Purely Senior: Katie 2016

Still playing catch up from last year’s portrait sessions and I came across Katie’s beautiful senior portraits!! I am now booking for 2017 Seniors!! Check out this beauty!

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This next series is my favorite!

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Just stunning!!! ❤

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Now booking for class of 2017!! Some August dates still available!!


Kyle Class of 2016

Friday night I got to hang out with Kyle and we had awesome weather and some perfect light! Check out Kyle’s awesome wheelies photos too! 🙂

Still have some spots open for Senior sessions (you don’t have to wheelies if you don’t want to 😉 ) check out http://www.purelysenior.com for more info!  2015-07-27_0001 2015-07-27_0002 2015-07-27_0003 2015-07-27_0004 2015-07-27_0005 2015-07-27_0006 2015-07-27_0007 2015-07-27_0009 2015-07-27_0010 2015-07-27_0011

Purely Senior 2016! and June/July SPECIAL! :)

So it’s that time again!  Graduations have all happened and it is open house season which means hot dogs, cakes and…. NEW seniors! 🙂

Since this year I took a reduced wedding schedule as a form of maternity leave I am looking to book a few more seniors so I want to offer a special for those who book early!   2015-05-24_0001If you book your session in June or July receive $125 off your session!  View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/shelbyIf you book within Washtenaw County you get an hour long session and 25 images with printing rights for $250.  Any session booked after July will be the regular price of $375.  2015-05-24_0003These are a few of my favorite images from the last few years I can’t wait to see the images I get from this years’ round of seniors! 🙂

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Purely Senior: Lauren Class of 2015


So it isn’t quite Spring enough yet to be thinking about Graduation… but it will be time for Grad parties SOON! 🙂  So I have decided to start throwing some of my 2015 Seniors into the TBT Mix 🙂  2015-03-11_0001Meet Lauren!   A Senior at Saline High and a of course an AMAZING Saline XC Runner 🙂  I was so thankful when she asked if I would do her portraits!!! 2015-03-11_0002We even got to hang out with her sisters!!!  You can tell she is one lucky and loved girl! 🙂2015-03-11_0003 2015-03-11_0004I always love hanging out with the XC girls because Senior Portraits is so much different than practice 🙂  I am the one sweaty and they get to look all cute 😉 2015-03-11_0005 2015-03-11_0006 2015-03-11_0007Thank you so much for hanging out with me and I hope you have the best of luck in the years to come!! I know you’ll be AMAZING 🙂

run often, smile more!
Amanda 🙂

Throwback Thursday: Sophie Class of 2015: Purely Senior

So this girl and her family are pretty special to me because I first met them when Sophie was Lalo’s age (!!!!!!!) and they were my first steady baby sitting job!  Needless to say, a little time has passed and Sophie is all grow’d up and graduating from Pioneer this spring!  We hung out at the Arb for the afternoon and had some spectacular weather and lighting! 🙂


It was really fun working with Sophie and seeing some the same spunk from when she was a wee one still showing in her glowing personality today! 🙂

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These black and white images were some of my favorite ones from the whole day! 🙂

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Thank you so much for letting me capture your Purely Senior Session Sophie! 🙂  You are just stunning!! Excited to see where life takes you!

Ready or not, here comes FALL!

I cannot believe that school registration is happening… right now! How is it that this entire summer seemed to wiz by in the blink of an eye?

I feel like this fall is particularly bittersweet for me on so many levels.  First and foremost because I am one of those people who continues to believe that summer this year was not truly summer.  (I am a desert creature and LIVE for the heat!) I am NOT ready for running tights and gloves and layers…!!! (didn’t we JUST put those away…!?)  Second, my Lalo Bear starts preschool this year and this mama is NOT ready.  Lastly, I was asked to teach a Spanish class to a homeschool coop… so now it is vaguely familiar to the August days of Professional Development, class room readiness and getting together with your teams… on an entirely different (much smaller) level of course 🙂  Normally the oppressive heat (mind you I LOVE this heat) leads you to long for fall and welcome it, but this fall is just SO different.

Aside from all of my grumbles there are so many things about fall that really do bring me immense joy!  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes (I will get one September 1 and probably wait in line to get it!), pumpkin candles, pumpkin farms… (see a pattern here 😉 )  Hoodie weather, the smell of leaves as they crunch under your feet, the sound as the wind blows through the leaves, that crisp feeling when you get out of bed and shiver a little bit and then cozy up with layers like FLEECE PANTS!  Hot cocoa, chilly-nosed Eskimo kisses from a toddler (who is now a preschooler… wha?!) cross country (and crisp yet warm in the sun afternoon fall runs!)  Fall is beautiful.  Insanely beautiful, especially here in Michigan.  Which leads me to another thing I am looking forward to this fall, YUMMY FALL LIGHT!

Oddly my fall wedding load is pretty light this year which leaves some more room for something else I love,  fall portraits!!!! While weddings are one of my first passions capturing these special moments for Families, High School Seniors or Couples is so magical with Fall light and leaves!  Just like that magical time when the winter lets up and the spring breaks through offering a new hope, something about Fall promises warmth and laughter to store up for the coming cold months and something like closure on the beautiful season and memories in the rear view mirror.

The weatherman is calling for another cold, snowy winter so why don’t you warm your home with the beautiful colors and memories of fall portraits!?  I still have slots available for class of 2015 Seniors, Families and Couples!!! (Couples, if you haven’t had exclusive portraits together since your wedding day… let’s talk about that!! It is so important!!!) Give me a call or shoot me an email today! I can’t wait to get you on the books for this fall!

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Throwback Thursday: Purely Senior Rachel 2014

So it is almost graduation for the 2014 seniors!!! Many are done with school and most are prepping for their graduation parties as well as their ceremony, so in tribute to so many *amazing* seniors I had last year I figured throwback thursday would be dedicated to one of them!!


Rachel is just beautiful!! It was impossible to take a bad picture of her and she was so natural with posing which was fantastic while photographing and just killer while trying to edit 😉

2014-05-30_0001She was very willing to try some more offbeat and artsy poses which turned out super fun! 🙂 Check out the pose above there!! 2014-05-30_0002She smiled the entire session, trying to get a few serious poses was some serious work :p 2014-05-30_0003The evening was beautiful which isn’t abnormal at Island Park and we were delighted to take advantage of it!! 🙂 2014-05-30_0004 2014-05-30_0005Thank you Rachel for having me do your session!! And best of luck in the coming summer and fall! 🙂

run often, smile more!
Amanda 🙂