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Hello! Thanks for stopping by my BLOG. This is a great place to view some of the most recent happenings and latest artistic work that I have been up to. For a more complete view of my work and more detailed information about sessions, please visit my Main Site and/or Wedding Site

I am a published, award winning photographer who is currently serving the Metro Detroit/ Ann Arbor areas.
Yes, I am available for travel. My photography services are much different than a typical "studio" experience. To start with, we meet at fun locations, do wardrobe consultation, discuss styling assistance and end up with artistically enhanced images. They are works of art. Contact me today to schedule a fabulous custom session- you will LOVE the results. Availability is limited.

Specializing in: Wedding, High School Senior, Fantasy Sessions, Boudoir, Model/Actor Portfolios, Children, Newborn, Family, Maternity, Commercial, Black & White Photography and Fine Art.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Another Kodak Photo of the Day

An image I took of my third grade nephew, Dylan, about this time last year is currently being displayed in Times Square, New York, TODAY! What a nice surprise!!! The picture can be seen below:

Dylan is really excited about been seen by onlookers in the big city ;)
You can check out the official posting on Kodak's site by clicking
here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Johnny!


HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY, Johnny!!!!

Hope all your Birthday wishes come true :)
See you later on tonight.

Hugs!
Aunt Jennie

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winning Work!

I have been crazy busy... but GOOD busy lately. With the holidays, trip planning, family gatherings and photo sessions around I think sometimes I forget to just sit back and take it all in. Ya, I am heading to a photoshoot this afternoon- but after that I will be taking a few days to watch everyone else run around. LOL. I wish you all a blessed holiday :)

Here are a couple of images of mine which were recently recognized:

Seeing Eye to Eye
Finalist: Betterphoto

Born Free

Winner: ScrapinWillies

I promise to write more after the holiday season has slowed down a bit. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Whats New?

Wow- The holiday season is really here... where does the time go?
I hope that all of you are spending time with the ones you love this holiday season. :)

I wanted to update my blog before things get too hectic around here! So read below to find out whats new!
1- I wanted to take the time to say THANK - YOU Everyone!!!

I received "Runner Up" 2nd place overall in the Lifestyle Portrait Photographers Ad contest- and a couple of prizes which I am Thrilled about getting. :)

I just wanted to let you all know that your votes and support spoke volumes to me! I was so surprised and pleased to have such an awesome and honest group behind me! Thanks to my family, friends, photographer friends at BP and DA, and a big facebook crowd for taking time out of your day to vote for me in the Lifestyle Portrait Ad contest.
2- New Site update:

That's right! I am redesigning my website. Keep your eye out for a whole new layout...and perhaps a surprise or two....coming very soon- within just 6-8 weeks!!! :)
3- Print Credits:

Last month I started to include " print credits " with my sitting fees. This was to show appreciation for my amazing clients! Basically, you get a FREE print now when booking with me. Your $125 session fee actually includes a $25 print credit (price of an 8 X 10). Models and Senior session fee of $200 includes a $50 print credit!!!
4- Referral Reward Reminder

I also started a referral rewards program. Refer clients (who a book a paid session) to jenniferalderphotography and YOU earn money for prints! Its that simple! $25.00 credit each. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wanna vote for me????

I just found out via some of my dear photography friends that a photography ad of mine made it into the Top 25 entries at Lifestyle Portrait Photographers Directory! What a nice surprise!! THANK YOU for letting me know!

My ad can be seen below. Lifestyle Portrait Photographers is holding a contest right now with these final 25 ads- mine included.

I believe the voting for this contest began this morning so I am off to a slow start! If you would like to vote for me, please follow this link! It is super quick and easy. :)
CLICK HERE TO VOTE (then just scroll down to the bottom of the page)*if the link is not working properly, please try back at another time. thank you!

Voting is open from Dec 6th - 11th. One vote per ISP address. Thanks everyone!

Friday, December 5, 2008

2 New Photos of the Day

It has just been brought to my attention by a dear friend that an image I took of my nephew, Johnny, is being displayed in Times Square, New York, TODAY! What a nice surprise!!! The picture can be seen below and was taken on a chilly afternoon last winter.
You can check out the official posting on Kodak's site by clicking here.

On Wednesday a different image of mine was recognized at Digital Image Cafe. It received a Photo of the Day in the Black & White Photography category. Pictured below are Joey Carr and Chelsey R- who both model locally and had contacted me to add new images to their portfolios.

Feel free to check out the official posting at DIC by clicking here

Monday, December 1, 2008

Family Matters Mini Session

December is here! With the holiday season in full play, I know most of us are rushing around and trying to get everything done. It is important to just stop and really be thankful for your family...appreciate them and cherish the moment. Spending time with your family is actually the best holiday gift. ;)

I meet up with family "K" for a mini session a few days ago. They wanted some traditional family portraits for both themselves and to use as gifts for the grandparents. Check out some of their images below:

*Jen and I go way back- middle school classmates and college day coworkers SO even though she was here for family pictures I could not resist snapping this one. You still look awesome, girl!
And, Miss "H"- Thanks for offering a smile to my camera on your way out. LOL! Here is that artistic image I said I would try to do for your myspace account. 8th grade can be a tough year- so much is going on and changing.. hang in there. You are a very pretty young lady. I will put the handful of remaining images in a slideshow for you and it will be ready by tomorrow. You are a beautiful family- so full of energy and fun to be around. Thanks again for a wonderful session!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Recently Awarded Work

I am pleased to share with you some of my work which has been recognized at various online photo competition sites during this past month.
2nd Place Win at Betterphoto
Category: Catch All
" Belly War "

Finalist at Betterphoto
Category: People
" Bring It "

3rd Place Win at Digital Image Cafe
Category: People
"Let's Play Ball"


Photo Of The Day at Digital Image Cafe
Category: Black & White
"With Wandering Eyes"

Photo Of The Day at Digital Image Cafe
Category: Digital Art
" Finding Faith"

Photo Of The Day at Digital Image Cafe
Category: Digital Art
" Earthen "


Recent Published Images at Onexposure
"Seeing Eye to Eye"


"Come what May"


"Whirlwind"


Winning Image at Scrapin Willie's

Category: Portrait Photography

"Just in time for the Holidays"

Winning Image at Scrapin Willie's
Category: Black & White

"Angelic"


For those of you who would like to view the awards "on site" or check out more of my postings feel free to use the links here in the right hand column of my blog. These photo sites are wonderful groups to be a part of.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Referral Rewards are Here!


Word of mouth has been one of the best ways for me to gain new customers. To extend my appreciation, I am now offering referral rewards to my clients who help me locate new faces. With each paid booking I receive from your referral you will be given a $25 credit to use on prints from a past session (if still available) or a future session. Furthermore....Refer 4 paid bookings within one year and I will throw in a FREE mini-session for you on TOP of the free prints you have already earned. How is that for appreciation??


To earn the referral reward, simply have your friend mention your name upon booking. Once I have been paid for the session, you will be notified of your credit. Credits are valid for up to 60 days from issue date, have no cash value and are not valid with any other offers.

Spread the word... and earn your referral dollars today!



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sneak Peek Family "R"

I had the pleasure of working with the ladies of family "R" on Thursday afternoon. It was a special treat because I actually have known Jennifer (Mom) since I was 5 years old and had not seen her in about 14 years! Time flies- geez!! It was an honor to welcome the newest addition to her family with a fun photo shoot. AND, I really appreciate that she drove in from Ohio with a two year old and few week old newborn just to work with me. :)

She plans on SURPRISING her husband with pictures of them for the upcoming holidays.... so if you know him.. SHHHH!!!! Jennifer appreciates artistic images- mainly in black and white.
I brought out some beads, feathers, boxes, starfish... and more to get the creative juices flowing on our shoot! LOL. Check out some of the images below:
*Denise Synder's winning image was my inspiration for photo number one. I just loved it and had to do something similiar with these special people.





Enjoy your sneak peak, Jennifer! You are all just GORGEOUS!!! It was so nice to see you again and meet some of your fabulous family members. I have been working with quite a bit of dedication on your images and have nearly a dozen more black and whites to share with you. Your complete slideshow will be ready for viewing in just a couple more days!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Holiday Gift Certificates

The holiday season is upon us. I am now offering Holiday Gift Certificates through January 31st. Give someone you love a creative portrait session that will produce lifelong memories.


My gift certificates are valid for up to 6 months from date of purchase (if an extension is needed, please inquire). Clients may book for an on location winter session or wait until the Spring! The choice is their own.

$200 Value includes a full standard session and sitting fee- up to 2 hours of service, personal slideshow, and image retouching! It also includes a $75 print credit to be used on portrait packages or the a la carte menu.

Contact me today on my Main Site (
click here for link) to purchase. Enter the Main Site (middle box) and then click on "Contact" at the top of the menu to send me the email request.



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kodak Photo of the Day

I was pleased to see that a portrait I took recently is being displayed in Times Square today by Kodak. Chelsey was a wonderful model and is also eager to see herself there as well.

To leave a comment on Kodak's Page about this picture click here.

Every other Wednesday, Kodak features that day's image in their "A Thousand Words" Blog. Comments may be left directly on the site- and today is one of those days so feel free to participate. :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Giving Back

A year or two ago I went to the petting farm with my nephew, Dylan. He really loves a specific goat there named, Colin. I decided to take a picture of this goat and transform it artistically into something unique. It did receive a winners badge at Betterphoto.com awhile back but Most importantly, my nephew got a picture of his favorite animal friend.

Last month I was contacted by Juli Kouri who asked me to donate a copy of this image to raise money for Food for the Hungry (
http://www.fh.org/). 20 images were auctioned at the event, which contributed to raising over $32,000 for Ehtopian orphans. The auction was held at Grace Covenant Church, in Austin TX.
I am pleased to know that my image could help such a worthy cause.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Winning Work

This evening, Betterphoto.com announced winning images for the month of September. My image, "Of Sound Mind," received a second place win in the People category.

See below:

In addition, two other of my images obtained Finalist badges for the month:


"Comfortable Company" in the Monthly theme category- Interaction.


"Frozen in Time" for the Digital Darkroom category.

Digital Image Cafe also recently recognized two of my images in their Photo of the Day selections.



" Let's Play Ball "



" Born Free "

Onexposure.net published an image of mine last week as well:


"Between the two of us..."

It is always wonderful to be recognized at sites where SO many fabulous artists submit entries and interact each day. My memberships there help me learn and grow and I am thankful for such terrific communities. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, Tiffany!

Three years ago today my niece, Tiffany, was born. It is hard to believe time has passed by so quickly. She has an adorable laugh and such beautiful big blue eyes.

Below is a candid I snapped of her as she was sitting on her deck- eagerly watching her Aunt and Uncle arrive at her birthday party yesterday.

Happy Birthday little one- hope all your birthday dreams come true.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Autumn in the Park



This past weekend I was fortunate to spend lots of time with my nephew, Dylan. The pictures above were taken at Maybury State Park. We visited this location so that he could stop by the barn to see the animals and go on a little hike where he collected many different types of Fall Leaves.

He is not usually thrilled about being in front of the camera- but he tolerated me on this particular day... for a whole ten minutes, LOL! ;)

He also enjoys taking pictures himself! For the past two years he has been tagging along at least 1-2 times per month on shoots with me. His favorite picture subjects are animals.

I promised to post a few pics of him on my blog. Enjoy the above pics- My favorite season and my favorite little boy.



Sunday, October 12, 2008

Recently Awarded Work


Below are a handful of some of my images which received recognition during the past few weeks at various compeitive photography sites. From Photo of the Day, Finalists, Winners, etc... I was thrilled to see each one acknowledged. A few of the below images were even recognized at more than one site.

The good thing about belonging to many photo sites is that different styles are appreciated at each of sites. There is an abundance of talented artists who interact with one another regularly on all of them. Learning and inspiration is inevitable.






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