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Mackenzie - L'Anse Creuse High School - Class of 2018

August 3, 2017
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Mackenzie, a member of the Class of 2018 from L'Anse Creuse High school and self described as "funny, determined and down to earth." After graduation, she plans on "mostly working through summer than concentrating on school." Mackenzie is hoping to attend Oakland University, University of Detroit Mercy or Wayne State to Major as a Nurse Anesthetist.

Every chance we get, we encourage our High School Seniors to include props  that represent you and what you are interested in and what you have accomplished during your school years. Mackenzie is currently involved in Marching Band, Symphony Band and the Winterguard through L'Anse Creuse High School. Because of her activities, Mackenzie brought her guard flag and guard jacket. as she wanted a few pictures to commemorate her involvement in guard.

Mackenzie chose Belle Isle, Comerica Park and Downtown Detroit as her locations for her session in order to incorporate her vision to include baseball, graffiti and the sunset off Belle Isle.  Mackenzie's advice to others would be that "before booking, think about places you want to go to and what type of effect your looking for. Think of places that are memorable to you." With outdoor locations, there is always a concern with the weather and this summer has been a challenge!  Mackenzie feared that "since I had outside pictures there was the fear of rain. A good thing for us, the weather cooperated and we had the most beautiful day imaginable." And yes it was, simply gorgeous! 

As with locations, clothing, accessories and preparation and very important.  Mackenzie brought 7 outfits with her and she felt that was plenty.  She brought outfits with her that were so that she could have different looks through all of the poses.  She warns others that "if you are offsite be prepared to change in the car. Not many places have facilities where you can change." That is a great piece of advice.  Typically, there are very few options for places to change your clothes and you want to waste as little time as possible during outfit changes in order to maximize your session time and locations. Mackenzie also suggests that 'if you plan on using a background that is very busy like graffiti make sure you have neutral clothing. You don't want to clash with the background." This is a very important tip because you want to make sure you are 100% happy with the images after your session.  Planning ahead helps to ensure success and seamlessness throughout your session. 
Another important piece to keep in mind is hair and make up.  Mackenzie suggests that you attempt to 'look natural' and not use a ton of makeup. She suggests for others to "wear your hair and makeup as close to what you wear everyday that way you look like you and not someone made up for pictures." We always suggest that those that wear make up, to wear a little heavier make up than you would normally wear but not to cross into unnatural for you.  We want you to look the best you can possibly look and make sure you look like you! 
In addition to her senior session at the different Detroit locations, she also had a second session, a mini session, at our studio in New Baltimore.  Mackenzie's mom had a couple images she wanted captured to that involved Mackenzie's siblings.  She also had a special request with the use of a mirror. "The place was very nice and the shots were great there as well. Jen had to purchase a special prop for me for one of my pictures. Even though she never took one like this before she did an amazing job with it." The mirrored image turned out beautifully and I can see us adding that to other sessions for clients that are looking for a traditional type image.  We had a lot of fun with Mackenzie and her mom.  It's always an awesome experience when we all just enjoy our time together.  If you are ready to have your senior session, give us a call or book your appointment online.  We pride ourselves in working hard to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible during your session!

"It was an amazing experience. Had a lot of fun with Jen and Ang." ~ Mackenzie

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