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!
We took our chances with Wisconsin weather in May and road tripped to Door County for this memorable modern teen shoot. Maggie was amazing to work with and mentioned she was” ready for an adventure”, and that what we created together! This magical photo experience started in Sturgeon Bay and continued though Baileys Harbor. We stopped at many of my hidden locations along the way. I feel lucky to live so close to the Door Peninsula and since my parents have had a cottage here for 30+ years I know the area like the back of my hand. I enjoy scouting unique locations each season to ensure my photo sessions are as different as the individual I’m photographing! Maggie had a great smile but I provoked a few other playful looks from her dazzling personality. We stopped for a fun and relaxed lunch at the Fish Market (splurged on cherry cobbler – LOL) and shot until sunset. What a day! The final results are breathtaking thanks to Maggie’s willingness to climb cliffs, run barefoot thought the sand and traverse Lake Michigan where the sand bar ended (sorry about the wet feet). Thanks for being such a great sport and congrats! Maggie, you are beautiful… remember those amazing moments!
Heidi & Gerry – owners & visual artists
We know Senior Portrait season is upon us and we are excited to work with YOU before, during and after your session! As experienced/ International photographers we understand the world is constantly changing and so are senior pictures. Because of our extensive travels throughout Mexico & Europe we always stay on top of the latest styles and fashion trends and are in tune with what each generation wants.
As artists we don’t just snap a picture we create a photograph. We understand positioning, lighting and placement. You’re not just paying for the ability to place a finger on the trigger, you’re paying for the years of experience it took to create the perfect image!
From a relaxed meet & greet and location scouting, recommending clothing to orchestrating your session to retouching and delivery, we are masters at multitasking. We go above and beyond the call of duty on each session because we love what we do and want to make our clients happy!
We incorporate a human element into all of our work (no stale/ stiff poses) and shoot with motion and emotion. Inspiration is all around us including your energy.
Our goal is to produce unique, fresh, and EXTRAORDINARY images for each modern teen.
We look forward to meeting you! Were ready to tell your story!
We appreciate our clients because they enable us to do what we love! Below is a collage of our fav past modern teens!