AnaMichelle Senior Portraits


I met AnaMichelle when she was five. She was a cute little girl with a sweet smile and always ready to give you a hug. And now she is becoming a beautiful young lady.  She is now a friend to me and a role model to my little girls which adore her. She is a true blessing in my life and I’m so excited because today I get to introduce her to you as a young aspiring photographer. I thought it would be better to hear it from her so I asked her if she would not mind sharing a little more of her life with us and she was more than happy to do it. So without further delay here are the senior portraits of the beautiful AnaMichelle.


What inspires you?
I am inspired by brilliant smiles and beautiful moments, breathtaking scenes and landscapes, and the baffling simplicity of nature. I love that through the art of photography, I can capture and commemorate the things I see forever.

What style of photography do you find yourself leaning towards?
Of all the styles of photography, I feel that my niche is in nature and floral photography. However, this last year I feel I have grown a lot in the portrait and still life genres and I am learning to enjoy them both much more.

If you could be anywhere in the world where would you want to be?
If I could be anywhere in the world, I would want to be in Italy. I visited once before and I would love to go back. It’s a close tie with Virginia, however. Lately, I’ve been able to explore and discover different unique places in my state that seem to transport me to different countries, for example, when I go to Old Town Alexandria, I feel like I am walking in Europe; when I roam in the Blue Ridge mountains or the countrysides of southern and western Virginia, I imagine I’m in Ireland. I am glad to live in such a lovely place where I don’t have to go too far from home to go on an adventure. 🙂

where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I hope to be involved in some kind of outreach such as medical missions or dance outreach in urban areas in the US or in third-world countries abroad. Hopefully, I will be done with training for whichever skill God wants me to employ in the ministry I am working in. I hope to continue my small business and hobby of photography, whether to fund my various missions adventures or to have a company on the side, doing weddings and styled shoots.

Now for the photography enthusiasts I thought it would be fun to give you an idea of how we captured these shots. It was 7 pm by the time we got to this spot and due to the tree canopy and the setting sun there was almost no ambient light left which was challenging but fun. We set up two speedlights, one in front and one in the back, manual exposure with Pocket Wizards. ISO 2000 –  f2.8 at 1/100 sec. Couldn’t be happier. 

By now its closer to 8 PM. ISO 6400!!! – f2.8 @ 1/100sec. thank you D600! you were awesome.

You can find AnaMichelle’s work here.



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