Southwest Michigan

Whether you are a family or a brand, images make up the story that we remember.

That's why we intuitively know photographs are so important to telling our story.


My idea is simple - take unforced photos of real experiences. Families, couples, graduates, using natural, beautiful settings flooded with natural light. Real places, real memories.

I have been privileged to help over 1000 families, grads, & brands show the world who they are with images they adore.


Don't settle for just a photo shoot. Have an unforgettable experience that results in real memories & artful photographs.

Are you interested in... ?


Are you looking for:


~ fine art quality images that focus on relationship & emotion?


~ pets or grandparents to be a part of the session?


~ clear, simple packages that include digital edited images?


If this is you, we may be a perfect fit!

A little About us….


After many years of running a successful urban studio, I was frustrated that typical photo sessions sometimes seemed to set a family up for disaster. Kids just want to be kids - and parents don't need the stress of a forced experience.


I wondered, what if kids were having so much fun they didn't have to be told to smile? What if families were allowed to just enjoy their favorite locations?


I'm excited to bring this experience to West Michigan in addition to Ann Arbor! I have a wonderful, small group of dedicated women to help me ~ You can learn more about them below.

Step 01. choose your session


Most clients book a themed Mini Session for their first session with us. These are 30 minute, low-stress experiences that are fun and unique every month. You'll get an online gallery within two weeks of your session where you can download ALL of your edited digital images - no strings or upsells!


Step 02. prepare for your session


We are here to answer any questions! Explore the resources below to plan your outfits, get to know us a little better, and get ready to make the most of your session.

Step 03. help us get to know you


After booking, fill out your post-booking questionnaire so we can get to know you! This will help Candice prepare for your session. Any other questions? We'll get back to you within a day!

in their own words

I absolutely love surrounding myself with people whose gifts outshine my own. I am joined by 5 strong women who I admire and depend on - and specializing in this way, we each have the joy of doing the work that we are most gifted for & passionate about.


All West Michigan sessions are photographed by Candice. After many years of photographing families Candice exudes confidence, patience, & creativity! She has learned compassion from her own life experiences, and is ready to extend that to you at every level. You can trust she will help you enjoy a relaxed, fun session!


{West Michigan PHotographer}


  • Originally from: Lowell, MI - where she married her love, Aaron, in a park in the fall. Currently living on a small farm in Fennville!
  • Favorite food: Ethiopian & Indian
  • Favorite Activity: Hunting for vintage treasures/ curating beautiful spaces
  • Her family says: she's kind, creative, genuine
  • Background: Art degree, Lived in NYC in and worked in fashion photography
  • Expertise: Has photographed 3500 newborns in her career, & loves photographing families & sr. pics in wide open spaces!

{Client Manager,

Products & Designer}



  • Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Favorite things to do: Writing, reading fiction, and spending time with the kids - especially visiting the local lakes in the summer, and parks, museums, and the zoo all year.
  • Her family says: she's friendly, energetic, talkative
  • Background: 13+ years working with the clients of AKP! Aubreii is kind, patient & helpful beyond words!
  • Expertise: Book design, product knowledge, but most especially working with people.

{Studio Owner &

Ann Arbor Photographer}



  • Hometown: Milford, MI
  • Favorites: Restoring the land and buildings on our farm: Permaculture orchard, organic gardening, pasture-raised animals, exterior and interior building design
  • Her family says: she's got garden dirt on her knees and hands most of the time, loves meeting new people, and keeps a full social calendar
  • Background: Started AKP and shooting professionally 14 years ago
  • Expertise: People. While I do quite a bit of commercial work (I've photographed a book, clothing brands, food, etc.) my favorite work always involves people. I love families, babies, kids and teens.
  • View Amy's work : The Ann Arbor Location Website




  • Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Camila & her husband left everything and started a new life when Manual's job relocated them to Ann Arbor.
  • Favorite things to do: Watching movies, playing with make-up, trying new restaurants.
  • Her family says: she's funny, passionate, friendly
  • Background: Multimedia design degree, video work, all things Adobe
  • Expertise: Telling stories with pictures - using editing to enhance a narrative