Love Photography

My rescue dog, Angel, wearing her new Valentine's Day dress, posing for the camera. Love that she has the husky markings, one blue eye and one brown. I love unique and unusual things in people and pets.

My rescue dog, Angel, wearing her new Valentine’s Day dress, posing for the camera. Love that she has the husky markings, one blue eye and one brown. I love unique and unusual things in people and pets.

I admit it. I’m a true romantic. I love photographing couples, weddings, newborn babies, and of course precious pups in a love scene. So obviously Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. In fact, my last trip to the store I bought several “love” props to use, as I like to make each photo shoot new and unique. I also was able to find a couple of new baskets which I can decorate for any occasion. Love baskets, stuffed animals, bows, ribbons, and various symbols I can display to brighten up the backdrops and scenes I use.

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Tomorrow I will be photographing a 14 day old baby boy in the Raw. Saturday I will be photographing a 6 week old baby girl, with lace and bows. Then I have a couple shoot. Whatever I’m shooting, I love photography, love getting those intimate personal up close shots that create memories that will last a lifetime.

Love to take newborn photographs. This is Xander at only 4 days old. How precious. They grow so fast, book your newborn or baby photo shoot today. CD/DVD and affordable print packages available.

Love to take newborn photographs. This is Xander at only 4 days old. How precious. They grow so fast, book your newborn or baby photo shoot today. CD/DVD and affordable print packages available.

Lisa Freeman is a professional photographer from Michigan. She’s been photographing weddings and events for over 14 years. She specializes in wedding photography, family photography (newborn/baby/infants/children too!), senior portraits, engagements, events, birthday parties (1 year cake smashings!), anniversaries, modeling, headshots, and much more. Exquisite images that capture the moment, leaving you with a memory for a lifetime. View samples of her work on her website¬†or like her on Facebook or connect with her via LinkedIn.

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Learning Photography Through Paws

DSC_2733 cute pets puppy dogsIt’s funny, I can credit my pups, dogs, and furbabies with nearly every achievement in life.

They are so fun to watch and a lot of the reason I reach for my camera, even if it’s my i-phone to capture that special moment and share it with others. Several times a day, my new puppy, Angel Eyes, does something absolutely hilarious and photogenic that I just have to shoot her ūüôā

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I’ve literally been learning the basics of photography through paws for years. Each dog training session, private or group classes, me and my family are blessed to get such amazing shots of these extraordinary animals and their owners. Now, I’ve taken my love for people, dogs, pets, and photography to a whole new level.

Seeing what great shots I took as an amateur, has led to really wanting to know the professional side of photography, so I can do these working angels and their owners justice. Being known as the dog whisperer in Owosso (my hometown) isn’t enough, I want to not only help others train and manage their dogs, but also to capture a memory that they can treasure for a lifetime.

Over the past few months I’ve been hired and had the privilege of doing family shoots, senior portraits, couples, engagements, weddings, babies, toddlers, children, and pregnant mothers. Many times I found that when I looked in my playback preview on my camera, the pictures looked great, but when I uploaded them into my computer I found them to be either blown out (too bright) or dingy looking (too dark).

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Although I could take great pictures and could fix them in Photoshop, I was spending hours editing needlessly because I didn’t have the knowledge of the proper camera settings or where to look to see what my portraits were really looking like. At first, all that technical stuff made me crazy and I didn’t even know what aperture, ISO, shutter speed, histogram, white balance, metering was or how to set them.¬†Thanks to many great fellow photographers who have written amazing books and published videos, I’m learning what every professional photographer needs to know.

Have I arrived yet? I wish. I think we can always learn more.

But I would love to share some of this knowledge with you in future blogs. So stay tuned. What has taken me hours, months, and years to learn, I would love to help you achieve in way less time than I had to. Then you too, can spend more time with your family and furbabies, capturing those special moments that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Lisa Freeman is a professional photographer from Owosso, Michigan who specializes in Maternity Portraits, Newborn Portraits, Family and Children Portraits, Senior Portraits, Pet Portraits, Wedding Portraits, Engagement Photos and more. When she is not photographing clients, she enjoys shooting birds with her 300mm lens. She is also an AKC Evaluator, dog trainer, and Certified Pet Therapist. For more information on photo shoots, click here. For more information on dog training or pet therapy, click here.

Precious Portraits: Infants, Babies, Expectant Mothers

I’ve been really enjoying photography. Whether I’m doing a newborn photo shoot, maternity photo shoot, toddler photo shoot, or an entire family, it’s been a blast. And I’m learning so much.

Newborn PhotographyAlthough Carson was a bit cranky for his newborn photo shoot a couple of weeks ago, he did settle down and allow me to get this amazing shot. With newborns you have to be both patient and quick. Sometimes they need to eat, have their diaper changed, be burped, and be held. But I loved every minute of it because of the magical shots I was able to get once baby was happy and comforted. Carson and his amazing mommy, Ashley have taught me so much.

Toddler Portraits

I absolutely love taking toddler portraits too. This is Emma, what a precious gem, and such beautiful blue eyes. Her mommy, Crystal is amazing too. I’ve enjoyed the time I spent with them on our recent family photo shoot.

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Emma’s smiling is amazing. Sometimes I’m laughing and smiling so much I forget that I’m actually working. I love being a photographer. Emma’s mommy, Crystal is expecting her third child, and I had the pleasure of taking her maternity portraits. I had such a blast.

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Next time I’ll share my recent doggie photo shoot, with my 4 lb Teacup Yorkie, Lover. He was so good and sat and stayed in costume up on a table using many large props, which typically he is afraid of. I gave him lots of treats and free run time in between outfit changes. It was so much fun and amazing. I have to give you a little sample to wet your appetite.

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Lisa Freeman is a professional photographer, author, speaker, and AKC Dog Trainer from Owosso, Michigan. Capturing amazing shots of both people and pets, Lisa brings her love of photography to life in each portrait. She offers both indoor and outdoor photography for infants, toddlers, children, families, expectant mothers, engagements, weddings, senior pictures, birthday parties and cake smashings, and so much more! Check out her website @ Positive Engagements.

Fun Family Photo Shoot

My first professional family photo shoot was this past weekend. I was really nervous because it was my first shoot, two parents, three kids, and I would be battling the midday sun. 

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Still I set out with my camera, props, blankets, and reflectors just in case. And of course I brought along my amazing husband who helps me and supports me in everything I do. Yeah, even with the reflector, there were a few minor shadows.

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Yeah, the kids didn’t all cooperate and smile at just the right times.

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Yeah, when we got out to the sunflower fields most of them had turned black.

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Yeah, at times it felt like I had failed as a photographer and didn’t get many good pictures.

BUT when I got home and began digging through the 300+ photos in photoshop 12, I found some amazing and fun photos I could use and give to this awesome family.

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The best part was that even though the kids acted up, the weather didn’t cooperate a hundred percent, and many things didn’t go as I had planned, I still had a blast and so did they. Lots of laughs, fun, and a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Lisa Freeman is a family photographer, speaker, dog trainer, and minister who officiates weddings who assists families with various events all over Michigan. She loves to photograph everything from nature and dogs, to newborns and seniors, special events such as engagements and weddings, maternity photos, and even first birthday cake smashings. Her website, Positive Engagements has more detailed information and current specials available. Click Here for more information.