Hey Friends, it is that sweet time of year when we mark another rite of passage for so many children.  I am pleased to offer First Communion Photo Sessions in Northville, Michigan and the surrounding areas, including South Lyon, Plymouth, Canton, and Novi.

I use an exclusive, private location for lovely garden pictures, which look great even in early spring.  Gorgeous light makes these timeless photos something to treasure for a lifetime.  I don’t know what your church is like, but when I was growing up we had a quiet prayer garden just beyond the chapel.  I’m always reminded of that peaceful place when I walk through this garden.  Something about talking with God in nature calms the spirit, you know?  That’s why I think that this beautiful garden is the perfect spot for recognizing and celebrating a first communion.

I start shooting as soon as the weather breaks (this year that didn’t happen until April 21!).  Turn around is very quick so that you have time to print and share your images at your celebration.

My First Communion Photography packages include 5 hand-edited, digital images, with the option to buy more from your collection if you like.  These 20 minute sessions are $150.


And, if you need your first communion portraits earlier than spring will allow us to shoot outside, I shoot indoors in a studio setting with a simple couch and plain walls to highlight your beautiful child.  Natural light makes skin tones look oh-so-pretty and we sit and chat as I draw out their personality and capture it forever in your pictures.

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Clients rave that my “energy and humor are engaging” and that “everyone relaxes.”  I love listening to your child tell me about their day and their life and I can’t get wait to get to know yours!


My favorite place for finding fancy, but affordable dresses is at Von Maur in the Laurel Park Mall.  If you’re searching for a First Communion Dress or something for another special occasion, I’d start there.

Sharon Hoeg Photography is known for her relaxed, casual style specializing in authentic, engaging, lifestyle family photography in the Metro Detroit area including Northville, Novi, South Lyon, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Wayne Country, Oakland County, and beyond.