I met Ally while photographing the wedding of one of her family members and was so inspired when I took a photograph of her singing in the loft of the Octagon Barn that I couldn't wait to show her! (I've included that pic at the bottom). She contacted me after the wedding and we set up a winter senior photo session. What a day it turned out to be! The forecast was calling for freezing rain all morning, and then a Winter Storm Warning was in effect for the evening. We decided to chance it... and it turned out to be the perfect amount of snow with a nice break in the weather! We still had to deal with freezing temps and some harsh wind, but it worked out perfectly to do part of the session indoors first and then brave the cold. Totally worth it! Keep reading to see my favorite photographs from her session.
This girl has been in numerous performances with the Thumb Area Community Theatre; but not only does she enjoying singing & acting... she's also into snowboarding!
Don't worry, we didn't keep her outside all day!! We actually started out with some indoor shots at my home studio and rustic barn!
In between sessions we stopped at Evergreen's Coffee Shop located inside the Merge Art Studio & Gallery here in Oxford, MI. We ordered some warm drinks and then were offered a tour of their amazing studios. What a neat opportunity! Shout out to their awesome management team who allowed us to take some extra photos in their space!
Ally, it's been so great to get to know you and I'm so impressed with your talents, determination, and shining beauty! I'm sure your family is super proud of everything you've accomplished already and I know there are great things in store for your future! Thanks for sharing this fun & freezing photo adventure with me!
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Nikki Schuler specializes in wedding & portrait photography and is the owner of Awakened Light. Her award-winning work has been featured in several publications. She enjoys instructing photography workshops and resides with her husband & 4 children in a cozy vintage farmhouse in Oxford, Michigan.