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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Get The Best High School Senior Portraits By Booking Waterhouse Photography The Metro Detroit, Oakland County and Downtown Auburn Hills High School Senior Photographers – Auburn Hill’s Avondale Go-To High School Senior Photographers

” 2015 High School Senior Portraits Sessions” here we come!  For all of you planning your 2015 high school senior photos (and those who still need theirs for 2014 graduates), here is some advice on making your session with Waterhouse Photography your own personal blow out experience.

Come to our downtown Auburn Hills professional photo studio with a suitcase full of clothes and stuff.  Get fabulous advice on how to dress and what combinations work best.  After all – the Waterhouse Clan has experience in couture sessions. (Check-out world famous fashion model Suki Waterhouse on line.) We will pose you in the studio using all of the latest fashion modeling lights, lenses and cameras. We don’t play the posing game.  We want you to tumble into as many different outfits and poses we can get into the shoot.  So make sure you come on time and don’t waste precious minutes of shooting time.

Then we will dress you for the environmental photos of your choice. A changing tent, antique chairs, diffusion panels and reflectors for the softest of natural light that produce amazing skin textures, music and a beauty dish all make the journey with us. Have your own props? Let us know and bring them. Have a friend who would like to help with a real live beauty shoot and help setting up the studio equipment for your personalized shoot?  Bring them too! Cool!

Oh – by the way we almost forgot. That amazing skin we were talking about does not only come from the lighting we use. No – it is also because of our amazing make-up artists. You experience complementary make up with every session. This not only makes you look even more beautiful but helps you relax from your stresses of the day and feel beautiful.

One final word about posing. Think you don’t photo well because you can’t pose? Not true. None of us can. Watch the celebrities and how they stop, strike the pose and get the shot. That does not come naturally to anyone – they paid a lot of money to be taught that. That is where Waterhouse Photography comes in. We are not only lighting artists but professionals at posing. We have lots of experience and lots of learning. We are also confidence builders. That is how we bring out your inner beauty and craft it with light and lens.  We have spent a lot of money being trained by the experts and have taken a lot of photos doing it. Our poses will not only show you and your clothing off but will send signals of self-confidence throughout your entire body. They will give you that feeling of self-confidence and make you feel at ease and poised – click! There’s that photo. We will show you how to become comfortable and controlled showing yourself as the authentic you. It’s all about quieting all those voices that say I can’t.  That is also a freebie. All that we teach can then be taken with you after the shoot!

Contact us. You will love the experience.

Worth the Wait’ – from my portraiture series ‘Waiting for You” taken at Mary’s Mantle

I just keep asking myself how I can make it possible to take great images of these beautiful babies and their mothers with my eyes brimming with tears of wonderment.   Every time I set up my equipment at Mary’s Mantle – a safe haven for expectant mothers – and peer through the lens my eyes steam over.  Here I am again, this time taking lovely photos of Trenton, Barrett and Jaxon.  Again I think of the quote I once heard:

“The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of mankind”

Looking down at Trenton, Barrett or Jaxon I see how they lie there so full of innocence, so much potential, so loved the moment they are born. This is a miracle of the highest order. How these little human beings spring from another human being each untouched and filled with innocence and dependencies. I can’t help but think that at this very moment they start so innocent and uncluttered. Because they have not developed cognitive thought and are running purely on instinct and reaction they lie there simply smiling and looking at me through those wonderful eyes. I think in that moment that is how they came to the world. Changes in that behavior are all created by circumstances. It suddenly occurs to me what a great responsibility we all have to honor and protect their innocence and joy in life. What takes place the moment the new born comes to life sets the stage for a lifetime of joyful connection or terrible struggle. The saying that is attributed to the Jesuits goes:

“Give me the child for seven years and I will give you the man”

In those fleeting seconds before I push the button I realize how lucky I am in what I do. I love being a photographer. I might not be able to affect the journey of life that lies before each of these beautiful babies but I can freeze and preserve the passage of time in that one decisive moment known as:


Please support Mary’s Mantle in giving expectant mothers and newborns that new start in life. Every penny counts.


Karla Waterhouse