Hello Class of 2016 Grads:
Hopefully you got an email with an invitation to have your custom photo announcements / invitations made!
- New Grad Announcement designs are now available; see them and pricing details at:
- If you have ordered photos:PLEASE USE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY FAMILY SESSION AND 5X7 CERTIFICATE !! It expires July 1, 2016
- If you have yet not ordered prints, just call or email to set up a time to order. It takes a week to 4 weeks depending on the complexity of your order.
happy to make portraits of brother #3 in this dexter family! Congrats Slava!
Sam is an Ann Arbor Pioneer senior, is a Skater in Ann Arbor and was part of the Olympic team. Before doing a separate session at the ice rink, we did an outdoor session for her around the studio in Dexter. Gorgeous! more to come….I want to show how elegant a senior portrait can be! — Colleen the photographer
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!
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!
Sept. 5, 2013 senior session update
All sessions are indoor/outdoor & include online portrait proofs.
Four session types to choose:
- NoLimits 90 minutes-most popular-$150(weekend add $60)
- EZEE session 1/2-hour-$50-(weekend add $60)
- Your Special Place-2 hour-$195(weekend add $75)
- Times Two StoryBook Session- Two Days, Two Ways-$295 plus min purchase.(weekend add $75)
Session must be 2 weeks before your schools’ yearbook submission deadline to avoid a rush fee. If prints are ordered within 3 weeks of session receive a complimentary slideshow.
See latest deadline info here.
If you are looking for an Ann Arbor Senior portrait photographer, Photo Generations in Dexter is the studio for you. Our quality is top. Our prices are not. We have times available during the day during the week-weekend sessions add $75 to session fee for sessions downtown Ann Arbor, at the Arb on campus etc.. But session availability is shrinking. . Call soon to schedule. 734 426 0700
Can I use an outdoor portrait in my Ann Arbor high school yearbook?
Students from Ann Arbor Skyline High
‘must’ use an outdoor photophoto requirements have changed two times since last year. Class of 2014 SkYline students must submit their photo by Oct 18, 2013 and for the first time must be an indoor studio portrait. (PREVIOUS YEAR REQUIREMENTS WERE OUTDOOR ONLY,THAT HAS CHANGED.)As of Oct. 13, 2013 the yearbook will now accept EITHER the indoor head and shoulders, OR an outdoor portrait as in previous years. There was too much confusion with the initial class of 2014 dramatically different senior picture requirements, so they are now allowing the outdoor pictures again.
Ann Arbor Community High students are free to choose any image. Many Ann Arbor Pioneer & Huron High students use outdoor photos in the yearbook although the specs call for an indoor portrait. It is your call if you want to use an outdoor portrait in the yearbook. Regardless, at Photo Generations portrait studio in Dexter, MI, we do outdoor Ann Arbor location senior portrait photography in all our sessions–7 each session includes online web portrait proof gallery and delivery of your portrait to the school yearbook.
After doing the portraits at the school gym at basketball center court (ah, no you aren’t supposed to sit on the basketball hoop, we learned), we went to the studio and did some portraits in the alley on the way to the river. It’s kinda nice because with the trees and such it looks a little European. No t having made portraits of Riley since she was 8 years old or so, and I am surprised to see she looks ‘just like her mom’!
Bargain time: Session + 20 Page high end Storybook: $200 no kidding
Bargain hunters: value alert: EZEE Session + 20 Page high end Storybook: $200
Q: How in the world can it be so affordable?
A: By taking advantage of this special offer:
First, Book & pay for your session before August 5. EZEE session normally $50, just $35. (If you choose the 90-minute No Limit session your session will be $105 when arranged by August 5–for a Your Special PLace session in Ann Arbor or at hour horse barn the session will be $136.50, but only if you arrange the date and pay session session fee before August 5, 2013)
2nd: Within 3 weeks of your senior portrait photography session, simply choose your favorite 20 images and add them to the cart on your personal web portrait gallery and send a note to Colleen that you want the StoryBook Special. Your cost for the normally $585 deluxe 20-page StoryBook Album will be just $165.
Q: Why in the world would you do this, it sounds too good to be true?
A: Short answer: we’re sacrificing profit, And you must commit within 3 weeks of your session.
A: Long answer: Colleen really loves senior portraits and is kinda sad when so many wonderful images are put in little, boring ‘proof’ books, along with all the skin imperfections in the untouched-up ‘proofs’, or worse yet the images are never printed! She noticed that the Gorgeous 8×8 Albums are not as popular as they Deserve to be, (probably because they were so time-comsuming and expensive to prepare, the studio had to charge ‘ a lot’).
Then Colleen found an album bindery who makes extra-gorgeous albums, who charges not-so-crazy-high-amounts for a special StoryBooks, and Colleen fell in love with the StoryBook and wants as many Photo Generations senior portrait photography clients from the Class of 2014 to get this wonderful keepsake from this special time in their life.
So by streamlining your order process (you MUST choose your pictures and pay $165 WITHIN 3 WEEKS of the session–NO EXCEPTONS!! )
It is easiest for you to choose right away from your proof site using the ‘Favorites list’.
This allows Colleen to design your custom StoryBook when she is still very excited about the images. And let’s face it. Senior portraits are a labor of Love here at Photo Generations.
We want you to Love your portraits, because we Love making them, especially the way they look in the new StoryBook 8×8 album. Make sure to look over our samples when you are in the studio at your session!
Did you know that your senior pictures session always includes a custom on-line senior portrait photography web proof gallery hosted by Photo Generations?
It is active for just 4 days, but you can extend the valid time for a small charge.