Traveling somewhere in Michigan? Welcome!

"Chantal was incredible to work with, and we could not be more pleased with our end results!"

Whether you live in Michigan and you’re just exploring, or it’s your first time in our beautiful water state, I’m so thrilled to welcome you to beautiful West Michigan–my home and one of the most gorgeous places on earth for photos! Let’s talk about Michigan family vacation photography!

 Your family vacation is the PERFECT time to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment!

It’s almost here…your family vacation! Nothing could be better than this precious time together. The only problem? It always goes by too fast! That’s why so many families decide to treat themselves to a gift that truly does keep giving–precious family photos.
Whether it’s just the four of you, or the whole clan, we require no extra charge for additional people. This way, you can grab your date with no concern, knowing the price won’t change. Hello planning! (Feels good to check those boxes, right?) Our prices are based only on time, which you’ll notice in our very clear pricing documents. And we’ll make sure your photo session is incredible and delivers a wonderful blend of posed images and candids. Because you’ll receive the digitals with printing rights and a digital gallery, the whole family can share in the delivery with no added charge! Your family will also enjoy a preview of the images taken within 24 hours–before you even check out. 😉

To get started, we recommend that you check out our pricing guide! (Also found with the button below.) Our most popular package for traveling families is the Deluxe–it’s one hour of time, delivers about 80 digital photos with printing rights, and it comes with 30 high-quality 4×6 prints in a nice matte box. We also have packages with included photo books! The added print product really increases the value of your experience–it’s the perfect memento, or perhaps a gift for Grandma and Grandpa. After you know which package sounds like a great fit, you can click the scheduling link to grab your date before someone else does. 😉


As seen on the cover of Grand Haven Area Visitor's Guide and recommended by Visit Grand Haven!

 Here is some great news:

I know exactly how hard it is to coordinate an out-of-state vacation–let alone a photo shoot that might be at the mercy of the weather! You’ll be happy to know that I place my traveling families on vacation with great importance and remain flexible around your vacation stay. I’m able to quickly pivot to a close-by appointment time due to inclement weather, and I’m also able to travel to your location with studio equipment if need be. I also have a studio in Grand Haven, Michigan, so you can rest assured that your epic vacation photos will be taken! However, I fully understand that the outdoor beauty of West Michigan was what drew you to vacation here, so I do my absolute best to make sure that the stunning beach photos of your dreams become a reality. To make that happen, I stay flexible with appointment times around your stay and use my local weather and location expertise!

Hello! I'm Chantal!

I’ve been serving families on vacation to Lake Michigan with my photography business for 15 years now, and I consider myself a West Michigan guide! One of my favorite aspects of photographing families is connecting with them ahead of time to provide valuable insight on places to eat, visit, and take the kids for ice cream! Because there are many hidden gems in our area that you can’t usually stumble upon online, I make myself available for clients to text as they prepare for their vacations, and along the entire photo planning process, from wardrobes to location!

You can schedule your date now!


  • Scheduling: You can schedule your preferred photo date in the calendar quite far ahead all on your own, and custom requests are no problem. Feel free to email or call/text us at (231) 203-3360.
  • Payment: No payment is needed until the day services are rendered. The full payment is due on the day of your session and I’ve got many payment methods for you–all of which are on my handy payments page! Yes, you can pay ahead if you’d like!
  • Appointment Times: “I saw that your appointments are in the early evening, but I have little ones might not make it that late. Can we go earlier?” Yes! If this is the case, we can discuss your appointment time and move it back! Typically, sunset on the water is a little kinder to our peepers and skin–very bright sun can make it difficult to not squint for photos and cause shadows. However, I travel with tools like reflectors and added lights, and if need be, we can use these light modifiers to work against bright sun in favor of your schedule. Additionally, if the session will be located in a shady park or wooded area, earlier sessions work just fine. Most of the time for light, later is better, but sometimes that’s not always the case for our babes. As a mom I couldn’t understand that more!
  • Weather: Particularly for large family sessions when people are traveling together, I remain very flexible so I can accommodate the short window of time that is often a once-in-a-lifetime gathering! Typically, I am able to adjust session time or offer surrounding day appointments for inclement weather (heavy rain, storming), for instance, moving a session to an earlier and drier time, or switching to the following morning. Reschedules are made at the client’s discretion with my input regarding weather and at the client’s convenience. Typically, I watch the weather like a ninja and stay in direct communication with clients surrounding our scheduled time. You can feel confident that I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that your needs are met and that the photos will turn out beautifully!
  • Travel: I travel frequently! Our business serves a one-hour radius of Muskegon at no additional charge; Muskegon, Norton Shores, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, North Muskegon, Whitehall, Ludington, and many other lakeside areas are within that space! I am also available to travel outside of that radius for an additional travel fee.
  • Location: Whether it’s a public park or a hidden local gem of a beach, you can bet I know all the good spots in a 150 mile radius of my home and I’d love to find the perfect fit for your family based on your location and preference. Yes, I’d love to photograph you at the AirBNB, hotel room or a family home!

What did we miss? Let us know–shoot me a text at (231) 203-3360!

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