Family Pictures Lansing, MI Portrait Artist

I loved having the opportunity to work with this God-fearing, beautiful, Lansing family of five (six, if we count their cute puppy!) and take their family pictures.  They had so many fun ideas we just kept going and going at their session!  Most of my family sessions take 30-40 minutes, although I always allot an hour to be safe, but I may have gone over by about 30 minutes for these guys!  Time flies when you’re having fun, right?!

danford island park family pictures on the bridge

Have you heard of Building TwentyOne before?  B21 is an amazing organization started by Ben Schartow (dad in all of these portraits) of Lansing, MI.  He started the organization with the goal of giving kids a safe place to go after school to keep them off the streets.  Please read all about b21 here.  I think it takes a special family to dedicate their entire life to creating a positive youth culture.  The Lansing and surrounding communities are blessed to have families like the Schartows among us.

Family portraits in the woods at Danford Island park in Dimondale, MI by Rebecca Houlihan

fun family pictures in the grand river at Danford Island Park in Dimondale MI

More families should end their sessions with a water flight like these guys did!


I love the frame they chose for their main wall piece.  This is going to look amazing as a focal point in their home!

family pictures and framed portraits by Rebecca Houlihan, Holt, Mi photographer

Reach out to us and let us know you’d love to capture your family’s moments and create portrait art to last a lifetime.  We photograph many Lansing families, but we also travel all over for pictures and sessions.  We would love to hear from you.

Family.  Today’s little moments become tomorrow’s precious memories.