This is a fresh approach to family portraits. These sessions focus on you and the connections you have with eachother and are free from too many clumsy props and artifical light. Portraits are captured on both film & digital in my beautifully lit office studio in Downtown Ann Arbor. 

There is deep beauty and authenticity in all things simple. 

Your session will be full of imperfect moments. Embrace that. There may be tears, there may be fits. Lean into it. Because on the other side of that are some of my favorite moments, often filled with hugs and gentleness. These sessions will last an hour, and give plenty of space to journey through moments that are true to who you are. 

Let's make magic together. 

My Approach  

- The simple art of portraits - 

As a mother of two, I understand how quickly they grow. 
I also understand how important it is to cherish their littleness
before they're not little anymore. 

Images from your sessions are meant to live on the walls of your home. They are meant to bring you a deep sense of joy and take you back to a time in your life when your little ones were little. Perhaps, a more simple time in your life. They are meant share with family & friends, and grace their walls and desks, too. I want you to touch the prints that come from this session, feel them in your hands, set them on your table to show off in your home. And I want them to be your family's legacy for future generations to remember you by. 

My Philosophy


 Published & Praised

  I  strive to deliver an exceptional experience to each & every client.  
I've been shooting professionally since 2007, and in that time I've learned that clients want a few important things; 
beautiful images, exceptional customer service
and the process to be easy. 
I am 100% referral based, and have always been.
Each client & session is deserve the very best. 

 All sessions take place at our Ann Arbor Studio Space 
with the option to add on additional locations. 
Mini Sessions start at $300
Please inquire below for full pricing & availability

A Seamless Experience

EMAIL: INFO@mishellelamarand.COM
216 Nickels Arcade Ann Arbor, Michigan
By appointment only

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Gratitude changes everything. 

In 2014 my life took a drastic turn and our family suffered a massive loss. My husband of 15 years and father of our children (ages 2 & 7) passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest. 
Our lives were forever changed. 


Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.
Our vision is to ensure no child in Michigan grieves alone. 
Ele's Place was founded in 1991 by a group of mental health professionals, concerned community volunteers and grieving parents, Betsy and Woody Stover, following the death of their daughter,  Following a great deal of research of other children's grief centers across the country, 

it was determined that peer support for kids and teens who had experienced the death of someone close to them, was the best way to learn to cope with their feelings of grief, sadness, anger and loss.
My children & I attended Ele's Place Ann Arbor for weekly group support for 3 years after our loss.  Since that time, I have dedicated myself to helping other children & families in need of grief support. A portion of the profits in my business are shared each year to this incredible organization.


When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me traveling with my family & looking for the newest adventure. My wanderlust & my work often takes me to far away & exciting places. Some of my favorites are Encinitas, California where I was recently engaged, both coasts of Florida, New York City, Charleston and Chicago. 

I'm a fixer upper kind of girl, and also pour much of my creative energy into my kids & husband Joe, and restoring our 104 year old American Foursquare home in Downtown Dexter.  

I am also a new bride! I was married this past 4th of July at Zingerman's Cornman Farms, just down the street from where we live. We had a small & intimate wedding with 20 of our closest friends & family. It was a second marriage for me as my life is beautiful, yet bittersweet. I've learned that it doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. I've written about my love & loss extensively over on my blog, and I've come to accept that profound loss is just another beautiful chapter in my story. 

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