lighting is at it's most beautiful!

Babies, toddlers, and Kids

I love to make your little ones smile and laugh! I use my special photographer's tricks to keep them engaged and having a great time.

 

Whether outdoors or in-studio, I keep the session refreshingly simple- all you need to do is sit back and watch while I make some magic!

 

Info:

  • For most sessions with little ones, you'll want to plan on two outfits
  • Most sessions are about an hour.
  • Studio sessions are done in Grand Ledge. Outdoor sessions take place in the general Grand Ledge / Lansing area, with a small fee for traveling outside of the greater Lansing area.
  • Outdoor sessions tend to take place in the early evening, when the lighting is at it's most beautiful!

In-Home Newborn Sessions

Are you welcoming a new little one? CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

Real-life is beautiful, especially with a new arrival. <3 I want to capture every unique moment of baby's first weeks at home with candid-style images that tell your baby's story.

 

Changing, feeding, cuddling, and spending time together will be recorded in candid images that you will cherish forever. (don't worry- I'll still give you simple directions to make sure that you look your best!)

 

Info:

  • In-home newborn sessions are done between 7-10 days after the baby's arrival
  • Most parents book the session about 4 months ahead, in order to save their spot. (of course, I'll happily adjust your sessions' date if baby decides to arrive on their own schedule!)
  • Due to allowing time for baby to be changed, fed, and settled in-between shots, most newborn sessions are about 3 hours

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Pricing

Let's keep things simple! Portrait sessions of any kind are $525.

 

Your session will always include:

  • The finished images via digital download (with the ability to share, post, and print)
  • An online gallery for you or extended family to purchase professional prints
  • A custom phone app containing your images
  • My expert help with choosing the perfect location, tips on how to prepare little ones, and my handy guide on how to choose your outfits

Let's chat!

I'm so excited to know you! Drop me a note using the form below, and I'll get back to you right away with my availability and more info.

Heather Kanillopoolos Photography is located in Grand Ledge, and photographs weddings and portraits in the Greater Lansing area, Grand Rapids, Holland, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and more!