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K Gedda Smith Images

K Gedda Smith Images I have experience with finding the right location/event/venue for clients. I am taking this experience and incorporating into my photography.

I take lifestyle, adventure and underwater portraits. I can also provide virtual tours for various properties. Need an adventure? I am a local explorer who enjoys introducing others to new experiences especially outdoors. I strive to capture these experiences and show the true beauty of our natural surroundings and provide a glimpse of people enjoying their adventure.

Operating as usual

Thanks for the cover feature!#lakeorion #lakeorionphotographer #localexplorer #lakeoriontrails #localhikes #orionlivingm...
03/03/2022

Thanks for the cover feature!

#lakeorion #lakeorionphotographer #localexplorer #lakeoriontrails #localhikes #orionlivingmagazine

I just love capturing these kids enjoying their days on the ski slopes.  #lakeorionphotographer #clarkstonphotographer #...
02/08/2022

I just love capturing these kids enjoying their days on the ski slopes.

#lakeorionphotographer #clarkstonphotographer #oxfordphotographer #oaklandcountyphotographer #actionportraits #southeastmichiganphotographer #skiportraits

Where are my families that wanted winter photos!  Its time.  Call me to schedule it for this coming weekend.  The snow i...
02/03/2022

Where are my families that wanted winter photos! Its time. Call me to schedule it for this coming weekend. The snow is beautiful.

#lakeorionphotographer #oaklandcountyphotographer #clarkstonphotographer #oxfordphotographer #southeastmichiganphotographer

Ski Portrait SessionsContact me for details and to schedule yours.#oaklandcountyphotographer #lakeorionphotographer #cla...
02/01/2022

Ski Portrait Sessions

Contact me for details and to schedule yours.

#oaklandcountyphotographer #lakeorionphotographer #clarkstonphotographer #oxfordphotographer

https://kgeddasmithimages.mypixieset.com/

Ski Days#SkiMtHolly #winteradventures #actionportraits #oaklandcountyphotographer #lakeorionphotographer #clarkstonphoto...
01/25/2022

Ski Days

#SkiMtHolly #winteradventures #actionportraits #oaklandcountyphotographer #lakeorionphotographer #clarkstonphotographer #oxfordphotographer #southeastmichiganphotographer #detroitphotographer

Winter Sports Mini SessionsMessage me if you would like to capture some of these winter adventures.https://kgeddasmithim...
01/20/2022

Winter Sports Mini Sessions

Message me if you would like to capture some of these winter adventures.

https://kgeddasmithimages.mypixieset.com/

#winteradventures #adventureportraits #actionportraits #portraitphotographer

This week's photo submissions to the #locallens #ExperienceLakeOrion photo contest.  The sunrises and sunsets were gorge...
01/18/2022

This week's photo submissions to the #locallens #ExperienceLakeOrion photo contest. The sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous over the weekend. I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy some winter fun. The first photo was taken in the morning over looking the marina, there are swans and an ice shanty in the distance. The next few photos are at sunset and kids playing in Children's park downtown. #DowntownLakeOrion

Good Morning Lake Orion.  It is a crisp sunny morning on the lake.#ExperienceLakeOrion #locallens #DowntownLakeOrion #la...
01/15/2022

Good Morning Lake Orion. It is a crisp sunny morning on the lake.

#ExperienceLakeOrion #locallens #DowntownLakeOrion #lakeorionmi #OaklandCounty

For my entry into this week's #locallens #ExperienceLakeOrion challenge, I decided to take a walk.  I started in front o...
01/13/2022

For my entry into this week's #locallens #ExperienceLakeOrion challenge, I decided to take a walk. I started in front of #20frontstreet ,I love the building and found a parking sign stickered with bands and other local businesses. I made my way down past the Lake Orion Art Center and crossed the bridge which is where I was lucky to capture a blue heron just in the #paintcreek below. I walked into Meeks Park and kept walking by the Lake Orion Lumber Mill and captured some of the old buildings in the back along with an old boat on a trailer. I try to capture a different perspective to our town. #localexplorer #documentaryphotography #OaklandCounty

History Fact: Some of the first settlers in Lake Orion were Needham Hemingway, Jesse Decker and Philip Bigler. In 1829 they built a saw mill and dammed up Paint Creek to power it-located near the dam as it exists today by Lapeer Rd. This turned six small lakes with Paint Creek flowing through them into one big lake.
Needham Hemingway later raised the height of the dam in 1837 to 12 feet to power a large grist mill he built below the saw mill. This further enlarged Lake Orion to the size we know today.

Part 1 of my Winter Adventure SeriesRace Day #SkiMichigan #michiganwinter #winteradventures #boynehighlands #skiracer #s...
01/10/2022

Part 1 of my Winter Adventure Series
Race Day

#SkiMichigan #michiganwinter #winteradventures #boynehighlands #skiracer #skifast #actionportrait

Scenes from a frozen Lake Orion.#ExperienceLakeOrion #locallens #lakeorionphotographer #villageoflakeorion
01/05/2022

Scenes from a frozen Lake Orion.

#ExperienceLakeOrion #locallens #lakeorionphotographer #villageoflakeorion

Winter scenes from around Lake OrionHappy New Year!#LOcalLens #ExperienceLakeOrion #lakeorion #lakeorionphotographer #Ca...
01/03/2022

Winter scenes from around Lake Orion

Happy New Year!

#LOcalLens #ExperienceLakeOrion #lakeorion #lakeorionphotographer #CampAgawam #villageoflakeorion

I don't usually shoot weddings but I enjoyed capturing these memories of this happy couple's day.  I enjoy the posed por...
12/28/2021

I don't usually shoot weddings but I enjoyed capturing these memories of this happy couple's day. I enjoy the posed portraits but it is in the in between moments that I like to capture their personalities and true enjoyment of eachother.

Congratulations Claudia and Steve!

Thank you for letting me be a part of your day.

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#holidayweddings #portraitphotographer #michiganphotographer #smallweddingphotographer

12/25/2021
11/27/2021
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in a saddle" - Winston Churchill#adventureportraits #horsebackriding #trailride...
10/28/2021

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in a saddle" - Winston Churchill

#adventureportraits #horsebackriding #trailrider #adventurephotographer #lapeercounty #nochildleftinside #fallcolors2021 #falltrailride

Which is your favorite?#monarchmigration #tawaspointstatepark #midwestlivingmag #puremichigan #naturalmichigan #monarchb...
09/28/2021

Which is your favorite?

#monarchmigration #tawaspointstatepark #midwestlivingmag #puremichigan #naturalmichigan #monarchbutterfly

A year ago I turned a hobby into a business and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  In additon to photo sessions, I have...
09/16/2021

A year ago I turned a hobby into a business and I have enjoyed every minute of it. In additon to photo sessions, I have taken many of my landscape photos and turned them into pieces of art for everyone to enjoy (if you are interested).

2022 Calendars
Coasters
Ceramic Tiles
Decals

I am prepping for a show on October 2nd and I am really excited about these items. If anyone is interested in placing an order let me know. I can use any one of my photos to make these specialty items with the exception of the calendars and decals.

Note: there are 3 styles of calendars: center flip, top flip and a one-pager.

Thanks to Graphic Takeover in helping with my decal design.

I am also starting to take photos of various scenes I see daily on my drive to drop Sierra at school. Maybe thinking of publishing a book at the end of the series. I haven't decided yet. If you are interested in my "backroads" project follow me at https://www.instagram.com/kgeddasmithimages/

Senior Portraits 2022
09/07/2021

Senior Portraits 2022

I spent some time at our lake house in the upper peninsula and visited some places that have some history behind them.  ...
09/07/2021

I spent some time at our lake house in the upper peninsula and visited some places that have some history behind them. The plan was to build a railroad that would run from Huron Bay in Lake Superior out to Champion to carry iron ore. The work began in the 1890s and the project cost $2,000,000. The twist was none of it was ever used. There was an opening event with a passenger cruiser at the iron ore dock and the railroad never carried trains on it. Rumor has it that the trains couldn't get up the slopes and the bay wasn't deep enough for the large ships with the iron ore loaded on them.

I took a hike to the Historic Rock Cut and what a unique and beautiful location. There is so much history just in the middle of the woods down some logging roads. The ore dock is a place we have kayaked over for years and are also in awe that this all took place just down from the lake house.

Enjoy this piece of history and adventure as I did.

#puremichigan #lakesuperiormagazine #midwestlivingmag #upperpeninsula

A "Moose" Awesome way to end our adventure to the UP.#puremichigan #upperpeninsula #michiganmoose #naturelover #wildlife...
08/23/2021

A "Moose" Awesome way to end our adventure to the UP.

#puremichigan #upperpeninsula #michiganmoose #naturelover #wildlifephotographer #adventurephotographer

"The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories"  This family's photo adventure took them to Independen...
08/10/2021

"The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories" This family's photo adventure took them to Independence Oaks where we enjoyed the beautiful wildflowers, spent some time on the docks, and enjoyed a unique sunset on the lake. We happened to be there on one of the days in July where the sun was hazy from the smoke from wildfires in the west. You can see that this family truly has a good time with each other. We had a great time! The kids proved you are never too old for bubbles! Thanks Eubanks family, it was a fun evening!

#lakeorionphotographer #familytime #familyportraits #familyportraitphotographer

"Overlook"..."abovelook"...this view has all the "looks"#mtrainiernationalpark
08/03/2021

"Overlook"..."abovelook"...this view has all the "looks"

#mtrainiernationalpark

Today's adventure brought us to Harbor Beach where we were able to kayak over two shipwrecks.  The first was a bit deepe...
08/01/2021

Today's adventure brought us to Harbor Beach where we were able to kayak over two shipwrecks. The first was a bit deeper and a little harder to spot but the second one was in about 4' of water and very visible from the surface. We would like to return on a calm, smooth, sunny day to catch an even better look.

A little history about each ship: The Dorcas Pendell (closest to the surface of the two) burned in place on July 6, 1914. The ship was driven ashore during the great storm of 1913 and a fire destroyed it the summer following. She was a (3) mast wooden schooner built in 1884.
The George H. Waud was a schooner built in 1866 and burned in place after running aground in April of 1902. She was stranded and declared a total loss in September of 1878.

#harborbeachkayak #lakehuronshipwrecks #localexplorer #puremichigan

Where are my Seniors...Class of 2022?  I am offering a 2-location portrait package.  The first session will take place i...
07/28/2021

Where are my Seniors...Class of 2022? I am offering a 2-location portrait package. The first session will take place in a classic cityscape backdrop or natural setting backdrop and the second session will be a hobby/action/sport/adventure session. This is the one we can have some fun with! Let's show your personality and creativity. Contact me for pricing and available dates!
Note: Any underwater photos should be done before end of September.

This is not just for seniors, this can be for family portraits and individuals of all ages.

#lakeorionphotographer #seniorportraits #adventureportraits #underwaterportraits

Enjoying these summer days!
07/26/2021

Enjoying these summer days!

The silver lining of all this rain is the beautiful wildflowers.  My little model in a wildflower session...I just love ...
07/25/2021

The silver lining of all this rain is the beautiful wildflowers. My little model in a wildflower session...I just love how these turned out.

Some of the best portraits are not posed.  Take an adventure...capture the excitement...there is still a lot of summer t...
07/23/2021

Some of the best portraits are not posed. Take an adventure...capture the excitement...there is still a lot of summer to enjoy.

Contact me if you are interested in a water adventure portrait session

#adventureportraits #waterportraits #beachportraits

These kind of photos make me smile...from the smiles to the innocent fun to showing her Dexcom G6 to test her blood gluc...
07/17/2021

These kind of photos make me smile...from the smiles to the innocent fun to showing her Dexcom G6 to test her blood glucose...this is real life

#t1dstrong

Look at this beautiful scene I tried to capture while we were whale watching in the San Juan Islands, I just kept waitin...
07/13/2021

Look at this beautiful scene I tried to capture while we were whale watching in the San Juan Islands, I just kept waiting for a whale to pop up right in front of this beautiful backdrop but...we can't control nature nor do we want to. Enjoy this lovely summer scene as I did.

#whalewatching #sanjuanislands #washingtoncoast #sailboatart

Storm Chasing when the power went out in Lake Orion.  Look at these clouds!#lakeorion #lakeorionmi
06/30/2021

Storm Chasing when the power went out in Lake Orion. Look at these clouds!

#lakeorion #lakeorionmi

It has been a great month of SUP clinics!  Looking forward to our July clinics.  If you are interested in signing up the...
06/21/2021

It has been a great month of SUP clinics! Looking forward to our July clinics. If you are interested in signing up there is one July 11th and 25th at Camp Agawam and possibly one on July 18th at Stony Lake. Message me for details.

#gameonpaddleboarding

Food Truck Festival 2021
06/09/2021

Food Truck Festival 2021

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We have some amazing door prizes donated by local businesses for Women in Business next Tuesday the 24th from 11am - 1pm and would like to thank those that support us. There is still time to register! http://www.orionareachamber.com/women-in-business Donors: American Home Fitness, Autumn Moon Holistic Wellness Collective, Dutton Farm Inc., Friends of Donni Steele, Gardening by Sindy, K Gedda Smith Images, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orion Oaks Animal Hospital, Orion Oaks Dental, OrionONTV, Pedal Boat Pub, Rebekah's Health & Nutrition, Seniors Helping Seniors, Swirlz Lake Orion & The Home Depot Join us for a chance to win one of these great gifts!
Look at these kiddos taking a jump in Tommy's Lake during the SUP Clinic yesterday with Game On Paddleboarding and K Gedda Smith Images #summerinorion #standuppaddling #tommyslake #CampAgawam
We are so thankful to everyone who came out and made the Food Truck Festival a huge success! Here are some of the fantastic images captured by our photography sponsor K Gedda Smith Images
Food Truck Festival is this Friday! Helping to document the event is our photography sponsor K Gedda Smith Images! Check the Chamber social media pages after the event to see the cool images she is able to capture.
** It's New Member Friday! ** Join us in welcoming K Gedda Smith Images to the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce! Kristen Smith is a photographer based right here in Lake Orion. She provides family/lifestyle portraits which can range from family portraits to senior pictures to pet portraits. Her adventure photos are more for people who want to capture what they enjoy doing like biking, swimming, a day a the beach, skiing...whatever your adventure is she can capture it. Another speciality of Kristen's is Underwater portraiture - a unique way to capture posed photos or candids underwater. Kristen is also available to provide virtual tours, layouts with measurements, and still photos for realtors, rental owners, and event venues. Welcome to the Chamber K Gedda Smith Images! We are delighted to have you!
Do your kids age 8-16 love to ride? Register at www.orionparks.com or by calling 248.391.0304 x3500 $15 resident/$18 non-resident Main Street Bicycles K Gedda Smith Images
Learn how to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) at Camp Agawam on Tommy's Lake with Game On Paddleboarding and K Gedda Smith Images. Spaces are limited, use of SUP and water portrait is included in registration fee! $30R/$33NR
How about Mommy and Me portrait sessions for a special Mother's Day Gift? K Gedda Smith Images has a promotion running for all of May!
Happy for you! Are you doing wedding photography?