Would you travel three hours for your senior portraits? Areonna and her mom did just that! Why make the trek to Ann Arbor to have me do their senior portraits? Because they were looking for a unique senior portrait experience…. and they found me via a web search. Love when things are serendipitous like that!
Anyways, Areonna’s mom contacted me because her daughter didn’t want senior portraits that looked like anyone else’s. And she’d seen my senior portraits at Graffiti Alley in downtown Ann Arbor — it was the perfect spot for Areonna.
While I always enjoy helping my clients plan their senior session, in this case I got to go a little more in depth… suggesting hair and makeup stylists in the area that would be close to the spot where we’d be doing her senior portraits in Ann Arbor. You might think it would be stressful ….planning a senior photo session for someplace you’ve never visited, but that’s why I am here. I am happy to provide location suggestions, put together a collection of locations on Google maps, recommend stylists, whatever you need.
As usual, we monitored the weather in the days leading up to the photoshoot, and while it was muggy, there wasn’t a raincloud in sight. We met at Nickel’s Arcade for the first set of senior portraits, and then moved onto Graffiti Alley for the second set. It’s always fun to see what props people bring along with them for sessions. I know I mention this a lot, but one perk of being my client? I have a portable changing room AND a folding wagon (for extra camera gear and also for client outfits). It really makes the whole senior portrait experience a lot easier. I’ve done it the old fashioned way — and let’s just say, there’s a reason I bring both things with me! 🙂
Okay, enough chit chat. Let’s get onto Areonna’s senior portraits. Make sure to tell me which ones are your favorites. I have a few in mind myself!
If you’re looking to plan a really unique senior portrait session, please contact Betsy via our web form or call 734-424-0472 today. Betsy will walk you through the planning process and answer all of your questions — whether you’re familiar with the area or not. And yes, travel is an option (check out this senior session we did on Lake Michigan)! If you have a particular vision for your senior portrait session — just let us know, and we’ll make your dream a reality! Talk to you soon 🙂