Colleen started Photo Generations Portrait Studio in 1996 after a newspaper photography career. She enjoys making portraits that evoke an emotion and show spirit and beauty.


May 2017


At Photo Generations we mostly make senior portraits. We also create business portraits, family portraits, and select child & baby portraits.

For those unfamiliar with the studio, I’m Colleen, the photographer at Photo Generations. I love to make portraits outdoors where we can explore the the city of Dexter or Ann Arbor–or wherever your special location may be.  Every senior session includes the opportunity to make portraits in the studio as well.

Senior pictures are a milestone.   I’m here so you get the best photographs AND the best experience possible.
Portraits are always a collaboration.  I need to know what your unique interests are–and how you want to represent your activities in your senior pictures.   So I always ask questions to find out what type portraits and portrait presentation you prefer.   I love it when you have an idea.

So, let’s talk!  I’ll ask questions to best plan our time together and make a plan for portraits of you.

Many of the graduating seniors coming in to Photo Generations studio are people I first met as young children when we made baby or family portraits! It is a delight to see how they have grown up.

Meanwhile, this summer class of 2018 seniors will be arranging their senior portrait session. August & September are the most popular months, so please plan ahead.  Weekend sessions are available for an additional $75 fee.

It is necessary for you to get your school deadline/submission info from your school yearbook advisor.  The deadlines change every year and information is on the website to help you.  I do my best to deliver pictures in a timely manner –however, it is your responsibility to schedule the session AND make your yearbook choice known to me at least 15 days before your school yearbook deadline.  Any yearbook choice request within 14 calendar days of your yearbook deadline requires  an extra $50 payment to rush your order.

Seniors come for senior portraits to my studio from many different areas and schools. The studio is located in downtown Dexter on Baker Road just two house from Main Street. In Pinckney- Dexter-Pinckney Rd leads right to Main Street and Baker. Main Street in Dexter is also know as Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd. In Ann Arbor Huron or Miller Streets lead right to downtown Dexter!   Or use the I-94 # 167 Baker Road exit.  Just 6 miles from downtown Ann Arbor, a short hop to Chelsea and about 15 miles from Saline and eastern Washtenaw County via I-94.

Please look around and when you have a question, just call or email or use this online form to request a specific session day.

-warmly, Colleen
the ann arbor senior portrait photographer

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picture of check for $20,00 given to katie
Kate won $20,000 for havng her senior pictures made at Photo Generations portrait studio, her photos were chosen in a national competion! go Katie!
In 2007 Katie F. who had her portraits made here, won her choice of the national drawing for $20,000 or a mustang.  She choose the $20 grand.  Amazing. See the video from when she chose here: video of Katie choosing between the Mustang or $20,000 at Dexter High School basketball game.


Your senior class of 2016 portraits will likely be THE BEST IMAGES you have taken, at least, until your wedding.



High School portraits really are treasured.  Eight years after having her portraits made, a Class of 2001 high school grad came in to finally order her senior pictures!  We had to retrieve the old files–film negatives not digital files–and boy was she pleased with the images.  Turns out in 2000 she had been to other photographers but was not satisfied, so she came here to Photo Generations but, because her picture budget had already been spent, she just had the session done. Now she is a college grad, employed and able to get the pictures!  Amazing.
So you see  I am not exaggerating.    This is how meaningful your senior portraits can be–you will probably want to look at them, and have them for…gasp…your children to enjoy a decade from today.

So remember what makes this studio so special:     Your session is all inclusive:  indoor, outdoor, friends, family, pet, toys and tools, unlimited changes of clothing, (with option to upgrade and go to YOUR SPECIAL PLACE, have digital files & web proofs,  proof prints too. And we touch-up your finished prints.) The philosophy behind the 100% No Limits Experience is simply to give you THE BEST SENIOR PORTRAITS AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE. We have many years experience, so you are getting true professional portraits. Colleen always takes care to evoke emotion and show your spirit and beauty in your senior portrait. 

Another bonus to the No Limits experience at Photo Gen,  we can customize the look of your finished portraits.

Call or email now with any questions–best to call and reserve your session!  The phone number is 734-426-0700 (after hours just leave your message).

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