While touring the island of Cuba we stayed at an Air B & B in La Habana. During the week we met our wonderful neighbor Jenny. She noticed we were taking pictures and asked if we did Senior Graduation portraits. Jenny’s daughter Melissa was in need of having her high school graduation pictures taken. Their family was very curious to know all about us and where we were from in the U.S. (they loved Americans) We were delighted to step in and help. The Cuban people are the most generous and humble individuals I’ve ever met in all of my years of travel. After we met Melissa we were in awe of her natural beauty, fun loving spirit and blonde hair! Most people don’t know that Cuba is a blend of local islanders, black, and European since 1492. There are all walks of life there just as you would experience in any other big city such as Chicago. Melissa was very stylish and selected several modern outfits including her prom dress. We wanted to highlight Melissa’s true personality, her love of classic cars and the natural untouched beauty of La Habana. She selected a 1950’s look including a cropped pink sweater and hot pants to show off her youth and great tan from living in Cuba! We opted to shoot one hour prior to sunset for the best lighting. We covered the Malicon/ oceanside, nearby gorgeous abandon mansions, and the Melia Grad Hotel complete with a pink caddy. The longer we walked the more locations we found. I felt like a kid in a candy store! Any backdrop in Cuba is exquisite ~ overflowing with old world charm and packed with history. The mise-en-scene to Melissa’s senior portraits resemble “Pirates of the Caribbean”! Melissa’s Senior experience was exciting, adventurous, and heartwarming. Thank you for choosing us Melissa for your Senior pictures. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family. We also look forward to seeing you all on our next trip to La Habana Cuba. Salud!
Door County is so diverse that I rarely ever hit the same spot twice! That’s why I suggested the beautiful Door Peninsula to Madi for her senior pictures. Madi and I had an instant connection and got to know each other on our relaxing ride to Door County (plenty of girl time to get caught up on our fav movies and foods-LOL) . We stopped at a few of my secret places along the way throughout Jacksonport & Carlsville. Although I’m a Door County aficionado I’m still amazed by the new things I come across just by exploring and having a willing participant… like Madi. Her daring personality came in handy when we scaled into hidden caves along Lake Michigan. I swear we didn’t stop laughing all day ~ my face actually hurt from smiling! One great shot led us to another and it was like following a treasure map in the movies! After trekking around Door County all afternoon we completed this spirited photo session at sunset as Madi’s chilled out in a chic adirondak chair. Thank you for choosing us Madi and for being so willing to live on the edge – your bubbly personality glows in your photographs. Best wishes and congratulations!
Jennah and her family have been coming to us for their family pictures for over 10 years. It was a honor when Jennah called us and asked if we would photograph her Senior Portraits. Jennah has always been into fashion and selected a beautiful turquoise formal gown to be included in her session. We decided to shoot out of town for a unique look rather than the usual places people go. We found a vintage farm house and stone barn as our backdrop to this amazing photo session. Congratulations Jennah – Its been exciting to watch you grow up, we know you are ready to take on the world!