May Showers?

It's been  weird year for weather.  Warmer than usual, colder than usual, and of course wetter than usual.  It's a good time to remind the Seniors of 2018 not to get too late a start on senior pictures.  You never know what is going to happen with the weather and if you want to be outdoors it can have a big effect on you.  

It's best to schedule early, that way if weather doesn't cooporate you can make it up with another appointment later.

Senior season approaches

Senior picture season is approaching.  Soon the class of 2017 will be graduating and then off to school or jobs.  Class of 2018, are you ready?  It's a big year for you and here are some tips to help you plan.

!.  If you are going on to collage you will want to check out not only the school bet the financing of you education as well.  See if any grants are available and qualifications for student loans.  These don't seem like immediate urgencies however the more you plan the better off you are.

2.  Plan out any trips to schools that you may attend.  Taking some time now is important.  It's hard to know what you want to do for the rest of your life but you do need to think about it and try to figure it out.

3.  Plan for any social events during your senior year.  This could be homecoming, prom, or other activities that you will be participating in during the year.

4.  Did you know your senior year begins in the summer of 2017?  That's right, you are amost a senior.  If you are in any sports start getting ready and make sure you make your appointment for senior pictures, you will need to turn one of them into your yearbook when classes begin in the fall.

 At Studio One Kurt is a Master Photographer and Certified by the Professional Photographers of America.  You know you will get the best if you come to Studio One.  Include not only your outfits but a location or hobbies that mean something to you.  

Remember, you only get one chance to make a great senior year and remember it with great senior pictures!


It's been a busy April.  Keeping watch on all the family busnesses, Easter special, taxes, and of course the Professional Photographers of Michigan convention where I am a new board member.  Thank goodness I could have the studio calls forwarded to my cell phone!  It's also graduation season and if you need graduation annoucements please call the studio at 517-782-3974.  I would be happy to do them for you.

Next month I hope to have big website updates, video on a youtube channel and more.  If you are a small business owner you know that work seems to never end but it sure is nice to be your own boss and get rewarded for the hard work that you do.

To Competition We Go!

We are off to participate in the Professional Photographers of America Northeast print competition!  Work will be judged on the elements of print competition and awarded accordingly.  

I will have 4 pictures there as will my daugter Emma.  (Emma's are part of Next Generation so hers are not official.)  I hope all of the prints do well and hope all my friends who are photographers do well and have a great time.


Easter Wishes

Just wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter holiday.  

Look for this label

We are often told to "look for a label".  Be it a designer or brand it's hopefully the mark of quality and responsible business.  

In photography look for the CPP label.  It guarentees the photographer you selected knows their stuff!  It also makes sure that the business practices they follow meet industry guidelines. 

United Way Matters

Once again I was priviledged to photograph the United Way's Annual Meeting.  It was nice to see so many people who care about Jackson and it's residents and who are willing to help.  

Studio One is proud to be part of being involved in the community.