Senior Portraits: Why You Need a Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits: Why You Need a Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits: Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits are the perfect way to commemorate all that your senior has done so far in their life, and a wonderful way to celebrate all the things their future has in store.

When having senior portraits done, you want to look your best. Many people do not think about what makeup or hairstyle they are going to have for their photo shoot until the last minute. 

One way to prepare for your photo shoot is to hire a professional hair stylist and makeup artist to help you get ready for your pictures! Professional hair and makeup artists are skilled in preparing clients for photo shoots. 

You can reduce stress by hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist.

It also adds to the experience of getting portraits done. 

Getting your hair and makeup done for your senior session will add tons of confidence to your senior session!

Indulge yourself for your Senior Portraits and try a Professional Stylist and Makeup Artist!

Senior Portraits: Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits: Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist

Hiring a professional hairstylist for your senior portraits is a great way to ensure you will love how your hair looks in your photos. 

Professional hair stylists aren’t just good at doing hair—they’re good at keeping it done. 

They have a lot of time-tested styling techniques and all the products imaginable to keep your style locked in place and looking perfect. 

If you aren’t sure at what exact look you are going for, a hairstylist can help you pick out the perfect hair style.

A great place to get your hairstyle done for your senior portraits is Ruby and Clover which is located just north of downtown Rochester, MI. 

Check out their website to see their services and portfolio: www.rubyandclover.com 

 

Makeup Artist 

One reason to hire a makeup artist is that makeup that looks amazing in person versus in photographs is very different.

These professionals have years of experience and use high-quality products to make you look your best in front of the lens!  

If you don’t usually wear a lot of makeup you can always have them apply an amount that creates a look that you’re comfortable with. Professional makeup can still be very natural looking. 

There are many great makeup artists to choose from. When looking for a makeup artist look at their reviews and ask to see photos of prior makeup they have done.

One place you can have your makeup professionally done is at Ulta Beauty. Check with your local Ulta to see if they are currently accepting appointments.

Another place located in Rochester, MI to get your makeup done is Rochester Beauty Bar. They are experienced in creating the perfect customized look that enhances your natural beauty. 

You can check out their services on their website: https://www.rochesterbeautybar.com/makeup 

Now You Are Photo Ready!

Having your hair and makeup done for your senior portraits can help you feel special and more confident in front of the camera. It is also one less thing to worry about on the day of your senior portraits!

Senior portraits are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments, and you deserve to look and feel your best.

When you book a senior portrait session with me, I focus on customizing sessions and providing a great experience during the session which allows for lasting memories.

I pride myself in specializing as a full-service photographer through pre-session consultation to ending with fine art prints and products. I can help you turn your senior portraits into a beautiful and lasting album that you can reflect on for years to come.

If you are ready to book your senior portraits, connect with me today!

Senior portraits are an important aspect of the senior year experience!  Come experience a session with pArt of Life Photography! 

Check out our Senior Portrait Gallery

 

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

Took a road trip this week-end for Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography!  And boy, Upper Peninsula Nature Photography did not disappoint!  The ice formations against the gorgeous and rugged rock is a site to behold.  So, in case you didn’t know I’m a huge fane of Michigan, the state and especially the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!  If you’re planning a trip and have any questions let me know.  Just today a friend asked if they could fill a week around Munising.  I quickly replied with an itinerary that should keep them all busy for a week, and then some.  What started out as a trip to see the Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice quickly transformed to extending our destination to Munising.  I can’t get that close to the UP and not go and stay for a bit.  Even though I went to Michigan Tech in Houghton there is still quite a bit that I have not explored.  We planned on going to the Eben Ice Caves in Eben Junction but doing a little more researched I switched out main destination the Ice Curtains in Munising.

So after a stop at the Mackinac Bridge and Tahquamenon Falls we spent the night in Munising.  In the morning we drove to H-58, the road towards Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and took the turn off for Sand Point Road.  We parked at the lot for Marsh Trail.  This is also a popular spot for ice fishing out on the bay so it fills up and the day we were there people parked along the road even though it is technically not allowed.  We walked back along the road until we saw the first sign (about 12″ square) noting the trail to No Boundaries.  The trails are well travelled so the snow is backed but it’s not the easiest trek.  This year there are fallen trees so we were climbing under and over them.  The packed snow gets slick when there is an incline so even before you make it to the ice, ice cleats are pretty much a must have.  People also slide down the trails where the decline is steep so so spots are really slick.  At No Boundaries we watched some ice climbers.  There were ice climbing lessons by Downwind Sports going which was cool to watch.  Downwind Sports is a great store and the perfect place to buy your ice cleats, or rent equipment.

We returned to the road and continued back to the next signs for Amphitheater, then Dryer Hose then Curtains.  Dryer Hose features a 35′ frozen waterfall, with more ice climbers.  Grand Island has amazing ice formations and ice climbing but requires more time and logistics to get there and the ice is not as thick this year, although people are still making the trek.  Next was Curtains Ice Formations.  This place was especially amazing as it was the widest expanse, with such a variety of frozen ice flows, they look like works of art.  It really shows off where and how much moisture seeps out of the rocks the rest of the year.  The walk back to the car is only about 3/4 of a mile.  I have links to my other Upper Peninsula Nature Photography at the bottom of this post.  I plan to come back and hike more of the Marsh Trail in the summer, that follows along the top of this rocky bluff.

 

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

No Boundaries Ice Formation with ice climbers

No Boundaries, first ice formation south of Sand Point Marsh trail parking lot

 

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

Dryer Hose Ice Formation

Dryer Hose, 35′ tall ice formation Munising Ice Curtains

Upper Peninsula Nature Photography

 

Munising Ice Curtains

Munising Ice Curtains

Munising Ice Curtains

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography Sand Point

Munising Ice Curtains

Munising Ice Curtains

Munising Ice Curtains Sand Point

Munising Ice Curtains Sand Point

Munising Ice Curtains Sand Point

Munising Ice Curtains

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

Upper Peninsula Travel Photography

 

Thanks for checking out my Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography. After lunch we took a tour with Lake Superior Ice Cave Tours to Miners Falls and Miners Castle in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Here are my summer Pictured Rocks photographs.

Upper Peninsula Travel Photography

Are you into hiking?  If so, the North Country Trail in Michigan travels along the top of this rocky bluff.  What a wonderful place to hike and take photographs.  It’s on my bucket list to plan a hiking and photography trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other fabulous spots in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Comment below if you want to keep in touch about future hiking and photography opportunities!

Upper Peninsula Nature Photography

Here are some more nature photography posts from my latest Pure Michigan Upper Peninsula winter photography trip to the Mackinac Bridge, Tahquamenon Falls and Munising.  It was amazing!

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

MIners Castle Nature Photography

My nature photography is available in prints, metals and canvas, as well as custom creations.  I’ve added most of the images from this trip if you are interested in new art for your walls or as a gift.  Feel free to send me a message regarding custom orders or multiple purchases.  I’d love to hear your comments or questions below.  Thank you!

 

 

 

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Blue Ice doesn’t happen in Michigan every year so when the Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice is there it’s time for a photography road trip!  The ice looks blue when the air bubbles get squeezed out.  However it happens it sure looks cool and is really something to partake.  On my way north on the I-75 towards Mackinaw City Blue Ice the blue sky kept popping out but the clouds looked solid on the horizon so I figured it would be grey at the bridge, just like the forecast said.  I kept driving and kept seeing blue skies!  We arrived to a beautiful blue sky and a very cool cloud line as the backdrop for the afternoon.  I didn’t realize just how much blue ice there was to see.  Even though there were people around it was easy to find a spot with just you, blue ice and the Mighty Big Mac bridge.  We walked west along the shore and checked out under the bridge.  It was cool to get a closer look, standing on what was usually a few feet of water.

 

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

 

Mackinaw City Blue Ice

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Mackinaw City Blue Ice

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Mackinac Island Blue Ice

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

 

Thanks for checking out my Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice photography.  After crossing the Mackinac Bridge we drove on to the upper Tahquamenon Falls, then Munising to explore the ice curtains along Sand Point Road, then a snowmobile sled ride to photograph Miners Castle and Miners Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  We also checked out Munising Falls.  Pack your ice cleats, it’s time to hit the road!

Miners Castle and Miners Falls Nature Photography

Coming Soon:

Munising Ice Curtains

My nature photography is available in prints, metals and canvas, as well as custom creations.  I still need to add all the image from this trip so I’d love for you to check back or feel free to send me a message for updates.  I’d love to hear your comments or questions below.  Thank you!

 

Miners Castle Nature Photography

Miners Castle Nature Photography

I took a photography field trip this week-end for some Miners Castle Nature Photography in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  I really wanted to go back to this amazing spot in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  In the winter the road to Miners Falls and Miners Castle is not plowed so getting there takes a long walk, with or without snow shoes or cross country skis, or a snowmobile.  For me the choice was an easy one since it’s quite a long walk and we had other places we wanted to see on our too-short visit to Munising.  By the way, every visit to the UP is too short in my book!

We booked a tour with Lake Superior Ice Cave Tours for their Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore Tour to Miners Castle Overlook and Miners Falls Trail Head.  One of these years when the ice is right I’d love to go on one of their tours to Grand Island to see more fabulous ice formations.  They pull sleds with seats behind their snowmobiles so you can bring along a camera bag, snow cleats, snacks, etc.  The first stop on our tour was the trail head for Miners Falls.  The walk is .6 miles through a snow laden forest.  We were lucky to a have a sunny day, about 25° in February, just perfect!  The trail is easy and the last half is slightly rolling and winding.  The upper lookout is easily accessible.  For the stops down to a better view you will really want ice cleats.  It makes walking on the snow packed steps easy instead of treacherous.  This was not the first time that day that ice cleats saved the adventure.  With ice cleats you can also walk down to where these climbers were.  There is an impressive rock overhang to the right.  I love seeing where water seeps out of the rocks and freezes.  At the top of the darker area of the falls you could see the water flowing underneath a layer of ice. It was so cool to see the rush of water!

 

Miners Falls Winter Photography

Miners Falls Munising Michigan

Miners Fall WInter

Miners Castle Nature Photography

We headed back up the steps then hiked back to the trailhead to hop back in the sleds for a ride to Miners Castle.  There are few viewing spots to view the iconic Miner’s Castle.  You’ve probably seen this view often in the past but to see it in the winter is another treat!  Here she is in all her glory!

Miner's Castle Nature Photography winter

Miners Castle Winter Photography

Don’t miss the lower overlook as well, just follow the fence line back towards the woods.  The trail winds back and forth and is marked by a wooden railing.  We did not need our ice cleats here.  From here you are treated to a view of the Pictured Rocks and you get a close up view of Miners Castle.

Pictured Rocks in the Winter

Miners Castle Nature Photography

Thanks for checking out my Miners Castle Nature Photography.  It was a fabulous trip and with a ride from Lake Superior Ice Cave Tours you can fit more great adventures into your day.  That morning I did some Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography along Sand Point Road.  Here are my summer Pictured Rocks photographs.

Here are some more nature photography posts from my latest Pure Michigan Upper Peninsula winter trip to the Mackinac Bridge, Tahquamenon Falls and Munising.  It was amazing!

Mackinac Bridge Blue Ice

Munising Ice Curtains Nature Photography

My nature photography is available in prints, metals and canvas, as well as custom creations.  I’ve added most of the images from this trip so I’d love for you to check back or feel free to send me a message for updates.  I’d love to hear your comments or questions below.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

For Andrew’s Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits we went with a combination of studio and outdoors.  For the schools that allow it I include a yearbook photo with my sessions.  The studio and outdoor combination was exactly what Andrew’s mom was looking for, for her son.  My goal is to make senior photo sessions fun and fit the personality of each different senior.  Let’s talk about how I can customize a senior portrait session just for you.  We can also go through the products I offer, usually before your session.  I also have some on product photos on my website.  I take pride in the products I have researched over the years.  I’m excited for you to have heirloom products to enjoy sharing with family and friends through the years.  I also have a collection of announcements or party invitations to customize with you.  This is just a small sample of the custom cards I offer and they can be customized with different fonts, layouts, colors, etc.  Don’t worry if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for.  These samples are just a starting point.  The quality of these cards really stand out!

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

Since the Stoney Creek High School hockey players wear suits on game days Andrew is right at home wearing a suit and his mom wanted to make sure she would have pictures of him in his suit.  We also took some cap and gown photos so that’s one less thing he and his family have to deal with in the Spring at Commencement time.  I think this is brilliant since there is so much to be done around graduation time between finishing assignments and projects, taking exams, making final college decisions, planning a party, picking up cap and gown, and more.

Rochester Schools Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

 

For the rest of the Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits we went into downtown Rochester.  We talk about the look they want and then walk around to just the right spots to achieve the look and match their personality.  In Rochester we are lucky to have such variety.  I also know the town well so I usually know right where to go to fit a senior’s particular style.

Thanks for checking out Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits in Rochester!  Let’s chat about your senior’s custom photo session!  I look forward to hearing from you!