Teen Portrait Session: destination Charleston

Teen Portrait Session: destination Charleston

Teen Portrait Session

One of the highlights of Spring Break was this teen portrait session; destination Charleston.  I loved everything about Charleston!  I’ll be doing some more posts about that trip with both nature and historical charm and of course flowers, as well as a dance portrait session.  My daughter is a big history buff and loved Charleston too.  You can’t deny that the city has a ton of charm as well.  The window boxes alone were fantastic and that they graced charming buildings was just a bonus.

Shopping for Teens

I love to share shopping tips.  We found this outfit at Francesca’s.  It’s like a boutique but it’s a chain store.  Each one is unique though and they only buy one or a few of each piece of clothing so you won’t see ten (or more) people in the same outfit.  The jacket was purchased in Michigan during a buy one get one at 50% off sale, which is common.  The dress we found in Charleston on King Street.

Customized Teen Photo Sessions

I love teen portrait sessions!  They are both a glimpse of the past and future!  It’s a great time for portraits, spaced out a couple years before senior portrait time – gasp!  Charleston has beautiful backdrops galore!  I think it’s time to plan a destination photo shoot there!  Who’s in??  Seriously, flights are not too high and it would be a blast!

Don’t let these times as a young teen slip by.  Show them how special they are with a customized portrait session.  Schedule a trim or a blow-out or style for the same day and really make an event out of it!

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Teen Style Photo Session

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Teen Style Portrait Session

Teen Style Portrait Session

Real Estate Twilight and Drone Photography

Real Estate Twilight and Drone Photography

Being a realtor you want to employ every thing you can to get your listings noticed!  This not only creates happy clients and less days on the market, it appeals to future clients as well, that you are going to do everything you can to market and sell their property.  In addition to professional images of the interior and exterior we can provide you with other offerings such as real estate twilight photography, drone photography with FAA certified drone pilots, and marketing materials including slideshows and video.  For additional impact and wow factor we do sky replacements on key exterior images so that the blue sky/sunny day sky makes the home look even more inviting and stand out among the crowd of other listings.

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twilight real estate photography

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I look forward to talking to you about your real estate photography needs and how I can help you wow your clients and gain more new clients.  Please check out our gallery of real estate photography!

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Rochester Stoney Creek High School Senior

Rochester Stoney Creek High School Senior

Ah!  This Rochester Stoney Creek High School Senior portrait session was so fun!  Katie, is so sweet and sooo beautiful!  This fall has been crazy in Michigan.  We have had more than our fair share of rainy week-ends.  For Katie’s session we had sun and it was only a little chilly – fall perfection!  We started the session in Eastern Market.  We had talked it over during the session planning and it seemed like the perfect fit since the place has a great personality and style. We explored together and checked out a variety of murals.  We also found the most beautiful alley, streaming with sunshine with walls adorned with ivy.  Our second spot was the waterfront, along the Detroit River.  The sun was starting to set over the city making the backdrop even more beautiful.  We rushed into downtown to catch the last light at The Belt then went up to the top of the Z Garage for a gorgeous twilight.  I love that time when the sky still glows and the lights turn on in the city.

During high school senior session consultations people often ask for recommendations on where to shop.  I love sharing shopping tips and always recommend 4th Street Boutique in Rochester.  That is where Katie got the gorgeous gold sweater for her portrait session.

autumn photo session stoney creek rochester senior

stoney creek rochester high school senior

I’d love to help you out with your senior session.  Check out my Senior Portrait magazine here!

Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan

Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan

It’s Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan!  My daughter went to her first homecoming dance at Stoney Creek High School.  I thought I’d share a few tips I learned along the way!

Besides dress shopping don’t forget to make your hair and nail appointments.  For dress shopping I thought Nordstrom had good prices.  My daughter’s dress was around $100.  Of course, you could spend a lot more if you have the budget.  Another spot is Camille La Vie at Great Lakes Crossing.  From what I hear seniors tend more towards long dresses and young girls tend to wear shorter dresses, but of course it may trend differently at your school.  Don’t hesitate to try on something you think might not work, as you might be pleasantly surprised.  Don’t forget to wear it around the dressing room a bit and make sure it’s comfortable to sit in.  Move around and make sure it doesn’t just look good when you are standing straight.  No one wants to be tugging at their dress all night.  Don’t forget a simple clutch.  We found ours at DSW.  A long strap is nice for when you want to be hands free.  The strap on the one we bought tucked away easily.  For shoes don’t go too high.  And be prepared to go barefoot in the gym so bringing a nice pair of low socks that just cover the bottom of your feet is a great idea.

Clear your homecoming day and relax and have fun!  Hair appointments can take more time than you think so leave plenty of time in your schedule.  A stressed and rushed day is no fun!  A good choice right in Rochester is Ruby and Clover.  Freshly manicured nails are a nice treat for feeling really special too!

Before you know it, it will time to dress up and enjoy Homecoming.  Don’t forget to leave time for photographs.  You don’t want to forget the special details of the day!  You will enjoy the special photographs for years to come!  Now you are ready for a memorable high school night!  Make Homecoming time around Rochester, Michigan your own!  Dance and have fun!

Stoney Creek Rochester Homecoming hair style

Stoney Creek Rochester Homecoming dress

Rochester Homecoming tips

Rochester Michigan Homecoming


Stoney Creek Senior Portraits in Detroit

Stoney Creek Senior Portraits in Detroit

I could not wait for Noor’s Stoney Senior Portrait Session in Detroit!  Noor chose such great outfits from that darling and graceful red romper, adorable sundress, perfect plaid dress and the cute jeans and ruffly top!  She is also super smart and super sweet.  She takes a heavy class load of advanced classes, runs cross country, sings in her fabulous high school choir and puts her heart and soul into mission trips.  I love talking to these young people about their plans for the future. This impressive young lady may be your doctor some day!  I wish her all the best!

Gorgeous detroit senior session


Let’s talk about your senior portrait session needs!  We’ll customize a session just for you!  Sessions with pArt of Life Photography include yearbook images as well.  Check out some of my other senior portrait sessions and our senior portrait magazine!

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Thanks, Jeanine