Stoney Creek Senior Portrait session

Stoney Creek Senior Portrait session

This Stoney Creek Senior Portrait Session was right up my alley!  I’m part of a mountain biking family (I’ve ‘retired’ from the sport – lol!) so when Evan’s mom said he wanted to go to Stony Creek Metro Park and bring his mountain bike I was more than game!  We had to wait for Evan to get back from racing the Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race the first week-end in November.  I loved hearing his stories of his many races.  My son was just in the Iceman race as well and I’ve attended before so it was easy to relate too and knew of just how challenging his racing has been.  And any guy that likes the UP is great in my book!  Well, let’s bring on the images!  It was chilly but we had fun checking out the trails around the old Sheldon Estate, which has left a few remnants around.

It’s hard to decide but this might be my favorite!

Sheldon Estates Remains

Can’t miss these cool remains from the old Sheldon Estates.

Mountain Biking action shots!

There’s always time to have fun along the way!  We caught a few different action shots on the gorgeous leaf covered trails.

Which one is your favorite?  I’d love to hear so leave a comment.

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Detroit Senior Portraits with personality!

Detroit Senior Portraits with personality!

So exciting for this Rochester Michigan photographer to plan Avery’s Detroit Senior Portraits this summer!  We met at Dessert Oasis with Avery and her mom.  We had a fun chat and together we planned out a fun shoot in Detroit.  Avery wanted to start at the Belle Isle Conservancy which I thought was perfect!  Avery of course looked fantastic and we had fun looking around at the beautiful and interesting plant life.  Turns out we have both been buying succulents and other goodies from Eastern Market.

Belle Isle Conservancy Senior Portraits

Belle Isle Conservancy Senior Portraits

Belle Isle Conservancy Senior Portraits

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Belle Isle Fountain Senior Portraits

After the Conservancy it was on to the beautiful Belle Isle Fountain!  The sky was so perfect for this majestic spot!

detroit belle isie senior portraits

Detroit Senior Portraits with Rochester MI photographer

We were off to Eastern Market then around The Z Garage and the new Shinola Hotel.  Have you checked out MadCap Coffee and new Parker Alley behind the Shinola Hotel?  I love the classy shot of Avery and her black dress at the sleek entrance to the Shinola Hotel.She looks great in front of the amber glow and the rich green plants and black brick.  A favorite ending spot is the rooftop of the Z Garage.  I love when the city lights start coming on!

detroit seniro portraits with personality

Avery’s session was so much fun!  We had a beautiful evening and it was great walking around and getting the chance to hear about her college applications and plans for the future.  It was fun capturing her and her energetic personality among the energy of the city that we love!  I’m so glad they chose pArt of Life Photography for Avery’s senior portraits!

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Grosse Pointe Senior Portraits in Detroit!

Grosse Pointe Senior Portraits in Detroit!

What a fabulous Grosse Pointe senior portrait session in Detroit with Francesca!!  Francesca attends Grosse Pointe South and was looking forward to a Detroit Senior Portrait Session.  We started out in Eastern Market.  We found so many beautiful murals that made the perfect backdrop for this darling girl!

aqua and bricks grosse pointe senior


Detroit skyline view for Grosse Pointe Senior Portrait Session

After Eastern Market we hit downtown, stopping for a fabulous Detroit skyline view!!  Oh my gosh, does this girl shine or what?!?  Must be that bright future in front of her!

Next up the DIA!  This Italian girl looks fabulous with the white marble!  A perfect place for a twirl!

Rounding out our fun evening in Senior Session in Detroit we went to The Belt.  Francesca and her mom love the lights.  I do too!

I’m so happy to provide Francesca great memories from a fun night in Detroit!  It thrills me that she and her family have these portraits to look back at over the years.  I think Senior portraits often capture glimpses of the child they were and the adults they are becoming.  Senior year is a very special time, a great time for fine art products that stand the test of time.  How exciting it is to leaf through a beautiful album, or see beautiful wall prints or smaller easel prints from an image box.  I don’t want to have you lose digital images or have creating something with them added to your endless to-do list.  I’ll help you choose the perfect products, ready to enjoy!

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Senior Portrait Session with Singer Songwriter Lia!

Senior Portrait Session with Singer Songwriter Lia!

You wouldn’t believe the talent in this girl!  She is a fabulous singer and songwriter and she performs around metro Detroit.  Lia is also as sweet as they come.  Her heart comes through in her music and how she spends her free time with her church group.  She has even taken part in the teamwork of an international mission project.  She also has a passion for theater.  I have heard her sign often and have been able to see her in one play as well.  She is doing so much with her life and I look forward to seeing where she goes with her talents beyond her senior year.  I can’t wait to show you the beautiful Senior Portrait Session with Singer Songwriter Lia!

Rochester Michigan Senior Portraits

We started Lia’s senior senior session in downtown Rochester.  Looking good in jeans, boot and a cool shirt, she looks right at home in the city.

rochester senior session with singer songwriter

senior portrait rochester hills michigan

For her next outfit I thought this building made a great backdrop, as classy as Lia!  I love the smile on her face and the gleam in her eye at the ivy wall.

Sweet and sassy pose rochester michigan

Singer songwriter with beautiful smile in rochester michigan

Rochester Michigan Senior Portraits in beautiful meadow

When we planned out her session I thought of returning to this meadow where we did Lia’s headshots four years ago.  I suggested if she had a flowy dress that it would be good for such a natural location.  And boy, did she rock out this session, don’t you agree?

Senior in gorgeous dress in rochester michigan meadow

Senior in gorgeous dress in rochester michigan meadow

A lot of people commented that I captured Lia’s inner glow and I feel like I did!  I strive to get seniors to relax and enjoy, and to make mom’s not stress!  I would love to have a senior session consult with you.  I’m excited about the products I offer and would love to see how I can fit your needs with a senior session to be excited about!

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Rochester Michigan Senior Portraits with music!

Rochester Michigan Senior Portraits with music!

Evan rocked his Rochester Michigan senior portrait session and not just because he was a natural in front of the camera and has great style but he also brought along an array of instruments that he plays.  Along the Clinton River we had the pleasure of hearing him play!

We started off in downtown Rochester and had some fun along the way.  I strive to make my seniors comfortable and bring them to, or happen along, great spots.  I love the glow of the summer sun here!

downtown rochester Michigan with senior guy


rochester michigan senior portraits

Does he rock the serious face or what?  🙂

male model senior portrait rochester michigan

I especially loved this part of his senior session when the instruments came out.  I need to add a photo of him and his beautiful guitar.  Evan plays the saxophone too.  He is in the Wind Ensemble at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills.  That is the highest level band, by audition only.  This year he is also in Marching Band, an asset for sure.

music by the clinton river with Rochester michigan senior

senior guy with guitar at clinton river in rochester michigan

Evan’s mom and I teased that male modeling could be his back up plan but he really is a great model, if his plans for college don’t work out, but I’m sure they will.  😉

male model in meadow senior portrait

It’s been a great summer and I truly treasure the seniors and their parents that chose me as their photographer.  I’m so honored to capture this exciting time in their life.  I feel a lot of these images capture parts of the younger self as well as the adult they are quickly becoming.  I couldn’t believe how different my son looked after being away at college and I treasure his senior portraits more and more all the time.  I would love to capture your Senior this fall, or even in the Spring of 2020.  Let’s feature what your senior loves!  I love working with people after their session to help them with specialized prints and product that you are sure to love and treasure, so let’s talk soon! Please check out my senior gallery!  When you select Senior Session on my Contact Form you will be sent a link to my Senior Magazine to review.  Thank you!