Ringing in the New Year ~ Welcome 2014!

Like many of you who live in the same area (Mid-Michigan), we celebrated the Christmas holiday using our generator to power our home.  Fortunately, we use propane for our furnace, hot water heater and stove; otherwise I don’t think the SEVEN days without power would have been quite so do-able.  Oh, and trust me, I did my fair share of grumbling about the ice storm and number of days without power, but ultimately I’m thankful to those who worked so tirelessly to return power to everyone.  PLUS, I was able to get some beautiful photos due to the weather.

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Then the New Year came and brought it’s own crazy weather!  18.8+ inches of snow fell in our area, leading to a “State of Emergency” being called for in our county for the 2nd time in  less than a month 🙁  The kids were preparing to return to school, but were given an extra 3 days off due to impassable roads and dangerously cold temperatures.  Well, I HOPE that Mother Nature has THAT out of her system 🙂 and all of this craziness is behind us!  OH wait!  I forgot that today it is 40 degrees and raining…snow + rain and cold = ice…this is where I have to get creative with my word choices and just say…POO!  BUT I suppose it COULD be worse…I’ll count my blessings: I WAS so very thankful for the additional days with my girls since we were stressed with the power outage and all!  I did get to see my grandmother A LOT during the power outage because we were keeping her going too (AND I don’t get to see her often enough, so that was awesome).  My oldest brother and his family were home for the Christmas holiday and despite minimal power running, we were still able to enjoy Christmas Eve in our home with EVERYONE 🙂  I LOVED that!  I have SO many more that I could count, but we’d be here all day.

So, since we can’t change the weather 🙂  Let’s look forward to what’s coming up:

Valentine’s Day Minis Sessions!

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Book your Mini and get an 8×10 similar to this one for FREE.


Seniors ~ Class of 2015

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s THAT time of year again!  Time to start planning your Senior Portrait sessions!  Here are some of my gorgeous Seniors who will be graduating this year.

All of these collages are customizable and can be ordered in print form.


10×10 for book or print


10×10 for book or print


8×10 print or full page for yearbook


10×10 for book or print


8×10 for print or full page for yearbook











Book and put your deposit down by Feb 15 to get current pricing.  To view current pricing schedule, please visit our Pricing page for 2014 Seniors.


Know anyone who has a 2015 Senior, got engaged or is expecting a child?  Get them a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a session with Treasured Memories!  Gift Certificates are available in any denomination you like.

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Treasured Memories also does custom designs for invitations / announcements.  Let us know what you’re looking for and we’d be happy to create something JUST FOR YOU!



Finally, Treasured Memories has begun offering beginner photography classes.  Call or email to set up your group or private classes.  Have a group who’s interested in taking the class together?  Contact me for a discount for 3 or more people.

Classes Info

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Thanks for visiting!  I hope you find the time well spent and that you’ll come back again!

~Tracy :)

~Tracy 🙂


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