Allie Siarto and Co. wedding, family, senior, and branding photography

Video: Our 2020 in Review

Jeff and I started a tradition in 2013 while we were living in Washington DC. We decided to hire a videographer to film a professional video about our lives as they were that year. Since Jeff’s birthday is on leap year, we decided we’d continue it every four years on leap year (yes, we started a year late). You can…

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Home Office Renovation: Before and After

Jeff and I have basically worked from home since we gave up our office in downtown East Lansing back in 2014, but it wasn’t always pretty. For years, Jeff worked from a basement “office” that doubled as a messy storage room. I had a desk in there too, but I refused to work among so much clutter, so I spent…

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Fall 15 Minute Mini Sessions

My oldest daughter started first grade virtually this week, and it has me thinking A LOT about work-life balance this fall. I’ve decided to limit my photo sessions for the fall. I still have 30 and 60 minute sessions available for now, but I’ll likely close out times as dates book to stick to one session per week. Mini Sessions I booked up my September 27 mini sessions,…

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One Day Charity Sessions: June 16

A lot of people are hurting right now, and I want to help bring the community together to support the many organizations that are helping. I’ve had a lot of requests to continue the front porch project for charity, so I’ve decided to set up a one day charity shoot so I can get more people involved without driving all…

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Planning Your Photos with the Uncertainty of Covid-19 (Updated February 10)

In facilities offering non-essential personal care services…gatherings are only permitted to the extent that services do not involve the removal of face masks. State of Michigan orders for indoor services (section 4.f) Based on orders from the State of Michigan, I’m currently only offering outdoor sessions. I use a relatively long portrait lens all sessions, so I’ll still be able…

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