Summer Lifestyle Session | How to Prepare

Hey there! Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about outfit choices and props for lifestyle sessions, so I created a quick how-to prepare: lifestyle sessions. Since each season here in Michigan offers different colors as a backdrop, I will be doing these for each season. These tips will work for any summer [...]

Sarah {Business Headshot}

I had fun a couple weeks ago Downtown Milan, Michigan capturing some photos of Sarah for her business headshots. I'm pretty sure I even made some lame jokes about Pikachu dancing around Tolan Square but hey, anything for a genuine photo!  haha. Click here to see a sneak peek from her session

CMP Newsletter 3

CMP will be publishing monthly newsletters!  Newsletter content will vary each month but look for photography tips and tricks, latest work and updates, and email subscribers will receive exclusive promotional information before social media– so be sure to subscribe! Newsletter #3 is out now!  Check it out for some sweet promotions coming up! Lots of [...]

Goodburn Family {Sunset Session}

This past Sunday I was in Milan, MI capturing memories for a super awesome family at Wilson Park.  It was a fun sunset session and reminiscent too, considering the couple had their wedding there (Milan Senior Center) in 2015! I absolutely LOVE sunset sessions; the light is so pretty and this particular location was so [...]


Charlotte Manning Photography is an Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer. Charlotte Manning Photography also specializes in Lifestyle Photography.

Social Media Contest — FREE SESSION

I am running a free session contest on my Facebook page!  Head on over there to enter to win!!! Here's an excerpt: {Hello Friends! After an extended period off social media-- due to maternity leave and health issues-- it appears my page has taken a huge algorithm hit. If you could, please SHARE and LIKE [...]

Madison {Children’s Portrait}

Madison is quite the spunky little girl-- I know -- she's mine! She loves trains and dirt. Plus climbing and dressing up. Here is a photo from this past fall of our sweet girl. SEE THE FULL BLOG POST HERE  

Aspen {Newborn}

Aspen is our last sweet little babe to enter the family... and I'm finally getting around to posting her newborn session ::gasp:: My favorite is the one below!  To see the full post, click here: Aspen {newborn}  


CMP is making a few changes for the rest of 2017 and beyond! Charlotte Manning Photography is in the process of updating all wedding and portrait collection pricing, as well as what is included in each option! Weddings located within the city limits of Milan will receive custom wedding collection pricing! The client rewards program [...]

COMING SOON: New Promotions!

The warmer weather has me thinking about my yearly sunset sale promotion... I will be putting together the details this week, so make sure you are subscribed to the blog to get an email as soon as I post the details!   Also, look for a special family portrait session offer for in-home lifestyle portraits [...]