Oxford High School Senior Portraits

Oxford High School Senior Portraits

I swear I’m the luckiest senior photographer!  Have I said that before?  The seniors that I photograph are just fantastic!  I love getting to know them and am very thankful they chose me to capture them.  I had one mom email this week and said they loved the images of their senior and how they were elated that I captured their child’s true essence.  That is my goal each and every session.  I was so excited for this Oxford High School Senior Portraits session since we first started discussing the plan.  Emily wanted sunflowers so we went to Blake’s in Armada.

For the rest of Emily’s Oxford High School Senior Portraits session we met up at the farm where she lives.  Farm Senior Portraits are perfect when you live on a beautiful farm.  What a wonderland that place is!  It was straight out of book with split rail fences, farm house, barn, silos, out buildings including an original outhouse, rolling fields, farm equipment,…  I immediately fell in love with this beautiful farm.  It makes me so happy that Emily and her family have these images of their beautiful daughter in a place so close to their heart.  The farm and Emily may change but they have these images forever.  Emily is quick to smile and has such a beautiful heart!  It was so great meeting you Emily.  Love your infectious smile and fun-loving spirit!

Sunflower Field Senior Portrait Session

sunflower farm senior portrait session

Oxford High School Senior Portraits

We started Emily’s session at a beautiful meadow near her home.  She just glows in this beautiful setting.

This Metamora farm is a dream come true.  I would love to photograph here in every season.  I bet this farm is truly magical with snow.  I can’t help but picture it with large puffy snowflakes gently falling.  This

oxford high school senior portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Metamora Farm Senior Portraits

Oxford Farm Senior Portraits

When you live on a beautiful country road you just have to be photographed there too!  The lighting wasn’t right earlier but as the sun got lower I brought out my off camera flash lighting.  This allows you to control the ambient light of the background and add just the right amount and quality of light to your subject.  For all the times Emily and her family have been up and down this road, here it is at it’s finest, as a beautiful backdrop for Emily’s senior portraits.

countryside senior portraits

Farm Country Senior Portraits

And for the grand finale, photo proof that we had fun until the cows came home!  Yes, your session comes with free corny jokes.  I can’t help but make corny jokes but it also is a great way for seniors to feel at ease.

Farm Senior Portraits with cows

I loved sharing Emily’s session.  It was so much fun being with her at this fabulous farm!

I’d love to talk about a high school senior portrait session just for you!  Check out my senior portrait gallery and may be you will get inspiration or an idea for a location that is just right for you!  Let’s chat!

 

 

 

Head Shots Rochester Michigan

Head Shots Rochester Michigan

I received an interesting call this week.  A company in New York City called for Head Shots in Rochester Michigan that matched their existing New York City head shots that are on their website.  Matching a company’s style is for remote workers is a great idea and saves on travel.  The company contact and I walked about what they were looking for.  She thought I would be a good fit after checking out my website.  I was excited and up for the task.  I’m very glad they found me and decided to work with me to fit their needs.  I was put in touch with Michelle, their employee, that lives local here in Rochester Michigan.  We set up a time to have the session, just a few days later.

 

Head Shots Rochester Michigan

It was great meeting and working with Michelle.  We chatted about the look we were going for with her new head shot.  The New York City head shot backgrounds had a lot of color and glimpses of busy city streets.  The employees stood well distanced from the background so that the backgrounds were muted and not too distracting.  I showed Michelle what we were getting on the back of the camera.  Michelle chose the first image below as her head shot.  She was so excited to having her new headshot being proudly displayed by her new employer.  She had landed this fabulous job straight out of college!  Congratulations Michelle!  I’m excited for you and your future!

head shots rochester michigan

head shots new york city style

 

Let’s talk about the type of head shot you want for yourself, to make the best first impression.  We can match a corporate style or go for a look that helps define who you are and what type of personality you bring to your clients.  Check out my head shot gallery and contact me today!

 

 

Adams High School Senior Portraits Rochester MI

Adams High School Senior Portraits Rochester MI

Last Saturday was a beautiful day in Michigan!   I was the lucky senior photographer to do Adams High School Senior Portraits in Rochester MI for Ms. Brianna!  We met up in downtown Rochester Michigan.  Brianna chose such fun outfits.  They fit in great with the downtown area of Rochester.  I just love her style!  I loved meeting Brianna and getting to know her a fit.  She and her sister walked around together like the best friends that they are.  We all had such fun together!  There were some silly faces to get relaxed and make the session more fun!  Then Brianna couldn’t help but let her beautiful smile shine.  I just loved her expressions.  Brianna looked fabulous every where we went.  From the bricks and rock walls, and black metal steps and railing to a plain grey wall.  She was just radiant, and her hair!  Sign!

Adams High School Senior Portraits in Rochester MI

 

After downtown Rochester we went over to a beautiful meadow.  Brianna’s silky lavender dress was just perfect here.  The beautiful grasses have a beautiful purple tone this time of year, wouldn’t you agree?

Adams High School Senior Portraits flower meadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to show Brainna and her sister the back of the camera when I was taking this pictures.  The blue of the river was unbelievable, and her eyes looked even more amazing!

 

Have a said before that I love Senior Portrait Sessions?  I love walking around to areas we know and finding new spots that make these individuals shine!  Class of 2021 Seniors there are still some times for your Senior Portraits.  This year Adams High School and Stoney Creek High School seniors have to go to a chain photography location for their yearbook photos but I am still able to submit yearbook photographs for Rochester High School.  If want more information on Senior Sessions you can check out our Senior Portraits Magazine.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

I keep telling my seniors that I’m the luckiest Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits photographer!  The seniors I photograph are all so impressive.  I love meeting and getting to know them and let them shine!  Laura is such a gem!  I loved hearing about her background, including her time in Mexico and Italy.  I let her know I would not mind if she thought we needed to do part of her session in Italy.  We settled for a  few spots that made us think of Italy.  She also wore a serape that her grandmother had embroidered for her.  I love when Seniors bring special items to their sessions.  These images will be cherished for years so special items make them even more heartfelt and unique.

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Sessions

 

I loved talking to Laura about her plans for the future.  I have this strong feeling that she will go far.  It was my pleasure meeting such a sweet and smart young woman!  I was so glad to hear how she and her parents love her senior portraits.  We shared a beautiful night in Rochester and I’m so happy that they have these keepsakes of Laura’s senior year at Rochester High School.

The upperclassman years of high school have enough situations to weed through…  How many times should the student take the SAT?  How many AP classes are enough to get me where I want to go?  What do I want to do with my years after high school?  I’d love to help make your choice of what senior photographer to use, an easier one.  I’ll spend some time learning about your senior and designing just the right session for them.  At their high school senior portrait session I give them space to be themselves.  This is usually how to get the to truly shine and show their personality.  After the session I can help with the decisions of which products you will cherish for years.  I’d love for you to contact me and we can talk about senior portraits just for you!

 

 

Fine Art Nature Photography

Fine Art Nature Photography

I suppose my first love of photography was Fine Art Nature Photography.  Nature photography was the subject of my first formal photography classes.  I grew up obsessed with cameras and photography.  I made my first camera out of cardboard and a spool of paper around a pencil so I could roll up the film.  I would pull out a section of paper and draw a picture of what I saw.  Luckily a real camera came into my life, and now the count is pretty high for how many cameras I’ve owned over the years.  I also grew up with a darkroom in my house.  I’m a second generation photographer.  My dad was a World War II photographer on an aircraft carrier in the Navy.  Later he took portraits and photographed some weddings since his full time job was elsewhere.  He had a good friend that was a full time wedding photographer.  I was a big fan of his as well.

Fine Art Nature Photography

sunflower photographs

So when I’m not photographing people and houses, which I love, I do find time for fine art photography.  Both being out in nature and enjoying nature photographs on my wall and framed on shelves bring me such joy.  I would love it if you took some time, sit back and relax while you are at it, and enjoy my fine art nature photography.  My nature images are available in many different formats.  I personally love canvases and you will love the quality of the products I offer, even after the years go by.  Maybe I have some photographs of a favorite place of yours too.  Or maybe it’s a photograph of a place that you would love to look at every day.  Hopefully one of my sunflower photographs can brighten a spot in your home, even on a chilly day.  A favorite gallery of mine is photographs of the Pictured Rocks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  I can’t believe I waited so long to take a boat tour of the Pictured Rocks.  If you haven’t been I highly suggest you add it to your list of places to go and experience.  Photographs of Rochester Michigan’s Big Bright Light Show make great gifts.  I have some metal ornaments and small prints, perfect on an easel, on hand and ready for you.  I think the sunflower photos are fabulous printed on metal and mounted on barn wood and I have just that product available!

Here are a few of my fine art nature photographs.  I look forward to more adventures around Michigan and beyond to capture more of the beauty of world and share it with you!

fine art nature photography  Rochester Michigan Big Bright Light Show

Fine Art Photography for Businesses

Did you know that stock photography on your website gets dinged by Google for your SEO (search engine optimization) rating.  It’s best to use original content.  My fine art nature photography can be licensed for web use.  Local Photography is also a great choice grace the walls of your business, either by purchasing it or working out an agreement to borrow some wall images.

Thanks for looking!  I’d love to help you find what you are looking for!  I’m always happy to help with custom wart art or collections.  Whether you like gallery wrapped canvases, metal prints, framed prints or even a coffee table book, I am happy to help.