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!

Contact me for more details!  

 

Teen Style Photo Session

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Teen Style Portrait Session

Teen Style Portrait Session

Teen photo session with skirts in Detroit

Teen photo session with skirts in Detroit

We all had so much fun at this Teen photo session with skirts in Detroit!  We glam-ed it up for a fun photo session in Detroit.  I knew the marble steps at the DIA would be the perfect place for these lovely young ladies, all dressed up!  We stopped in for blow-outs at the Capelli Salon in Rochester.  Then we grabbed some skirts and headed downtown Detroit on a beautiful early summer evening.  We had so much fun picking new spots and sharing some laughs.  These girls have known each other all their lives.  It was fun to commemorate their friendship and their upcoming start of high school with this fun photo session.  Before we left the DIA and headed to Eastern Market they did some twirling in front of the arches.  I’ve got more to share as I also did separate portraits for each of the girls so check back in soon.  I wish I could have done this with my friends when I was a teen!

glamour teen photo session in detroit

 

Teen photo session with skirts in detroit

 

glamorous Teen photo session with skirts in detroit

 

teens laughing detroit photo session

 

teen twirling dancing detroit

 

teen skirt photo session in detroit

Are you ready for your photo session with one of the long skirts in my style closet?  It’s fun to add on to sessions for high school seniors, teens, sisters, mom and daughters,…  I’ve got six colors to choose from so grab a friend and let’s plan a photo session just for you!  You know you want to be part of pArt of Life Photography’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Skirts sessions!!

Dance Photography Rochester Michigan

Dance Photography Rochester Michigan

Ah!  To be a dancer!  I just loved this Dance Photography Rochester Michigan photo session.  Kyra loves ballet and has worked hard to be ready for pre-pointe then pointe ballet classes.  I don’t know how they do the move they do, while up on pointe.  She learned from a rough start on the wrong shoes and is now loving her new Suffolk pointe shoes.  If you are looking for a great filling we recommend Fanci Footworks in Shelby Township.  I think this session with Kyra really shows her passion for dance.  I love the quiet moments when she sat lacing up her shoes.  Now to decide how many of these images will grace her walls.  I think we’ll going with a canvas hanging print.  It has a weathered strip of wood at the top and bottom of the beautiful canvas.  I think the image with her trying her pointe shoes will look spectacular on canvas.  For the rest we are going with specialty silk prints.  I can’t wait!

Dance Photography Rochester Michigan

Here is one of the portraits from her dance photography session.  I just love it!

Teen Dance Photography Rochester Michigan

Ballet Shoes of her Dreams!

Aren’t these images so dreamy?  I love the softness.  I hope these inspire many dreams when the print is up on her wall!  I think it will divine as a specialty silk print.

ballet pointe shoes compilation

I just love the feeling in this one.  The more dramatic lighting worked perfectly here.

Teen with ballet pointe shoes

 

We also did a few images of Kyra in action!  Have I already said that I’m excited that she has these images now to boost her self-confidence and to look back on for years to come?

teen ballet dancer en pointe

dance photography

quiet moment with ballet dancer in pointe shoes

 

I got a little creative and added a texture to this one.  I loved it so I went back and added that touch to more of the images.  What do you think?  I’d love your comments below.

dramtic teen head shot of dancer

Is it time for a photo session that captures the passion of someone you love?  What is your teen or high school senior into these days?  Dance, sports, books, theater,..  I love the boost in self-confidence that quality portraits and products can give to kids at these ages.  It’s also great to capture this changing time in their lives to look back on forever.  Let’s chat about what you would like to capture and we’ll make a plan together!  The sessions are so much fun and will be great memories themselves. For other sessions see our Teens or Senior Gallery.

We can get started right away so contact pArt of Life Photography!

 

 

Snowy Session along Paint Creek Trail Rochester

Snowy Session along Paint Creek Trail Rochester

Meet Jordan at her Snowy Session along Paint Creek Trail Rochester!  Jordan is a Junior at Adams High School.  It was nice getting to know her as we took a walk along the river trail.  We scouted out some really cool spots.  It’s fun to re-visit common fair weather spots and see how they look adorned in fresh snow!  Jordan brought along the perfect coat and accessories for her snowy session.

Rochester Adams Photo Session

Jordan hiding in snowy grasses in Rochester Park

 

Snowy Session along Paint Creek Trail Rochester

We made it through the fresh snow and followed the Paint Creek trail for awhile.  I love this walk-way that Rochester spruced up a few years ago.  It’s especially gorgeous in the snow.  It’s so cool that by following the winding stairs down from the hustle and bustle of Rochester Road you can be in this beautiful natural oasis.  Turn one way and you are not too far from the Rochester Municipal Park or turn the other way and the trail follows the Paint Creek behind the library and on to the Macomb Orchard Trail and the Clinton River.

Snowy Session along Paint Creek Trail Rochester

 

beautiful teen having fun snow photos at rochester park

If the weather co-operates we might be able to do more snow photo sessions.  If not, there is always next year!

Let’s plan a 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?  Let me know what you and we’ll work out a plan to make it happen.  It’s a great time of life to capture forever!  And for more inspiration and tips on a Teen session check out the pArt of Life Photography Senior Magazine.

Ready to Contact pArt of Life Photography?  Thanks!  I’ll be in touch soon!

 

Rochester Park Teen Snow Photo Session

Rochester Park Teen Snow Photo Session

We embraced the snow last week-end for a Rochester Park Teen Snow Photo Session!  This session made my hear sing!  Lilly, a Junior at Adams High School in Rochester is just the sweetest girl!  From talking with her she is not just sweet but smart too.  She already delving into a few different AP classes.  On top of all that she is just beautiful with beautiful blue eyes.  She joined me a fun time at the park, right after our big snow storm.  We were lucky to have some more gently falling snow for this portrait session.  Rochester Municipal Park is a great park any day of the year but it was truly magical this day!  Now on the hard part of selecting some favorite images to share with you!

Rochester Adams beautiful girl on the snowy trail

See, I told you she was awesome!!  I love her smile, and those eyes!

Rochester Park Snowy Photo Session

I bet you can’t pick a favorite either!  I like the Squaw Valley they brought along.  It’s a shout-out to when they lived and skied out West.  I’ve had the pleasure of skiing at Squaw Valley as well, but only once.

Rochester Park Teen Snow Photo Session

Ok, the pressure is on, which one of these is your favorite?  See, my job is not all fun and games.  😉  This is tough work!

Let me know your favorites in the Comment section below.  Thanks!

Adams High school fun in the snow at Rochester Park

There might still be time this year for your Rochester Park Teen Snow Photo Session.  If not, there’s always next year!

Let’s plan a 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?  Let’s 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 Teen session check out the pArt of Life Photography Senior Magazine.

Ready to Contact pArt of Life Photography?

Tween/Teen Dance Photography ~ Kyra

Tween/Teen Dance Photography ~ Kyra

teen dance photography photo session

I’m here today with a fun preview into an awesome teen dance photography session that I recently had with the sweet (and talented!) Kyra. Kyra is 12 years old (almost 13) and has been dancing now for four years. Since she started when she was eight, she worked very hard to get to the point where she is at right now. She practiced, and went to the dance studio four days a week, and all her hard work and determination has paid off, because she was just approved to advance into ballet pointe shoes. 

She has been very dedicated to dance, and took all genres, from tap, jazz, hip hop and acro, to pre-pointe, ballet, and contemporary. She loves everything about the Eisenhower Dance Center, which is a good thing I suppose, since she practically lives there!  She is a member of the My Move dance company, and next year she will be in Collage. Being so actively involved in the dance scene has been such a great experience for her;  it’s paid off through her performances at The Macomb Center for Performing Arts, Varner Hall at Oakland University, and even a special performance this year at The Detroit Opera House.

I love the poise and dedication that dance classes teach to children. It really gives them a goal to work towards, and allows them to showcase their creativity. I really also believe that is builds confidence, as well as having command on the stage and an audience. It’s great watching her dance and meet the goals that she has for herself. The young teen/tween-age years are such a fun and exciting time in a child’s life, and I loved being able to capture some photos that really highlight Kyra’s enthusiasm for dancing.

If you have a child who has a special talent, I’d love to discuss doing a teen dance photography photo session with them, so that you have those memories preserved for years to come. You can check out some more photos of tweens and teens on my portfolio page. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into Kyra’s session.

 

teen dance photography photo session

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