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Saginaw Senior Photography | Behind the Scenes with Riley


Riley went with a subtle look, that enhanced her natural beauty.  I really love seeing Janey do hair and make up… and I think I got one of my favorite shots yet!  Check out the one where the powder looks like it’s smoke! Love it!


Rena Christine - Ah! I’m from Canada and senior photography is non-existent here – looks like so much fun though!

Jen - This looks like so much fun! Makes me want to work with seniors!

Wendy - These are so cool!!! I love the tranformation process!

Jackie - love seeing the behind the scenes

robin - Love all the details of her make-up and hair for her session!

Marilyn - Such fun way to get seniors ready for their photo shoot. thanks for sharing your behind the scenes.

Jane - Love these detail shots!

Marissa - So fun to see the behind the scenes action! Beautiful work! 🙂

Candice - Really fun look behind the scenes!

Saginaw Michigan Senior Photographer | Riley’s Sneak Peek

Meet Riley, a 2013 senior at Heritage High School in Saginaw.  Can’t wait to share more from this session!

Tara - I graduated in 1997 from Heritage. Time flies! Beautiful work!

sally - lovely girl! Definitely leaves one wanting to see more! 😀

Jessica - Beatutiful girl!

Lisa - very pretty!

Gina Wade - Love the behind the scenes that went into this session- beautiful image!! She’s beautiful 🙂

Maryrose - Beautiful!

Donna - This is a gorgeous image and It was great to see your behind the scenes to get to this point. She is beautiful!

Heather Spencer - What a beautiful girl!

Saginaw, Michigan Model Photographer | Happy Halloween!

When Janey first said to me, “We should do a Halloween shoot,” last month…  I thought, Yea, that’d be awesome, but I’m never gonna find someone to be our model in time.  I mean it was six weeks to Halloween already!  When Riley (who you’ll get to see later this week (; ), sent Christina to me I knew she’d be PERFECT for what Janey and I had been thinking.  I can’t tell you how excited I was when she said she’d love to do a shoot with me… and not just any shoot… a Halloween shoot!  Tina is not only stunningly gorgeous (see below), smart (she graduated high school early!), and dedicated (she works out with a trainer several times a week… who also happens to be her boyfriend), but she also models part time!!  She pulled together her first outfit from some ideas I threw at her, and she rocked it!  She’s so gorgeous, that the scary I thought I was capturing during shooting was down played by her perfect features making for simply stunning images that are more Vogue than Scary…. and EXACTLY what I had envisioned going into this photo shoot!

We did this shoot at the fabled Dice Road Cemetery, which added to the essence of the images.  If you know nothing about this particular cemetery (and I can’t even begin to share everything here), it is said to be haunted.  We did this shoot in daylight, so no concern there.  Though we were reminded that they close the gate at 7pm… which was actually just added to the entrance drive in the past year because too many people were coming in the middle of the night to experience the paranormal.

I am constantly blown away by the talent that I’m so very privileged to work with.   Tina was phenomenal (and I promise you will see more of her here because I really look forward to getting to work with her again!), and as always, Janey made some amazing magic happen.  Just check it out in these images!! There are no words! I will be putting together a little something that shows just how she makes said magic happen in a behind the scenes look from this session in the near future… so keep an eye out for it.  And without further ado….



Tiffany Hendrickson - WOW! These are really cool! I LOVE the one of her translucent in the graveyard!!! And the last one with the apple…very well done. Extremely creative and very well executed!!!

Nina - LOVE these, Marissa!

Tara - These are amazing!

sally - WOW – those are super cool!!!! GREAT execution!

czarina - Marissa, These are so cool! Very creative and the processing is gorgeous!

Jen - I’m in love! Simply amazing!

Kayla - Wow, so unique! LOVE that center B&W with her in the mask and the dress and the cape in the cemetery, fantastic! Just enough darkness and just enough beauty and mystery. Wonderfully done!