Positive Engagements

Owosso, MI

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We offer a variety of services: Motivational Speaking, Wedding Officiant, Pro Photography , and even Dog Training. I love doing so many things that I could not just choose one line of work. I am passionate about helping others, no matter what they're facing, to make their life, event, or family (dog) easier to handle and stress free, while giving them something beautiful and tangible to take away. We started our businesses from the ground up several years ago. We always strive to offer quality service with a positive and creative spin.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We take pride in our services and pay special attention to our clients wants and needs to make sure we are providing excellent service and customer care.

Location

Owosso, MI 48867

Years in business

17

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

45

Reviews

27 Reviews
  • Ashley M. Oct 24, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    What a great day!
    Lisa was such a joy to work with. She helped re-word some pieces of the vows that we were struggling with and always responded very quickly to my questions. Thank you for helping make our day perfect!
  • Pamela V. Aug 28, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa Freeman did a Beautiful ceremony for my New Husband and I we are so extremely happy we found her♡
  • Emily S. Jul 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa was great, the ceremony she created was so personal and beautiful, she communicated effectively, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Thank you so much
  • Emmy J. Jul 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Mara R. Jun 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa was amazing and new exactly what to do and put us all at ease. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone who needs a wedding officiant!
  • Hannah N. Jun 18, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Madison T. Jun 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa did a beautiful job officiating our wedding! I highly recommend her :)
  • Darcie H. May 28, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa did amazing officiating and photographing our wedding. We wanted a Christian marriage and she was able to supply her certificates of ordainment and Christian ministry upon request. Her response time was prompt. She was kind, patient, easy going and shared many laughs with us. Lisa gave me several options on the type of ceremony and vows and let me change them up or makeup my own. Her husband took pictures during the ceremony and she took over right away to finish up a great photo session. Lisa took her time and suggested many great spots for portrait shots. Thank you Lisa for being part of making our day so special!!! It was our pleasure meeting you and having you there. I HIGHLY recommend Lisa of Positive Engagements!
  • Ledena L. Apr 19, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa was absolutely wonderful!!!! Our wedding got started late and she was completely understanding, even though we made her late for another engagement. She was kind and warm hearted while she married us, and even customized a ceremony for us. She is great at what she does and if you don't hire her then you'll be missing out!!!
  • Danielle W. Feb 24, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa and her husband did a wonderful job! They were very professional and on time, and they didn't complain even though I was running a little behind schedule
  • Sherry H. Jan 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lisa was very personable, patient and understanding as the groom was running late. She went above and beyond our expectations!!! She definitely made our day special and was more than ready to perform on short notice!! From providing witnesses to coming to our home, she made our day stress free!! :)
  • DayLynn Z. Jan 15, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Sarah C. Nov 25, 2015
    A wonderful job on the photos and officiate services. I am very pleased and we would highly recommend her to anyone
  • Anu Y. Nov 17, 2015
    I was very pleased with my first experience working with Lisa Freeman. My objective was to develop my professional portfolio. I felt that Lisa understood exactly what I was looking for and made a great effort to give me the pictures that I wanted. I had a great experience working with her. She was very personable and professional at the same time. I hope to continue working with her and will contact her when I need assistance building my portfolio.
  • Cheryl F. Oct 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Sarah M. Aug 30, 2015
  • Stacey G. Aug 29, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    When you submit your information for a quote, you have to tell the zip code of where the venue is located. Our original quote was $75 but our cost was actually $175! After booking with Thumbtack, the officiant notified me there would be an additional $50 charge for gas & later was notified of another $50 charge for a microphone. When you're giving a speech or marrying a couple, don't you usually use a microphone? The sound system wasn't good & at least twice the system made a terrible sound because the speakers were too close to the microphone. When you give someone a quote, it is unfair & not very businesslike, to increase the cost by more than double. I could have chosen someone closer so it was not only unfair to me, but your other bidders.
    Lisa F. Aug 29, 2015

    You indicated that you were very pleased and thanked me for a job well done, so I had no idea you were this unhappy. I apologize for the miscommunication with the pricing, but when the distance was further than indicated and you needed extra equipment, it did effect the price. We communicated well I thought and there were no problems about the financial aspect prior to the wedding. So again, I apologize.

  • Russell L. Aug 26, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Tiffany E. Jun 17, 2015
    Very patient and helpful. The ceremony turned out beautiful and the vows were nice and easy to say. Highly recommend to anyone that needs an officiant.
  • Kimberly M. Jan 23, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She was wonderful from the minute we got there. Not only does she make you feel comfortable, but very caring, and makes it literally all about you. Thanks Lisa for the wonderful experience.
  • Kayla B. Jan 15, 2015
    Lisa was the officiant at our wedding. She did a wonderful job and was on time/early to the rehearsal and the actual ceremony. She is currently working on expanding her photography clients, and had followed us and our hired photographer around for a little bit after the ceremony, so we got some bonus pictures from her :) Definitely recommend her.
  • Amanda H. Jan 13, 2015
    From the beginning with planning the ceremony Lisa was wonderful. She was quick to respond to email and eager to help our wedding be the best. She met with us personally to review the ceronomy and get to know us along with gave us a copy of the ceremony wording to practice. The day of the wedding Lisa showed up on time and was professional yet friendly. During the ceremony she spoke clearly and was easy to follow. We would highly recommend Lisa.
  • Jessika A. Jan 13, 2015
    I have personally worked with Lisa she does her best to help out schools for bullying. She has also great with pet therapy and dog obedient classes. She has also did professional pictures for my cousins wedding! She takes great pictures for even just family. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does! If she could afford to do it all without getting paid and just see your smile she would! But of course it's still a job and helps her family with living cots and all the materials she uses for the causes! So please feel free to have her do your schools for bully program or to take professional pictures and even help with your dog! I highly recommend it!
  • Ashley S. Jan 13, 2015
    I have worked with Lisa on several occasions and have seen her speak and she is quite amazing! She is very organized, fun and willing to work with you when it comes to photograph shoots and she comes prepared with her own studio and props. When it comes to her speaking about her Abuse Bites organization, she's passionate and has you laughing one moment and had me crying the next. She puts on a show and uses the audience which is fantastic and very entertaining, with a powerful message. Lisa also is going to marry my fiancé and I and I truly wouldn't want anyone else to do so because she is so personal and funny that she will make the day even more special for us! I definitely always recommend her when someone is asking for a photographer, wedding officiant and a speaker for events about her Abuse Bites organization. I promise you won't regret hiring her!
  • Peggy S. Apr 17, 2014
    Lisa came to the drop-in center (for adults) and did a presentations on bullying. Her interaction with the audience kept everyone's attention for 11/2 hours with laughter and tears. I recommend everyone experience her speaking.
    Lisa F. Apr 17, 2014

    Thanks so much Peggy. I had a great time interacting with your amazing group :)

  • Francie W. Mar 10, 2014
    Motivational Speaking
    Verified Review
    Lisa spoke to our financial representatives for over an hour and did a great job for us, and inspired our agents! She was very professional and heartfelt. We would recommend her services to other business entities.
    Lisa F. Apr 8, 2014

    Thank you. I really enjoyed myself. It was nice hearing all the positive feedback from the agents. I appreciate your reference and review.

  • Erika F. Nov 5, 2012
    Motivational Speaking
    Verified Review
    Lisa did a nice job relating to the students. I liked that she offered both an elementary and middle/high school program. Lisa is very passionate about spreading her message. Her presentation is very interactive with a lot of student involvement.
    Lisa F. Apr 8, 2014

    Erika: Thank YOU! You made us feel so welcomed and at home. And I loved interacting with your students. Had such a great time. They were amazing!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We discuss what they need, I see their vision, and try to help them come up with a plan to accommodate those needs to reach that goal or goals. Sometimes I have to do more research, whereas other times I already have the experience and can help them on the spot. I try to work them into my schedule as quickly as I can if there is an urgent matter.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend annual conferences and seminars and do ongoing research.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I do have certain set fees, and charge mileage/gas when traveling. Since we offer many different jobs, it would be too much to list everything here. But we put all our pricing up front and out there so there are no hidden costs once a client decides to hire us.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It all started with a runaway dog I almost ran over 16 years ago. He changed my whole world, healed me, and helped me to move forward after a horrific life of abuse. From there I became a motivational speaker, award winning author, certified pet therapist & dog trainer, pro photographer, and wedding officiant. Thanks to God and this dog, I now know there is nothing I cannot do if I put my mind to it and I love to help others reach their goals as well.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Common every day people, as well as: models, authors, songwriters, Working Professionals, teachers, principals, counselors, brides and grooms, families, newborns, children, teens, adults, Salespeople, religious, non-religious. All ages, all races, all types, all genders.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
At our Anti-Bullying Rally at the Eaton County Fair, my son's bully from high school was there. He listened to our stories, and came up afterwards with tears in his eyes and apologized for causing my son to almost take his own life. It was so heart touching I started crying and gave him a huge hug. It's great to know that we are continuing to change hearts and save lives.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are passionate about their profession, offer quality service, have amazing reviews, and it isn't about the money.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Are they ready to hire a pro? What services do they need? What kind of professional are they looking for?