Monthly Archives: April 2009

Say hi to Brynne, 2010 Senior Model

So, I am pretty much done hiring 2010 Senior Models (for now anyway). The exception is when a current or former model recommends someone.
 
Jeanne sent me Brynne, and I am so thankful that she did. Brynne is a very sweet girl who is into gymnastics and cheerleading. …And as you can see, could easily be in a Covergirl ad or Vogue magazine!
Brynne, 2010 Senior Portrait Model for Mike Turner Photography

Brynne, 2010 Senior Portrait Model for Mike Turner Photography

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This is Kari, 2010 Senior Model

Kari has been my friend on Myspace for a while now, but I didn’t actually meet her until her recent model interview. As I was winding down my Class of 2010 Senior Model Search, I sent out a message to a small group of girls on Facebook and Myspace who I really wanted working for me… but I hadn’t heard from them yet about it.
 
Her mom actually called me from Florida! They were on spring break, but they didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity. I told them, “It’s cool. Just enjoy your vacation and give me a call when you are back in town.” About a week later, I interviewed her and we did a very brief test shoot. Here is one of my favorites from that test session. Look for more of her later this spring and summer.
Kari, senior portrait model for Mike Turner Photography

Kari, senior portrait model for Mike Turner Photography

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Fun times at Greenwood Park Mall.

In the senior photography business, it is sometimes hard to find time to spend with family… especially this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful and blessed that my business has been growing steadily and I rarely have a day when I am completely off without a shoot, photo viewing, retouching an order, working on marketing, or just studying to improve my skills. 
 
Well… I had a photo shoot yesterday afternoon, but yesterday morning was all family time!
 
We went down to Greenwood Park Mall & my oldest daughter Lily had a great time playing on this trampoline/bungee thing they have set up in the south end of the mall. I don’t even know what to call this thing, but it is cool!
 
We tried to get my youngest daughter, Katie, to do it too… but she wanted no part of it lol. She was just fine watching Lily.
 
Then we played on the playground for a while. It was a great day with the family. 🙂
Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

Lily at the mall

 

Lily & Katie

Lily & Katie

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Jeanne, 2010 Senior Portrait Model

Jeanne was one of the first 2010 Seniors I interviewed for a modeling position. She and her father, Dean, said they were interested (and I was definitely interested in working with her) but they couldn’t commit at that time.
 
Several weeks went by and I had pretty much given up on her. Then, unexpectedly, I got a friend request from her on Myspace. When I went to her profile, it said she was a Senior Model for Mike Turner Photography! Woooo Hoooo! I called her up (or maybe I wrote to her) and she said “yeah, she was definitely IN!”
 
I told her about the Lake Michigan Beach trip we are doing with the models in June.  http://www.miketurnerphotography.com/blog/?p=55 I hadn’t decided to do that yet at the time of her interview. Turns out, it is scheduled on her birthday. Between that, and her softball schedule, we are not yet sure if she can make it… but I sure hope she does.
Jeanne, 2010 Senior Portrait Model

Jeanne, 2010 Senior Portrait Model

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Lily’s Song by Mike Turner

I must admit I was a little nervous
The day you came into my life
But in your eyes I saw my purpose
And in your smile I saw my wife
 
And the first night that I brought you home
I sung you a lullaby
I’ve never felt a love so strong
To this I testify…
 
I will do the very best I can
As sure as the sky is blue
Whether you are happy or sad
You will never doubt that it’s true
Daddy loves you
 
When you get older
And your boyfriend does you wrong
You’ll still have my shoulder
My love will still be strong
 
And let me just make this addition
I thank God for you everyday
My love is without condition
And whenever you want to play…
 
I will do the very best I can
To always make time for you
Whether you are happy or sad
You will never doubt that it’s true
Daddy loves you
Daddy loves you. 🙂
 
Copyright 2003 Mike Turner
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Meet Jasmine, 2010 Senior Photography Model

So… out of nowhere I get this e-mail from a junior guidance counselor. She says I need to meet this wonderful girl named Jasmine. She goes on to tell me she is “beautiful, athletic looking and smart too!” That is straight from the e-mail.
 
Well… I took her up on it and found out Jasmine is all of the above and more. 🙂
Jasmine, senior photography model

Jasmine, senior photography model

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Class of 2010 Senior Models, mark your calenders!

On Saturday, June 6th, I am doing a FREE Lake Michigan beach shoot for all of my models! This is normally a $300 shoot! Now because there are so many of you (17 and counting), I can not fit you all in my car… so here’s the plan.
 
We will be meeting at my place and all following each other up there. I will have maps available, so if someone gets separated from the group it’s no problem.
 
You must bring a parent to attend. And you can bring one friend. I will shoot him/her for free also, but for them to receive any images they must do their senior pictures with me. That’s fair, right? 🙂
 
I don’t have the meet-up time nailed down just yet, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up about this. My thinking is… we will meet kinda early (like maybe 4:00) so we have plenty of time to get there, have something to eat, and go over some posing ideas before the sun gets to that “sweet spot” just above the water… then it will be very fast paced before the sun sets. That is why I want to go over some poses before hand.
 
I am very excited about this shoot, and I hope many of you can make it. The rain date will be the following Saturday, June 13th.
 
When we get closer to the date, I will be asking for rsvp’s so I know who to expect, but for now I just wanted to let you all know.
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Better be nice to Kellie…

…’cause this 2010 Senior Portrait Model is wanting to pursue a career in the FBI. That is amazing! I told her “everything I know about the FBI, I learned from watching Silence Of The Lambs” haha. I thought maybe that movie would be too old for her to get the reference, but it was a favorite of hers too.
 
She is also a lifelong basketball player, so of course we will show that side of her in her senior pictures as well. I can’t wait!
Kellie, 2010 Senior Portrait Model

Kellie, 2010 Senior Portrait Model

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Desirae, class of 2010 senior model

When I first met Desirae, I was impressed with her outgoing personality… when I asked her to tell me more about herself, I quickly realized I was the dumbest person in the room lol. This girl taught me about some things I had never even HEARD of before. She is very, very interesting and I can’t wait to do her model card shoot. She is into something called “Anime” and I guess they make their own outfits and stuff, that are based on Japanese cartoons or something? I don’t know… I was a little confused and I am pretty sure she knew it lol.  🙂
Desirae, 2010 Senior Pictures Model

Desirae, 2010 Senior Pictures Model

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