This fall Elizabeth had her senior portraits done. We kept things pretty simple, and decided to forgo any studio portraits. So, we did location senior pictures at the Arb — which I think turned out fabulously. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m partial to the ones on the stairs that have both Elizabeth and her dog, Eve.
There is something compelling about the simplicity of studio Senior portraits. While I love doing location portraits for senior photos, I also do enjoy staying in the studio and focusing more on the senior and her personality. Here are some portraits that the family selected as their favorites. Several of these made it into framed pieces, which I am sure look great on the wall!
While I love going to new places for location senior portrait sessions, it is also nice to revisit old favorites. And for C’s session, we went to two places I have enjoyed doing portraits — the Arb and Graffiti Alley. I am happy with how all C’s portraits turned out, she looks amazing in this senior portraits ;). Can’t wait to hear about the big decisions for college once that decision becomes more imminent.
Family portraits on location are always a lot of fun. Simply choosing the right spot will make all the difference in the world. While often we do plan family portraits at a client’s home, it is also nice to do portraits at the local park. So for this particular family portrait — that’s exactly where we went. And the results look great, don’t you think?
The river and boardwalk provided a great variety of portraits, all within walking distance. I am all for making things as simple as possible for my clients!
Well, the little tyke is growing quickly. He’s somewhere around 1.5 years now, so I thought I should schedule him for a portrait session. We did some indoors and also ventured outdoors on one of the not-so-hot days this summer. Here is my absolute favorite from the session:
I recently created a professional portrait for Michael Carlin, a lawyer in Southeast Michigan. As is sometimes (maybe often!) the case, simpler turned out to be better.
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Big brother Nate and big sister Tessa helped me to create some adorable portraits of their new little sister, Mia! We had lots of fun, and the kids were really cooperative. After creating a few portraits of all the kids together, it was time for Mia to hog the spotlight so we did some portraits of just baby girl by herself. I love how these all turned out; it is always great to include family in newborn sessions.
I recently got to photograph the most adorable newborn baby and his three older brothers. We did this session at their home.
Babywearing mamas are the best :). It is always great to see how calm and relaxed their little ones are because they are all nice and snuggled up. This one of the whole family is to-die-for.
Erin needed a portrait to display on her website. After a bit of discussion to see what style of image she was after, we settled on a clean gray background and a relaxed-yet-professional look. While there was a possibility she might want more than one image to use on the site, both she and I loved this particular portrait so much that it was the clear choice.
I’m excited to see how this looks when incorporated into her website; I bet it will be fantastic!
Baby G. and her parents came to the studio for a newborn portrait session. I love including family in these portraits… it always helps to give a sense of size. Newborns don’t seem all that tiny, until you’ve been around comparably giant toddlers! Here are a few highlights from Baby G’s newborn portrait session.
My niece came in for her five month portrait session the other day… and we ended up with some cute portraits! Here are a few favorites from her session; it’s amazing how quickly she’s grown.
I love doing birthday pictures that include cake, cupcakes, or some sort of treat for a toddler. And this session was no exception.
First, for the birthday cupcake inspection…
And after a little cajoling, we finally got a bit messy! Sadly, I think we got more icing on the floor and on the adults than on the toddler… go figure (guess Baby Led Solids/Weaning really does work).
Finally, since he was in town visiting, we talked Great Grandpa into helping with the session. Here’s one of those portraits:
Happy first birthday!! Such a cutie pie 🙂 🙂
With all this record-setting warm weather we’ve been having, snow seems a far cry to the past (knock on wood!). Normally I schedule outdoor sessions to avoid precipitation, but for this family portrait, that’s just what was desired… a fresh coating of snow. With how wacky this winter was, I’m glad we were finally able to create these portraits.
Here’s the top pick from the outdoor family portrait:
We also created some portraits in the studio, since it was so chilly outside! Here’s the baby girl in her kimono… so adorable:And the siblings together. It’s always cute to see how proud big siblings can be when holding the new baby (even if it is with help!).
Portraits that include a new family member are always extra adorable! Here are a few images from baby Z’s newborn session. I love the one with all three brothers…but my absolute favorite is the one of baby Z. in his daddy’s arms. Enjoy!
I’m told that the term “toddler” is somewhat relative, and that for the most part you can use it once a baby starts walking. So, it looks like we have a toddler on our hands now! Despite his desire to abstain from walking or standing during our portrait session, we ended up with some precious portraits of the little one… including a few that show off the new teeth!
Still as happy as ever… with a mouthful of teeth (4 already in, and two more about to cut through).
Sadly this ball isn’t quite as tasty as his favorite fruit (apples). While sitting at the kitchen table the other day, he debated between an apple and an orange, and then (with a big smile) picked up and proceeded to bite into a very tasty apple.
They grow so quickly; it’s hard to believe Toby is entering toddlerhood already!