Behind the Lens…

This blog is to give you an insight into how I create my photo sessions, my personality and how it fits into what I do, how I do it and why. Also, what it takes to make it magical, help your vision come to life. A behind-the-scenes look at how I pull it all together, why photography costs so much money sometimes, and how much energy it takes to create unique one-of-a-kind set ups. This will also help give an idea of who I am behind the scenes: a mother, a US Navy mom, wife, photographer, Small business Owner, dental hygienist, coffee lover, domestic engineer cat/dog mom, friend, and the most important a daughter of a king. I am progress, not perfection.  I will show how Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and how I make it all work. Insight into a very creative part of me that doesn’t know what to do with herself most of the time. You will see all my craziness, family, kids, animals, clients, all my behind the scenes and finished products, shopping for props, and tips/tricks of how I create my props/sessions.

I hope you enjoy what you see, read and watch.

Testimonial – Julie LaJoice

Jess (Mae Ann Photography) did two on location photo shoots with my daughter for her Senior pictures – Downtown Wyandotte & at the beach at Sterling State Park. It was an unforgettable experience for my daughter! Jess made her feel so comfortable. My daughter was at ease, laughing and had ...
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Testimonial – Jenel Sladweski

Mae Ann Photography was amazing for our newborn shoot! I would highly recommend. So many different props, wonderful lighting and so patient with our newborn while getting amazing pictures of our little girl that we will cherish forever!
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Testimonial – Ashleigh Mousseau

Jessica and John did our wedding in Alpena and we could not be happier with their work! Jessica is great working with people (we had a large wedding party of 16 all together) and she was great at keeping everyone focused to capture the perfect moments, is very creative and ...
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Testimonial – John Pepera

I’m not one that likes to have my picture taken. But I need to have some done for work. Jess did such a wonderful job. She made me comfortable so I could relax and have them taken. She was very professional, took her time and they turned out fantastic. My ...
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Timing is


When your passion lines up with God’s will for your life amazing things happen, and that’s how this venture took off, a friend seen some pics I took and asked me to take her family pictures. I started taking friends family pics, then someone on one training to make sure my techniques were on point, lots of online classes to keep sharp.