Carri Beth Photography specializes in newborns and young children. Located in Ortonville, Mi. (southeastern / mid Michigan). Serving Metro Detroit and Mid Michigan, (Oakland, Genesee and Lapeer counties).

Thursday, March 31, 2011


My inspiration comes from MANY places. I am inspired by the weather, lighting, shopping......(I find a LOT of inspiration at Hobby Lobby and Target). Whether it be a cool basket, with great textures, or a wonderfully soft blanket with outstanding colors, I am inspired by something everyday. One of my biggest inspirations is my kids. I love those babies so much, there are no words to explain it. Though, they don't all love to be in front of my camera, I get ideas just from watching them live their lives every day.

Sometimes my inspiration comes from something as simple as wanting a fabulous prize, which was the case recently, when I was reminded of a photo contest that was going on for one of my favorite vendors, Cillerenda's Princess Couture. I had about one hour to quickly throw together a mini shoot that included some Cillerenda's handmade accessories, so that I could have my photo submitted before the deadline. Lucky for me, I do still have one child who sometimes enjoys having her picture taken. And once I asked her if she wanted to do "fluffy princess pictures," she was IN. lol She was quite a trooper, and rocked out some super cute shots in no time. I managed to get my submission in on time, but unfortunately, I did not get enough votes to win. :( Either way, I LOVE everything I have purchased from Cillerenda's, and I got to enjoy having a little motivation to get some more sweet pics of my baby girl. If you have a princess that deserves some high quality girly-girl products, I definitely recommend choosing Cillerenda's Princess Couture. :)

Pink Petti-Skirt and Flower Hair Clip

This is the photo that I entered in the contest. ♥ LOVE ♥
I love her blue eyes. They mesmerize me. :)
....and this is what happens when you try to do a photo shoot,
and you forget to turn off Micky Mouse Clubhouse. ;)

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Handsome little Cameron James! | Davisburg Newborn Photographer

Meet Cameron. He is a, very welcome, addition to our family. Sweet baby Cam is the first son of our dear friend/cousin, Sarah, and her husband Justin. Showing up a week early, this little guy is in a major rush to grow up already. He can pick his head up higher than any other newborn I've ever seen. He is the incredibly strong, and liked to dictate his poses for us. Lol. We did manage to keep him still for some really cute shots, and he entertained us by repeatedly "messing" on Daddy's clothes. But, after a few wardrobe changes, all was well and good. ;)

I am so glad that I had an opportunity to spend the day with you guys. I can't wait to finish the rest, but for now, I hope that you love your preview.

LOVE the hair on his ears.....or "teen wolf" ears as mommy and daddy put it. lol

This was our prediction of what baby Cameron would look like. LOL! Well, we weren't that far off. He IS just as handsome as his daddy. :)

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phone: (248) 678-3601

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Itchin' for Summer | Ortonville Child Photographer

I am a Michigan girl to the very end. I love all of the season changes and the sights and sounds and smells that come along with each of them. But, my very favorite season is summer. I love the warmth and freedom that comes along with it. Freedom from heavy bulky clothes and coats. Freedom from having to wake up early every day. And freedom to plan whatever adventures my heart desires without having to worry about school.

I shoot a lot more in the summer than I do in other seasons. Perhaps the sunshine inspires me, who knows, but it seems to be the time of the year that I accumulate the most images. Last summer I did an impromptu photo shoot with my girls at sunset, in a gorgeous field of goldenrod, in Clarkston, that is not far from my home. I have had these images on my computer for waaaay too long before I actually decided to finish them. I had finished a few soon after the shoot, but missed some real gems, so I thought I'd share some of my favs with you all.

There is a second mini shoot thrown in here too, involving my three year old. Since she is the only one who really allows me to shoot her most of the time, I have A LOT of pictures of her. She is so cute, and such a cheese ball some times. These pictures make me smile. I hope they will do the same for you, and hopefully brighten your day. :)

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Phone: (248) 678-3601