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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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Monday, September 28, 2009

New York Bound... (Detroit, Michigan, Model Photographer)

I recently met up with a beautiful 19 year old model, Erika G, who was a contest winner of mine last month. She is a local model represented by a few Michigan Modeling Agencies and needed to update her portfolio before she headed out to New York next week. She won a mini-session- but when I showed up to meet her I knew a mini session was just "not gonna cut it" LOL. First of all, her wonderful Mom was there ready to do make-up (on location) with cases of products and Erika had a TON of outfits to sift through.

We did lots of updated head shots because they were requested by her agencies. And a few outfit swaps for fun. Plus we hit a couple of locations. And ...you can begin to see why the standard 30 minute mini-session with 7-12 image norm was gonna get walked all over. LOL. Close to 2 hours later we were done.

The first set of images were taken with her wearing the skinny jean/layered jacket combo that we had originally planned on shooting her in and was meant to represent a casual sort of commercial clothing catalog look. They were captured at one of my most favorite Historic Villages - And she actually smiled once ;)

And then we moved on. Here is the fun/edgy/graffiti location we visited. I know it is TOTALLY opposite of the first set- but that is how we wanted it. Lots of variety. And, oh- would you even believe me if I told you she was wearing her Grandma's dress? Well, she is. Yep, I am 100 percent serious. It was grandma's- then Mom's- and now hers. How hott of a family can one have? OMG. LOL. So, I did some funky/dramatic editing on these as sort of a family tradition ;)

Yes, Facebook friends... this IS where that giant spider made himself know. LOL. ;)

And here are quite a few more updated comp card head shots. She is wearing the standard black V. The first is my fav but, I mean, she can't really go wrong...

Pure beauty.... seriously... see what I mean????

I just LOVED working with you Erika + Mom. And thanks, Stephanie for sending them my way. I cannot wait to work with your family more. SOOOOO much fun and full of beauty - call me when you need anything at all.

And if you all have not checked out my Latest Autumn Portrait Special, please read down to the next blog post for more details. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn Mini Special (Northville, Michigan, Photographer)

Hi everyone!
If you follow me on Facebook, you may already know that I have decided to hold a special in mid October to celebrate Autumn and its amazing colour. The date I have picked is Saturday, October 17th. It will be a one day special ONLY. It is the most fabulous time of year to get photos taken.

Check out the very beautiful Lauren in these pics taken during mid October last year.

See what I mean? AMAZING color- I absolutely love it. :)

Want to know more about the Special? Ok, here is the scoop:

Who: Individuals, couples, child, siblings, family, and even fantasy outfits are ok (Halloween)
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Place: Local State Park Area (Novi/Northville Area)
Time: 5 slots available, starting at 10am and ending at 4pm

Cost: Only $199 (and that INCLUDES a $100 print credit!)

What is included?

  • 30-45 minute on location, park mini-session
  • 10-12 retouched, artistically edited images in a slide show or blog feature to choose from
  • A $100 print credit to use on the desired print sizes of your choice and/or towards a session CD.
  • 10% off additional prints ordered via the a la carte menu
  • Up to 3 re-sized logo images for use on Facebook, Myspace or other social networks (if desired)

Minimum purchase requirement does not apply. Nonrefundable $199 fee must be received via mail to hold your spot. If it rains, the date will be rescheduled ASAP, in October. Not valid with any other offers.

*Send me a message on Facebook- or send me an email: jenlynnalder@aol.com to hold your spot. Do NOT wait- session spots are limited and will fill up fast. First come, first serve availability policy applies.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun in the "Country" (Detroit, Michigan Children Photographer)

I know, I know.... I am slacking a little bit this month when it comes to updating my Blog! The truth is, I am swamped with editing, odering, updating my web site and shooting fun new sessions. But, I want to take a few minutes to show some new images I have worked on with little Ms. Melanie. I love working with kids- very fun stuff!

Please stay tuned for more updates this weekend. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Strike a pose (Detroit Michigan Model Photographer)

Happy Saturday everyone! I just love weekends. Typically I spend them working with clients and visiting family... but this weekend I had two sessions have to reschedule. The flu is going around- and I am hoping not to catch that bug. No thanks! lol. Well, I decided to take the time (Fri + Sat) to just catch up!! So far, so good. I have finished a wedding session, placed an order, answered my emails and am now blogging Part II. of my session with the totally gorgeous, Carla S. wearing a one-piece short outfit that she brought along for variety.

Check out some more of our work together:

Technically these last two images are in outfit number 1- but that red wall just didn't seem to fit in with the nature shots. Isn't she gorgeous?? I just had to include them.

Thanks for a great shoot, Carla! Keep in touch :)

Any models or people who want to play model for the day--- send me a message!
I would love to set up a shoot with you and have lots of fun ideas.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beauty in the Park (Northville Michigan Model Photographer)

I know, I know, it has been a little longer than usual since I have last blogged. I took a break for a few days and have just been swamped .....

On Wednesday I met up with a super gorgeous model, Carla S. She drove up from Ohio to work with me at one of my favorite park areas. I had been REALLY wanting to shoot some of the deep field yellows and greens of the season on a bright sunny day. She has lots of modeling experience from runway and catalog fashion to music videos. Below are the images from our time together:

We also we fortunate enough to get to shoot in a heavily wooded area. A pile of chopped wood also caught my eye and she agreed to humor me when I insisted she go sit in it. lol. I had a ton of fun on this shoot and seriously have too many favorites to name. ;)

(although I LOVE photoshop, this one was done in camera ....)

I just loved this shoot. Oh, and for a very brief period of time we also worked together with her in a different outift. So... I do have like 5-7 more images of her to share with you in the future, too. Stay tuned for more. Hope you enjoyed it!!


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