Featured Session: Wild Flowers, a Pergola, a Waterfall and Ivy {Lansing Senior Pictures, Michigan}

I just loved photographing another one of the beautiful Stensen girls again! Working with their family is always a treat. The locations Taylor chose for her pictures were just perfect. She just couldn’t have been prettier surrounded by all those flowers and ivy!

We started off with Taylor in this AMAAZING blue shirt to match her pretty eyes and complement that gorgeous head of hair.

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Next, we moved to the pergola. Loved the way these turned out. They might just be some of my all time favorites from Taylor’s session.

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The blue dress. Taylor- you look amazing in this. I love it and I love your taste!

Rebecca Houlihan Photography Senior Pictures Lansing Holt MI

All senior pictures in the garden must include a favorite pink shirt, right? Taylor, you just look amazing no matter what. That’s all.

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We decided to leave the garden and move on to another area, a more forest-y area which included some lamp posts and intricate window panes.

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And, last but not least, on to the ivy. This dress was perfect for the area, and with Taylors beautiful skin, hair and eyes, everything just came together to create some amazing pictures!

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I adore the Stensen family. I was such an honor working with all of them again! Thank you!

You can view Taylor’s senior portrait haul HERE.

Featured Session: Guitars, Sunglasses, Paint, and an Artist {Grand Ledge, MI Senior Pictures}

When I met with Taylor I knew I was in for some crazy, cool stuff. Working with artists always opens the doors for the best, most artistic pictures! Taylor wanted a combo of urban, and studio. We started off in one of the alleys on MSU campus with her electric guitar.

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Next, we moved on to the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum and used all the cool lines and sleek texture of the building for a totally different feel.

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We found a black fence lining the sidewalk, then some vines and hanging branches to go with Taylors olive-toned dress and nude heels. It was the perfect location choice!

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What else but a brick wall and torn jeans for some AMAZING guitar pictures?

Rebecca Houlihan Photography Senior Pictures Lansing Holt MI

Taylor’s mom is pretty darn cool! She stuffed that enormous easel into her car, along with all of Taylor’s guitars, props, paints, clothes, and shoes so Taylor could have the most unique, artistic and non-cliche senior pictures pretty much ever. How’s that for a supportive, encouraging, and amazing parent?!

Taylor is one talented chica! She painted this guitar specifically for this purpose…

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We went a little crazy at the end of Taylor’s session (in case you can’t tell)…

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Thanks, Taylor and Deb for being so super cool! Taylor- when you get famous, you better call me for your pictures! I’m on it- we’ll create more amazingness for sure!

You can view Taylor’s Product Showcase HERE.

Featured Session: Flowers, a Bass, and some Sunflare {Michigan Senior Pictures}

Aquilah knew she wanted me to be her senior portrait photographer right from the get-go! She saw some images I took last year of one of the 2013 grads from Waverly High School and loved them, then she saw my work at Fantastic Prom, then the display at the Meridian Mall, and she just couldn’t go to anyone else! I’m glad she picked me because I just loved photographing her and working with her lovely family. Her pictures turned out just beautiful! I used some natural light for her pictures, as well as some flash for some variety. At the end of her session, we made sure to get her a sunflare picture and it turned out totally rockin’!

Here are some of our favorites from her session. Aquilah loved all the same ones I do! Woohoo!

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You can view Aquilah’s product showcase HERE.

Featured Session: Vampires, Cats, Cowgirl Boots and a Camera {Mason, MI Senior Portraits}

Megan has many different interests!  After meeting up with her, I knew her session was going to be tons of fun.  I started thinking right away about all the fun ways to incorporate her interests and make her senior pictures unique and all her own.

 

First, she came over with her super cute orange kitty, Romeo, so they could get a couple shots together, and we make sure to get a sibling picture too because parents love those!

 

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Next, Megan pulled out all her vampire books.  Holy moly, there were a ton!  I couldn’t even lift the bag they were in- I had to drag it across the floor to get it where I wanted it!  Love the dress Megan chose to wear for these…  it was pretty much perfect!

 

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We headed out on-location for some more senior picture fun.  Capturing Megan with her camera was way too much fun!  And, the outfit Megan picked out…  totally zany and awesome!  Love your style, Megan! Doesn’t Megan just rock the hat?!

 

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Megan calls these next few her “hippie” pictures.  I think it’s fitting.  🙂

 

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And, last but not least, it was time for the country cowgirl look.  Besides the camera shots, these are some of my faves.  Can you tell Megan has a totally fun-loving personality!

 

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I thought we needed to get a few on the tracks too, so we pulled out the jean jacket and went to town!  Oh my gosh, Megan, I just adore your senior pictures!!  Thanks for asking me to be your photographer.  It was a pleasure!!

 

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Check out Megan’s behind the scenes HERE and her product showcase HERE!

Featured Session: Umbrellas, Cowgirl Boots and a White Tutu! {Bath High School MI Senior Pictures}

Courtney’s session was one of those sessions where we took a potentially bad thing…   a THUNDERSTORM, and made it into something amazing!!  Courtney had her hair and makeup done and on the way to her location, it was absolutely gorgeous out.  But, wouldn’t you know that as soon as we arrived, it started downpouring.  Not just raining, literally downpouring!  I swear I saw some cats, dogs, and maybe a few other things come flying out of the sky!  We sat and waited…  and waited some more…  it wouldn’t quit.  It wasn’t going to quit.  No chance.  The funny part is, it was raining so hard, we couldn’t even roll down the windows and talk to each other!  So, we sat in our individual cars, parked next to each other, and texted and called each other to figure out what we were going to do.  In the end, we decided we were going to drive til we were out of the downpour, so off we went!  We drove about 20 minutes east and found a spot where it wasn’t raining so hard, and that’s where we decided to shoot!  First, we started out under any overhang we could find- I did NOT want Courtney getting soaked right in the beginning of her session!  I loved her white dress and black cowboy boots together!

 

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Next, Courtney switched to bright pink.  LOVE!  And, she happened to be carrying around her umbrella to stay dry in between shots, so I thought, “hey, let’s use that for a picture or two!”.

 

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Can you see the occasional drops of water on Courtney’s face and skin?  They’re there, but I bet if I didn’t tell you, you would have no clue it was rainy and dark throughout her entire session!

Next came the pink dress.  I kinda got the feeling Courtney likes the color pink!  LOL.  We found some super cool walls to use with this dress, and hauled out the umbrella for another shot.  That photo with her umbrella and that pink wheel that PERFECTLY matches her dress… AMAZING!  OH MY GOODNESS, I knew when I took it that it was going to be one of my faves!!

 

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And, what are senior pictures without a tutu and a ruffle-bum leo!  HAHA!  Courtney, you are so much fun!

 

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I think Courtney makes a pretty darn cute cowgirl if I do say so myself!

 

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Loved loved loved working with you, Courtney!!  Can’t wait for you to take all your gorgeous pictures home!