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I’m so excited to share this beauty’s senior pictures!!!  I’ve had the pleasure of getting this girl in front of my camera several times this year for our awesome Elite Model Team shoots, but she first graced my lens early last year for a fun Mother-Daughter shoot in my studio.

I love how versatile this positive & lovable young woman is, both as an athlete and a musician.  (And I personally think she should add Modeling to her future resume!)  It’s been awesome not only working with her, but to see her shine, confidently, in pictures.  I think one of my first questions to her was, “Do you have colored contacts in??” (She did not, her eyes are really that piercingly blue!)

We photographed Celeste’s senior pictures in one of my most favorite ‘country’ locations.  Her family decided to purchase my ‘digital image file’ USB option, which always thrills me when clients get to walk away with a complete digital archive of this memorable and huge milestone.   Using my preferred lab, they’ll be able to make print enlargements with the same quality as what I product.  They’ll also be able to order gallery wrapped canvases, and make a beautiful keepsake album and order their own custom grad cards too!

Enjoy!
xo
Jenn

 

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Time almost always flies by during photoshoots and Anna’s senior shoot was no exception!   We held Anna’s shoot at one of the most picturesque parks in the area.   I’m always thrilled when my clients get professional hair & makeup done; it means no melting foundation and curls that last the duration of the shoot.  Anna visited Kelsey Elliott, from Divinity Design Studio in Jackson, before her senior pictures so her natural-but-polished look lasted the entire shoot, even with the crazy humidity we had that day.  And Anna’s outfits were *perfect*, both in fit and variety!  And kudos to Anna’s mom, Brook, for bringing her ideas to the table – there’s nothing that gives me greater pleasure than turning someone’s vision into reality!  Since dance has been such a large part of Anna’s life, mom brought 3 of Anna’s ‘through the years’ dance costumes for me to photograph with Anna, and I love how those shots turned out!

This girl has been such a joy to work with!  I first met Anna during a ballet shoot her and her sister had won from me a few years back, so it was a no-brainer that she would apply to be part of this year’s Elite Model Team.  I’ve gotten the chance to photograph her several times already, and every time I get her in front of my camera, I always appreciate how easy-going, fun, and lovable she is.   I’m completely looking forward to what her senior year and beyond has in store for her!  And I sure hope I get to see her and her sweet family when they visit sunny Florida during the holidays!

Anna and her family decided to purchase my digital photo collection (the USB).  I’m thrilled they’ll have a digital archive of all of Anna’s gorgeous images!  They’ll be able to create their own album and grad cards, and they’ll be able to make prints  or gallery wraps for anyone who wants them.  They’ll also have the digital copies to play as a slideshow during Anna’s grad party next summer!  I always recommend a reputable lab to my clients, so their prints, albums, wallets, and grad cards look as stunning as the ones I produce in my own studio. #forthewin

I hope you enjoy perusing a few of my favorites from Anna’s senior pictures!
xo
Jenn
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Dear Cherished Clients & Friends

Neil, myself, and our daughters Hailey and Regan, couldn’t be more excited to announce that our family has decided to move to Southwest Florida!  It’s with excitement & some bittersweet emotions that we anticipate this move, but a sense of adventure fills us and makes this a very exciting time for us!

To any current clients who I still have yet to photograph, let me first assure you that we will be done with your photoshoot, and subsequent Ordering appointments well before our move.  I’m *absolutely* still booking photoshoots for seniors and families throughout the summer and would love to get you in front of my camera!   (Though my husband is expected to move sooner, I will not move until ALL of my photoshoots and appointments have been completed, which I’m estimating to be in the Fall.)

My clients, and integrity on how I run my business, as always, are my highest priority.

I’ve made some wonderful friends since moving to this awesome little town 15 years ago!  That’s the ‘bitter’ part about this whole move… moving away from family and friends will be gut-wrenching.  On a positive note, we will most definitely have a spare bedroom for guests, and Michigan-to-Ft Myers is usually a cheap flight, so please don’t be a stranger!

I look forward to sharing our journey with you!

xo
Jenn

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Now that it’s June, Senior picture season is in full swing!  Katie came in this evening for her Ordering appt and walked out with my USB full-res digital image file option.  I’m thrilled for her and her mom, because I know how it feels to not have to walk away from any photos you absolutely LOVE!  Now Katie has a complete archive of her senior pictures, so she’ll not only be able to share her favorite photos on social media, they’ll also be able to create their own grad cards and album, and they’ll be able to purchase lower-cost prints and gallery wraps!

Katie’s photoshoot was held at Hidden Lake Gardens, which has such pretty backdrops.  I think what I loved most about this gorgeous Class of 2018 senior’s shoot is how she pulled together her outfits.  Everything she wore flattered her, and fit each setting perfectly!  Katie’s shoot was truly a team effort, when her dad showed up with her adorable dogs and pet hedgehog!  I love when we can capture meaningful shots like the ones below!  (And I have to give Debbie, Katie’s mom, due credit too, since she was my assistant the entire shoot!) 😉

Katie has been such a joy to work with!  She’s part of my Class of 2018 Elite Model Team, and I’ve gotten the chance to photograph her several times already.  Such a lovable girl with a natural smile and a kind heart!  I’m completely looking forward to what her senior year and beyond has in store for her!

Enjoy!
xo
Jenn
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Cameron and I had a blast during her senior portrait session! She’s a Columbia High School class of 2016 graduate. It’s always wonderful when your client’s family owns a gorgeous ranch for us to shoot at. The Buffalo Ranch in Hanover, made the perfect backdrop for Cam’s senior pictures! I’m still in love with how these turned out as I sit here scrolling through her collection!

She wanted a Fall session so we carefully watched when the colors would turn and were blessed with beautiful weather and tons of golden leaves and light that worked perfectly for her shoot.  I love that Cameron had her own vision for how she wanted her senior pictures to look and I love how her adorable family was there to help, every step of the way!  Tight knit families make my heart so happy.  Photographing humans and horses together can be a little tricky but with their support, everything went flawlessly! Dad toured us around select areas of their 240 acre farm, it was awesome!

I also love that her family will have her complete collection of session images to cherish for a lifetime!

Good luck at State Cameron!  Go Green!

xoxo

Jenn
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Make sure to check out more gorgeous seniors from Jennifer Bates Photography!

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