While the seconds keeps rolling by in a continuous motion, C. Annette Liette and her daughter, Mikelle, of Liette Photography, always aim to freeze time by encapsulating special moments. The goal is to create images that will keep memories from ever being forgotten, with their own unique style of photography.
Beyond all the normal options from a photographer, the Liette’s specialize in hand-colored photographs on a black and white canvas. It’s a service that’s extremely rare, and results in its own distinct look. “Everyone takes pictures, but by being hand painted we consider ours more art than just photography. It’s something you will want to leave on your wall, perhaps for forever. The look is so classic that you won’t ever want to take it down,” said Annette.
What started as a hobby, became a photography business for Annette in 2001 and it’s growth led to Mikelle becoming an active partner this year. After graduating from Southeastern University, in Florida, Mikelle returned to Ohio and began assisting her mother. The union of forces is a source of great relief and pride for Annette, who says she feels fortunate to have her daughter working by her side, “She had been helping me through the years. We didn’t have to shake hands in order to be partners.”
Mikelle is also passionate about photography, in part from a camera always being around while growing up. Rather than the standard poses, she prefers capturing her subjects in their natural element and provide a true reflection of their inner most being. “Only pictures can bring back memories. It’s nice to know that families can look back and remember moments from the past,” she said.
All pictures by Liette Photography are taken outside, with natural lighting, rather than in a studio. They will travel to any location in the Dayton area to fulfill their clients wishes. From children to seniors, engagement pictures and events both Annette and Mikelle are available for all types of photographic needs.
For Mikelle every click of the camera is an opportunity to create an everlasting memory. “Every photo shoot is special, capturing a moment in time that will never be lost is something I really love,” she said.
A part of her profession that Annette cherishes is the relationships formed with all the people she’s met. The greatest reward is when she presents them with the finished product and see’s how excited they are.
In addition to the framed photos, which Liette Photography provides, they also offer a line of jewelry with pictures featured in a charm or pendant. A variety of necklaces, bracelets, key rings and ornaments are available to choose from.
To contact Liette Photography, which is based out of their Tipp City home call 937-667-0900, 937-266-6081 or 937-266-3537. Can also send an e-mail to