Dear Family,

I want these photographs just as much for you as you want them for yourself. In fact, I couldn't scream about it any louder or Instagram is going to ban me for spamming. There's more to life than the posed, formal family portraits - don't get me wrong - there's definitely a place for that.

Just not here.

I want to photograph real life, real families, real shit. I want the meltdowns, the laughter, the exhausted mama who smiles but really wants to lose her shit because no one is listening (I relate to you, girl). I want your messy house and your unfinished projects and all the things that make up your family story.

I want you to wear what you normally wear - none of that matchy shit, don't try to sneak that in, you know it isn't the reality of your daily life. If it is, well then that's one hell of an exhausting hobby. I want you to freakin' relax and love on your kids and laugh and play and LIVE your life while I document all of the details.

At the end of the day, the REAL moments are what people will be talking about for years to come, so let's document the fuck out of it.



Let's keep it package, one price.

I shoot until I know I have a kick ass gallery for you.

3-week turnaround. Sometimes I get them to you the following day.

$200 due at time of booking (not refundable) as well as a signed contract to secure your date/time. Remainder is due one week prior to session.

your gallery will have:

high resolution images.

color and black+white images.

lots and lots of images.

access for you to download all of your final images.

+ a stack of fine art, artist choice prints

Each session is unique, please contact me for details on pricing.


The price above includes locations within 15 miles of 49107.

Each additional mile is charged at $1/mile.

Kind words

Jodi Fox

“Caryn is so amazing not just as a photographer, but as a person. She made our photo shoot so laid back and fun. My daughter connected to her and had a blast too. I highly recommend her and loved her storytelling style, candid just really captures the personalities and moments. I cannot thank her enough for these beautiful images and I cannot wait to put them all over my walls.”

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A toddler drinking from the sink faucet.
A girl and a chocolate Labrador retriever playing in the snow during sunset in Michigan.
Kids hiking in the fog at Acadia National Park in Maine.
A boy jumping off of a platform in a lake while throwing a little girl into the air.
A child in awe over the rock formations at Turkey Run State Park.
A child, her father and chocolate lab taking a walk during the winter evening during sunset.
Kids navigating the rocks at landscape at Turkey Run State Park.
A young girl walking a wooden path at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
Kids jumping rocks in a stream at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
A girl and her chocolate Labrador retriever running across the snowy ice at sunset in Michigan.
Two men free climbing a mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park
A baby holding her pacifier.
A kid hanging from the monkey bars
A girl walking along the beach in Petosky, Michigan.
A dad with his daughters sitting on the tailgate of his Chevy pickup truck.


I am officially booked for the year.

If you are interested in booking in 2023, please fill out the form below!