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Newborn

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It had been incredibly long since I was able to visit the hospital for a welcome baby hospital newborn session. I hadn’t been in the hospital since right before Covid started! These are some of my favorite sessions to shoot when babies are so new and fresh. Especially when it’s for some of my dear […]

February 5, 2022

Welcome Baby Aspen | Hospital Newborn Session

Cake Smash Session - Amanda Steffke

Cake Smash, Studio

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It’s true what they say, the first year of your baby’s life flashes by in an instant! What better way to celebrate such a special milestone, than letting them make the biggest mess in some CAKE! As a cake smash photographer serving the Clare and Mount Pleasant, Michigan areas, I know firsthand just how fun […]

February 2, 2022

What To Expect At Your Cake Smash Session | Central Michigan Cake Smash Photographer

Baby Basket Six Month Photo

Milestones, Studio

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Six-month sitter sessions are some of my favorite sessions to shoot! This exciting milestone is the perfect way to capture your growing baby’s personality which I’m sure has changed since their newborn session! Little Dax was ALL smiles for his session day, making my job super easy! Sitter sessions typically take place around the six-month […]

January 29, 2022

Six Month Sitter Session | Clare, Michigan | Mount Pleasant, Mi

Newborn Photography Session - Amanda Steffke Photography

Newborn

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A baby girl named Hunter? LOVE! Once I learned of her name I knew I had to incorporate some beautiful green colors as well as my hand-painted baby deer bucket for her newborn photo session! Baby girl’s mom and dad were a past bride & groom of mine and there’s just nothing better than catching […]

January 27, 2022

Newborn Session | Hunter | Clare, Mi Newborn Photographer

Senior Portrait Session - Amanda Steffke Photography

Seniors

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It’s always such a pleasure to shoot another senior portrait session for the same family! I was so happy to work with Jenna after working with her older sister previously. For Jenna’s senior portrait session, we hit up some of my very favorite spots in and around Downtown Mount Pleasant and ended the evening back […]

January 20, 2022

Senior Portrait Session | Mount Pleasant, Mi

Cake Smash

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This sweet little man’s family is actually a family of farmers, so it was obvious which theme we had to go with to celebrate his first birthday!

January 17, 2022

Legend | Farmer Cake Smash | Clare, Mi

#1 Photographer Clare-Gladwin County

Personal

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU a million times over for voting me #1 Photographer in the Clare-Gladwin County People’s Choice Awards!   I am so incredibly honored to share that I also placed first in this year’s Clare-Gladwin County People’s Choice Awards! I’m told it’s pretty rare for the same person to win in […]

December 12, 2021

#1 Photographer | Clare-Gladwin County People’s Choice Awards

Maternity Couple Photoshoot Mount Pleasant Michigan

Maternity

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Fall colors in Michigan make for the perfect fall maternity session! Morgan & Dale were so cute and I just can’t help but love these Baltic Born dresses for expecting mamas! So comfortable and available in just about every color! I can’t wait to meet their baby girl arriving soon and photographing her in that […]

October 27, 2021

Fall Maternity Session | Mount Pleasant, Mi

Wedding

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The time has come, my last wedding of 2021 and one of the very last of my official wedding career! As many of you know, I’m walking away from shooting weddings after many years to focus on other areas of my business. I’m so blessed to have worked with Jill & Chris before I hang […]

October 11, 2021

Jill & Chris | Rosebush, Mi Wedding

Wedding

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The last of my “family weddings” was this weekend and that marked 4 beautiful brides that I was able to photograph this year who all happen to be a cousin of my husband’s! Stephanie was just a jaw-dropping beautiful bride and the way Kevin looked at her made my heart melt! We managed to make […]

October 4, 2021

Stephanie & Kevin | Port 393 | Holland, Mi

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