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Callockio Family Ann Arbor, MI | Family Portraits https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2020/8/callockio-family-ann-arbor-mi-family-portraits

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Kruise Family Milan, MI | Family Portrait https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2020/7/kruise-family-milan-mi-family-portrait

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Wells Family Ann Arbor, MI | Family Portrait https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2020/1/wells-family-portraits

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Satterley Family Milan, MI | Relay for Life Session https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/12/satterley-family-relay-for-life-session

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Audrey Grass Lake, MI | Newborn Session https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/12/audrey-newborn-session-grass-lake-mi

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Halliday | Family Portrait Session MILAN, MI *RELAY FOR LIFE DONATION* https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/12/halliday-family-portrait-session-milan-mi-relay-for-life-donation For the last couple of years, I have donated 1-2 sessions to a Relay for Life team in Milan, MI for them to auction off.  For the second year in a row, the Halliday family has won the bid!  They are such a fun bunch and they always make me laugh so hard!  I love working with them and look forward to it again!!  

 

If you have time, you should look up Relay for Life Milan and learn how you can help their cause!  :)

 

 

 

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Javier | Milan High School 2020 Senior https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/12/javier-milan-high-school-2020-senior

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Bobby & Laina Ann Arbor, MI | Engagement Photos https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/10/bobby-laina I include an engagement session in my wedding collections, and so when you have a young and sweet couple with a little one.. you get an extra cute and sweet engagement/family session.  I am so excited for their wedding in June of 2020.  

 

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Mia | Ann Arbor Pioneer Senior 2020 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mia-senior-2020

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Straub Heating & Cooling Milan, MI | Website Photos https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/10/straub-heating-cooling-website-photos

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Ace Hardware Ypsilanti, MI | Website Photos https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/10/ace-hardware-ypsilanti-mi-website-photos

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Mark | Business Headshots https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mark-business-headshots

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Gretz | Family Portrait ANN ARBOR, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/9/gretz-family One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is being able to follow people through many important milestones in their lives!   

This sweet little family session came about after this couple, my wedding clients, referred me to a friend and earned rewards toward a mini-session!  I love that I got the chance to work with them again and meet their little one.  How adorable is little Jude?!  

I am so thankful for the client relationships I have built through photography.  
 

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Alexa | Children's Portrait https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/9/alexa-childrens-portrait

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Now Booking 2020 & 2021 Weddings https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/9/now-booking-2020-2021-weddings Charlotte Manning is a wedding and family portrait photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Charlotte takes a photojournalistic approach to wedding photography; capturing your love story as it is celebrated with all of your family and friends. The result is a wedding album full of candid, timeless, and romantic fine art images that are full of emotion and allow you to preserve your day forever.
 

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Abston Family | Sunset Session MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/8/abston-family-sunset-session-milan-mi This is the third time I have met with the Abston family to capture them!  I so enjoy seeing my clients year after year, especially when the little ones remember me! :)  

 

The past two meetings have been in the fall, so this time we switched it up and met late summer and got a mix of portraits and more candid shots!  

 

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Share the Love https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2019/7/share-the-love

I am already starting to book 2020 weddings (I have some openings for 2019 as well!), so be sure to send your friends and family my way soon! 

ps- in addition to referral bonuses for both a new client and the referral client, I offer free customized quotes based on your budget AND free engagement session with each of my wedding collections!

 

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Burdick Wedding | Sneak Peek ANN ARBOR, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/12/burdick-wedding-sneak-peek-ann-arbor-mi getting ready with momgetting ready with mom first lookfirst look the dip :-)the dip :-) wedding party funwedding party fun portraitportrait portrait - thanks for being patient with me in the cold!portrait - thanks for being patient with me in the cold! best man speechbest man speech maid of honor speechmaid of honor speech dancing!dancing!
 

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Cody & Shelby | Engagement MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/12/cody-shelby-engagement-milan-mi
 

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Miller Wedding | Misty Farms - The Valley ANN ARBOR, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/11/miller-wedding-misty-farms---the-valley-ann-arbor-mi Adam & Lindsey


Ceremony and Reception: Misty Farms - The Valley

Ann Arbor, MI

Check out this beautiful wedding at Misty Farms - The Valley.  I so enjoyed this couple and all of their guests.  I always love to see a perfect mix of two lives blending, and their wedding was extra special.  A rustic, romantic and enjoyable wedding on a hot summer night.  Magic!

 

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NOW BOOKING | 2019 & 2020 WEDDINGS https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/11/now-booking-2019-weddings Ann Arbor Wedding PhotographerNow Booking 2019 - 2020 Weddings in MichiganCharlotte Manning Photography is now booking 2019 & 2020 weddings!

 

Charlotte Manning Photography is Now Booking for 2019 & 2020 Weddings

METRO DETROIT | ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 


Charlotte Manning Photography, based out of Ann Arbor Michigan, is committed to delivering timeless photographs that capture the energy and joy of your special day. Timeless photographs are imperative if you want them to last throughout decades as they are passed down through your family. 
There is a time for posed and traditional photographs, but capturing the candid emotions of you and your loved ones are what make the wedding memories last forever. 
CMP offers flexible wedding collections to suit your needs-- so be sure to include as much information as possible when you inquire. 

If you are newly engaged, don’t wait on finding a photographer to capture your special day! If there is one thing to remember about weddings, it’s that they go by way too fast and the only thing you have to remember them are your photos-- so invest wisely.

Charlotte Manning Photography only takes on a limited number of weddings per month to dedicate ample time to each couple and their wedding day, so send me an inquiry about your wedding and lock in your date!

Visit my website to view portfolio, pricing and contact information. www.CharlotteManningPhotography.com

Contact Charlotte Manning Photography today to set up a bridal consultation to discuss your wedding day photography! 

 

Small businesses such as Charlotte Manning Photography rely heavily on word of mouth!  SO, to show how much I LOVE my clients, their kind words, and their referrals....CMP offers a great promotional rewards program for all clients and new referrals.  Past clients can even earn a FREE session by sending referrals my way.  

Previous clients and their referrals will receive exclusive pricing; please indicate referral in contact form via website or in the email when inquiring to receive the most accurate pricing information.

 

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Halliday Family | Sunset Session MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/11/halliday-family-sunset-session-milan-mi
 

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Wells Family | Family Session ANN ARBOR, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/10/wells-family-family-session-ann-arbor-mi

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Abston Family | Sunset Session MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/10/abston-family-sunset-session-milan-mi

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Brennan | Senior Session MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/9/brennan-senior-session-milan-mi

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Boyer Family | Sunset Session MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/8/boyer-family-sunset-session-milan-mi

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Caitlin & Daniel | Family Session MILAN, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/7/caitlin-daniel-family-session-milan-mi

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Fendt Family | Newborn & Family Session | GRASS LAKE, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/6/fendt-family-newborn-family-session-grass-lake-mi

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Milan Community Fair Fireworks https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2018/6/milan-community-fair-fireworks My family and I look forward to the Milan Community Fair fireworks every year.  I like to think of them as the unofficial start of summer!! 

It's even better that we can see them from our backyard, which means no having to pack up chairs, blankets, snacks and the wagon, oh and all four kids to venture to a park to wait and then pack back up and then wait in traffic to get back home.  Haha.  I was going to also list bug spray, but we needed that too.  Hopefully you got the idea... 

Anyway, this year they were just as beautiful as ever!  Sometimes, when we have "family things", I elect to leave my camera behind just because I find it difficult to be 100% present while behind the lens.  BUT, this year, with all the kids camped out on our new trampoline, and my promise to my rec & ed class, I set up my camera and had a lot of fun!  

Next year you should check them out, too!  You can even visit the fair beforehand, which is always fun.  

 

Here are a couple of my favorite images... 

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Best of 2017 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/12/best-of-2017 ...as I compile my best of images for 2017, I feel overcome with gratitude for all of my clients this year. I'm also thankful for friends and family for all their referrals and support!! My business would not have done as well as it did without each and every one of you.  💜💜💜

I have taken all the kind words on my images and reviews on here held them so close to my heart. See, what many of you may not know is that I almost gave up on this, at this exact time in 2016. After a year of a rough pregnancy and subsequent health issues, my business faded, and in this industry, if you don't stay IN, it's hard to stay busy. I was even more afraid of 2017 and what it would mean for my business.

BUT, some very special people believed in me and believed in my business... and I ended 2017 with one of my best years since I've been in business!! 2017 taught me a lot about myself. I made new clients (even made some new friends), and really pushed myself and my craft. 

I am SO thankful and my heart is so full. So thank you. Thank all of you for the likes, the follows, the comments and the referrals. My small business is growing and it's all owed to you. 

I can't wait to see what 2018 will bring. I hope to work with you all again soon, and hopefully meet some of your family and friends.  😎

Have a safe and happy New Year!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

 

 

here are some of my favorite reviews from this year, too!

"Charlotte is wonderful! She was super flexible for scheduling (and rescheduling when the weather was not cooperative), easy to work with and the pictures she gave us are priceless! She made a dreary cold day look so beautiful I can’t even believe it. thank you Charlotte!!!" -JA

 

"I loved my pictures and had a pretty great time working with you to create the terrific pictures that you took of me. Your sense of humor really helped set the mood for an outstanding photo session! Thanks!" -DS

 

"Thank you so much Charlotte for the amazing senior pictures of Grace! I would highly recommend Charolette Manning photography. She listened to all of our request and far exceeded our expectations. So pleased, wonderful work with attention to detail." -AP

 

"Charlotte's photos from our wedding turned out amazing. She made everyone feel comfortable the day of the wedding. Leading up to the wedding she answered all of my questions (and there were many) promptly and took great care in helping to plan our day. I would recommend Charlotte to anyone, and would love to work with her again!" -LG

 

"My fiancé and I just did engagement photos with Charlotte last Saturday! Not only did Charlotte make me feel super comfortable (I get anxious) but she also made the experience fun! We got our photo previews so quick and less than a week we got the rest of our photos! I love how fun and unique she made our photos and how excited we are for her to shoot our wedding!!!" -LR

 

"Charlotte's work is spectacular! Charlotte was my photographer at my wedding, and caught some really special moments. Charlotte also did my family pictures. Whatever the photography moment may be, Charlotte always makes it fun and relaxing. Charlotte has an eye for special moments. I love Charlotte's ideas when it comes to different ideas for pictures. My kids tend to be brats when it is time for pictures, like most, but Charlotte took the stress off of me, and took over. We actually got pictures back of our kids smiling! Charlotte is the photographer to choose. " -RG

 

 

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THANK YOU https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/12/thank-you

 

"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance"

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Dax | 1st Birthday https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/11/dax-1st-birthday Earlier this month I travelled to Howell, MI to capture a sweet little guys 1st birthday!!  I enjoy these type of events because it gives me a chance to wander and wait for candid moments.  It really teaches you how to be patient, especially if someone notices you and instantly tenses or smiles awkwardly haha.  If you wait long enough, people tend to forget you are there, and then BAM, they giggle or smile genuinely.  I LOVE these moments.  I enjoyed all of that in conjunction with getting to capture fun photos of the super cute fishing themed items at the party-- incredibly adorable!!  

 

Here are some of my favorite images from that day.  

 

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Abston Family - Dundee, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/11/abston-family After Michigan threw us a curveball full of wind and rain, the Abston Family and I rescheduled for an early morning session the following week... and man!!!  this was a fabulous decision!  As a photographer- the morning light (although cloudy-- hello natural diffusion aka clouds) was beautiful and we managed to work ahead of the rain coming through!  As a mom- it worked out well with the little ones being awake and attentive, instead of tired and hungry at the end of a day session!  I definitely hope to do another morning session like this one again!  

 

Jessica got in touch with me with an urgent need for photos for holiday cards, naturally I replied, I can do that!!   Even with the delay due to weather, I was able to deliver images within a week.  Thankfully, she made my job super easy and her family was so sweet and fun to work with-- I enjoyed every minute! 

 

For this session, I ventured to Dundee and we spent time outside in their backyard... what an amazing fall backdrop, I might add!!  I really enjoy sessions in a place thats comfortable for my clients, especially with little kids!!  It's easier for all of us to be able to capture them in their normal "habitat" and everyone seems a bit more at ease... it allows for so many more candid and relaxed images!

Curious to hear what she thought of the session experience and the final images?  She left me this review on Facebook:

"Charlotte is wonderful! She was super flexible for scheduling (and rescheduling when the weather was not cooperative), easy to work with and the pictures she gave us are priceless! She made a dreary cold day look so beautiful I can’t even believe it.  Thank you Charlotte!!!"

These are all important things to consider when it comes time to book your own session with me!  

Where would I be most comfortable?  Where would be the most convenient?  What kind of backdrop do I have available?  What time is best?

 

I look forward to more sessions with this family and others looking for a more "lifestyle" photography session!

 

Here are some of my favorite images from this session!

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CMP PHOTO SERIES | Print That Photo PART 3 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/10/print-that-photo-part-3 I have decided to do a three part series on printing images and why you should do it!  I often feel like I have to justify my reasoning for including prints and print credits in each of my collections, and so I decided a photo series/blog would explain why I want people to have photos, why I print my photos.  

Here is the first and second parts of the series on why you should Print That Photo.

 

HERE IS PART 3 OF THE SERIES

I wanted to spend this last part talking more about prints and labs and sizes-- all the details.  

This series has been about why you should print your photos.  I hope I have helped in persuading you to do just that and you're ready to order some of your images!  Now, when it comes time to order, sometimes clients are unsure on what size to print.  I have created a print size comparison to help make that a bit easier which you can see below.  

Also, here are my favorite sizes to print:

           WALL:  11x14

           TABLETOP: 8x10 and 5x7

You can see the full print size comparison in one of my previous blog posts here.  

 

Now, I was to take it one step further and say, print your photos WITH ME.  Here's why...

You work hard on coordinating outfits and looking your best.  Putting your best face forward.  I work hard on posing, lighting, and editing.  You pay me to give you great photographs!  There is no reason for all of that personal and monetary investment to go to waste when you decide to print images at a lab that doesn't print them correctly (or leave them on a hard drive if you still haven't printed your photos yet).  

This is why, as many of you know, I require print orders before I release digital downloads or send out a USB.  The requirement is small in comparison to the investment of the session, but I insist that all of my clients have at least a couple beautifully printed photographs.  I say that and some may wonder, why can't I print where I want to?!  

Let's set it up this way... say you have a car that needs a battery and has four flat tires.  So, you take it to a shop and get a new battery.  Then, to save money you decide to leave the flat tires.  Why?  Well, to save money and technically it runs, right?  It can go slow, right?  No, of course not.  You have to invest on every aspect to have a safe driving vehicle right?  Okay, maybe my analogies are kind of lame, but you get the idea.  If you are going to invest in a professional photography session, then you need to print your images beautifully.  No sense in leaving them on a hard drive or low-quality printing them.  You won't like them, I won't like them, no one will like them...don't sabotage your investment!  

I, just like you, want the photograph printed just as you prepared for and I created-- all the vibrant colors and all the details..  I don't want you to take the images and get a second rate print when you develop them at Walmart or Snapfish.  I know for a fact that they will come back off color, not as sharp and not nearly as high quality as my labs.  Not only that, but just as I stand behind every session and my images, I also stand behind every print and product I offer on my galleries-- if you are unhappy, let's make it right!  I can't do anything about the images you print somewhere else, and you often get what you pay for.  Also, the images you print as a lesser lab also represent ME, and MY work and business.  I cringe at the thought of horribly printed Walmart images being shown with my name attached.  

But don't worry, I have a solution... or a couple!  Here's a little bit of my personal experience with cheaper labs:  Snapfish prints a bit green or pink.  Shutterfly prints a bit washed out and yellow.  Sam's club prints very yellow and darker.  You get the idea...  First and foremost, I strongly encourage you to order from my gallery.  I offer credits and/or coupon codes with each gallery to help make this more affordable.  But, let's say your session was awhile ago, coupons were used or you just want to quickly print more... you can go to www.mpix.com and print!  They are a reputable consumer lab that will, at the very least, print better than most of the cheaper ones.  

 

Photographs capture the spirit of its subject.  Photographs preserve a memory.  Photographs can be handed down throughout generations.  Photographs serve as a token for a free ride back in time, and allow for sweet conversations with loved ones as they remember.  Photographs are the final product of your session, not something to skimp on.  

Professional, or candid...PRINT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.  PRINT AND SHARE YOUR MEMORIES.


 

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Fall Mini Session https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/10/fall-mini-session

 

Hey There!

Fall is the perfect time to book a session, not only for the colors but they are perfect for holiday cards and gifts!  Have you booked a session yet??  Don't stress-- there is still time to get your session done with me in time for the holidays!   

If you are interested, please email me today to reserve your spot!

 

Here are my available dates and times:

11/3 :  5:30pm, 6:00pm

11/4 :  5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm

11/5 : 5:30pm, 6:00pm

 

These dates will go quickly, so don't hesitate!

If you would like to book a session but cannot make any of these times work, I do offer 20% off booking pricing to all returning clients AND referred clients.  

 

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CMP PHOTO SERIES | Print That Photo PART 2 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/10/cmp-photo-series-print-that-photo-part-2 I have decided to do a three part series on printing images and why you should do it!  I often feel like I have to justify my reasoning for including prints and print credits in each of my collections, and so I decided a photo series/blog would explain why I want people to have photos, why I print my photos.  

Here is the first part of the series on why you should Print That Photo.

HERE IS PART 2 OF THE SERIES

My mom and dad were married in the summer of 1985.  My mom had an absolutely stunning lace dress, one that would is most certainly back in style today. My dad wore white, and looked dapper from head to toe.  How do I know this, you ask?  I've seen beautiful and well preserved wedding photographs in wedding albums!!  

I'm so thankful for the images I have of their wedding day.  There's something so sweet about seeing your parents in love and happy on the day they married.  Before kids and life, and in my case, death.  These photographs have become incredible keepsakes, not only for me and my sister but for our children.  My oldest loved seeing grandma in her pretty white dress.  

I really loved showing my mom the photos I had and hearing about her day.  It was a special moment I will carry in my heart forever, and it most definitely wouldn't have happened had I not had those printed photographs.  

She told me about her day, about her aunts being silly, and even how my cousin captured some of the images.  Just thinking back to it now makes my heart all warm and fuzzy.  

My parents wedding photographer was Mike Schleyer.  He is their cousin and my second cousin (I think?)-- hooray for big family trees! Haha.  His images are incredible and I am in awe of his talent and so thankful for his work.  Can you imagine, in the age of film only- how much talent and technique it would have taken to capture in-focus, well exposed and composed images?!  Today, we can shoot, look, and reshoot if necessary.  We have cameras that tell us when the image needs focusing or adjustments for exposure.  Heck, you can even put your camera in auto mode (I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS) and capture decent images.  Film photographers are the real MVP's of the world of photography!   If you really want to dig deep into the photography world, I highly encourage you to venture into film photography.  The learning curve is a bit more difficult, but it gives you an incredible opportunity to really understand how a camera works, and how film is developed, and how prints are made.  I am so thankful for my time in college learning all of this-- it is invaluable!  

Speaking of his technique... did you know... he used a glass to capture the one image of my mom and the other of both my parents, with the white bokeh effect?!  My mom said he legit put a glass against his lens and captured the imaged through it.  So much creativity!!  

**I wanted to reiterate... these images are from Mike Schleyer, I only watermarked the images I took of his photos (that seems like a mouthful), so they cannot be reproduced without his consent**

Photographs capture the spirit of its subject.  Photographs preserve a memory.  Photographs can be handed down throughout generations.  Photographs serve as a token for a free ride back in time, and allow for sweet conversations with loved ones as they remember.

Professional, or candid...PRINT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.  PRINT AND SHARE YOUR MEMORIES.


 

 

 

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Senior Portrait Experience https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/9/senior-portrait-experience ann arbor senior portrait photographer

 

I am now booking for fall Senior Portrait Experiences for all 2018 Seniors!!

Please inquire for details but here's the gist of it...

 

2-3 hour session $350 within 30 miles of Ann Arbor, $400 elsewhere

-no limit on poses, outfits or locations (but drive time is included in overall session time!)

-all edited images are placed on a gallery for viewing, sharing and print ordering... once you order prints, ALL of the images are yours to keep!

 

$50 print credit on print order of $150 or more  

 

 

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Grace {2018 Senior} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/9/grace-2018-senior Earlier this month I traveled to Waterford, MI to spend some time with a 2018 Senior!  

 

We went to this super amazing park-- like, legit a dreamy place that ANY photographer would love!!  I don't even know the name, but it was like a mini town complete with a vintage gas station and even a train on tracks!!  We spent a couple of hours there, and to be honest, I think I could have spent all day there with my camera.  I hope to return there again some time soon!

Grace was a blast to hang out with, and as the session progressed, she really opened up in front of the camera.  She was truly a stunning and funny person to have in front of my camera and I enjoyed every second of it.  I'm glad she was up for any ideas on posing or going here there and everywhere in this park, and I have no doubt having a personality like that will get her far in life.  Congrats on being (almost) done with high school, Grace, and best wishes in your college years!  

 

Here are some of my favorite images from our session experience together.  

 

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Jason & Laura https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/9/jasonandlaura In August, I had the pleasure of capturing a wedding in the Howell/Brighton area.  I first connected with the bride back in November when she booked her wedding with me.  I had fun talking with her via email over the summer while she planned and wrapped up the timeline and such.  

I had such a fun time throughout the day capturing Jason and Laura's day, alongside their family and friends.  I enjoyed hearing about their love story through the eyes of the Matron of Honor, the Best Man and the brides mother during their speeches! You can tell they are so very loved by many and their love for each other is beautiful and incredibly sweet.  I captured a few moments of them taking each other by the hand or whispering throughout the night and the sweet smiles as they were finally married.  Can you tell I'm a sucker for love?? 

The church was incredibly beautiful with great natural light and outdoor space for photos.  My absolute favorite part about it though was the choir loft!  That is hands down my favorite place to take photos during a wedding ceremony.  From there, I have a great view of the entire place and the altar.  Which proved to invaluable when it came time for the *epic kiss* and three people filled the aisle trying to get a photo.  I'm not sure my photo would have been any good had I been in the aisle waiting for it. 

For those of you attending a wedding here's a PSA-- I know your camera is so great and you just love photos and the important parts of a wedding, but really, sometimes you get in the way, so sit down and respect the photographer-- I'm sure the bride and groom will thank you!! I will thank you haha!

The reception was held at Crystal Gardens in Howell, and oh my gosh it was a beautiful place!  The rain continued to come and go all day, and so the elegance of the reception hall proved to be invaluable!!  When you first walk in, there is a stunning staircase and I just knew it would make a perfect spot for photos, especially with the large window on the side of it. 

While I would have loved more time with just the two of them for bridal portraits, the bride is always right and she expressed to me the necessity of being done with wedding duties and on to the dance floor by 8:45-- which we managed and I had a lot of fun playing around with my camera techniques while capturing the fun and dancing since it meant so much to her!

 

Anyway, enough gushing about love and pretty venues....Here are some of my favorite images of the day!

 

 

 

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Adam & Lindsey {Engagement} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/9/adam-lindsey-engagement I had so much fun shooting this session at Big Portage Lake!  The future groom's parents have a lake house there and it was such a beautiful place to go for an engagement session!  I had been looking forward to it for weeks and it did not disappoint!!  These two were hilarious and I enjoyed their banter and giggles throughout the session.

This couple was so fun to be around and I am so excited for their wedding next year at Frutig Farms - The Valley in Ann Arbor, MI next July!  

It's so great to be able to get some fun shots by the water and sand; I have always been envious of the photographers who shoot by the ocean and their endlessly romantic photos on the shoreline.  I don't think I give Michigan enough credit, considering we're surrounded by lakes and beaches!! 

I will definitely be planning some more sessions next year to take place around the great lakes... if anyone is interested ;-)

 

 

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Missy {Dog Portrait} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/9/missy-dog-portrait Earlier this summer I had some fun capturing photos of a sweet dog!  We went to Nature Park in Milan, MI which is just south of Ann Arbor.  

Missy was such an adorable dog, and I didn't realized how much of a personality dogs can have!  haha.  

I've never done a session like this, but I really had fun.  Afterwards, I created a couple fun "double exposure" type photos in photoshop just for fun.  

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Newsletter // Issue 4 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/9/newsletter---issue-4 CMP will be publishing weekly newsletters!  Newsletter content will vary each week but look for photography tips and tricks, latest work and updates, and email subscribers will receive exclusive promotional information before social media-- so be sure to subscribe!

 

Newsletter #4 is out now!  This newsletter is FULL of promotions so be sure to check it out!

Lots of great information about promotions like my updated rewards program and exclusive pricing for referrals.  

Newsletter Issue 4

 

*if you have requested to be added to the email list recently when signing in to a gallery, you will be added by this weekend!  If you have not received an email confirmation, please let me know.  

 

 

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Print Size Comparison https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/8/print-size-comparison My print sale ends tonight at midnight, so I’m sure some of you are looking at purchasing prints before it expires!! Use the code SS25OFF at checkout to save 25% off on your prints!  This coupon code is valid through 9/1/17!

Are you unsure on what size to print your images at?? I have updated my print size comparison chart to help!

my personal favorite is 11×14. I even have a collage wall with many 11×14 prints that works great! 8×10 is so 90’s 

You’ll be able to see my collage wall and more information on print sizing with my last installment on the print your photo series I’m doing.

 

Not sure what the Print Your Photo Series is?  Here’s my first blog post.

 

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Aspen {Children's Portrait} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/8/aspen-is-1 My own little babe turned one today... it's crazy she has been here a whole year already!!  She is the sweetest and happiest little thing.  Her personality is hilarious and so sweet.  She's a Mama's Girl who's easy going like her Daddy.  She rocked a mohawk for most of her babyhood, and I strongly considered hawking it up of this shoot but I decided not to.  Although, you can see her "rat tail" that I refuse to cut off. haha.  So, there's that... haha.

We had fun yesterday creating beautiful portraits while she was dressed in her pretty dress from her great grandmother... some even included CAKE!  Don't worry Grandma, the cake came out fine in the wash!  I promise!  ;-)

 

Here are some of my favorite photos from yesterday.  

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CMP PHOTO SERIES | Print That Photo PART I https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/8/cmp-photo-series-print-that-photo1 I have decided to do a three part series on printing images and why you should do it!  I often feel like I have to justify my reasoning for including prints and print credits in each of my collections, and so I decided a photo series/blog would explain why I want people to have photos, why I print my photos.  

Here is the first part of the series on why you should Print That Photo.

 

Bear with me, this is a long post.  

 

AUGUST 20th.  Happy Birthday, Dad.

For me, birthdays of my family are always fun.  I spend hours planning their day.  I decorate with all the balloons and streamers and banners I can find, including the same hideous and shiny one with HAPPY BIRTHDAY in balloon rainbow letters that I use every birthday. I make breakfast.  I stuff the same, half burned, pastel colored candle I use year after year into that same breakfast (usually waffles or pancakes), and rush to wake them up singing Happy Birthday.  I video record my awful singing and their excited and confused looks as I wake them up.  Then I throw the breakfast aside and usher them, in all their bed-head glory, to the living room where they see the decorations and their gifts.  I spend hours planning their day and how to make them feel special.  Flowers or balloons and favorite candy for the girls.  Small gift and candy for my son.  I take coffee and my husbands favorite candy to his work.  I make them their favorite dinner.  I bake them a two layered cake and decorate it, every year.  Birthdays are special and they are special.  (and yes, I capture it all in photographs)

But, there's always one birthday that I just can't bring myself to enjoy.  August 20th, my dad's birthday. Today is always a tough day for me... granted it tends to be easier than the anniversary date of his death, but it doesn't feel like any other birthday I celebrate. Today, my dad would have been 61.  He was a Pilot Captain for Zantop / Kitty Hawk.  He was in the US Army, where he enjoyed paratrooping.  He was patient, confident, straight-forward, and compassionate.  He was outrageously tall and thin-- so much so that he used to duck when going through different rooms at home.  He loved to dance and make silly faces. He was my best friend; when I'd get off the bus after school, I'd often find him downstairs working on the biplane he was building.  He'd let me talk for hours about my life and was incredibly patient with me as I blabbered on about my worries and feelings as an eleven and twelve year old girl.  He had this incredible ability to bring calmness, confidence and happiness to any situation.

My dad was the king of duck tape, just as he was the king of making do with what he had.  During his memorial service, duck tape and that one time he tried to make our pool a heated one had the entire church (filled with hundreds of people) laughing.  Curious? Well, so we had an above ground pool that he installed when I was a kid, probably 9 or 10.  Apparently one summer day he thought it was too cold to swim comfortably in.  SO, he decided to run a tube of water from the pool filter, through the grill, and then back into the pool once it was heated.  I'm not really sure on the details, nor am I really sure if it worked, but our pool was still standing until the late 2000's so I know it didn't end too poorly.  

My father was strict with my sister and I, often having us do pushup and sit-ups as consequences for bad behavior.  We respected our elders and we were taught to Never Give Up.  He taught me to be observant, to stand up for whats right, and to always put family first.  He taught me that two lies (one to deny a mistake, and two being the lie to cover it up) is always worse than just telling the truth the first time.  He taught me so many things that have shaped my character still today, even though he's been gone longer than he was here at this point.  

One thing he did not teach me though, was how to live without him. My dad passed away in 1999 when I was only twelve years old.  It was a whirlwind week in February.  He went from having a stomach ache, to terminal lung cancer, to his passing in all of a weeks time.  It was the most devastating event of my entire life and losing someone so important in my life has left me with so much pain even to this day.  

There is a reason I am sharing all of this with you.  I want you to feel this with me and to see photographs as I do.  I want you to understand the importance, as someone who is on the other side of death and grief.  I want you to recognize how much these photographs bring me peace.  

Today, is the eighteenth birthday that I haven't been able to enjoy with him.  I don't have my father here, and this day is just another reminder of that.  It sucks.  The only thing tangible I have of my dad are his jean jacket, his favorite blanket (or remnants of it), and photographs.  They all bring me comfort on days like today, but its the photos that keep my heart from sinking into the dark sea of grief and despair.  These photographs are proof that the moments and memories are still here after all this time.  He is not, but these sweet moments from my birth to before his passing, they have given me so much hope and peace throughout life.   Year after year, and birthday after birthday, these photographs remain as my most prized possessions he ever left for me.  

I have so many photographs that my grandmother has given me over the years.  Some from when my dad was a child; I have all of his school photos!  I have photos of him in his Army uniform and from the early days of his young adult life.  I have photos of him and my mom before kids and then even more with two little blondes added into the mix.  

 

The photos of him before me, I love to look at and wonder about who he was then-- luckily my Aunt and my grandma have helped with a lot of that.  Was he into politics or fashion trends?  What was his favorite type of music?  Did he have a lot of friends and what did he do for fun?  These photographs have been conversation starters and lifeboats full of memories and laughter through this sometimes endless sea of grief.  

The photos of my family; my dad, my mom, my sister and I at our home in Dexter.  There are some that were captured before I can remember like of me as a baby and young tot.  Then there are those photos that have seemed to stop so many fun memories in time.  It's these that are my favorite because they are proof that my dad was just as amazing as I remember him to be.  Just as shooting a flare while lost at sea brings hope to those in a lifeboat waiting to be found, these photographs bring hope and peace throughout this sometimes tumultuous sea of grief.  

It is imperative for me to note that there is something so calming and connecting when you hold photographs that hold memories of your loved ones.  It's incredibly special to be able to sit in your grandmothers living room and flip through a huge stack of photographs she has given you.  So many times, photographs have brought me to tears or made me laugh.  Sometimes they have left me with questions or reminded me of how I was feeling in that moment.

 

Technology has gotten us so many great things in today's world, but it has also left us with a huge barrier in human interaction, and in family traditions.  Oftentimes these moments get stored on some hard drive, or posted on social media for people to see for a moment.  Social media may not be here forever, and hard drives crash.  You are doing yourself and your family a disservice in leaving these images in the digital world.

All of the photos both of my dad as a child, and myself as a child, I can now share them with my children.  I can show them who their grandpa was and show my youngest how she has her grandpas chin.  I can show them what it looked like when my dad grew up, and when I grew up. I can show them the memories and I can save them until I am ready to pass them down, just as my grandmother has done for me.  I can hang them in a frame or leave them in my grandmothers vintage frame and place it on a shelf for anyone who visits my home to see.  Can your hard drive do that?  

Photographs capture the spirit of its subject.  Photographs preserve a memory.  Photographs can be handed down throughout generations.  Photographs can bring your loved ones peace when that's all they have left of you. 

 

Professional, or candid...PRINT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.  PRINT AND SHARE YOUR MEMORIES.


 

 

 

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CMP // Newsletter 3 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/8/cmp---newsletter-3 CMP will be publishing weekly newsletters!  Newsletter content will vary each week but look for photography tips and tricks, latest work and updates, and email subscribers will receive exclusive promotional information before social media-- so be sure to subscribe!

 

Newsletter #3 is out now!  

Lots of great information about promotions like my updated rewards program and exclusive pricing for referrals.  

Newsletter Issue 3

 

 

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Summer Lifestyle Session | How to Prepare https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/8/summer-lifestyle-session-how-to-prepare Hey there! Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about outfit choices and props for lifestyle sessions, so I created a quick how-to prepare: lifestyle sessions. Since each season here in Michigan offers different colors as a backdrop, I will be doing these for each season. These tips will work for any summer lifestyle session such as families, maternity, children, seniors and even engagements. 

 

I created a PDF with lots of helpful tips and tricks to help prepare you for your summer lifestyle session!  Included in the PDF: what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect before during and after the shoot! 

 

Check out all the tips here

 

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Sarah Business Headshots {Sneak Peek} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/7/sarah-business-headshots-sneak-peek I had fun last night Downtown Milan, Michigan capturing some photos of Sarah for her business headshots. I'm pretty sure I even made some lame jokes about Pikachu dancing around Tolan Square but hey, anything for a genuine photo!  haha.  

 

Here is a sneak peek of her session! 

 

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Goodburn Family Portraits {Sunset Session} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/7/goodburn-family-portraits-sunset-session This past Sunday I was in Milan, MI capturing memories for a super awesome family at Wilson Park.  It was a fun sunset session and reminiscent too, considering the couple had their wedding there (Milan Senior Center) in 2015!  

 

I absolutely LOVE sunset sessions; the light is so pretty and this particular location was so amazing with all of the trees.  The way the light speckled its way through the trees and left a golden glow to all of the images had me all sorts of excited!  

The next day I actually took my kids to the library and then stopped at Wilson Park before heading home.  SIDENOTE: Milan is a really small town!  You can pay your taxes, water bill, stop at the library and the park all within a few minutes and a couple steps haha.  Anyway, while letting the kids play and pushing the baby in the swing I noticed two BEAUTIFUL and large weeping willow trees!!  :::insert heart eyes emoji here::: and I would absolutely love to go back and photograph another sunset session there!  I am running my annual sunset session sale that I run every year, if anyone is interested!  $150 1 hour session in Milan or surrounding areas at sunset.  All images available for viewing on private gallery, free downloaded images and print release.  

Contact me to set up your session today!

 

Here is a sneak peek of their session!!

 

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CoMilan Headshots {Sneak Peek} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/7/comilan-headshots-sneak-peek I had an awesome time yesterday evening capturing head shots in Milan!  The head shot session was for CoMilan members and non-members; CoMilan is a coworking space located Downtown Milan, Michigan.  To learn more about CoMilan, you can visit their website here.  

We first started Downtown Milan over in Tolan Square, with a vintage mural as a backdrop as well as a variation of bricks!  It was really humid and sticky; I thought I had jinxed us for rain, but everyone still managed great smiles and no rain!! After capturing images for a bit outside, we moved into the back conference room at CoMilan; it was a large space with great lighting!  

Myself and my assistant, Shanna (view her website here), had a great time getting to know everyone and capturing everyone as they relaxed and had more fun in front of the camera.  Shanna and I have worked together a couple times now and even went to college together.  Whenever I need a second shooter, she's my go to lady!  

Here is a sneak peek from last nights session!

 

 

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CMPedu -- HEADSHOTS | How to Prepare https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/7/headshots-how-to-prepare I thought I'd create a short list of how to prepare for professional headshots!  

 

You can see the PDF here 

 

Here is some of my headshot work:

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) ann arbor business dundee headshot mi milan natural light photography photographer portrait portraits https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/7/headshots-how-to-prepare Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:56:09 GMT
Newsletter // Issue 2 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/7/newsletter---issue-2 CMP will be publishing weekly newsletters!  Newsletter content will vary each week but look for photography tips and tricks, latest work and updates, and email subscribers will receive exclusive promotional information before social media-- so be sure to subscribe!

 

Newsletter #2 is out now!  

Lots of great information about promotions like my updated rewards program and exclusive pricing for referrals.  

Newsletter Issue 2

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CMPedu -- Fourth of July https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/6/cmpedu----fourth-of-july Hey Everyone!

With the 4th of July right around the corner, and my new CMPedu blog posts, I decided to make my first post about how to capture fireworks this coming weekend!!  It can be really stressful trying to photograph fireworks because its so dark and by the time your camera focuses correctly on the firework, its gone!  Here are a couple of tips to help you out!!


Tips on How to Capture Fireworks

  • put your camera on a tripod!  If you don't have a tripod, you can use anything that is stationary (and safe to set your camera on!)
  • if you have a remote, use it, or at the very least have the delay on to minimize movement
  • shoot in RAW (you should always shoot in RAW, for best quality)
  • choose a low ISO (100 or 200 max) , the higher you go, the more grain there will be
  • do not use a flash, unless you want a little bit of light in the foreground, such as trees/objects to help frame your photo
  • use your camera to focus in on the general area where the fireworks will be and choose a smaller f-stop (at least f11) to make it easier to focus *do not use auto focus
  • adjust camera settings (in MANUAL MODE!) as the show goes on to get the desired effect (want trails of the fireworks-- lower shutter speed (1/2 second or slower), want stop action-- speed up shutter) 

 

Basic setting to start:

ISO 100 

SHUTTER SPEED 1/25 or even slower down to 1 second

APERTURE F11 up to F22

 


 

 

Wondering what CMPedu is all about???  You can visit my CMPedu page to learn more about it!  Almost every household has a digital camera, and I have the extensive knowledge on how to make it work to your benefit, so why not share??  

 

I am offering individual mentoring sessions and/or video conferencing as part of my mentoring program.  I'm also open to a group fun night or photo walk, shoot me an email if you'd like to set something up!  

 

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) mi ann arbor ann arbor wedding photographer ann arbor wedding photography metro detroit wedding photographer michigan family photographer michigan wedding photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/6/cmpedu----fourth-of-july Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:06:42 GMT
Newsletter // Issue 1 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/6/newsletter---issue-1 CMP will be publishing weekly newsletters!  Newsletter content will vary each week but look for photography tips and tricks, latest work and updates, and email subscribers will receive exclusive promotional information before social media-- so be sure to subscribe!

 

Here is our first ever newsletter!

Newsletter Issue 1

 

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Austin {9} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/austin-7 Austin turned 7 this past fall and while he started off a bit shy in front of the camera, it didn't take long for him to start relaxing a bit!  

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI ann arbor lifestyle photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/austin-7 Tue, 23 May 2017 17:39:22 GMT
Savannah {6} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/savannah-6 Here is Savannah ~  I love her spunk and confidence.  She is so easy to capture candidly, because she just moves and dances her way through the frame.  

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI ann arbor lifestyle photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/savannah-6 Tue, 23 May 2017 17:34:34 GMT
Legacy Art https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/legacy-art Want a better way to turn your memories into art instead of just hanging many photos all over your walls?! (not that there's anything wrong with that!  You should see my entry wall - ha!)  

I am now offering the unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind art piece based on your session images (or any prints even, especially if someone has passed).  This art piece will be created with you, your family, your likes and even a favorite song in mind.  I will have a questionnaire for you to fill out so I can create something that is uniquely you.  

This art piece would be great to give to someone for their birthday or holiday (hey, Mother's Day is coming up!) or you can even create a piece in memory of a loved one who has passed. 

Need some artwork to compliment the design of your home?  You can also use this to create one large, custom art piece created by me.  Instead of the prints below

Here are the details:

$250 for a one-of-a-kind LEGACY ART piece and your investment comes with...

-one custom print based on your questionnaire, photo will be at my artistic discretion but 2 proofing edits will be permitted by client; multiple images will be presented before final print direction is selected

-private gallery for proofing and sharing image

-(1) 11x14 print on foam core, (1) 8x10 and (2) 5x7 prints  or  (1) 24x36 print 

-downloaded image with print release

-50% off coupon code to print through me

 

These custom pieces are perfect for clients looking for a more artistic approach to my photography!

As everyone knows... I am so good to my family, friends and previous clients.... $75 off to you if you fall into one of those categories!   Legacy art will also become part of wedding and lifestyle collections starting this June!!

Here is an example of an image I created in memory of my father who passed when I was 12.  

This image was created from a combination of old photographs my grandmother sent me, as well as a few photos I had taken in recent years.  

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI ann arbor lifestyle photographer ann arbor wedding photographer composite photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/legacy-art Sun, 07 May 2017 15:03:03 GMT
Madison {2} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/madison-2 Madison is quite the spunky little girl-- I know -- she's mine!  

She loves trains and dirt.  Plus climbing and dressing up.  

Here are some photos from this past fall of our sweet girl.  

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI ann arbor lifestyle photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/madison-2 Thu, 04 May 2017 17:16:04 GMT
Aspen {Newborn} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/aspen-newborn Aspen is our sweet little babe.  She was born at the end of August, and I'm just now getting around to posting her newborn photos ::gasp:: 

 

My personal favorite is her soft wispy hair... enjoy!

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/5/aspen-newborn Mon, 01 May 2017 18:40:27 GMT
Air Zoo -- Portage Michigan https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/4/air-zoo----portage-michigan The other day, my son asked me what my favorite possession was... it took awhile for him to realize my answer couldn't be hims and his sisters, since I do not possess them. I love them dearly, but they are not my possessions.  ANYWAY, once that was cleared up, he guess "airplanes?"  Well, again, I unfortunately I do not possess any airplanes haha.  However, he knows me well enough to know that next up was my camera!  That instance really made me giggle, and it fits perfectly with my latest blog post!  A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went to Portage Michigan to visit the Air Zoo!  Here are some of my favorite shots!!  I have a special affinity for the badges or "insignia" on the fuselages and tail-- as you will see on my photos.  

This was an AMAZING experience, and fun for the whole family.  I encourage anyone who loves airplanes (or even space, or war history) to check it out!  I loved the atmosphere; while it was low-light in many situations, their spotlights made for very fun images!

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/4/air-zoo----portage-michigan Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:57:51 GMT
Lifestyle Sessions https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/4/lifestyle-sessions With it being spring and sometimes chilly, I decided to offer in-home lifestyle sessions for families in the Ann Arbor area (Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Milan, Ypsilanti).  

This session sale includes a couple prints and I come to your home-- which takes a little stress out of the situation!!  Especially those with little ones!  Candid photography is my favorite, so this is the perfect way for me to explore my passion and capture your little ones {and their fun personalities} in their natural habitat.  

 

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer michigan wedding photographer natural light natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/4/lifestyle-sessions Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:08:04 GMT
Sunset Special https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/4/sunset-special Okay, Okay... so maybe this weather has me a bit overzealous... BUT, I decided to bring back the sunset special even earlier this year!  I have been doing these for a couple years now and I love them!  

 

Here are the details:

$150 

1 hour session

Milan, MI

includes: photos downloaded straight from the gallery to your desktop, with print release

 

I am only offering these in Milan MI, unless a suitable location in Ann Arbor is discussed (a travel fee of $50 may apply). 

The sessions times for these will be at 5:30pm on Friday's and 6pm on Sunday's.  ONLY these times are available.  I am available for a full-price session any other time, though!  promotion valid until 9/30/17.

Please check out my promotions page for other promotional options for sessions!

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/4/sunset-special Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:06:49 GMT
Fendt Family Fall 2016 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/2/fendt-family-fall-2016 I had fun with my sister and her family this past fall for their family session.  I captured these images right before sunset in Milan, MI.  We were hoping for more of a sunset session --but with some skill and experience in all lighting situations-- I made it work!  They of course made my job easy and you can tell they are pretty comfortable in front of my camera after having me capture their special moments for years.  It's always nice to have people at ease during their sessions, it makes the images so much more real and candid, which is why I LOVE repeat clients and continuing a relationship with the people and families I photograph.  Trusting your photographer is imperative for a good session.  :-)

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer michigan wedding photographer natural light natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/2/fendt-family-fall-2016 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:32:29 GMT
Jason & Laura {Engagement} January 2017 https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/2/jason-laura-engagement-january-2017 Here are some final images from the session I did last month at Gallup Park, in Ann Arbor MI.  I previously posted a sneak peek of their session and you can see that here.  It wasn't too chilly for a January afternoon, which was nice-- thank you Michigan!!  

I'm very excited for their August wedding, and the much warmer weather that's for sure! 

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor Wedding Photography Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer family portrait michigan wedding photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/2/jason-laura-engagement-january-2017 Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:45:16 GMT
Blue Angels Air Show -- Yankee Air Museum https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/blue-angels-air-show----yankee-air-museum Here's a little bit of an "about me" post!!  To mix it up between the professional sessions... 

Anyway, most of my clients know that I am a HUGE fan of airplanes, more specifically, World War II planes and the United States Navy Blue Angels.  The Blue Angels come to Yankee Air Museum every couple of years, it's called the Thunder Over Michigan.  I was going through my catalog and realized these images would be fun to share from their visit in August 2015.  They are also coming back this year 2017 and I HIGHLY recommend going to it if you can!!  My family and I will be there in September, along with my camera ready to capture my favorite aircraft in action!  I don't know if I'm allowed to do this, but here's a link to their site if you want to go-- NO, I receive nothing if you purchase -- I just love to share the experience!  

As for how my love developed, my father was a pilot and worked out of (now Yankee Air Museum) for both Kitty Hawk and Zantop.  He was a cargo pilot, and once I got to ride in the jump seat of his 747 to Newark, NJ on Take Your Daughter to Work Day.  I remember that day so vividly.. we spent alllll day (okay, okay, I was probably around 9 or 10, it FELT like all day haha) waiting for his beeper to go off so we could go on a flight!  I was certain the call wasn't going to come through as the day went on, but sure enough it did!!  I remember we hustled to the airport in his blue and white GMC truck, when we got there, him and his co-pilot filled my grape colored coat pockets with Jolly Ranchers and bought me some grape juice and Ritz Bits cracker sandwiches out of the vending machine.  I remember hobbling from the small airport to the plane, and struggling with those full pockets until sitting comfortably in the jump seat.  For those of you who don't know, the jump seat is typically a seat that flips down to accommodate certain individuals who wish to ride along on the flight in the cockpit but are not essential flight personnel.  As a young one, my feet didn't touch the ground and I remember struggling to get comfortable as they fell asleep just dangling haha.  After eating my crackers, candy and drinking my grape juice, I fell asleep for a bit-- so much excitement for a young one!! After awhile, I remember being woken up by my dad-- we were flying at night and could see comet Hale-Bopp!!  It was truly an amazing experience and I spent many years playing in airport hangars and inside cargo planes.  Through those connections at the airport and various experiences that really helped me fall so deeply in love with aviation.  It was through one of those connections that we got to meet the Blue Angels before their show, one extremely foggy morning at the airport.  I remember that first show and how amazing I thought it was.  It was that show, and all the other aviation exposure that has stuck with me so for many years and I enjoy their shows just as much as that one so many years ago!  

Okay, enough of my stroll down memory lane... here are some photos from the 2015 Thunder Over Michigan show!  

 

I have included a couple of the US Navy Blue Angels and some historical aircraft, including my absolute favorite-- the P-51 Mustang (you'll see that one in the shot of it with the F-100 Super Sabre).  The F-1oo is a supersonic jet fighter and it flew with the P-51 Mustang as part of their Heritage Flight Program honoring different eras in flight by flying together in formation at an air show.  That in itself was a part of history to capture!! I hope to add the maneuvers and aircraft in each photo at some point but for now, you just get the images.  

It was particularly hazy that day due to intense heat and humidity, so some of the images show that, especially as the show went on... all the more reason to capture more this September!  Hope to see you there!  

-Charlotte

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI Thunder Over Michigan Air Show US Navy Blue Angels Yankee Air Museum ann arbor family photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/blue-angels-air-show----yankee-air-museum Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:19:15 GMT
Caitlin and Daniel {Sunset Session} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/caitlin-and-daniel-sunset-session Here is another one of my clients who has hired me over the years!  Daniel's smile is infectious and Caitlin is really at ease in front of the camera, so they make my job so easy (and fun!).    One of my favorite parts of photographing Daniel has to be his energy.  He is definitely one to be on the go, which means a lot of opportunity for candid expressions and smiles.  I know sometimes parents (aka: me! haha) get anxious and frustrated when children would rather run around than sit for a photo, but I personally LOVE it.  Such an awesome opportunity to photograph a child in their natural essence-- it makes photos SO much better!!  

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/caitlin-and-daniel-sunset-session Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:34:23 GMT
{J} Fall Photo Session https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/-j-fall-photo-session I love photographing this kid!!  Him and his mom have been clients of mine for a couple years now, and they are both SO photogenic.  I really enjoy repeat clients because it allows me the opportunity to see how they have changed as the years pass!  This year, J picked his own outfit and I think it was a pretty stellar one at that!  He looked so sophisticated!!  LOVE IT!

 

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Sweetheart Session https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/sweetheart-session Love is in the air!  With engagement season still hanging around, the hopeless romantic in me is hoping to capture some newly engaged couples with this new promotion.  OR, cute little love muffin kiddos...squishy babies... or even those fun-loving couples (married or not!).  Just grab your sweet heart and meet me at your home for a 60 minute indoor session or we can meet outside for a 45 minute session at an Ann Arbor (or Milan, Saline areas!) park to capture a fun, cuddly (and hopefully snow-covered, come on Michigan!!) session! 

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor Wedding Photography Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer ann arbor wedding photographer family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer michigan wedding photographer milan wedding photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/sweetheart-session Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:59:34 GMT
Hello There! https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/hello-there Hello there!  Just incase you're new to Charlotte Manning Photography -- it is ENGAGEMENT season after all!! -- why not take a look at some of my client reviews first!  Most of my new visitors happen to be referral from my previous clients, which I LOVE.. but, if you were not a referral, my reviews are a GREAT place to start.  :-)

 

 

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Jason & Laura {Engagement} Ann Arbor, MI https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/jason-laura-engagement-ann-arbor-mi I had a great time yesterday at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI capturing this fun couple!  I was so happy to quickly realize that they are both photogenic.  Jason and Laura were great sports-- bearing the cold, okay FREEZING, weather!!  Of course the couple really wanted snow and Michigan just can't get it's act together.... but, I still think the overcast skies (PERFECT LIGHTING-- natural light diffusion at its best!) and chillier temperatures made for a romantic and fun session. 

To say that I am excited for their wedding in August is a HUGE understatement!  It's going to a blast and I'm so thrilled to see her wedding come together, as I heard a little bit of detail yesterday.  Some close-up shots of her beautiful and traditional ROSE GOLD (AHHHH!!!) solitaire will be fun!  Can you just feel the excitement?!  Haha.

Okay, okay... that's enough for now.... here is their sneak peek from their engagement session!

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI ann arbor engagement photographer ann arbor wedding photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography wedding photographer https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2017/1/jason-laura-engagement-ann-arbor-mi Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:29:20 GMT
Miles {Professional Headshot} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/miles-professional-headshot Professional head shots are very interesting sessions for me...if you think about it, you only have a certain set of poses that the subject can have and often times there are actual constraints on poses, images sizes and background.  These sessions take quite a bit of planning; natural light versus flash/umbrellas, backgrounds and specific posing.  Not to mention everyone has a good side --or so they think.  I find these to be really fun because you learn a lot about someone and its very cool to see your subject become more comfortable in front of the camera as the session goes on.  I'm pretty sure all of the amazing shots take at least 15 minutes into the session, unless you have a subject who LOVES the camera.  Miles, thankfully, was easy in front of the camera which made him incredibly easy to photograph!  Here is a sneak peek from his ultra hip (necessary for the music industry!) session.  

 

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{L} is ONE! & CAKE SMASH https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/-l-is-one-cake-smash When it comes to little ones, sometimes traveling to their home is easiest when trying to capture them in a more natural and candid atmosphere.  Baby Levi was no different and of course all of the natural light in the kitchen made for a perfect photo session spot for his cake smash!!  

Cake smash sessions are still one of my most favorite sessions when it comes to kiddos.  I really enjoy their reactions to the cake-- both YUM! and EWW! prove to be equally entertaining.  To me, it also starts a transition from a squishy little baby to a curious toddler ready to take on the world.  Of course, any serious adventure through life should start with CAKE!  

Enjoy!

 

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{L} Newborn https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/-l-is-one Newborn photo sessions are some of the sessions that actually make me nervous.  Maybe it's because I'm a mom and newborns are nerve-wracking (haha) or because it is one area where I question my abilities.  I only say that because at this point, I really truly enjoy candid and traditional photos...ones where I can utilize natural light and giggles.  However, in today's trend, newborn photos are so much more involved with babies in wraps and poses and baskets... ahh!  

In my own way, I try to tie in some of these trendy elements while still keeping true to my photography style -- one that can capture baby, parents, and even the new nursery -- more of a capturing of an entire (true) lifestyle change that is brought by a sweet little newborn.  I hope these images convey that.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Dincecco Anniversary https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/dincecco-anniversary This couple was celebrating 45 years together at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor Michigan.  I enjoyed spending a few hours with them and their family to capture photos of their wedding anniversary.  It was a very welcoming bunch and I really enjoyed the photographs from their wedding, 45 years prior!  What a treasure!!

 

You can see their review of my work here.  The entry is #18.  

 

Enjoy some of my favorite photos:

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Goodburn Wedding https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/goodburn-wedding I had an awesome time photographing this wedding last September in Milan, Michigan.  Early in the morning, I went for a run through Milan and once I was on the opposite side of town-- the clouds got really dark and I had to call my husband to come save me from the thunderstorm!  Oops!  As the morning went on, I was nervous the weather wouldn't be too great...but just as it became time to get started on the wedding coverage, the sun came out and stayed out the entire day!  This wedding and reception was held at the Milan Senior and Community Activity Center in Milan Michigan.  I really enjoyed this venue and the park that was outside.  The lighting was amazing inside thanks to a wall of glass doors; the brick exterior outside added a nice backdrop for group photos.  

This couple and even their entire family were a blast to photograph!!  You could feel the love and support for the couple throughout the venue and my wish for them is that it continues for many years.  The bride looked amazing and she was incredibly sweet.  I was excited to have captured some special moments with her children before the ceremony, and then some sweet shots of her and her groom in the park after the ceremony.  One of my favorite parts of the night was when the bridal party surrounded the couple, candles in hand, for a dance.  That photo made it into my favorites below. 

I posted my favorite photos from the day below-- I hope you enjoy!!

You can see the bride's review of my work here.  #19 is her entry.  

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor Wedding Photography Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer michigan wedding photographer milan wedding photographer monroe wedding photographer natural light photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/goodburn-wedding Sun, 06 Nov 2016 13:26:09 GMT
MICHIGAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER -- HUGE PROMOTION!! https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2016/11/michigan-wedding-photographer----huge-promotion I recently returned from an extended maternity leave and I cannot wait to jump back into the wedding scene.  Capturing a couples wedding day is by far my favorite part about being a photographer...except for when I get to photograph cute, squishy, giggly little kiddos--haha!

Anyway, to jump back into it and revamp my entire wedding photography portfolio, I have decided to offer my wedding collections for 2017 (to those local to Ann Arbor/Milan Michigan) at a steal-- literally!!  50% OFF!  Also, I am willing to offer the best possible price to those outside of the 25 mile distance-- be sure to add your location in your contact form/email to receive an exact, personalized quote (which is dependent on travel time etc).  

**As an update, I have FOUR spots left for this deal!!**

Wedding must be booked and deposit paid by 12/31/16.  

 

 

 

 

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Referral Program https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/3/referral-program Here is the long talked about referral program!  Any new client is automatically added into this program. If you are referred client, be sure to let me know so you both can receive a credit!  

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer Ann Arbor Wedding Photography Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer Michigan Michigan Wedding Photography Senior Portrait Photographer ann arbor wedding photographer family photographer family portrait maternity michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer michigan wedding photographer milan Michigan photographer milan wedding photographer monroe wedding photographer natural light natural light photography senior portrait session sale wedding wedding photography https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/3/referral-program Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:31:56 GMT
Senior Rep Program-- LOOKING FOR TWO, 2015-2016 SENIORS https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/3/senior-rep-program---looking-for-two-2015-2016-seniors Hey fans!! If you aren't too busy between looking at my IMPROVED website, visiting my blog for up to date sessions, information and promotions... Why not tell a 2015-2016 senior about CMP! I will be selecting TWO senior reps for the 2015-2016 school year! Being a senior rep includes a FREE senior session and more!! There are only two spots available for this steal, so pass along the info quickly!!

 

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer Ann Arbor, MI Senior Portrait Photographer family photographer family portrait michigan family photographer natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/3/senior-rep-program---looking-for-two-2015-2016-seniors Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:50:12 GMT
Wedding Packages https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/2/wedding-packages CMP has decided to offer a few different wedding packages to fit everyone's budget!  

Here are the basics, be sure to contact for complete package options and deposit requirements.  Visit the contact page to connect with Charlotte Manning directly.  Be sure to include your location and time needed for your wedding coverage.

 

4 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage: $800

 

6 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage: $1000

 

8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage: $1200

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Katie {maternity- 7 months} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/2/katie-maternity--7-months Here is my beautiful muse, back for yet another maternity session.

 

We're getting close to meeting this little sweet pea any day now.  CAN'T WAIT.  I don't think Katie can either... But for now, we can revel in her beautiful pregnant, glowing self.

 

Enjoy!

Be sure to check back soon with photos of Baby L!

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Teddy is ONE!! https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2015/2/teddy-is-one I have had so much fun grabbing sweet photos of this guy!!  I hope to capture many more, he sure is cute!

 

We did a mini photo session for his first birthday, and then a fun cake smash.  It's always fun to watch them eat cake and either love it...or not.  Ha!

 

Enjoy these photos, and if you are friends/family of Teddy, be sure to check with his parents to get the password to his private gallery- full of images and the ability to order prints!

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Booking for 2015 Wedding Season! https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/12/booking-for-2015-wedding-season Book your wedding date for 2015 today!

Save 10% off any wedding package if you book by 12/31! 


referrals receive an additional discount!

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Print Sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/12/print-sale Charlotte Manning Photography is now offering 25% off all orders of $25 or more until December 31st!

All you need to do is enter the coupon code: HOLIDAY14 to receive the discount!

 

Don't know what to get someone for the holidays?? How about a gift certificate for a session and/or prints from CMP!  


It'll especially be nice for those love birds you know who may be engaged over this holiday season!! 


Or, how about a gift certificate for new parents that would love to have photographs of their new bundle of love!
 

Order a gift certificate by the end of the year and receive a $25 session credit for your next session!

 

 

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Smetka Sneak Peek https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/12/smetka-sneak-peek I had the opportunity to photograph the Smetka family back in November.  

Here is a sneak peek of their session!

 

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Black Friday & Small Business Saturday DEAL https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/11/black-friday-small-business-saturday-deal Black Friday & Small Business Saturday DEAL!!!
Save 20% off ALL prints and products available on client galleries now through Sunday 11/30!!
Use coupon code CMP14 for 20% off!
This includes holiday cards, prints, canvases, photo books and other great gift ideas like coffee mugs and phone cases!

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Meet My Munchkins! https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/11/meet-my-munchkins One of my favorite parts about being a photographer is getting to meet sweet little munchkins!  I enjoy making them laugh their sweet little belly laughs; giving me amazing and natural smiles with their cute little teeth.  Okay, enough with the cutesy stuff... I am writing the blog post to share with you all my sweet little munchkins!  Well, two out of the three- Michigan weather didn't cooperate with trying to get photos of my son.  So I will have to add those another time.

 

Meet Savannah and Madison!  

 

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Robby & Sarah https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/11/robby-sarah Just realized I didn't post about my session with Robby and Sarah last month!  It seems fitting that I remembered on Veteran's Day, as Robby is in the service!  Happy Veteran's Day to you both!  Thank you to all of our nations service members!!  

Robby and Sarah were absolutely amazing to work with, and they made my job so easy!  The love they share was just pouring out of them, and I felt beyond lucky to get the chance to capture such sweet love.  

You can view Sarah and Robby's review here: http://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/guestbook.html

I hope you enjoy looking through the images as much as I enjoyed capturing and editing them!! 

Just as a reminder: Charlotte Manning Photography offers 50% off portrait sessions to service members!  If there is a promotion going on during the session time that is better than the 50% off, a coupon code for a free 8x10 will be issued when you order prints!

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor Wedding Photography Ann Arbor, MI Dexter, MI photographer family photographer family portrait michigan family photographer natural light natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/11/robby-sarah Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:07:21 GMT
Doyle Family {Sunset Session} Ann Arbor Michigan Family Portrait Photographer https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/11/doyle-family-sunset-session-ann-arbor-michigan-family-portrait-photographer My last sunset session of the fall season was with the Doyle family!  I finally had the chance to shoot in my own backyard- literally!  Milan Michigan is my new home location- even though I travel all throughout lower Michigan.  

This session was at the perfect time, "golden hour" as us photographers call it.  

I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/11/doyle-family-sunset-session-ann-arbor-michigan-family-portrait-photographer Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:15:04 GMT
Parisho Family https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/10/parisho-family This past weekend I went to Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter, MI and had an awesome time photographing the Parisho family!  The fall leaves were BEAUTIFUL, and while it was a little chilly towards the end, the golden fall sunshine was amazing.  I had so much fun!  This family was funny, incredibly kind and made my job so easy.  Their daughter even helped with posing and composing of shots, I may have to call her up when I need an assistant!  :-)

Here is just a sneak peek of our session, enjoy!

 

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Seltenright Family https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/10/seltenright-family Fall has arrived here in Michigan!  Wooooo!   Combine the beautiful fall colors and sunset, and you get an AMAZING setting for photos.  Here are a few photos from my last session in Dexter, MI.  

There is still time to book your very own fall sunset special for $100!  please contact me today to schedule your session CharlotteManningPhotography@gmail.com or visit the contact page here on my website.

 

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BIG CHANGES https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/10/big-changes Hello Fans!

 

Just an important update... CMP has relocated to Milan, Michigan!  CMP will still offer photo sessions to the same areas as before, with an added bonus of direct access to a beautiful park in Milan!  

 

 

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Baby M {maternity} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/baby-m-maternity Here is a sneak peek of Corey and Ambers maternity session we did last Friday at Parker Mill in Ann Arbor, MI.  It was a perfectly chilled start-of-fall evening!

ENJOY!

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI family photographer family portrait maternity michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/baby-m-maternity Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:05:28 GMT
Baby F Announcements https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/baby-f-announcements I always enjoy creating announcements and other fun things- even if I'm not great with graphic design.  haha.  

I also LOVE that I did a session for Katie and Steve last fall, and this year for their gender reveal, we actually recreated some of the same images to add an extra special touch.  (one of the major advantages of working with the same photographer over the years!)

I came up with the idea to capture the actual reveal and then turn it into a film strip type thing... so I also added it in this post!

ENJOY!

Don't forget, there is still time to schedule a fall sunset session for only $100!

 

 

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Baby F {Gender Reveal} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/baby-f-gender-reveal Last Thursday I had an awesome time setting up a gender reveal with Katie & Steve.  I came up with the idea to capture the reveal- a special moment between the mom and dad to be.  It was full of emotion, and even I was nervous as they were preparing to open the box!  After the reveal, we did some fun photos.  Enjoy!

So excited to announce that I am going to be an AUNT... to a little BOY!  (ahh, that gave me chills!)

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/baby-f-gender-reveal Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:53:17 GMT
Katie {Maternity} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/katie-maternity A few weeks ago I did a maternity session for Katie at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI.  It was a beautiful summer day full of beautiful sunshine.  I cannot wait to do more sessions with her before baby arrives!!

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Ann Arbor, MI family photographer family portrait michigan baby photographer michigan family photographer natural light photography session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/katie-maternity Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:43:27 GMT
MK Sneak Peek {Baby: 6 months} https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/9/mk-sneak-peek-baby-6-months Here is a sneak peek of baby girl M!  If you are a family or friend of her parents, be sure to contact them for the URL and password to her gallery!

For now, enjoy the few images I have posted here.  :-)

 

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NOW BOOKING 2015 WEDDINGS https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/8/now-booking-2015-weddings Hello Fans!

CMP is now offering 10% off all wedding packages for 2015!!   

Client must book by 12/31/2014 for a 2015 wedding date to receive the 10% off.

 

Please contact CMP on the CONTACT page, or email CharlotteManningPhotography@gmail.com to create a custom wedding day photography package!

 

 

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Sunset Sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/7/sunset-sale SUNSET SALE

$100 for ANY SESSION!

-Maternity

-Family

-Engagement

-Senior 

 

This sale price includes a 1 hour session, and all session photos available for download direct from my gallery and a print release.

Session must take place around sunset (typically between 6pm and 8pm)

Email me at CharlotteManningPhotography@gmail.com, contact me on here or even on Facebook!

 

 

 

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) session sale https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/7/sunset-sale Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:05:38 GMT
Print Size https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/7/print-size I have made a print size comparison diagram to help decide which print is right for you!!

As I tell every client, while digital copies of images are the new thing--  there is no greater artwork for the walls in your home than your precious photographs!!  Print and you will preserve your memories in time!

 

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Doyle Family https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/7/doyle-family I had an awesome time photographing this beautiful family in Ann Arbor a few weeks ago!!  Each one of the kids made me smile and laugh, so much so that my face hurt by the time I left.

I hope you enjoy looking through the images!

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Jordan- 2015 Senior https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/6/jordan--2015-senior I had an awesome time last weekend photographing Jordan for his senior portrait.  We met outside literally right off Orchard Lake in Michigan.  It was beautiful!  Jordan was a lot of fun to work with, and he even carried some of my gear for me- what a gentleman!

I cannot wait to share more images in the future, but for now here are a few sneak peeks!

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(Charlotte Manning Photography) Michigan senior portrait https://www.charlottemanningphotography.com/blog/2014/6/jordan--2015-senior Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:49:20 GMT