Cheers to 10 Years! Michigan Portrait Photographer Gives Back.

The origin of Rebecca Houlihan Photography is not like most photographer’s stories. I grew up with a one-track mind, knowing that the only thing I ever wanted to do in my life was graduate from MSU College of Vet Med. In 2004, I graduated from MSU with my BS LVT, then in 2005 started working for a small and exotic animal practice located in Charlotte, MI. I knew one day I would either end up working in research or become board certified in anesthesia, however, I had no idea my life was about to take a totally different turn.

In 2006 while my daughter was modeling for boutique clothing designers all over the US, I discovered I had a huge passion for photography. I began studying photography whenever I wasn’t working, and I literally devoured every bit of information I could find, staying up way too late to study and practicing whenever I could squeeze it in. On June 8, 2008, Rebecca Houlihan Photography officially opened for business.

My primary focus for the first several years was high school seniors. I made a point to help every single person I photographed be comfortable in their own skin and completely embrace who they were. We created the most epic sessions possible for every single teen who worked with us. Business grew very quickly and soon I found myself with two very full time jobs. I was never not working. Even after dropping my hours at the veterinary clinic to part-time, then to only one day a week, having two jobs was still too much to handle, as Rebecca Houlihan Photography had really exploded. In May of 2014, I quit my career in vet med to 100% pursue my passion of growing my portrait business.

RHP would not be where it is today without the amazing support of our beloved clients who’ve chosen us to capture their forever memories. From snuggling your brand new babies, to playing with your cute kiddos, to climbing basketball hoops for your teens, and even drowning our cell phone taking portraits in Lake Michigan, it has all been an amazing experience, and being a part of each and every story has truly been an honor. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for entrusting me with your precious memories.

Cheers to 10 years!


As a thank you for all you’ve given me the last 10 years – I’d like to give back!

This June ONLY:
1) When you book your senior portrait session before July 10th, I will donate 5% of your purchase order to the high school program of your choice!
2) When you book a family portrait session before July 10th, I will donate 5% of your purchase order to your favorite non-profit!
Enjoy this collection of photos from over the years at RHP!
Decorating new backdrops in the studio.
That time we met the Buckle at Lugnuts Stadium for a fully styled session!
Because, if you’re at the stadium, ya gotta rep the players!
That time we rented out the entire center commons of the Meridian Mall for a full-fledged fashion show with Buckle and 13 of our graduating seniors, complete with a DJ and local artist feature to open the show.
I mean, who wouldn’t want their portrait taken with firefighters at the Lansing Fire Station?
Getting ready for an epic couture session with Shannon.
When your makeup artist freelances for the day and their bag is as great as a box so your cat makes himself at home.  lol
Teens standing up for what’s right.
Thank you for an amazing 10 years!  Cheers!