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.