Casey | Walled Lake Western High School | Class of 2017

"I love the natural beauty you bring out in your photos
without lots of editing or making the photos look fake.
I think you know how to bring out the best side
of someone in your photos”
-Casey, Class of 2017

This session was filled with lots of light, and was so carefree and lovely, just like the young lady in the photos. Meet Casey, another one of my senior spokesmodels for this year. She’s going to graduate as part of the Class of 2017 from Walled Lake Western High, and she wanted a session that was natural and fun. Casey is very involved at Walled Lake, and participates in competitive dance, the varsity pom team, and volunteer work in her community. In addition, she enjoys her challenging math and english classes, and spends her free time in the great outdoors when she has the time. “I love going on adventures and being with my friends”, she explained, “I love being in nature.” Because of her desire for natural light and the outdoors, we headed to a beautiful wooded area, and also a garden location. 

As you can tell, Casey has beautiful personal style that suits her personality. Some of her favorite pieces are high waist jeans, crop tops, and accents like lace...I was so glad she used some of these in her session wardrobe. They suited the carefree and bohemian style that she embodies, and that hair?! Amazing! We were also able to pay homage to her accomplishments in dance, and I loved that we documented her pointe shoes and those gorgeous poses. 

Are you wondering about what a senior session entails? I’ve posted some of the most pertinent information HERE, but I’d love to talk to you personally and answer your questions. Please contact me today!

Kailyn | Class of 2017 | Northville Senior Portraits

It was amazing to work with Kailyn, one of my Class of 2017 Senior Models...I feel really lucky that this intelligent, sweet, and beautiful girl is part of my team this year. When I met her, I knew that her session would warrant an editorial, urban feel, and it was so amazing to put it together with her. Her images tell a real story; you see the environment, the setting, the architecture, and Kailyn blends right in so seamlessly. She chose me as her senior photographer because the photos were “natural looking and reflect the personality of the models”, and she had a distinct vision for her industrial and urban locations and poses. We explored different parts of Detroit to get the right hipster vibe, including the library and some buildings with unique architecture. The leather journal she’s holding is something very dear to her, and I loved that we were able to include it. 

When I asked how she would describe her personality, Kailyn says, “I would say I am compassionate, loyal, fun-loving, and mature. I love to read poetry books, and listen to The Lumineers, James Bay, and the Hamilton soundtrack”. I had a wonderful time documenting this amazing time in her life, and think these images truly represent who she is, and the things she’s passionate about. 

If you’re ready to book your own session, and tell YOUR story, contact me HERE!

Clara | Class of 2016 | Northville Senior Portraits

 

This might have been my most windy session ever, but Clara was a total pro! This gorgeous senior handled everything with such grace and calm, considering how windy it actually was. A 2016 graduate of Walled Lake Northern High School, Clara is an accomplished softball player, and shares my love of photography. “If I had to describe myself, I would say I am fun and silly, a country girl, and I love the beach and ocean! I also love summer and being outside, and love dressing up”, she explained, “I love sundresses and boots.” Her white sundress was just right for a little frolic in the field! 

Clara had a great sense of her personal style, and told me she enjoys shopping at places like Charlotte Russe and Hollister. She requested a country session with some rustic charm, and so I scouted for the perfect barns, fields, and water areas. We settled on the Maybury State Park, and the The Barn Antiques in Northville. I loved her relaxed personality and how natural she was in front of the camera. A little wind (maybe not as much as we had!) actually helps create fun and natural photographs because of the beautiful movement. Thanks, Clara, for letting me be your senior photographer...I know the future ahead of you is bright!

 

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.