the ART of capturing LIFE
A winter wonderland family photo session in Rochester
Friday, November 21, 2014 7:30PM

The Hunter Family Session. Six inches of fresh snow, perfect weather outside, bundled up to have some fun. The kids grabbing your hand's mom and dad and pulling you through the snow, the dogs leading the pack, his head buried beneaththe snow, having snowball fights, running through the park while everyones laughing. You don't feel the cold because the warmth your family shares when you're together is priceless. What makes these pictures so special? It's not the coloration of the image, the frame, it's about the experience and the memories that you feel every time you look your images hanging on your wall. This is why I love what I do. 

A fun family photography session at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Michigan
Friday, November 21, 2014 6:03PM

It's always fun & challenging getting the family to create your own unique  photo session. After it's all said and done it will be worth all the effort & time investest. These creations are so personal and priceless. 

Downtown Rochester Holiday Lights Winter Engagement session
Friday, November 21, 2014 2:00PM

     Downtown Winter Engagement session               Snow, Love and lights…what more can you ask for!   Melissa and Mike wanted a modern artsy session to celebrate their Love and what a better way than to capture the essence of downtown Rochester all decked out with holiday lights- check out Melissa and Mike as they “Stop” traffic with their romance! 

Our Newly Remodeled Studio
Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:05PM

Well we're going to be celebrating approximately 10 years here in Rochester Hills,  Our studio got a much needed makeover fresh paint new artwork and products. We feel blessed to have great clients and so many wonderful relationships with all the people in the Rochester area, thanks for supporting us out the years. Sincerely Michael & Marcy Guimond 

Your Head Shot, 1st Impression is everything!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:14AM

A good professional photographer is worth their weight in gold, and even if you're not in business, if you're on the job market, it can make a massive difference to whether people pick up the phone to talk to you, or send you that email that could mean a very lucrative oportunity for you.You don't get second chances to make a first impression, so make sure you show yourself in your best possible light, especially when you are likely to often be "meeting" people for the first time online these days.  A professionally taken headshot is vital! The more professional, yet approachable your headshot is, the more likely people will reach out to ask you about you, your business, your products. And when people reach out to you, that's a hot lead you cannot undervalue!Communications aren't just verbal, or in text, they come in visual format too; your logo, and your headshot amongst many other visual communication tools.Invest in your self today, a dission you'll never regret.Comments by Claire BoylesPhotos by MG Photography & Design

11 things you must KNOW! if you're an Upcoming Bride
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:11AM

By Mike Allebach & Offbeat Bride, It should be one of the best days of your life — not a source of disappointment, regret, and buyer's remorse. So when I saw this comment from an Offbeat Bride on 12 things wedding photographers want to tell you, but can't, I couldn't help but shudder:What to do if I really dislike my wedding photos? I've stepped away from them for a few months and come back and I still hate them. I've shown them to family and friends and they all think they aren't very good either… I hired a professional photographer and second shooter.Without seeing the photos or meeting the bride, I can't solve her problem — but I can offer advice to help brides-to-be avoid wedding photo regret. Here are 11 ways to make sure you won't rue the day you hired your photographer…1. Like your photographerNot only do you have to like the photos your photographer takes, but you have to like your photographer's personality as well. When you meet with a photographer, make sure you're meeting with the person who will shoot your wedding. Beware of wedding photography mills (they exist!) where you talk to a sales person, view their best sample images, and then get stuck with a minimum-wage photographer with minimal experience to match.To avoid getting burned:Ask to see a full wedding.Along with the photographer's personality, does their ...

Homearama 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:22PM

The 2014 Ultimate Homearama luxury home tour — returning after more than a decade — will kick off its comeback with a charity preview party on Aug. 27.The preview, to be held at the Pinnacle in Oakland Township, the site of the collection of luxury manors that will be available for viewing, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County as well as the Rainbow Connection, a nonprofit that grants wishes to Michigan children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses.We Raised $29,700 from the 2014 Home A Rama Charity Preview Party! Thank you HBA! 

New-Product Release-Canvas Wall Clusters
Monday, March 10, 2014 2:25AM

You've always wanted something artsy on your wall, you know your family would be the perfect subject for such a beautiful design,you keep putting it off because you we're never crazy about having a single huge wall portrait. Our Canvas wall clusters might be the perfect fit for you. Give us a call today to talk about creating your own custom cluster photo session. MG Photography & Design  248.651.5070

A night with Nascar Sprint Champions
Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:22PM

With the Detroit Auto Show in town we had the pleasure of working with Brad" Keselowski & Joey" Logano from Nascar Team Penske   Brad" Keselowski (born February 12, 1984 Rochester Hills, MI) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently races for Team Penske in NASCAR, driving the No. 2 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series and the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series. He is also the owner of Brad Keselowski Racing, which currently fields two full-time teams in the Camping World Truck Series. In 2012, Keselowski joined Bobby Labonte as the only NASCAR drivers to have won a championship in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series  Joseph Thomas "Joey" Logano (born May 24, 1990) is an American stock car racing driver, who currently drives the No. 22 Ford Fusion full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 22 Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series forTeam Penske. He previously drove for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2008 to 2012, collecting 2 wins, and 41 top-10 finishes.Logano's first major NASCAR win came during the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway in just his third start in ...

Detroit Red Wings Toast Of Hockeytown Charity Fund Raiser
Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:40PM

 DETROIT – The 13th Annual Toast of Hockeytown presented by ITC Holdings Corp. will be held on Monday, March 18, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The event benefits the Detroit Red Wings Foundation and will take place on the covered ice of Joe Louis Arena. Only 500 tickets are available to this exclusive event.Fans can look forward to mingling with the entire Red Wings team, alumni and other local celebrities, while listening to the sounds of nine-piece band Persuasion and enjoying delectable foods and desserts. The event will feature over 70 different wines from Italy, Spain, France, California and Michigan.The popular live and silent auction will offer guests the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime sports experiences including a trip with the Wings on Red Bird III, a two-day Porsche driving school experience, exclusive autographed Wings memorabilia and other unique items. The Detroit Red Wings Foundation would like to thank all the local companies that have supported this event, including associate sponsors PNC Bank and Porsche of The Motor City.Individual tickets are available for $200 and can be purchased at DetroitRedWings.com/Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend. This is your only chance to have family photographed in the Detroit Red Wings Locker Room this ...

Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions, Dallas Stars and WOMC 104.3 Event
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:29PM

Another great line up for the Western's 64th  Annual Stag Award Event, working with a couple former Detroit Red Wings, Johnny Ogrodnick, Mike Modano, also Bobby Mitchell from 104.3 WOMC  and me The French Canadian Photographer. This is what happens when you turn your back on the Cup, the sign read Do Not Touch, I think he was thirsty.Featured Guest Speaker Mike Modano-Dallas Stars & Detroit Red Wings w/Emcee  Bobby Mitchell. Michael Thomas Modano was born on June 7, 1970 in Livonia, Michigan to Michael, Sr. and Karen Modano.   Mike has two older sisters, Sandy and Linda.  An energetic young boy, Mike found hockey at the age of 7.  Immensely talented from the beginning, Mike worked hard playing for youth groups in and around his hometown.  Mike was selected by the Minnesota North Stars as their #1 pick in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.  Mike was only the second American-born player to be chosen #1.  He played primarily for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise.  Because of his leadership both on and off the ice, in 2003 Mike was named Captain of the Dallas Stars.  Along with the 2 prestigious NHL records, Mike holds all of the offensive Dallas Stars franchise records, including career points, career goals, career assists and career games played.  Mike played in the 1998 ...

Carly & Sis on their senior session
Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:46PM

It was nice shooting Carly's senior session in the summer. We did her family photo's in the snow last winter.

Cameron's High School Senior Session in Rochester
Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:29PM

Marine City Senior, thanks for being a great model it was a lot of fun. 

A Family & Engagement Session in Rochester
Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:15PM

Family Fun with Jamie & Ken, the kids were great, the wedding will be alot of fun. 

High School Senior Session with Bailey
Saturday, September 28, 2013 1:50PM