Senior Portraits :: Downtown Ann Arbor

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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.

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Depot Town :: Josie

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Just before ringing in the new year, I got to go to Depot Town in Ypsilanti for a fun senior portrait session with Josie! We found a lot of fun spots to create some unique senior portraits; I’m particularly partial to the train caboose ones.

And then, as it started getting dark, we took to the streets to do some edgy portraits by the clock in Depot Town. I love the urban feel of all these senior portraits; it’s so hard to pick a single favorite from creative sessions like this!

Josie ended up with a gorgeous coffeetable album featuring a nice selection of images from her session.

Ben :: Dexter High School Senior Portraits

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Ben was all for the simple session, so we kept it to a casual portrait outdoors, and a formal portrait in the studio.

One outfit indoors, one outfit outdoors. No additional driving, and pretty hassle free, so far as the whole senior portrait experience is concerned! This type of session is great for seniors who want to keep things simple — and for parents who still want quality senior portraits for their graduates.

Studio Senior Portrait

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Here are some highlights from one of our Pioneer Class of 2012 Senior sessions. This senior did a simple session at the studio. Now that our outdoor deck space is finished, we are pleased to provide easy green portraits like these outdoor senior portraits. I always love the deep blue sky portraits; they are a nice complement to the typical studio fare for senior sessions… and for those wanting a no-fuss session with two different looks, this is the perfect compromise.

Enjoy your senior year at Pioneer!!

Dexter High School Senior Pictures :: Kathleen, 2012

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I can’t believe that Kathleen is a senior at Dexter High School already… time flies so quickly! Anyways, for Kathleen’s senior portrait session we started at the studio, and did some basic yearbook portraits. Then, once we got that out of the way, it was time for some fun!

Kathleen really wanted to have her portraits in a green, outdoorsy, natural setting. Since I love new and unique places (particularly my clients’ homes) — we decided to use her grandmother’s home as a setting. We also had to find an awesome place to use the GTO Judge, of course!!! I really love how everything turned out, from the waterfall portraits to the spectacular dance poses that Kathleen managed to pull off in mid-air.

And here’s a sneak peek at Kathleen’s senior portraits. From this gorgeous selection of pictures, I designed a set of coffeetable albums …and created a pair of wall portraits with the Judge (one canvas featuring Kathleen, and the other featuring her older brother, Doug’s senior portrait from several years ago).

I know Kathleen has been just dying to share these lovely senior portraits with all her friends and family… so, without further delay, here are her senior portraits — click on an image to view it in more detail.

Amber :: 2011 Pioneer Senior

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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.

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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:

Lauren :: 2011 Dexter High School Senior

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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!

Andrew :: Pioneer Senior Pictures

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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:

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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!

Alexa :: Chelsea Senior Portrait

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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! 🙂

Mike :: Senior Portraits Michigan

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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!

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Lauren :: Dexter Senior Portraits

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Lauren is a Class of 2011 senior at Dexter High School! We’ve been planning on doing something fun for Lauren’s senior portraits for quite some time (I photographed her sister, Ashleigh, a few years ago). So, Lauren came into the studio for her mini session (she’s a senior spokesmodel for Betsy’s Photography)… and we had some fun!

I am really thrilled with how the images from Lauren’s session turned out — I particularly like the ones of her in her prom dress. I wanted to do some retro Hollywood portraits with it. While it takes some time and patience to mimic the “Old Hollywood” feel, in the end, I am really happy with how things turned out.

Lauren will be making another appearance on our blog later this summer, since we still have her outdoors senior portrait session to plan still!

Ann Arbor Senior Portrait :: Corey

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Corey is a Senior at Pioneer High School.  If he looks familiar, it’s because, a while back, we did his brother’s senior portraits.  For Corey’s session, we wanted to create portraits in an outdoor setting, since Corey loves being outdoors.  We spent some time at Corey’s home in Ann Arbor, followed by the schoolyard at a nearby public school.

On the school grounds, I found a wonderful variety of settings, allowing me some lovely backgrounds that complemented Corey’s attire.  We ended up with some great images incorporating the natural scenery, brick walls, an exterior door that contrasted wonderfully with nature’s greenery.   Corey’s mom said one of Corey’s portraits reminded her of a mountain man… the stark landscape with Corey as the solitary subject.

The portrait with the fence was taken in Corey’s backyard.  His mom loved it…  I always like it when I can incorporate a meaningful/significant location into the portrait session.  It helps transform the portrait from just a picture into a meaningful memory.

Corey was a good sport throughout the entire session, and I’m so glad we were able to keep the experience a relaxing one for him!

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