Alaina Whitmore Lake Class of 2020

My favorite senior photo sessions involve something that the senior is passionate about. This can be music, a club or sports. For Alaina her parents had seen my team and volume photography work at Whitmore Lake High School during the softball season. They wanted to have me create an image that would really stand out in their home.

Alaina, class of 2020 senior in Mill Creek Park in Downtown Dexter for her senior portraits

During our pre session consultation we talked about printing in black and white on metal. The shiny metal gives an intense effect causing the color to really pop.

In addition to the time we spent in the studio we took a short drive to Downtown Dexter where we enjoyed a beautiful sunny day. One thing that really sets my work apart from other photographers in Dexter is my use of off camera flash. This gives me the sparkle in the seniors eyes and keeps them from squinting on a bright day.

Alaina with her mom and dad during her senior portrait session in Dexter.

One of my favorite parts of this photo session was that Alaina’s parents jumped in for a quick family portrait with their senior.

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