Southwest Michigan

West Michigan

Family Photographer

Imagine a photo session that was so much fun your kids didn't have to be told to smile.

Join hundreds of West Michigan families who have discovered a new photography experience.


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 - woods, meadows, beaches, farms, parks - acres of beauty to explore.


Finally, space to be you, to take a deep breath, and have fun together, all four seasons of the year. Don't settle for just a photo shoot. Join hundreds of families who have discovered a new photography experience!

Step 01. Answer your questions


I've summarized my 12+ years of professional experience in a downloadable document that will hopefully answer your main questions! No strings attached - it's a gift!


Step 02. pick your session


Our basic family sessions are $425 and include your edited images - no hidden costs, no nit-picky decision making! Choose your seasonal experience and let us do the rest of the work.

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!

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
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