What a year it has been. I started my photography business. I started a blog. I met some amazing like-minded photographers from all over the country, including the amazing Amy and Jordan Demos. I had some wonderful opportunities to photograph many beautiful families, individuals, animals and even my first real estate property. My husband and I have watched our children grow and laughedgreat deal along the way.Read More
Christmas is officially in full swing here at the Villella household. We got the house decorated (mostly) and our Christmas shopping done (for the most part). The present wrapping will commence in a few days (I hope), which will helps us avoid wrapping presents on Christmas Eve, technically Christmas Morning, at 1 am (I pray).Read More
The world is a scary place. I am not talking about criminals, or cancer or war. We all know these things are scary - just watch the news for 10 minutes. I am talking about life. Life is scary in this world. We face so many unknowns every single day. Am I raising my kids to be successful, kind and amazing people? Is this job where I am supposed to be? Sugar-free or no carbs? The list goes on.Read More
Steph and Jeff are our neighbors. We have only known them a short time, but I kind of knew we would hit it off when we received an invitation to the pre-parade get together at their home and the invitation was neatly addressed in architectural hand-lettering. If you have visited my "About Lisa" page then you will know that I studied Landscape Architecture in college, where I developed a love of the lost art of hand lettering.Read More
Wow, what a week it has been. With the Presidential election behind us, half the nation is feeling relief and the other, great sadness. Although I would never disclose how I voted, that is a very personal choice, I will say that it is time to embrace the future. It is time to shed your anger, re-friend your Facebook buddies you blocked during the heated campaigning, and give your neighbor a hug. It is time to grab a latte, sit back and enjoy what I am about to show you. Believe me, it will be worth it!Read More
So, you are getting married. You have found THE dress, picked your photographer, your flowers, and the venue. You have made it to your big day... now what?
Well, before you take those exhilarating, life-changing steps down the isle, take some time to...Read More
With fall just around the corner (like tomorrow), I can't help but feel a sense of comfort and coziness. Don't get me wrong, I love summer. Like L.O.V.E. Summer, but you just can't beat fall time in Michigan.Read More