All Smiles ~ 9 Months {Metro Detroit Baby Photographer}

This little guy was all smiles for me the other day!  He was so happy and sweet and loved to be on the move.  His session took place in my Clarkston studio and he was ready to go the moment he arrived.  Baby N’s mom won a contest I did on Facebook back in December for a free newborn session.  She was so kind and gifted the session to her brother and sister-in-law for their beautiful baby girl.  After seeing their pictures she contacted me to do Baby N’s 9 month milestone session.  

Mom was very open to some new ideas I wanted to try and I really loved how everything turned out.  Baby’s at 9 months are so much fun to shoot but man are they on the move!  They are very curious and really enjoy their new found freedom of mobility.  I look forward to seeing this baby boy again and photographing the N family in the future.  Here are few of my favorites from his session… Enjoy!  

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All Smiles {Metro Detroit Newborn Photographer}

This baby girl was all smiles for me yesterday afternoon!  Baby C’s session took place in my studio with her Mom, Dad and super awesome big brother.  You could feel the sibling love between the two it was precious!  I met this family through another one of my clients that I did maternity and newborn photos for last summer.  Baby C was itty bitty weighing a little over 6 pounds at her session.  Even though I get the joy of holding newborn babies all the time it still amazes me how tiny they are when they are born.  This is why it is so important to capture the small details because they will never be that small ever again and grow so quickly.  

When I first talked to Baby C’s Mom she mentioned to me that she wanted plenty of family portraits in the session and I am so glad I was able to capture them for her and this beautiful family of four.  Congrats C Family… your baby girl is gorgeous.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.  Enjoy!!

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I am a CMpro! {Southeast MI, Newborn Photographer}

After waiting a long 17 days I got the news last week that I was accepted into the CMpro community at Clickin Moms!  I set a goal last spring that I was going to apply for this certification by the end of 2015 and I did.  I had to submit a 150 image portfolio that went up for review by other CMpro members, women that are exceptional in the field of photography.  I was nervous and intimidated by the process. There is nothing like having your work reviewed on such an intense level.  But I knew I would never grow on a professional level if I didn’t go for it.

Clickin Moms describes CMpro as:

“CMpro is a women’s organization of professional photographers and highly skilled artists whose work demonstrates creativity, vision, and artistic and technical excellence….

The images produced by CMpros are second to none. We critically evaluate the portfolios of CMpro applicants for technical excellence, personal style, and artistic vision. Less than 30% of photographers who apply to CMpro are accepted.”  

Needless to say I am honored and proud to be a part of this amazing group of artists.  This was an important step in my photography career because it defines the standards that I try to uphold in my work.

 

While I still have so much to learn this was quite the accomplishment!  Check out my CMpro profile here:

Kat Figlak Photography {Southeast, MI Newborn Photographer}

 

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Kat Figlak is a northern Oakland County, MI photographer specializing on unique and natural family, children, maternity and newborn photography.  Serving Clarkston, Lake Orion, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Oxford, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills and Lake Angeles. 

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3 1/2…Where has the time gone? {Clarkston, MI Child Photographer}

3 1/2 already?????  I ask myself where the time has gone all the time!!  New moms are often reminded by many how time goes by so quickly and “you will blink and they will be grown”.   I remember holding C right after she was born… So small only weighing 7 pounds and thinking oh it cant go by that quick… well it has!!  Sadly I look through pictures of her when she was a baby and I often forget those moments in time that I thought I would never forget and would be burned into my memory forever.  I am so glad that I have her baby and toddler pictures to look at often and remember just how small she was or that funny expression she made when she was 9 months old.  Its these little details that we often forget that I try to capture in my sessions with my clients.  Its the little things like those amazing eyelashes that a toddler has or the dimples on their little hands.   I am so thankful that I have so many beautiful photos of my girl that I can look back on and reflect her beautiful childhood!!  Here are a few from her 3 1/2 mini session I recently did (that she asked for she loves taking photos in “Mommy’s studio“)… Enjoy!

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Thank You For a Wonderful 2015! {Clarkston, MI Photographer}

Thank you, thank you to all my amazing clients for a wonderful 2015!! It was a great first year in business and I appreciate each and every one of you!! When I opened the doors back in March I didn’t know what to expect… I was nervous starting this new journey.  But I have been so blessed and all my goals and expectations have been blown out of the water!!! Most importantly I thank my loving husband and girls without your support none of this would have been possible. Thank you to all my uplifting family and friends for your support and positivity throughout this first year. 2015 was very good to me and I am grateful, I cant wait to see what 2016 has in store for Kat Figlak Photography!  Cheers to an amazing 2016, Happy New Year!!

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Kat 

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3 week old baby boy! {Oakland County Newborn Photographer}

I had the pleasure of having this little 3 week old baby boy in my studio this week for his newborn session.  Baby L’s mom won one of my newborn sessions from my newborn giveaway on Facebook at the end of November.  What a great family!!  He was born 7 weeks early and spent some extra time in the hospital so his session took place when he was 3 weeks old.  He was tiny and perfect in every way.  His proud big brother came to the session as well and we where able to get some pictures of the two of them together :).  Baby L was my last newborn session of 2015 and it was a great session to end the year with!  Congrats to this awesome family of four.  Here are a few of my favorites from his session… Enjoy!

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  1. Mary Lombardo

    So sweet, love the one with Mom holding him with just her hands. Nice photos for this family keepsakes.

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Pure Joy! ~ 6 Months {Rochester Hills, MI Photographer}

I had this super sweet little guy in my studio this week.  From his stylish bow tie to his chubby cheeks he was pure joy!!  Baby N turned 6 months earlier in the month and his mom wanted to do a 6 month/holiday mini session to capture this time in his first year.  He was all smiles from the time he arrived until it was time to go home.  I decided a few months ago to offer “milestone mini” sessions to my clients.  It can get quite costly to do full sessions during all the milestones of the first year.  So my clients can use these mini sessions to capture all the growth of each of the major milestones without breaking the bank.  Contact me for “milestone mini” session pricing.  My newborn clients get exclusive pricing on these sessions.  I look forward to seeing Baby N and his parents again soon!  Here are a few of my favorites from his session…. Enjoy!!

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All We Need Is LOVE {Clarkston MI, Child Photographer}

I had the pleasure of having this handsome little guy in my studio this week.  Wow was he smart, energetic and happy!!!  Such a pleasure to be around (and photograph).  I have known his dad for many years.  J’s Dad is a very talented sign language interpreter.  So naturally J has been taught sign language from a young age.  During his session I asked him his favorite word to sign.  He looked at his dad bashfully and then signed the word love and then Dad.  Needless to say my heart melted!!  J and his Dad have such a strong loving bond and it was evident throughout the session.  I am so glad I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with this Dude and had awesome Dad.  Here are a few of my favorites from his mini session… Enjoy!!  

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For my girls ~ {Clarkston, MI Children Photographer}

I remember years ago before I embarked on my journey of motherhood watching the movie The Help. In the movie one of the caregivers in the movie made a point to whisper in the little girls ear that she cared for daily “you is smart, you is kind and you is important.” I remember thinking what a powerful saying that was and how that caregiver was empowering that little girl with those words. I vowed that if I ever had daughters I wanted to empower them the same way.

 

When my first daughter was born I purchased a painting that had that saying from The Help on it and it is hanging in my daughters bathroom next to her vanity. While I want both of my daughters to know that they are smart, kind and important there is so much more that I want to instill in them so they know they can move mountains one day if they want.

 

I want my daughters to know that they are first and foremost loved. That the love that their father and I have for them is endless and unconditional. I want them to value the love they have for each other and the gift of sisterhood. I want them to respect others and admire them for their differences and strengths. They need to know it is ok to be different and they should be applauded for it… They don’t ever have to conform to the views of others they just need to be themselves and earn the respect of others.

 

I tell them daily that they are beautiful and I will always continue to do so. I hope they will learn the value of inner beauty and how it is the most important type of beauty there is. I hope that they continue to smile always because their smiles brighten so many people’s days and their laughter is contagious.

 

While I could go on and on about what I hope to teach my daughters the most important thing I can do is lead by example and teach them life lessons daily as they come and as they encounter tough times. I promise my sweet girls that I will do my best and show you the true meaning of life and empower you every step of the way.

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  1. Mary Lombardo

    Beautiful little girls both inside and outside.

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Baby girl Makes Four ~ 3 Weeks {Clarkston, MI Newborn Photographer}

I had so much fun meeting this family of four at my studio.  They were introduced to me from another amazing family I photograph.  Baby H was a dream baby :).   She was 3 weeks old at the time of her session so I wasn’t sure if she would sleep much but she did great and had a good long nap over here.  Big brother L was the best big brother ever!  He listened so well and you could see the love he already has for his baby sister!  Congrats to the H family you have a beautiful baby girl!!  Here are a few of my favorites from the session… Enjoy!

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  1. Mary Lombardo

    Beautiful baby, nice keepsake for this family.

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