Kristen - Class of 2016 -Northville Senior Photographer

Kristen’s senior session was super vibrant! From the colors, to the movement and personality, I loved every bit of my time with this sweet and fun senior. As part of the graduating class of Northville High School, Kristen was excited to celebrate her senior year with a session that really showed her personal, more edgy style. She wanted a bit more of an urban, downtown styling. 

We headed to the Eastern Market in Detroit, which is a major destination point for tourists and locals alike. The bustling market has everything from wholesome foods to artisan goods, and all the colors and life there make it the perfect spot for a creative senior session. If you’re headed to Detroit soon, be sure to check out this awesome market! Not only did the location suit her personal style, it also held significance since her family is from the area. She mentioned that the wall with the shark image brought back a childhood memory, and we also found the really fun wall with the watermelon print! After her graduation, she will be heading to Albion College. 

Thanks, Kristen for sharing your bright and special style, your big smile, and your heart with me!

Samantha - Class of 2016- Northville Senior Photographer

You may have noticed I’ve been moving towards a style that suits more lifestyle senior sessions. This is my favorite approach because it really captures the personality and style of every senior without stiff poses and generic stylings. Samantha, the senior in this session, is graduating from Northville High School. She is an avid reader and lover of literature, so naturally, we picked a vintage bookstore for one of her locations. One of the best compliments I received from her mom was that the photos of her sitting and reading reminded her mom of when she was very little and always getting lost in a good book! As a fun aside, the image of Samantha leaning on the window also earned me 3rd place in the Design Aglow Senior Image Contest for 2015!

Samantha, who also goes by Sam, is a beautiful and talented young woman. She says her close friends would probably describe her as, “musical, creative and outspoken”, and dreams of one day becoming an editor or a graphic designer. Sam loves playing the cello, and of course, we incorporated that into her session...I loved the bright statement wall behind her. “In high school, I learned to be more confident”, she explained, “I moved here in my freshman year and felt alone, but I really love Northville now!”At her school, she is the editor for both yearbook and Cavalcade, NHS’s literary magazine. In her spare time, she also enjoys doodling, listening to music, and writing. Her personal style was so fun and had a wide variety of pieces that brought lots of life and personality to her session. Samantha says she chooses her outfits based on what she loves, rather than sticking to specific brands. In addition to her sweet spirit and great fashion sense, I also loved what she had to say about what she’s learned in high school, "When I was younger, I was really scared to form opinions, because I didn’t want people to judge me. I still don’t like being judged, but I’ve come to realize that fear of judgment doesn’t protect you from other people, it only limits yourself. Someone out there is always going to disagree with you, and it’s impossible to have an opinion that will make all parties happy. High school has taught me to be a lot more open minded, not only about controversial topics and politics, but also about how to approach problems. I’ve also come to understand that we never stop growing, and that no matter how mature I think I am there’s always ways to become better!"

Thanks, Samantha, for allowing me to capture your senior year! I know you will go on to do amazing things in your bright future. To book your own senior session, click here.

Valentines Day | Seniors | Michigan Senior Photographer

 20160206-IMG_9389

20160206-IMG_9389

 20160206-IMG_9398

20160206-IMG_9398

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Last Saturday, some of my Class of 2016 senior spokesmodels came over to the studio to decorate cookies, hang-out over pizza, and take some fun Valentine's pictures.  It was so much fun!

 20160206-IMG_9433

20160206-IMG_9433

 20160206-IMG_9448

20160206-IMG_9448

 20160206-IMG_9521

20160206-IMG_9521

Connie | Class of 2016 | Northville High School

2015-07-08_0002.jpg
2015-07-08_0003.jpg
2015-07-08_0004.jpg
2015-07-08_0006.jpg
2015-07-08_0007.jpg
2015-07-08_0008.jpg

Meet Connie, one of my amazing Class of 2016 Senior models from Northville High School.  We had so much fun at her session, hanging out around Northville and capturing beautiful and natural portraits.  Here are a few of my favorites!

W Family | Detroit Family Lifestyle Photographer

20150425-IMG_9706_WEB.jpg
20150425-IMG_9811_BW_WEB.jpg
20150425-IMG_9744_WEB.jpg
20150425-IMG_9773_WEB.jpg
20150425-IMG_9962_WEB.jpg
20150425-IMG_9938_WEB.jpg

I love when families come ready to play and have a good time at their session!  Add in the perfect afternoon sunshine and a family trip to the local bookstore and creperie ... and you get some awesome lifestyle family photos!!  Thank you W family, for making my job so much fun!