Lifestyle Photography

The Easter + April Sale!!!

Ladies and Gentleman, we've seen the warm weather and the spring. It's coming, we just know it. It's time to dust off those shorts, skirts, and sunglasses and get ready for some Spring and Summer fun. I for one am tired of sitting inside on my computer all day this winter. It's time to get out, play at the park, run and splash in the creek, and GET YOUR FAMILY SHOT. Uhh...that didn't come out right. What I mean is, I really want to take some pictures of you. If you're a family that wants some rad images of your whole little crew, or even just some photos of your little one outside the bounds of a studio that cycles you in like a herd of cattle, let's do this! Let's hit your favorite park, your backyard, or even bake up something fun in your home. I want to capture your family in their element, enjoying each other's company. Laughing, playing, jumping, running, LIVING.

Because I'm so excited to get back out there and take advantage of that warm, sunny weather that is surely coming down the pipeline, I've decided to offer a deal to anyone that books a shoot for anytime in 2012. Family + Children shoots are going to be offered for this limited time for $175.00 (usually $250.00), and includes a disk of your final, edited images. That means a ton of stunning shots of your family or kids, for you to cherish, share, and love for years to come. You have to act quickly though, you only have through the month of April to book your shoot with me, so let's do it!

I'm so excited to meet your family and little guys and gals. Let's make some fun frames together. Use the contact page for questions, or to set something up! Also, if you're on Facebook, make sure to like JDG Photo here, and share this post so your friends can get in on the action :)

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NorthRidge Church Summer/Fall 2011

I go to an amazing church that I am super proud and honored to be a part of. Occasionally I get to do some shooting for them, and I absolutely love it. It's such a stretch to step out of the mold of a wedding day and into setting up more elaborate shoots with someone directing and making the settings for some of my shots. It is much less spontaneous than a wedding or usual portrait shoots, but it is also has been such a freeing experience to shoot in this capacity. We started off the shoot at this ridiculously rad mansion in Indian Village in Detroit. Three floors of early 20th century amazingness, and the top floor was completely empty and an open slate for shooting. It was incredible. This first shot is a cell phone snap ↓

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We got a bunch of people together to enjoy some food, pool time, lawn games, and sparklers. It made for great times and even better photos.

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A quick shoot in the freezing late-November weather for the Student Ministries event calendar.

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These particular photos were used to update the NorthRidge Church website and various marketing materials. I got to work with an awesome crew, as well as my great friends and fellow photographers Rob Woodcox and Ally Powell. Here's to trying new things and growing creatively, every second that you possibly can.