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Alligator Portraits at Boulder Ridge!

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto, MI held their season opening weekend with special events, including face painting, popcorn and, of course, seeing all the amazing animals at the park!

Today we had the awesome opportunity to join in on the celebration and photograph more than 60 children with a real baby alligator!  

For those of you who were able to join us today, you may view the portraits taken by clicking here — CLIENT PROOFING – and using the event code given to you at the event.  If you have lost your code, please contact us and we’ll send you a new one!

With your $5 donation, you will receive a free 5×7 . You will receive a separate notification via email letting you know the specifics on where and how to pick up your portrait.

We appreciate your support to the reptile program at Boulder Ridge!  Thank you so much!

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Playdate Marathon! {My Favorite Things}

UPDATE — Mini-Sessions are FULL

It’s that time of year again…the weather is getting warmer, the tourists are pouring into town (it’s nearly Tulip Time!) and summer is only a hop, skip and a jump away!  Sounds like the perfect time for a Playdate Marathon Session!

“….these are a few of my favorite things!”

Our youngest, Emma, is absolutely in love with her two blankets.  There’s Tigger (obviously) and then there’s “Gramma On”.  Jason’s grandmother (Von) made Emma this blue blanket and it’s hands down her favorite (c’mon — she even named it after her, how cute is that?).  These blankets are a must at bed time, and whenever she is tired or stressed out.  These two blankets are Emma’s favorite things.

What is your child’s favorite thing?  Is there a special blanket, a stuffed animal or toy?  Schedule your Playdate session and bring that “favorite thing” to incorporate it into the session.    Hope to see you there!

Playdate Marathon Sessions

VanRaalte Farm
June 2nd, 2012  |   10:00am to 12:30pm
Sessions are 15 minutes each
Ages 3 and up
Cost:  $25 per child – please prepay to reserve your spot
Sessions booked first come, first served — only 10 slots available!


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Out of the Office!

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will not be in the studio from Saturday,  April 21st until Thursday, April 26th while we are shooting on assignment in Florida.

We are unsure of our access to the internet and cell service, so if you try to contact us during this time we ask please for your patience.  We will get back to you as soon as possible!

We will also do our best to bring back some warmer weather to Michigan;)

See you next week!

~Heather & Jason

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Boulder Ridge and the Reptile Guy

Last summer, Heather told me about a “cool new zoo,” that she had just heard about.  She suggested we take the kids out to check it out.  I agreed, and I am so glad we did!  The place is Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, in Alto.  It was about a 30 minute drive for us but worth every minute!  This is like a petting zoo mixed with an exotic animal park, where you can really get close to the animals!

We had so much fun checking out the awesome animals, and photographing them as we went.  I was able to get up close and personal with the Ring-Tailed Lemurs and Serval Cats, thanks to one of our new friends, Rick the Reptile Guy.

They have an awesome parakeet enclosure where the birds will actually come perch right on you to eat birdfeed off a Popsicle stick, so cool!

After having a blast out at Boulder Ridge, we kept in touch with Rick and he came down to the studio.  He didn’t come alone though!  Enter the giant Monitor and 16 foot Reticulated Python!

While the Python behaved for Rick, I’m quite sure she was trying to kill me!  I guess that’s why he’s the Reptile Guy and not me!

Check out our awesomely brave daughter, Abigail!

~Jason

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