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When I first met Eliza she was a kind and super smart eighth grade student. I couldn’t believe it when her mom, Noreen, asked me to photograph her senior portraits. No way has it been four years already! Really?
All I have to say about that is: time flies when you’re having fun! Now Eliza is a poised and confident high school senior… and I guess beautiful could go without saying. 😀 She really had her heart set on some big city portraits. So I suggested that we meet up on the roof of the Fox Garage for sunset photos. Detroit really is a beautiful city. Of course, we somehow chose a night when both the Tigers and the Lions were playing–ha! follow sports much? No matter, we still got a few in front of Comerica Park and up Brush Street. Not to mention the beautiful Fox Theatre and St. John Church. All in all, it was a beautiful night, and so nice to meet up with old friends again. We were even blessed with a gorgeous sunset after we had given up! So without further adieu I bring you the beautiful Eliza…

Alanah is truly beautiful, inside and out. If you follow this blog, you may remember our first senior portrait session from earlier in the spring. Back then, we talked about her plans for the future and I featured photos of Alanah as her natural, beautiful self. Since then, she has gotten a little hair cut (donating her beautiful tresses to charity!) and is ready for her senior year to begin. For our final portrait session I brought in hair and make-up artists, Margie Watts of Great Clips in Clarkston, Michigan, and Jessica Keesling of Youthful Image Health and Wellness, also in Clarkston, Michigan. I encourage you to visit them. And they are always willing to help out at a photo session–let me know if you are interested and we can book them for your session, too!

Trying to decide which images to include in my final blog post about Alanah was no easy task. In fact there were so many gorgeous images I featured over 40 in the slide show set to music at the end of this post. Please watch it! I’m really proud of it.Hahahahaha! I couldn’t resist copying the window text for my watermark on this image.  (I know–phootgraphy! lol)

I met up with Tory, her mom, Laura, and her dad, Rick, at the Lapeer County Botanical Display Garden. What a gorgeous place to take senior portraits! There are so many little spaces begging to be explored, and the flowers are beautiful every season.

Tory is such a delightful young lady. She loves music and so we had to feature her guitar and trumpet as well as a few playful images from the children’s garden!

It was so awesome that Tory let her personality shine through–the cape she made herself, and the sword was just cool fun. Totally thinking of Zelda, here.

Her passion for Powderpuff Football showed, as well. “Seniors will win it all this year.” 🙂 As mom said while Rick and Tory tossed a football back and forth, “she’s the son he’ll never have.” Rick and Laura are wonderful, loving, and supportive parents; every kid should be so lucky to have parents like that in their corner.

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