Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan

Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan

It’s Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan!  My daughter went to her first homecoming dance at Stoney Creek High School.  I thought I’d share a few tips I learned along the way!

Besides dress shopping don’t forget to make your hair and nail appointments.  For dress shopping I thought Nordstrom had good prices.  My daughter’s dress was around $100.  Of course, you could spend a lot more if you have the budget.  Another spot is Camille La Vie at Great Lakes Crossing.  From what I hear seniors tend more towards long dresses and young girls tend to wear shorter dresses, but of course it may trend differently at your school.  Don’t hesitate to try on something you think might not work, as you might be pleasantly surprised.  Don’t forget to wear it around the dressing room a bit and make sure it’s comfortable to sit in.  Move around and make sure it doesn’t just look good when you are standing straight.  No one wants to be tugging at their dress all night.  Don’t forget a simple clutch.  We found ours at DSW.  A long strap is nice for when you want to be hands free.  The strap on the one we bought tucked away easily.  For shoes don’t go too high.  And be prepared to go barefoot in the gym so bringing a nice pair of low socks that just cover the bottom of your feet is a great idea.

Clear your homecoming day and relax and have fun!  Hair appointments can take more time than you think so leave plenty of time in your schedule.  A stressed and rushed day is no fun!  A good choice right in Rochester is Ruby and Clover.  Freshly manicured nails are a nice treat for feeling really special too!

Before you know it, it will time to dress up and enjoy Homecoming.  Don’t forget to leave time for photographs.  You don’t want to forget the special details of the day!  You will enjoy the special photographs for years to come!  Now you are ready for a memorable high school night!  Make Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan your own!  Dance and have fun!

Stoney Creek Rochester Homecoming hair style

Stoney Creek Rochester Homecoming dress

Rochester Homecoming tips

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Rochester Michigan Wedding Photographer

Rochester Michigan Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Sandy and Steve! I had the honor of being their Rochester Michigan Wedding Photographer on Saturday. The day was beautiful from start to finish complete with gorgeous Michigan weather. A day full of special details, moments and lots of love! Sandy’s bouquet was full of gorgeous blue hydrangeas surrounded by delicate baby’s breath and the reception room had beautiful blue and white centerpieces. I could go on and on about what a day it was but I’ll just show you with photographs!  It was great to see all their family and friends partake in their celebration!

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I’m so glad we had a gorgeous Michigan sunset to savor and enjoy!

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And now to more good times with family and friends at their beautiful venue, the Orion Township, Orion Center!

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I’d love to capture your special event.

Feel free to leave a comment here for Sandy and Steve to share your best wishes for them!

 

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Big Bright Light Show Rochester

Big Bright Light Show Rochester

Big Bright Light Show Gallery by pArt of Life Photography

Update:  Lagniappe and the commencement of the Big Bright Light Show for 2016 is Monday November 21st!  I have also ordered a new style of ornament this year and have added images below.

It’s getting to be that time of year!  The lights are ready for the Big Bright Light Show – Rochester Michigan!  Check out Rochester on Lagniappe, November 23rd (2015) when they flip the switch and turn on the lights for this year for the 10th Anniversary.  Or visit Rochester any time after 5pm daily for the Big Bright Light Show until January 3rd for your chance to see the lights.

To order my prints they can be found here in my Big Bright Light Show gallery.  You can also contact me at partoflifephoto@gmail.com for help with your order or for custom sizes and media.  I also have metal ornaments available.  Leave a comment below for a chance at a free ornament.  If you share this on your Facebook page and one of your friends comments and is the one that is randomly selected, then you will get one too.

I’m proud to say a large framed print of the Big Bright Light Show of mine is displayed in the brand new Real Estate One office in Rochester!

Big Bright Light Show, Rochester Michigan

Big Bright Light Show, Rochester Michigan

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Let me know if you would like to order a Big Bright Light Show ornament, similar to the one shown below.  partoflifephoto@gmail.com  It is a two sided metal ornament, approximately 4″ x 2.75″.

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Big Bright Light Show ~ Rochester, ornament

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Big Bright Light Show Rochester MI photographer

Big Bright Light Show Rochester MI photographer

You just have to see the Big Bright Light Show in Rochester, Michigan!  Even though I go through town often I still love to see the lights!  It’s so great to drive through town surrounded by the lights!  I’ve photographed them in the past but this year I did it a little differently.  Every thing aligned the other night!  It drizzled all day so I could get the reflections I wanted.  I wanted minimal cars so that meant a late night trip into town, not on a Thursday or week-end night.  Rochester is really bustling these days!  I’m proud to say a large framed print of the Big Bright Light Show of mine is displayed in the brand new Real Estate One office in Rochester!

To order my prints they can be found here in my Big Bright Light Show gallery.  You can also contact me at info@partoflifephotography dot com for help with your order or for custom sizes and media.  I also have metal ornaments available (see below).

Oh, and while you are in town don’t forget to stop at Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters where you can see some of my fine art landscape photography!

Big Bright Light Show Rochester Michigan by pArt of Life Photography

Big Bright LIght Show Rochester Michigan by pArt of Life Photography

Big Bright LIght Show Rochester Michigan by pArt of Life PhotographyBig Bright LIght Show Rochester Michigan by pArt of Life PhotographyBig Bright LIght Show Rochester Michigan by pArt of Life PhotographyBig Bright LIght Show Rochester Michigan by pArt of Life Photography

I have ornaments for sale as well.  Sorry for the phone photo – it just doesn’t do these little two-side metal beauties any justice.

Big Bright Light Show Ornament

Big Bright Light Show Ornament: metal, 4″x 2.75″

Here are some previous photos from the Big Bright Light Show! Snowy Big Bright Light Show and Rochester Big Bright Light Show!  If you are looking for a Big Bright Light Show photo session then give me a call!  Capture you and some loved ones in the glow of the lights!

July 4th Fireworks ~ Frankfort, Michigan 2014

July 4th Fireworks ~ Frankfort, Michigan 2014

I’m so excited to share these images from our traditional trip to the July 4th Fireworks in Frankfort Michigan!  Although I am primarily a portrait photographer I started out in landscape photography and still return to my roots in photography often.  On this great evening I was treated to a gorgeous Lake Michigan sunset before a spectacular fireworks display.  I’ve shot fireworks a few times but after reading an article (I’m ALWAYS reading up on photography) I decided to try longer exposures this time.  I love the results and I hope you do too.  These images are also for sale at the Fireworks gallery here on my website.  I’ve got a lot of nature images from the UP, Pictured Rocks, Empire Bluffs, Pyramid Point, and more to add there as well.  Contact me at info@partoflifephotography.com for information on prints, canvases, metal prints, wood mounts and more!

I’d love to hear your comments so feel free to post below.  You can also share a link to this blog post!

For those that are interested I shot these with a Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm 2.8 L at f/16, ISO 100 – 200 with shutter speeds between 2.5sec and 5 seconds.  Here is one of the fireworks articles I read.  Have fun shooting!

Quite a show by Mother Nature!

Sunset by www.partoflifephotography.com

Lake Michigan sunset by pArt of Life Photography

Then an amazing show sponsored by the Frankfort – Elberta Chamber of Commerce!  You can see the Frankfort Lighthouse here, as well as the end of the breakwater in Elberta with the purple firework in this image.

Frankfort fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

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Fireworks Photography by pArt of Life Photography
fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Michigan Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Michigan Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Michigan Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Michigan Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Michigan Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com

Frankfort Michigan Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

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fireworks by www.partoflifephotography.com
Frankfort – Elberta 4th of July Fireworks by pArt of Life Photography

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Event Photography, Metro Detroit Photographer

Event Photography, Metro Detroit Photographer

Event photography is not just for weddings.  Event photography is a great way to have a quality keepsake of your special event.  Think of how much time went into the details you chose for the day from the venue to the flowers and favors.  Of course there is probably and cake or desserts involved so don’t forget those!  Just like families want to be entirely present for weddings, other events are great to have the photography covered for as well so you can sit back and relax and have the whole day captured.  Baptisms, special birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, graduation parties, First Communion, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, reunions and more, are great events to be able to relive through photographs.  Event photography can contain some posed group photographs but some of the best captures will be of family and friends, relaxed and having good time and sharing natural smiles.  Event photography is a great way to bring you back to that special day, time and time again.  pArt of Life Photography’s event coverage includes digital files of your images, presented on a convenient usb drive.  Albums can also be created of your event.  Here are some samples of our archival quality photo albums.  Consider event photography by pArt of Life Photography for your next big event!

This event was a beautiful bridal shower at The Village Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  It was held on a beautiful Spring day with the redbuds in full bloom.  The hostess had beautiful details to the day, all in soft greens and pinks.  Each lunch plate had a cute bridal dress favors, with a special one for the bride and each table had a beautiful flower arrangement.  The cake was amazing and had such beautiful details!  These images and many more are now part of some very special albums so they can remember forever the specialness of their day.

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