maddie | ann arbor ballet

Maddie senior photo session started at the studio, the 'blue door'

Maddie senior photo session started at the studio, the 'blue door' Maddie senior photo session started at the studio, the ‘blue door’

Maddie came back for senior portraits 14 years after her baby portraits! She brought her ballet regalia and an ever-present smile, many ideas, and a few real snowflakes fell! We made tracks all over Washtenaw County, starting at the studio, then down to Warrior Park in Dexter, then to Dexter-Huron park for a special photo, then on to downtown ann arbor–or rather UM campus where we had some fun at LSA building and the Museum of Art and an old hangout for this photographer, the Tappan Building. Congrats Maddie!

cello senior picture session dexter mi senior

big school senior portrait with playing cello
this senior portrait is better than the yoyo ma portrait used for inspiration!
Forgot the cello for the original session so we did a mini session just with the cello a few days later This is my favorite; I could’ve listened to Andrew practice all afternoon. I looked at portraits of Yoyo Ma for inspiration, but this portrait looks nothing like the inspiration image–it looks better. Bravo Andrew!

Dexter yearbook deadline Oct. 18

Oct 3, 2013

  • Dexter HIgh School yearbook deadline is Oct. 18. We need time to prepare and deliver your photo!
  • At Photo Generations studio we will do an after school EZEE session (indoor/outdoor includes yearbook photo submittted to yearbook) for $50. YOu must have your session ASAP. Now is crunch time.
  • COLLEEN IS EXTENDING THE NO-RUSH FEE CHOICE DATE TO OCT. 10 (we normally require 2-weeks to prepare the photo for yearbook submission, but we are allowing you 10 extra days and waiving the rush fee FOR DEXTER HS yearbook portraits ONLY!)
  • For yearbook photos chosen between Oct 11 and Oct 16 Rush fee is $50.

NOTE: DEXTER YEARBOOK SUBMISSION INFO BELOW IS copied & summarized from Dexter MI HIgh school Yearbook Website.

Senior photos are due to the yearbook Friday, October 18, 2013

Your senior photograph for yearbook should meet the following requirements:

Wallet size photo (2” x 2 1/2”)
Preferred head size of person in photo: exactly 1” from top of hair to bottom of chin
All photos must be vertical, color (no black and white or sepia tone)
Head and shoulder shots only (no pets, musical instruments, cars, other people or full body shots, for example)
Glossy, no soft focus
Background: Traditional – medium blue/gray
(9/30/13 – Outdoor shots are acceptable due to large amount of outdoor photos submitted)
No bare shoulders, no cleavage, no hats

Yearbook-Specific Info – Dexter High School Yearbook10/3/13 11:53 AM

Two Ways to submit pix to yearbook (if you did not use Prestige Portraits)

#1 Email either JPEG file (at least 300 ppi resolution, no more than 10 MB)
to ( with “13-14 yearbook senior pic” in the subject bar of email message.


#2 Submit hard copy of photo directly to high school main office in envelope
marked “Yearbook Senior Photo 13-14 Mergler”. Yearbook staff will scan the photograph.
Photos will not be returned unless specifically requested to do so.


Submitting Senior Picture for Senior Composite:
The senior composite consists of individual, cameo-like pictures of the entire class and is separate from the yearbook. The yearbook staff does not create the composite and does not
have any input regarding its design. Being included in the senior composite is optional.
If you used Prestige: your picture will automatically be included in the senior composite. You will not need to send your picture to either Prestige Portraits or the yearbook staff.
If you used another photographer: it is your responsibility to send a glossy senior yearbook picture, $20 payment and your photographer’s release form to Prestige Portraits, ATTN Composite Department by
Saturday, February 01, 2014 – DHS yearbook staff does not send photos for composite to Prestige

Digital copies of your photograph can be emailed to Amber Kleinert at Lifetouch.
Her email address is ( include “DHS
Composite” in the subject line and also be sure to send $20
Every person whose picture appears in the composite receives a free copy of the composite.

get a complimentary Family Portrait session with your Senior Portrait as a Bonus

In this blog post I want to take a moment to talk about senior photography and family portraits.
In your senior picture order we include an invitation for a complimentary family portrait made at Photo Generations studio. The invitation to have a family portrait session–and a complimentary 5×7–is my thank you for choosing my studio for your senior portrait photography.

The session is usually short, low stress, casual, in the evening at home or an area park, during the summer when older siblings are home. –Colleen

The high school graduation is a key time for every family, and is the perfect time to pause and make a simple family portrait. I encourage you to take advantage of the complimenteary family portrait session and print!

family portrait dexter senior pictures

amanda dexter high senior portraits

special place: at the daycare community service graphics project
special place: at the daycare community service graphics project
A special place for Amanda from Dexter High for her senior portraits was the community project she designed and did with the children from the daycare center, just one of her passions. Love her composure!

fun senior pix on the tramp

thank heavens not all senior pix are posed
Jake’s portrait special place was at the swim club, where he has spent many summer days. We started on the dive board, then the tramp, then by the hydrangeas, then by the cement turtle, then on the nature trail, then by the river birch and bridge, ending at the studio for an-in-studio head and shoulders.

Happy senior portrait client comments

We are absolutely thrilled with the final prints of Meredith’s senior photos. It was positively worth driving from Troy to Dexter to have them done. From our first meeting when you honestly showed an interest in her as a subject, what she wore, what she was comfortable with, etc. to the day of the photo session, when even bad weather and an uncooperative dog couldn’t dampen (thanks for the family thing!… you are so patient!), to the method in which we can leisurely browse through the proofs at home and really come up with the best decision on probably the only individual portraits a person will have until their wedding. The final product is beautiful, and again, worth the effort I made in finding someone like you to do this. THANK YOU. WE LOVE THEM!
—Barb and Mike Eldon, parents
Seaholm High

video Andrew | Dexter MI senior photo session

We are offering these simple video shows for class of 2014 senior portrait clients. Aren’t they fun!?! this senior portrait session video is from a Dexter MI high school senior with his favorite guitar at the mill-just part of a longer No Limits portrait session.

Dexter soccer senior pictures