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The 2014 Detroit Athletic Club Mother Daughter Party

 

The Great Lakes Yacht Club Officers' Ball

 

New page for kids coming soon....

 

The Deloitte Auto Show Party

Click on the image below to visit online gallery. Click on Gallery tab, then Deloitte Events. Images from 2012 are also available.
Special 11x14 Custom Retouched and printed on Acid Free Fine Art Paper Using Archival Ink. Only $49 Through February, 2013. Call to order, not available online. 586-552-5911

 

 

The Detroit Athletic Club Holiday Ball 2012

Click on the image below to visit online gallery. Click on Gallery tab, then Detroit Athletic Club Events. Images from 2009 through 2012 are also available.

Special 11x14 Custom Retouched and printed on Acid Free Fine Art Paper Using Archival Ink... This is the same technique displayed at the Ball. Only $49 Through January 31st, 2013. Call to order, not available online. 586-552-5911

 

The Detroit Athletic Club Christmas Open House 2012

Click on the image below to visit online gallery. Click on Gallery tab, then Detroit Athletic Club. Images from 2009 through 2012 are also available.

IMPORTANT: Do not order from the online service. Products for the DAC Holiday Open House are custom and not represented by the online service. Please order directly from me at 586-552-5911. Thank you.

2012 DAC Christmas

Caterina and Ryan were married September 15th, 2012. Their Wedding images are now online and ready to view, but you will need to get the password from Caterina and Ryan to view them.

Click on the image below to visit the gallery.

Ryan and Caterina

The images from Mei Li's photo session at her home yesterday are online and ready to view. You will need a password from her Mom to see them, but I hope to have permission to post a whole bunch of wonderful images of this precocious little 4 year old.

Click on the image below to visit the gallery.

Mei Li

 

Trever's Senior Portraits are now online and ready to view, but you will need a password from Trever or his mom Tracie to see them.

Click on the image below to see them.

Treavor Senior Pictures

New Senior Portrait Page including New Senior Memory Book. Just click on the cover image below'

New Senior Memory Book

I am back online. My chat page has been a problem for a while now. I had to change IM services. Back up now and ready to chat any time I am at my computer.

 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's

Leukemia Cup Regatta

At the North Star Sail Club

A beautiful day on Lake St Clair! The weather was perfect, the wind was great, and a good time was had by all... I learned a lot about sail boats and the people who sail them. To a man, woman, and child... wonderful people doing a wonderful job for a wonderful cause.

The Video: The Canvas can do Miracles! Click here for Video

Watch the video in high resolution by clicking HERE. You will need to install Photodex Presenter to see it at it's best. If you do not want to install, or you are a Mac user, you can watch it on Youtube HERE.

The Photo Gallery

Click on the image below (From the Race Sunday), then the Galleries Tab, then the North Star Events Gallery. Online images are low resolution, not enhanced or critically color corrected. Images ordered from will be. There are a myriad of products available including Mugs, T shirts, and Calendars. 10% of all sales will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Leukemia Cup Regatta

There are 4 new Album Designs in the Album design page.

Alen and Christina were married Saturday July 7th, at Greystone Country Club. Their wedding images are now online and ready to view. There is a password required which you can get from Christina or Alen. The images online are low resolution and are not retouched, cropped, or critically corrected. Any images ordered from will receive complete retouching and enhancements before printing. If you feel more comfortable, you can order directly from me and get a proof via email before printing. Click on the image below to visit the online previews. Click on Galleries/Weddings/ Then scroll down to Alen and Christina's Gallery.

Alen and Christina

The Great Lakes Yacht Club, together with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Hosts it's 13th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta. It was dead calm on St Clair, but a great time was had by all, and another step was made in the fight to cure this deadly disease. See the images from the dinner by clicking on the image below and follow the Great Lakes Yacht Club Gallery.

Leukemia Cup Regatta

 

Caterina and Ryan's Engagement session. You will need password to view this gallery, but I am sure Caterina or Ryan would be happy to share that with you. Click on image below.

Caterina and Ryan


Images for the 2012 Great Lakes Yacht Club's Officers' Ball are now online. Just follow the link below and then hit Galleries Tab to find GLYC Galleries. The 2011 images are online as well.

Please order from me directly for images larger than 8x10 or to purchase files.

The Detroit Athletic Club's
Annual Mother Daughter Party photos are online and ready to view. Just click on the image below and follow Gallerys Tab to DAC Events.

DAC Mother Daughter Party

The Detroit Athletic Club's annual Christmas Open House Photos are online and ready to view. To reorder products such as Ornaments, Mugs, or Greeting Cards please call me as these products are only available directly and not online.

DAC Christmas

Brad and Becky were married on July 8th. Their Music Video is now online and ready to view. Click on the image below to see all the beautiful highlights of a wonderful day.

Becky and Brad July 8th.

Kristin and Ethan were married on May 14th and their Music Video is now up and ready for all to see. Click on the image below or hit the Music Video/Weddings button.

Ethan and Kristin

Nicholas and Shannon were married on March 5th and their Music Video is online and ready to view. There are some new things happening in this one. Just click on the image below or go to the Music Video/Weddings link in the navigatgion bar.

All the images of the beautiful ladies of the Detroit Athletic Club are online and ready to view. You can also see and order from the 2010 Mother Daughter Party. This years theme was Teddy Bears. Just click on the image below and follow links to DAC Mother Daughter Party.

The Detroit Yacht Club Officers' Ball Photos are online and ready to view. I appologize for the delay in getting them online as I was experiencing server problems. Any images ordered from online will be fully retouched so you will look your absolute best!

Click on the image below, hit the Galleries Tab, and scroll to the Detroit Yacht Club Link. Images from the 2010 Ball are there as well.

Gary's Pose

This is a pose requested by Tim's Father, Gary. This is a warm and wonderful image which I will use from time to time. It breaks a general rule of too many hands, too close to the camera, but in this case breaking the rule makes all the difference.

Tim and Laura's full wedding is now online and ready for friends and family to view. You will need a password which you can get from Tim, Laura, or their families.

Click on Gary's Pose below to visit the Online Gallery.

The 2010 Detroit Athletic Club's Christmas Open House is underway. Photo's from this Wonderful Annual Event are Posted Daily. Click on the DAC image below, then the Gallery Tab. 2009 Open House images are still available as well as the 2009 Holiday Ball and the 2010 Mother Daughter Party Photos.

New Testimonial Page
I never really liked Testimonial Pages, but I keep getting questioned about not having one. I know my first reaction is that it would be too easy to manufacture. In order to create a page like this and eliminate the authenticity doubts, they will only be posted with an image from the client's files. You can also contact me with your email address and phone and I will request that the client contact you directly. If you would like to add to this page just send me some comments, good or bad, from the Contact Page

New Special on the Specials Page

The Thomas Family Portraits are now online and ready to view... You must get the password from Vivienne's Family to see them... Just click on the photo below.

Last weekend I had the privilege of covering the Mt Clemens Regional Health Care Foundation's Annual Ball. The Ball was held at Penna's of Sterling Heights, and as is always the case, a wonderful venue and Great Food! The theme of the ball was "An Evening in Wonderland!". All the characters were there adding lots of color and action to a Great Party. The young people who played all the parts, including some terrific singing, came from the Tea Party Castle in Shelby Township.

Click on image below to see all the photos.

Photos from Mt Clemens Regional Health Care Foundation Ball

Tea Party Castle Kids

The Foundation does some incredible work that not enough people know about. To find out more or make a donation visit
Mt Clemens Regional Health Care Foundation



A new Engagement Gallery is up and ready to view.

A new Album Design is up and ready to view.

Three new Music videos are ready to be posted... just waiting for approval.

I just shot my first Baby pictures in a long time... Little Tara is adorable... I loved doing this and can't wait to do some more of this... I love the kids.

Tara

Tara

 

New Album Design available for your viewing pleasure, another on the way.

Shannon and Nick's engagement photos are now online and ready to view. The password is available from this very handsome couple. Just click on their photo below and follow the gallery tab.

Shannon and Nick's engagement photos were taken at Wahby Park at the Blossom Heath in St. Clair Shores.

Rebecca and Jason were married on Friday October 1st. A wild Bunch, a Wild time, and some great photos for you to view. Just get the password from Jason or Rebecca and click on the image below. Follow the Galleries Link to the Weddings.

Photo taken at Heritage Gardens in Shelby

Nina and Tim were married on Saturday September 4th. Their Wedding Photos are now online and ready to view. You will need a password to see them, but I'm sure Nina or Tim would be happy to give it to you. Just click on the image below or hit the Order Online button at left.

This image was taken at The George George Memorial Park.

Three new Music Videos to enjoy. One in the Life section and two in the Wedding Section... more on the way...

Just click on the Music Video button on the left.

TWINS! These beauties are as new as it gets... See Sandelio and Francisco with their proud parents and all their friends by clicking on the image below or go to Order Online at left.

Jimmy and Tricia were married at Elizabeth Park on Friday the 13th... Brave Souls these two... and lots of fun. You can see their wedding images by clicking on the photo below or the Order Online Button at left. You will need the password and if you were at the wedding you should already have it. If not Jimmy or Trish will provide it to you.

Rebecca and Brad's engagement photos are now online and ready to view. This was a sunrise session at Bay City's Riverwalk. You will need to get the password from Becky or Brad to view them. Click on the photo below or hit the Order Online button at left.

 

I am working on revamping, reorganizing, and revitalizing my website. I have added a new Gallery on Senior Portraits and completely changed the Gallery Slideshows. You can now see them in full screen mode, however, they will still be low resolution and a bit soft at that size. I am working on new Wedding Galleries as well and should have them up in a few days. I have also updated my Biography, and am working on a new look for my Logo and site. Three more New Music Videos will be up shortly, and I am working on lots of changes in the Flower Girls Video, so if your little cutie has been in one of my weddings, watch for her soon.

Rachel and Marco were Married at St. Therese ofLisieux on Friday June 25th. Their collection of Images are available to view online but you will need to get the password from Marco and Rachel.

This image was taken at George George Park.

Rachel and Marco's engagement photos are also available online.

Just click on the photo or the Order Online button.

 

We have a new family in our community.

Angela and Jack were Married at the White House Chapel in Warren on Friday June 4th. Their images are now online and ready for family and friends to view. Just get the password from Angie or Jack.

The Image above was taken at Wahby Park at the Blossom Heath.

Click on the Order Online button at left or the photo above..

 

Center Line High School Prom Photos are now online. Click on the image below or hit the Order Online button. Candid photos at the prom are also available.

 

Nicole and Eric's Album design is now in the Album Design Gallery.

Rebecca and William's April 17th wedding is ready for online viewing.

You must have the password to view, but I'm sure Becky or Will would be happy to supply that to you. Click on the Online Ordering button, then the gallery tab.

This image was taken at Hawthorn Valley Country Club.

 

The 2010 Detroit Athletic Club Photos

for the 2010 Mother - Daughter Party

are now online and ready to view. Just click on the logo on the right, then click on the Gallery button and scroll down to your DAC event.

IMPORTANT: Some products purchased at the Mother - Daughter Party are created locally and can only be re-ordered directly from us. Keepsake Box, Photo Mugs, Travel Mugs, and Carry Bag and Key Chain Lockets. If you do not find exactly what you need online please contact us.


Bride's Keepsake Box


Cherry Wood shown also available in Maple or Rosewood

This wonderful Keepsake Box includes a Ceramic Cover Plate with your favorite Wedding Photo Beautifully and Permanently embedded. This perfect place to store all those little things that helped make your Wedding so very special, is our gift to you when you book your 2010 Unlimited Wedding Package.

 

Detroit Yacht Club 2010 Officers' Ball

Ready to View

To view your Photos online click on the DYC image, hit the Galleries button, and scroll down to the Detroit Yacht Club.

Detroit Athletic Club Christmas Open House

Monday Photos: Ready to View
Tuesday Photos: Ready to View
Wednesday Photos: Ready to View
Friday Holiday Ball: Ready to View
Saturday Photos: Ready to View

To view your Photos online click on the DAC image, hit the Galleries button, and scroll down to the night you are photographed.

High Resolution Image Purchase and Download is also available online.

IMPORTANT: Some products purchased at the open house are created locally and can only be re-ordered directly from us. DAC Exclusive Christmas Cards, Photo Mugs, Ornaments, Mouse Pads, Key Chain Lockets, Magnets.

 

What's New?

Donald and Jennifer Naillon

Donald and Jennifer were married on November 27th, 2009. Their Music video is up and ready to view and all their wedding images are online for family and friends to view. Don and Jen can give you the password.

The wedding and reception were both at Crystal Gardens. This is a wonderful couple who were easy going and very easy to work with. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was terrific.

This was a great start for a brand new family. I wish you both health, happiness and a wonderful life.

You can see the video by clicking on the Music Videos/Wedding link.

Full Gallery of their wedding images can be viewed by clicking on the Order Online Link.

 

 

 

 

New Service... Event Photography

This is a great way to show your appreciation to your guests. High quality Dye Sublimation prints delivered while the party is still happening!

This is also a great way to make money for your Group, Business, Organization, or Charity. Perfect for Holiday or New Years Eve Parties. Professional quality Photography and Beautiful Prints the same night at reasonable, affordable prices.

Professionally Retouched Enlargements, additional prints, and lots of gift ideas available online after the event.

Go to the Contact Page and fill out the short form or email us and we will contact you to discuss a quote.

 

Nicholas and Alyse were married on September 19th and their video has been approved and is now online for you to view. Check out this beautiful couple... and their little guy Caiden in the Music Video/Weddings page.

Portraits in the Park

This Sunday, Wahby Park at the Blossom Heath in St Clair Shores

The long range forecast for Sunday is a little wet, so we are taking appointments for every day through Halloween at the same low price of $25.

With any purchase you will get a FREE session next year

Contact us to make your appointment today... limited availability.

(Check out Randy Online and we can probably chat live)

Last Sunday, the Millrace Historical Village in Northville

Yesterday, I took a ride out through Hines Park and stopped by the Mill Race Village to check out how the colors were coming. These images are only 1 day old and the colors are almost full... still a bit of green mixed in, but I suspect that we will be in Blazing Fall Color by Sunday. The long range forecast for Sunday is Autumn Cool, with lots of Sun, and a blanket of Color... Perfect.

Contact me to make your appointment today... limited availability.

(Check out Randy Online and we can probably chat live)

If you have ever wanted a Classic Fall Color Portrait and didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars to have it done, now is the time. I have crossed off 3 Sundays in October to take appointments at 3 different parks to make portraits in what should be blazing fall colors. The image below is from a session at Heritage Park in Taylor taken last weekend. The beautiful little family is Chris, Kelsey and their little darling Skylar. Chris and Kelsey's Wedding Video is also on this site. Michigan has been pretty cooperative so far... the colors are just starting to turn and the flowers are still in bloom. Perfect.

If you are looking to have family, or personal treasures created, contact me through the contact page with your name, phone number, and the date and time you would like to have your session. These appointments are limited as I plan on spending plenty of time with each family. All images ordered from will be fully and professionally retouched.

Sunday October 11th - Heritage Park in Taylor

Sunday October 18th - Mill Race Historical Village in Northville

Sunday October 25th - Wahby Park at the Blossom Heath in St Clair Shores

Session Fee for this special only $25 - that's $100 off the Standard Fee

Price's will be discounted from Family Prices and incentives will be included for large wall prints. Many Photo Gifts including Mouse Pads, Photo Mugs, and many styles of Holiday Greeting Cards will also be offered. Contact me for examples.

Shannon and Andrew's Music Video has been approved and it is up and ready in the Music Videos/Weddings page. This couple was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the venue was breathtaking. Shannon's parents worked long and hard making this outdoor wedding site nothing short of perfect. This couple was a lot of fun, and my oldest son had the honor of being Drew's best man. Once again we have a couple with differences that compliment one other... only this time it is the Bride who provides most of the animation.

The music they provided is "At Last" and "I'm Yours". The music fits well together and compliments the mood of the wedding perfectly.

 

Online viewing and ordering of all their wedding images will be available later this week.

 

 

 

Laura and Brooks Music Video is now up and ready. You can get there by clicking on their image, or going to the Music Videos/Weddings Page. This is a unique couple. Laura was a little shy, but beautiful bride. Brooks was bouncing off the walls and cracking me up all day. When Laura stepped into the isle, Brooks almost hyperventilated... you can see it in the video. Great Wedding you two. Lots of good memories... and some beautiful photos.

Online viewing and ordering of all their wedding images will be available later this week.

I am using Photodex Presenter for the slideshows exclusively. I have yet to have any requests for the Flash Versions, but all I need is one and I'll put both versions up. If you have a Mac, I won't let you go without.

 

 

 

 

Nicole and Eric's Music Video has been approved and is now up and ready. You can get there by clicking on their image, or going to the Music Videos/Weddings Page. We spent a day last spring at Wahby Park at the Blossom Heath in St Clair Shores gathering Engagement photos. We also had an opportunity to visit the park on their wedding day. In this video both sets of images were used to add impact and make the most of the songs they chose. I hope you enjoy it.

Nicole and Eric, and Yeato and Wilson both contracted me to do their weddings without even meeting me first. I cannot put into words how flattered and grateful that made me. Nicole and Eric are from Michigan, but make their home in Tennesee. They had to plan this whole event from hundreds of miles away... they did a great job. Nicole was absolutely breathtaking on her wedding day and Eric was the perfect groom. You can check out their engagement photos in the gallery pages and all their images will be online later today... but you will need a password from Nicole and Eric to view them.

Online viewing and ordering for friends and family is now up and ready. Click on the Online Ordering button on left to visit the online store. You will need a password to view images which can be provided by the client. This is to protect their privacy and givethe bride and groom control over who can view and order from their images. There will be Galleries that are not password protected, such as ArtPrints. Click on the Gallery tab in the upper left corner to see which events are available. If your images are not online as of yet please be patient as I am uploading new events as fast as I can.

Yeato and Wilson's Music Video is approved and posted in the Music Video/Weddings page. This video features a beautiful couple who demonstrated nothing but love and immense respect for one another, their guests, and me, their humble photographer. The Music they provided for this video fits so perfectly that it is difficult to imagine any other choices. You will need a PC to view this and allow the Photodex Presenter to load. If you are a Mac user please write me and I will make a Flash Version especially for you.

More images and online oredering will be available next week along with much more on this lovely couple in my Matrimony and Cheese Blog.

I have been a little lax lately on posting updates, but in my defense, I have been very busy. I am working hard at setting up the online ordering for Friends and Family with professional quality prints at super saving prices. Look for the online system to be up this week as well as more Weddings and engagements.

Fall and Winter Wedding Specials are updated. Contact me soon as Dates are limited.

Nichole and Eric

I have added an engagement session to the Gallery page. Eric and Nicole will be married on August 15th at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Royal Oak. We spent a couple hours at 3 locations last Sunday and had a great time. Enjoy the show and learn more about this beautiful couple on my blog... just hit the Matrimony and Cheese image in the menu.

I am now submitting my personal work to Dreamstime where you can purchase the use of Professional Quality images for your Commercial or Private use for a song. This is that perfect place to find that one perfect image for your Blog or MySpace page as well as images you can use for your business without the high royalty rates. If you'd like to see the images I have registered so far go to Randy's Images.

Nichole and Matt's new video is up and running in Photodex format. If you have a Mac, email me and if I get enough Mac people I'll remake it in Flash just for you guys. You can see this beautiful couple in the Music Video/Weddings section.

Updates on Matrimony and Cheese Blog

I have posted an additional version of The Flowergirls in Photodex. If you have a PC you can watch this in much higher resolution with the controls hidden.

 

As you can see by the photo to the right that Nichole Wins! .... or does she? Just kidding Matt... I trust you have the same sense of humor you had last Saturday.

Kelsey and Chris's Wedding Music Video is now online. See it in the Music Videos/Weddings section... or just click on the image below.

Updates on Matrimony and CheeseBlog.

While I'm waiting for Kelsey and Chris to view their Music Video before I post it here, you can check out my post on the Blog. Kelsey and Chris were married on March 20th... the first Day of Spring... and their flower girl, Kylie, is one of the stars of the Flowergirl Video.



The Flowergirls. I put a new Wedding Video Slideshow together from some of my favorite Flowergirls. Don't worry little guys, you'll be next. You can see the little darlings in the Music Video/Weddings section. This is set to a song I ran across that I hadn't heard in years... as a wedding photographer, I love the Flowergirls... even when they are bad, they are unforgetable.

I have changed Vicky and Tony's Music Video to good old fashioned Flash. It should run fine on Macs now. It looks a little different, and is about twice as Data Heavy than the Photodex Presenter, so it may be a little slow loading... but it still runs the DVD style menu. When Photodex gets it's Mac Support going I'll change it back.

Two new slideshows in the Music Videos/Weddings section. Jaclyn and John were married on February 13th, and Vicky and Tony were married on Valentine's Day and I have posted more on their weddings on my Matrimony and Cheese Blog. Vicky and Tony's Video is the largest I have put up so far and is 2 songs long using the Photodex system. There is a problem with Macs and I am looking for a solution, but it works great with PCs. If it asks you to intall Photodex software it is not a problem and it lets you view the slideshow just like the DVD version with menus.

A new Slideshow in the Music Videos/Life section. Michigan Man... I always loved this song by Mike Ridley. If it wasn't so gender specific it probably would be our State Song. I used my neighbors and grandaughters for the "Hand Maps" and the "Wilson Shot". What started as just a fun project ended as a memorial to my Brother Rick.. but it is a happy memorial, and this song has much more potential, so watch for it to change regularly.. might even pop a few grooms in here... I hope you enjoy it. You may be asked to install software. This is a new web slideshow system that I am testing and it allows for smoother streaming of higher quality images... It also allows me to present music videos as they would appear on your TV with DVD style menus. There is no danger in installing this software. I have word that those with Macs cannot view this. I am checking into it.

Wedding Prices have been updated.

My biography has been updated.

I have added Online Instant Messages If you have any questions and would like to chat with me live, go here and let's talk. Even if you'd just like to say Hi. You can chat with me and still watch the Gallery Shows. The messenger will open into it's own window. Whenever I am at my Computer, which is a lot, I will be online.

When viewing the Gallery Shows you can turn off the auto slides and skip to any other slide by clicking on the numbered slides in the Jump Bar under the Show. The music will still play and you can take your time browsing the images.

I've added another Wedding Special for Wedding Photography Booked on Non-Saturdays during the Wedding Season which un-officially runs from Easter through Halloween. I am also adding online viewing and ordering for friends and family.

Two more Videos in the Key of Life. This time it is all about growing up. Both Videos are of Emily Kuehn, now a student at Kalamazoo College. One is for her graduation, and one is for her mother.

I've added two more Wedding Shows in the Gallery.. and one Show that is just for fun. Kids, dogs, frogs, snakes, bugs and backyard birds. What does a photographer do when he's not putting your wedding on disk? Find out a little more about me by watching the "Just For Fun" show in the Gallery. By the way.. the very last image has me in it, and yes, it's hard to watch football with Granddaughters and I am a Patriot Fan...

 

I've included my Granddaughter, Allie, on the front page as she was all dressed up, accessorized, and ready to be the best flower girl you ever saw.. except for when she dropped her dress at the alter.. never give a 3 year old spaghetti straps to play with. Anyway, you can see more of Allie in the Music Video page and in the Gallery page.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this site as it is a lot of fun building. It looks the way it does, because I hate those cold, corporate, flash sites.. A lot of fancy dancin', but not much heart.
Just like this business I intend for this site to be eminently personal. I hope to meet some of you someday and help you have the best Wedding possible, while still having lots of fun and ending up with the most creative photography you ever saw. And for every Bride I photograph next year I will give an autographed copy of my book... when it gets published that is.

Sincerely,

Randy

PS
If you have time please check out my Blog, Matrimony and Cheese, it's not all business, I intend on having lots of fun there.