Ms. E came to the studio for us to create a portrait of her. I love how the blues in this image bring out her eyes. Lovely. I hope her family enjoys receiving this portrait; it really captures her personality quite nicely.
The W. family planned a family portrait this fall — and the timing was just perfect when their session came. Downtown Dexter was full of golds and oranges, and the gazebo was even decorated with festive fall decorations. All in all, I love how these relaxed family portraits turned out. These will look great above the W. family’s fireplace!
Amber was one of our senior spokesmodels for 2011. She did a great job, and while I loved the images we created during her studio senior portrait session, I have to say that her location session portraits are in hot contention — both turned out amazingly.
Here are a few highlights from the second half of Amber’s session. We went to downtown Ann Arbor to create some really cool urban gritty portraits.
And, of course, we ended up with so many amazing portraits of Amber that an album was a necessity. Here’s the video of images in Amber’s senior portrait album:
Ms. K came to the studio to have me create a professional portrait. We ended up with two final favorites — one a little more business-like, the other more traditional portrait style. I’m sure these images will come in useful for Ms. K as she uses them to enhance her online identity. Having a professional image is really important — because people make split-second decisions as consumers, and their decisions are sometimes based on visual cues (like how professional and refined your portrait looks). Ms. K is definitely ahead of the game with these stellar portraits, but I am a little biased!
Lauren is a senior from Dexter High School. We had done her indoor senior portraits earlier in the summer, and recently completed her outdoor senior session. Here are a few favorites from Lauren’s outdoors session. I think they all turned out great!
And, like most seniors, Lauren ended up with a wonderful keepsake album to remember all of her amazing portraits. Here are some more images from Lauren’s session!
Before it turned cold, I created a family portrait for the S. family. Unlike a typical portrait where everyone was involved, we decided to have this session focus on the kids. Well, adult-aged kids, that is. Both siblings were back in town on college break, so we went to Gallup Park to create some unique sibling portraits.
Andrew is a 2011 senior at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. For his senior portrait session, we decided to go on location. Since Andrew is a musician, we talked about what instruments he might like to incorporate. We settled on the marimba! Accordingly, the location was set to be at their home (since a marimba is *not* a small, portable, instrument). We had to reschedule once due to inclement weather, but on the day we created Andrew’s senior portraits, the sun was shining and the weather was gorgeous.
Here are a few favorites from Andrew’s session:
And here is the video! We actually put these images into a lovely album for Andrew’s family to enjoy. It’s a great way to showcase images if you are short on wall space!
The W. family came to the studio recently to have their portrait done. After creating their main portrait, mom asked if we could add a little fun into the mix — she had brought along Chelsea Bulldogs shirts for the family to wear! Of course, I said yes! So, we ended up with another fun portrait for the W. family to enjoy.
This summer, Linda planned a four generation family portrait! We decided to create the family portrait at her mother’s farmhouse near Chelsea. And I think the results are absolutely priceless. We actually created two separate portraits — one with four generations of women (Linda, her mom, one of Linda’s daughters, and her granddaughter), and the other with three generations (Linda, her mom, and Linda’s other daughter).
Alexa goes to Chelsea High School, and is a senior this year! She is a really creative senior, interested in photography, painting, and the arts! So, for Alexa’s senior portrait session, we decided to incorporate some of her artwork into the portraits (see the last outdoor portrait, which showcases a lot of her favorite photographs!). Of course, I told Alexa to bring her cameras with her… so we incorporated those into her senior portraits since she is into photography.
I even had a wave of creative inspiration myself — and Alexa liked my idea too. The resulting portrait is my absolute favorite image from Alexa’s session — it’s the black and white studio portrait with all the photography gear.
Have a wonderful final year, Alexa, and I can’t wait to hear which art school you decide to go to! 🙂
Michael came to the studio the other day because he was in need of an updated professional portrait. He is currently in the process of getting into medical school! Anyways, here is the image we created for Michael:
Best of luck with the rest of your studies, I’m sure it will be very exciting when you are able culminate your schooling and become a practicing doctor!
Polina came to the studio about a week before leaving for Cornell University. We were able to create some classic portraits with a contemporary twist. I love the clean look of white on white…
Baby G finally arrived… and we finally got her into the studio for her newborn portraits. Since she was a couple weeks old already, Baby G was pretty active! We did manage to lure her halfway to sleeping… and ended up with some wonderful portraits of her awake and asleep. I absolutely *love* this portrait of her in the basket… what a cute smile on baby!
Baby Peanut came to the studio a couple days after she was born… boy was she tiny! Her parents participated in the session too, and we created some adorable family portraits for them to enjoy. Peanut was a joy to have in the studio — she mostly slept, and aside from a feeding break, things were pretty uneventful! Since we did these portraits, Peanut has gained about a third of her original body weight… and is quickly catching up to those “standards” that the doctors love use when measuring kids and babies.
Mike had his senior portraits done at our studio recently. While we kept things simple, Mike did decide to have me create senior portraits for him both in studio and outdoors. I love the dramatic edgy feel in a few of the studio portraits. And in the outdoors portraits, I love the bold color combination (yellow, blue, green). Plus, an added bonus is that this is right outside the studio. So we didn’t have to drive anywhere, or park and walk in the sweltering heat!
We planned a relaxed session at Angel’s home, to include her entire family: three people and four dogs.
Bear was the oldest dog, and since he was going blind and deaf; we did a portrait of him being petted by “his” human. Kerby posed for the camera like a show dog (well, with the aid of treats)… and Catherine, well, I captured her doing what she does best — swim in the river.
I love all these portraits, but especially love the image I created of the whole family. It’s going to look great as a wall portrait in Angel’s home!
Here are some images from Terrance’s senior portrait session. Terrance is a 2010 senior, and will be going to MSU next year! Read More