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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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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Park Mini-Shoot

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tami a couple of days ago for a mini-shoot in the park and just wanted to share a few from our time together with you all. She is a beautiful person on the inside and out- I had a GREAT time working with her!!!
Yep, that was REALLY what the sky looked like. It was sort of a stormy weekend around here. lol. I thought it made for a cool moody field image though and Tami was such a good sport!

Thanks for stopping by everyone....Have a great day. :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Student Work on Display

Hi everyone!
I am taking a few moments this evening to feature some work samples from recent lessons I have given. The first 3 images were done by Aimee Eisaman in a texture assignment. She tried out her artistic ability on people, plants and animals!! I am really proud of her- she was very eager, experimental, dedicated to learning, and open minded the whole time. It was her first lesson with me. See below:

Terri Scribner just finished up her third lesson which focused a bit on close up portrait editing. She spent quite a deal of time learning about the little details and continues to get better as the days go by. She is a delight to work with!! Here is a sample of her work from our recent lesson-

And, Janice Windrum has been working on making natural images "pop" a bit by using color, subtle texture and composition/framing without applying quick actions. Her work in PS Layers is really evolving into a fabulous technique. I think this was an image from her 8th lesson:

I have so much fun working one-on-one with students interested in Photography and Photo editing. All skill levels can be worked around. If you would like to sign up for lessons, please send an email to jenlynnalder@aol.com or message me on Facebook.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Trash the Dress- Part II.

Some of you may remember that I posted images of a gorgeous bride in a field/woods setting a few weeks ago for a Trash the Dress shoot. Well, the two of us also went in to a lake... and I promised to share a handful of shots with you all. Here ya go! Enjoy...

Thanks for stopping by! Believe it or not... Jacquie's dress was NOT that trashed. A simple hang+ shower + air dry and it was almost as good as new. :)

Stay tuned.... I have some new Student PS lesson images to share- and a couple of fun weekend sessions coming up! I cannot believe it is the end of July already! W.O.W. - this summer is seriously flying by...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

3 Brothers (Detroit, Michigan Children's Photographer)

Today I headed over to a local Historic Village with my nephew, Dylan. It was a very cool trip... on it I ran into an old friend from high school. How FUN is that?? It has been fifteen years since we had seen one another. Kelly was there with her 3 boys and I was delighted to see all of them. Dylan bonded quickly with her kiddos, and even though it was a relatively quick visit- we all had a fabulous time. Meet "E," "G,"and "C." Ages 9, 6 and 4.

You know me... I always have my camera in hand. ;)
Check out some pics I grabbed of her boys:

And their "funny faces" (suggested by "E," the middle child, haha!)
I cannot even imagine what it is like in a house with 3 boys!! I grew up in a home with 3 girls. lol.
Totally different, I bet. It was so terrific seeing you all! Please stay in touch :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fairy Sisters (Detroit Michigan, Children Photographer)

I just want to say a big thank you everyone who sent me messages about the below Fairy image! I am thrilled you all enjoyed it and would LOVE to book more sessions like this in the future. Creating unique pieces of art for parents to hang in their homes gives me a great deal of pleasure.
I have been editing like crazy and have a lot more to share with you today. Older sister, "A," was a little more willing to let me take her picture towards the end of the session; therefore, there are a handful of extra shots with just her in them. BUT little "J" did super, too! These two children were so awesome to work with- very smart, sweet and well mannered.

ENJOY, Julie- I kept it as "artsy and candid" as I could. It was a ton of work. lol. ;) I went ahead and edited this session as a Full session rather than a mini because I simply could not narrow it down. It was one of my favorites so far for sure...

They had wings, wands, flowers, balloons and fairy dust! SO much fun....

Hope you enjoyed the show. :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fairy Sisters Sneak Peek (Detroit, MI Children Photographer)

I had a mini-fantasy session today with these two ADORABLE little girls, "A" and "J"
We met in a local woodsy park area and played a fairy game. They were such a delight to spend time with.

Stayed tuned for more, Mom... I know you like the artsy stuff and so it will take me a little longer. I had such a terrific time with you three today. Enjoy your sneak peek! :)

I am actually going to be adding a new section to my website called Fantasy Sessions.
If you have children that love to play dress up... this session will be PERFECT for you. I will offer fairy, tea party in the park, princesses, fishing pole, teddy bear, cowboy and more!

The sessions will be on location, unique, artistic images that will be ideal wall art for your home and precious keepsakes for years to come. I will begin booking these sessions in August- more details to come.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Little Rockstars, (Detroit, MI Children Photographer)

A few days ago I met up with the winners of my Little Punk Sibling Give-a-way. You may recall these two children from a picture Mom sent in of them:

Well, the same two kiddos came to meet me for a session but they looked just a little different than the above "formally posed" picture shows them to be. LOL.

As you can see from the above image, I got to hang out with two little rockstars- and they had the personalities to match the clothes. LOL!!! They had me laughing the whole time. Mom said, "that is who they are..." and I was honored to capture their silly moments. I love that they were so comfortable with me. Check out "D" and "J" below:

And "J" just LOVED the balloons.....

Hope you enjoy the images, Mom and Dad!! I had a lot of fun with you all. There are a few more images to come... I am putting them in a slideshow for you which will be ready later today. Keep in touch! :)


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