Featured Session: a Park, a River, a Railroad, and a Runner {Williamston, MI Senior Pictures}

When this family called me for senior pictures, I was pretty excited. I photographed their daughter a few years ago and had hoped they would come back for their son! Alexander was down-to-earth and a great kid. He has a great big smile that his mom absolutely adores!

The park was a great place to kick off his session.

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We started up above the river at the park, as you can see in the above photos, we then moved down to the river’s edge. He was pretty excited about the “adventure” of climbing over the bridge to go down to the river’s edge. I stayed on the bridge. lol

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And, next for my absolute favorites of Alexander! The very first hints of fall were noticeable in this woodsy location. Alexander’s mom chose the PERFECT outfit for this spot. After the woods, we moved on to the tracks. Alexander has always been very interested in trains and the railroad so shooting there was a must!

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More photos on the tracks. I love these ones too, especially that brown-tone image. LOVE!

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I always love shooting at old buildings where the paint is fading and peeling and things are just a bit dilapidated looking. The textures and character just add sooo much to photos!

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By the looks of all those medals, Alexander is a pretty talented runner! Defining who you are by incorporating your high school activities is such a huge part of senior pictures!

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It was one of those days where it threated rain the whole time, but we pushed on through and made it through all three hours of photographing at various locations without a hitch! Yeah! Thanks to this wonderful family for choosing to work with me again! It was a pleasure!

Featured Session: Fields, Flowers, Rocks, and a Gorgeous Senior {Dewitt, MI Senior Pictures}

Abby is beautiful to begin with, and like the majority of my senior girls this year, added on professional hair and makeup because she wanted her senior portraits to be extra special. After all, they do only happen once!

We used our private location for her session. No one else in her school will have portraits here which makes hers truly 100% unique and awesome!

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I LOVE this black and white of Abby! One of my faves for sure.

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This was probably my favorite outfit of Abby’s. She looked so amazing in this color, and I chose surroundings to perfectly compliment that.

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How fun is this little shed we found and used as a prop?!

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Rocks? Yep! They make fab backdrops and props!

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These are some of Abby’s favorites from her session.

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The sun was setting, so we took advantage. Love the warm feel of these. And that one of Abby cracking up… pricless!

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We found a pretty patch of wild flowers in our roamings, so of course we used them.

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Abby and her mom were tons of fun that day. Loved working with them!! Abby’s senior portraits could not have turned out more beautiful!

You can view Abby’s Behind the Scenes HERE and here Product Showcase HERE.

Featured Session: Sun, Sand, Lake Michigan, Foilage, Bricks and a Bright Yellow Ford {Lansing, MI Senior Pictures}

Natalie had a lot of ideas for her senior pictures! She purchased two separate sessions to make sure we could fit it all in. Session #1 was spent on Lake Michigan soaking up the sun and the sand. Albeit a bit windy, it was a beautiful day for senior pictures!

I love the grasses on the beach! They make for the perfect surroundings and still give the “beachy” feel without the water. Natalie had the most perfect outfits for each location we used that day.

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Doesn’t this flowy, bright skirt of Natalie’s just look perfect with the water and sand? I’m in love with this look on you, Natalie.

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Where there are huge rocks available, they must be used! I love the textures of the rocks in pictures. Natalie’s aunt joined us for this session and brought a family heirloom to be used with the peachy dress. Natalie wore the pearls perfectly.

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Natalie, you make every location look amazing, including the graffiti on the pier.

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We concluded Natalie’s beach session here. What fun we had! I absolutely love all of your pictures from our trip to Lake Michigan, Natalie!

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Session #2 was different from the first, and just as much fun. We borrowed this fabulous, vintage, yellow Ford from a very sweet couple and made use of it in every way we could think of! We made sure to add variety for Natalie by having her change into something different 1/2 way through.

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Next, we drove to a new location to incorporate some nature into Natalie’s pictures. This concluded her senior portrait experience. Her mom and her aunt hung out with us for all of the second session and made the whole experience that much more fun!

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Thank you so much Natalie, Sylvia & Debra! And, Natalie, when I said you are flawless, I was completely serious! 🙂

You can view Natalie’s Behind the Scenes coverage HERE.

You can view Natalie’s Product Showcase HERE.

Featured Session: A garden, a Pool, Goggles, and a Kitty {Grand Ledge Senior Pictures}

Rachael happens to be best friends with Taylor. They are both swimmers and wanted their sessions in the same place. Cool, right? Rachael also has a kitty named Dingle who joined her for a couple shots. Isn’t he just stinkin’ cute! I love his name too. LOL

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We kicked off Rachael’s session with this cute dress and her cowgirl boots. I’m kinda lovin’ all the cowgirl boots I’m seeing this year!!

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Next, the pergola. Rachael is about my height (aka short), but this dress really lengthens her and she looks amazing in it! Great choice, Rachael! I loved the combo of her in this surrounded by all that greenery. PRETTY!

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A couple more shots with those cowgirl boots! This time with jeans. It was crazy hot out the day of Rachael’s session so we didn’t keep her in the long pants for very long.

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Last, but not least, the black dress with red shoes- my favorite outfit on Rachael at the gardens. Lovin’ all of these shots of you!

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Senior pictures in the pool? Yep! When you’re a swimmer and you’re amazing at it, taking pictures there is a must! Rachael’s even broken some school records. Way to go, Rachael!!

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Something very important to Rachael for her senior pictures was capturing her strokes in the pool, so we took a few pictures of her getting ready, then we did just that.

Rebecca Houlihan Photography Senior Pictures Lansing Holt MI

Rebecca Houlihan Photography Senior Pictures Lansing Holt MI

Rachael, you were a ton of fun! Loved hanging out with you, your mom and your brother! Thank you for choosing me as your photographer!!

You can see Rachael’s product showcase HERE!

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!

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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.