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It Is Not About Technology

Cameras, flashes, lenses, memory cards, megapixels and technical process and expertise have less to do with great artistic and memorable photographs than you might think. Let us explain what we mean by that – because you certainly will not see us using our iPhone or iPad to take your images – or a point and shoot camera for that matter.

It Is About Vision and Direction

 If great photographs were only a question of great and expensive equipment and mastering the technical processthen everyone would be taking “knock you out of your socks” photographs.  But all the tools and technical know-how only will not help if one aspect is missing from the ingredients – the creative process. The photographer always has an end goal and direction in mind. This requires vision and creative ability. Technique and equipment only helps us get to the vision. The professional photographer has artistic intuition that comes from uniqueness, personality, life experiences, beliefs, likes and dislikes.  That is what makes up the individual style of any photographer and the uniqueness of  WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY.


 WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY is often asked if we are concerned about other competing photographers in the area. The answer is no. The only commonality out there is pricing – but we are not selling price. Pricing is not a measure of quality, artistic ability or the WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY experience.  These are the factors that are ultimately responsible for creating your images as works of art. Price also cannot measure whether the photographer fits with you emotionally and intellectually. This symbiotic fit between photographer and you is one of the most important aspects of great images and a joyful experience. WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY has its own style. It is unique to us. Our uniqueness drives our distinction. It is what makes WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY stand out from others. We create images that we absolutely love. We also drive a photographic experience that is essential to a memorable photographic session.

So, give us a ring and book your next session with us. You will not regret it. We offer a wide range of services

Portraits, newly born, maternity, executive portrait, seniors, group, functions, events, product, annual reports, children, pets, interior design, industrial etc”


* “WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY. Wonderful world of capturing photography as works of art. Owner of Brand CWEDDINGS which is dedicated exclusively to the art of your wedding photography”

How to Assure Great Group Photographs Minus The Pain


 WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY recently wrote about creating your composite family or group photograph when not everyone was available at the same time – or even was. Your images are taken at different times of smaller groups. Right there and then you select your favorite image. That assures everyone is looking great and you love how you look on the photo.   We all know how it goes with photos of 15 or so people. When the photographer – after one hour of trying and lots of groaning from the kids – finally gets that image where everyone is at least generally looking at the camera with eyes open, you hate how you look.  But by then everyone else is so tired you dare not ask to have the image taken again and just go with it. The composite approach assures great group photographs where everyone looks stunning and is happy

An Added Advantage – Individual Groups

The additional advantage is that as the photographs where taken of individual groups – you can also have smaller individual group photographs printed. You take advantage of paying for only one session, going through one posing process but doubling the bang for the buck with your closer group

Book Your Group Session Now

So, as a reminder – book that group photo session with WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY and have all the joys of a memorable photograph and experience with you personally looking stunning.

A Variation On This Theme

The other day a lovely customer of ours came into WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY with a request to photograph herself and her brother for a framed photograph for their mother’s birthday. The conversation went something like this:

Her:          Hi! I would like to get my brother and myself photographed

Us:            OK

Her:           We need to be on the same photograph

Us:            OK

Her:           But my brother is in Florida

Us:            OK

Her:           My brother is not coming up to Michigan for the shoot

Us:            OK!

Her:           And I would like both of us on the beach in the photograph

Us:            What a fantastic idea. Let’s do it!

Ready – Steady – Go!

WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY contacted the brother immediately – voice mail and text message.  A time was set up in a photo studio in Florida for his shoot.  We then proceeded with some lovely portraits of our client who selected her favorite.  We contacted the photographer at the studio in Florida and forwarded the selected image as orientation for his shoot.  We then received the photograph of the brother back and created a really fabulous gift for mom of her two children – who live miles apart – on the beach.

 Think about it. Is this not a great opportunity for all of us to create a wonderful gift for our loved ones. Contact WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY and let us get the ball rolling

*“WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY. Wonderful world of creating images as works of art. Owner of the Brand CWEDDINGS which isdedicated exclusively to the art of your wedding photography”

Ten Days to Photograph a Group of 15!

No not really – It did not take ten days. But we bet your were thinking “I cannot believe it”.  And you were absolutely correct. Let’s explain. You all know what it is like photographing your family or friends in a group of 4. Someone is always looking the wrong way. Someone always does not like themselves on the final image. Try as you may. Try photographing a group of 15 of all ages! Ah! This is where the illustrative ten days come into effect.  We create the best image with a composite shot of the group. So how does that work? Lights, positioning of yourselves and camera are all set up and  measured, photographed and documented. This allows us to set the equipment up in exactly the same place every time. Important so that the perspectives and lighting are always the same. We then photograph  smaller groups. Each group can immediately look at a series of photographs of themselves and identify the image “they just love”. We do the same with the other groups as well. All of these best images are then assembled into that one fabulous group shot – where everyone loves themselves – their smiles, their pose, their looks. Someone not there on that day – yes we know what it is like scheduling a large group – no problem. They come in later, get their images taken and “voila” appear on the group photo. This is designed to capture the best images of yourselves and take the stress out of scheduling. So – no excuses any more. Book your own session and get that group shot.