Artistic Senior Portraits in Nature :: Claudia

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Claudia and her mom came to the studio in October for her senior portraits.  We did the indoor formal portrait for the yearbook, and then headed out to Mill Creek Park in Dexter for some more artistic senior portraits in nature.  I am really excited for Claudia and her family to see these photos, it was hard for me to pick my favorites to share for this sneak peek!

senior photos in nature, water senior girl portrait dexter mi photographer
We started out on the boardwalk for Claudia’s senior portrait session. I picked this spot because of the view you have …love including the water in senior photos!
senior portrait artistic style in nature, dexter mi senior photographer
Here’s another portrait of Claudia in the same spot. I love how relaxed this is, and it shows off her artistic style too!
senior portrait girl sitting cross legged on board walk, dexter mi portrait photographer
I pulled out my wide angle lens for this portrait, because I thought it would look nice. Love how the senior portrait turned out….don’t you?!
senior portrait, girl sitting in nature, mill creek park dexter michigan
And then a more traditional close up portrait. Claudia did a great job of putting up with the blinding sun, which was really obnoxious in this spot. We “abandoned” it for some other spots right after this portrait.
senior girl standing by water, dexter michigan photographer
I love photographing clients by this little section of rapids. It always looks visually interesting, whether or not the water is warm enough to dip your toes into. And on this day, it definitely was not. No matter. We got some great portraits with the water in the background!
senior girl standing on rocks by water, dexter mi senior photographer
Here’s a full length portrait of Claudia by the water. I captured this portrait before officially posing her. Actually, she was a natural so I kind of went with the flow for a good part of our session :).
senior portrait on rocks near water, dexter mi senior portrait photographer nature
I absolutely love this senior portrait of Claudia. The water is brilliant, and the reflection of the blue sky in the foreground of this senior portrait is so cool. Love it!
senior portrait of girl in grass, casual senior portrait photographer dexter mi
And then we did some portraits with the natural grassy area behind Claudia. It’s not exactly fall colors, but I love how the warm yellow tones complement her hair. So pretty!
Senior portrait girl on stairs in natural setting, dexter mi park portraits
Then it was time for an outfit change. Claudia brought a pair of jeans and this fun sweater for her second outfit. I love how this series of photos turned out. She looks gorgeous!
Senior portrait girl saline high school senior photographer michigan
Another portrait in the same series. I seriously don’t know which one I like best!
Senior girl sitting by tree, rays of sun light black and white artistic senior photo
OK so this is a really moody and artistic senior portrait that just had to be in black and white. I absolutely love the sun rays in this senior photo. Granted, Claudia isn’t really the main focus of this particular portrait, but it would be really neat to include in a senior coffee table album.
Senior girl portrait with tree, dexter rocks facebook senior photo michigan
Here’s another one from the same set. I was literally lying on the ground for this portrait. And….coolest thing? I discovered while editing these photos that one of the painted “Dexter Rocks” from Facebook was at the base of the tree! How fun!

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