Hello High School Juniors! Guess what? It's time to book your senior portraits. As if you aren't already busy enough, summer sessions book up very very quickly. My calendar is now open and I have an early bird special for Class of 2019 Portrait Sessions who book this spring. Contact me at email@example.com to get all the details and to secure your session spot.
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It is that busy time of year for all of us. We are winding down the summer bliss and gearing up for the new school year and the upcoming holiday frenzy. I do about 90% of my portrait shooting in 2 months of the year...which is right now! Here is a small showcase of one of my early planners (love those) for high school senior portraits. This is Ryan, Forest Hills Central rising senior.
If you haven't booked your Senior Photo session yet, don't panic, there is still time! I will always do whatever I can to fit you guys in. As a parent of a recent graduate, I know what a tremendous milestone this is for families. I also know how many times over the course of senior year a professional head shot is requested for different publications and high school graduation activities. Parents, think about this for a second...your child's next professional photo opportunity could be at their wedding. gasp! Do this now. You'll thank me later. Then the wedding photo can wait for years and years. :) drop me a note, firstname.lastname@example.org
who: creative teenagers ages 13-17
what: 5 weekly project-based photography classes
why: because you have a fancy camera and you want to make it sing
when: Saturdays 10 am to 11:30 am, Nov. 5th, 12th, 19th & Dec. 3rd, 10th
where: instruction begins at Dena's house, 1345 Breton SE with local walking field trips
how and how much?: email dena at email@example.com to sign up, tuition of $100 due at time of registration
What to bring to classes ... This is a digital photography class so a digital camera will be needed! Be sure to also bring a charged camera battery and a memory card each week. First choice camera is a DSLR with a lens, preferably somewhere in a range of 24-70mm focal length. If you aren't able to bring a DSLR, then a point and shoot digital camera may be used as long as we are able to adjust the creative controls and modes. If you have a question about your camera or lens, email me before the first class and we can discuss it. This is not an iPhone-ography class, even though the latest mobiles have amazing cameras they will be limited for our learning purposes. As weather permits we will be taking photo walks outside for portions of the class each week, so please dress for the elements.
Questions? Ready to sign up? email Dena at firstname.lastname@example.org
It certainly IS that time of year isn't it? High school senior portraits, back-to-school photos, and fall family mini sessions are keeping this little photographer happily busy! The film scans from Zach's recent downtown Grand Rapids session were filtering in to my inbox this morning and I quickly grabbed a few favorites and then a few more and then a few more to share. I can't express enough my love of shooting film for ... well, everything.
Zach was photographed downtown Grand Rapids on Kodak Portra 400 film using a Contax 645 and Canon Eos-1v, processed by my lovely partners at ProPhotoIrvine.
A quick call out to all West Michigan High School Seniors, if your yearbook deadline is early October, it still isn't too late to book your session with me. Even though I shoot film, I have some options to meet your deadline. Also, if you would like to do a quick yearbook-only session now send me an email ASAP to get on my calendar, I'd love to work with you. (e) denarobles @ gmail.com
These lovely ladies have been friends since 3rd grade. In just over a month two of them will be starting high school together in Grand Rapids while the other moves across Michigan. Sad face. These are the times that we feel so fortunate to have our relationships continue so easily with social media. It doesn't hurt to have a few special outings and a fun photo session to help remember the best times! This is downtown Grand Rapids on a chilly and windy early summer day, captured on Kodak Portra 400 film.