Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Session

Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Session

We had a beautiful night for a Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Session with Carolyn!  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Carolyn before and knew she would totally rock her senior portrait session.  I mean just check out the first shot of the session, the first photo below.  WOW!  I’ve known Carolyn for most of her life and it has been great watching her grow up into the fine young women she is today.  She is sweet, smart, caring, quick to smile and a while lot more.  I look forward to seeing what the future holds for her.

For Carolyn’s session we walked around her hometown of Rochester.  We checked out the town, complete with a friendly 😉 visit from a police officer then we stopped at the Clinton River trail and she sat along, and in (on rocks) the river.  After that we took a quick trip back by the library along the Paint Creek Trail.  We covered all the hometown highlights!

It’s probably time to share some of her photos, right?!?

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Isn’t she beautiful!!  Thanks for choosing me for your Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Session, Carolyn.  I had so much fun at your session!

Class of 2019 is it time for your Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Session?  Of course we can go anywhere that suits you.  Let’s talk about a custom session just for you.



Senior portraits Rochester Michigan

Senior portraits Rochester Michigan

Congratulations to another fine graduate!  We went to downtown Rochester for Dominick’s senior portraits.  Dominick is a kind, hardworking and smart guy.  He’s good at math and has an artistic side as well.  I look forward to seeing what he does in the future.  He put up with my corny jokes so he’s really a good sport too!  Spring is a great time for Senior portraits in Rochester Michigan.

Towards the beginning of his session we thought we’d borrow a red sports car for him…  The owner was happy to oblige, or at least we thought they would be!

senior portraits with sports car

Just check out his eyes, and that great smile!

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After hitting some spots in town we went to the park and checked out some great spots along the river.  To photograph the spot on the rock steps I had to go across the bridge to the other side of the river and rely on hand motions to communicate with Dominick over the sound of the rushing water.  It’s amazing he’s not dying laughing instead of just rockin’ his smile here.

rochester park sernior portraits

I’m so glad they chose me for Dominick’s senior portraits and they they will have these images, and more, to cherish for years.  Uh oh, there I do getting sappy.

It’s a perfect time for your senior portraits!  Contact me today from the Contact tab on the main menu above.

Fashion Ideas for Seniors and Head Shots

Fashion Ideas for Seniors and Head Shots

You are not alone if you are looking for inspiration on Fashion Ideas for Seniors and Head Shots in Rochester.  I offer information on this topic on both my website and in my on-line and printed client packets.  I wanted to take it a step further and show more up-to date examples.  I reached out to a local shop, 4th Street Boutique in Rochester Michigan, that is great to shop at for both Seniors and those preparing for head shot sessions.  This charming and very well-stocked boutique is located right off Main Street in Rochester’s picturesque downtown.  I can’t say enough good things about this store.  They have the great clothes, jewelry, accessories and even gifts.  All of this is presented to you in a beautiful way, from shabby chic armoires and other charming display pieces.  The tin ceilings and chandeliers are just perfect for this place.  Come and check it out!

4th Street Boutique Rochester Michigan

4th Street Boutique Rochester


Fashion Ideas for Seniors and Head Shots

Before I go on too long I wanted to share just a few of the great finds for Senior Portrait and Business Headshot sessions.  I thought the mustard tank would be prefect under a jacket.  And the blue blouse would show just the right amount of personality for some professional headshots.

Fashion Ideas for Seniors and Head Shots

What to Wear professional head shots rochester

And how cute are these for a senior portrait session?  The grey sleeveless top is perfect alone or with a simple jacket!  I love the colors and prints in the top too.  And isn’t that romper fun with the right amount of flair?  Scarves are a fun accessory with so many great ways to use them.  And check out all the cute t-shirts and jewelry – so many great choices.

What to Wear senior portraits rochester

The choices just keep going.  I’m amazed at all the great things this store has to offer.  There are also sales racks in the back.

Fashion Ideas for Seniors and Head Shots


Is it time to plan your senior portrait session?  Take a few minutes to check out our Senior Gallery and our pArt of Life Photography Senior Magazine! Let’s get started customizing your session today!

Interested in business professional or actor / modeling headshots?  Check out our Head Shot Gallery.  When you become a client you will receive our session preparation tips.  Let’s talk about your session.  We offer studio and on-location sessions.

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Senior Friends Photo Session

Senior Friends Photo Session

I had the pleasure of photographing this Senior Friends Photo Session yesterday in the fresh Michigan snow!  It’s so fun to do senior portraits in another season.  McKenzie had her Stoney Creek senior portrait session done this summer.  You can check out her Downtown Rochester Senior Photography Session!  Rochester Michigan was enjoying a good fresh snow fall so we bundled up and headed out.  For this session McKenzie brought along her friend Serafina.  We were able to use this adorable backyard cottage for most of our photo session.  It was the perfect spot.  The cottage was adorable with so much character.  The gorgeous windows were from the Penobscot building in Detroit and they are marvelous!  I’m so jealous and wish this was in my back yard.  Within minutes the snow quickly co-operated and fell gently for most our our session.

friends at snowy cottage for senior session

Snowy Rochester Michigan Cottage perfect for this Senior Friends Photo Session!

Senior Friends Photo Session at Snowy Cottage

Gotta love it when your own backyard makes for a perfect spot for a winter wonderland portrait!

Rochester Stoney Creek Senior photo session

And for this one we stopped at the Paint Creek Trail at the Rochester Municipal Park.

Stoney Creek Senior Photo Session at Paint Creek Trail


Always up for some fun, McKenzie and Serafina got into playing in the snow at their Senior Friends Snow Photo Session!

senior friends photo session


Let’s plan a Senior session to include your favorite things; your favorite season, or sport, your favorite spot to chill or one that shows what you do for fun!  Are you a hometown person, or more into the look and feel of a big city?  Want to have a friend join in for part of your senior session?  Lets come up with the perfect look for your senior session.  It’s a great time of life to capture forever!  And for more inspiration and tips on a Senior session check out the pArt of Life Photography Senior Magazine.

Stoney Creek HS Senior Session, Lacrosse Player ~ Connor

Stoney Creek HS Senior Session, Lacrosse Player ~ Connor

Flashback to summer and some great evenings with Stoney Creek High School Senior, Connor for his Senior portraits!  Connor is such as great guy!  It was great to walk around Rochester with him and make some of the local scenes his own!  We weren’t able to use the lacrosse field on the first night so we joined up again at Stoney for some more fun.  I love these lacrosse photos and I’m so glad they will have these to look back on and remember all their times at the fields over the years.

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stoney creek lacrosse senior photo session


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I’d love to customize a senior session just for you.  What shows off this time in your life the best?  Your home town, city life, nature, sports, music, books, theater, etc?  Let’s talk and make a plan!  Check out highlights from more Michigan Senior Photography Sessions!


Rochester Michigan Senior Photography – Jack

Rochester Michigan Senior Photography – Jack

Rochester Michigan senior photography went on another road trip to Detroit!  Ever since I told him about the Z Garage I think he pictured himself up there with his car.  We couldn’t head right there though, we had to wait for the perfect light.  This summer evening did not disappoint.  The weather was perfect and the sky was gorgeous.  I love that Detroit’s comeback is serious this time.  There are so many great developments down there and such great energy!  We started our Detroit exploration in Eastern Market, checking out the market sheds and murals.  Then we took a walk through the Dequindre Cut.  You can’t miss the summery feeling in these images.  We thought the Eastern Market Shed portraits looked like we could have taken them in California.  Jack loves cars and California.  I was happy to bring some of both into his Senior Portrait session. 

Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer

Rochester Michigan Senior Photography session in Eastern Market

Stoney Creek High School Rochester Senior photo session

Stoney Creek High School Detroit Senior Photo session

Senior Portraits Eastern Market


Finally it was time to head into the heart of the city.  Downtown is home to so much great art, like the Shepard Fairey mural.  It makes the perfect backdrop for a senior guy and his car.  I like the warm summer glow on the buildings in the background here.  I brought out my off-camera lighting here.  This was so I could get light on my subjects and have the exposure I wanted on the background.  Yes, that is a bit more photography geek talk from me.  I love some ocf!  Stick with me, I’ll get talking this way too.


And you just have to love a good sunset from a rooftop in the city.

Sunset Skyline Senior Portrait in the city with car


There is still time for your Rochester Michigan Senior Photography Session in Detroit, Rochester, Troy, Oakland Township, you name it!  Let’s fine a place that shows off your senior style!  Now is the time to contact pArt of Life Photography for your unique senior portrait session.