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Senior Photos Grand RapidsGuys can AND love to do the deluxe sessions just as much as girls when they’re doing their Senior Photos — they just need to be comfortable knowing they’ll get to do what they like and look comfortable doing it!  If it’s your skateboard, football, guitar, or something else that helps you stand out, bring it along to make your photos YOU!

Grand Rapids Senior Photography

Mattson came to us from Grandville High School for his Senior Photography just like people from all over the Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven area.  We’ve worked with High School Seniors from all over the state but commonly our neighbors at Rockford High School, East Grand Rapids, Comstock Park, Northview, Forest Hills Central, Northern, and Eastern, Jenison, GRPS, Caledonia, and so much more!

Boys Senior PhotoOur experience with High School Senior Photos means we can be flexible for sessions big or small, affordable, and fun!  Contact us to create your most memorable photo experience ever like we did with Mattson, his guitar, and his dog!

Guitar Senior Photos

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Country Girl with HorseNot every High School Senior wants to do their senior photos on a beach or downtown.  Every senior has their interests and we want to capture what makes them look their best which sometimes means going to places like the barn where Rileigh works with horses.Themed Senior Photo

Rileigh is a fun girl so we knew it was necessary to capture her, not only in her favorite element with horses, but also with her personality shining through.  She’s no “one dimensional girl” so these photos were our way of capturing who she is naturally on many levels!

High School Senior Girl

One thing about Terpstra Photography shooting your High School Senior Pictures is we often make you laugh at the wrong time (like when you’re balancing on an odd rock against the bard door).  Not to worry, it’ll still be a great photo 🙂

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Whether it’s attitude, grace, elegance, style, or goofiness, we’re always going to get the most out of you in your photos and without rushing you so it’ll truly be an EXPERIENCE you’ll always remember in photos!Girl

For the polar opposite type of photos, how about we go from the fields north of Grand Rapids with a high school girl to the streets downtown with a guy for Mattson’s Senior Photo Shoot!

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Talk to us about some ideas to take the cutest photos of your infant, toddler, baby, or kids!  Joey and Angie talked to us for years before we timed this one out and made it a reality.  A little planning goes a LONG way as you’ll see with Stella 🙂

Baby Photos

It’s all about timing and ideas.  We knew we wanted Stella in the pasta tub which means we had to plan this right around 7 months old.  Different ages give us different strengths and you’ll see we nailed it with this session!

Cutest Baby Photos EverWe can do things like this for anyone but the first key is to simplify your session, contact me early, and be flexible to what works best for the age of your toddler.

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Fun Kid PhotosWe have been working with all four of these kids since they were fresh from the whom and you can see how much fun we still have!  It’s possible to have FUN with outdoor family photos and kids’ photography as you see with these triplets and their little brother.  Best part?  Look at the quality and how natural it all is in this autumn park setting!

Outdoor Kids PhotographyIt’s still common that we need great photos for Grandma so here we have the pictures before all the giggling began 🙂  And of course, just in time for Christmas cards and gifts.

If you’re thinking of a session like this, please call us now.  You don’t need to put money down but it’s very helpful to begin planning the timing and look of it all!

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With an establishment so rich in history and beautiful it’s great to have another Kent Country Club Wedding for beautiful pictures and people like Andrew and Emily!  There’s a cool feeling with everyone I’ve ever met there from the couple weddings I’ve done before, the families who have us photographing them there, and the events where we’ve had the PartyBooth running so doing wedding pictures at Kent Country Club easier than ever.

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I was lucky that Andrew and Emily knew our previous clients Jamie and Jessica from their awesome Kent Country Club wedding a few years ago since they helped us to connect.  Kent Country Club, although rich in history and beauty, has done some wonderful renovations just since our last events there.  Their staff is experienced and always graciously helpful!

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What was especially awesome was that everyone was able to get ready at KCC before we headed down to their church for their ceremony which made it very comfortable for the wedding party and great for us photographically!

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The weather held out long enough to do the First Look right outside their patio.  The first look is a great way to either utilize the hours of your wedding day more efficiently or help to relax the couple before their ceremony.  It still never robs the couple of the anticipation or surprise seeing each other as the bride comes walking down the aisle and in this case really saved us since it was raining very hard when we returned from the ceremony (which left us very little time to get outdoor photos in daytime light).

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After doing all the family photos inside their beautiful family room, we finally had a break in the rain and could run out for a little bit of fun on the course (sorry to the guys playing up to the 18th hole ;-).

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The set-up is unique where there’s a beautiful formal dining room for toasts, cake, dinner, and socializing.  The dancing and band are on their nice sunroom conveniently by the bar, patio, and away from the dining room.  Kent Country Club offers a lot of great spots for people to hang out just out of the dancing room and this is great for us to get some quick portraits when requested!  If you’re super cool, you’ll even step into the Gerald R Ford room dedicated to the 38th President for good reason (My wife waited on them while working there over 20 years ago).

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We wouldn’t be able to tell a great story without a great “The End” shot like this.  We always look for new and creative ways to create a closing shot and although we expected to have a hyper speed rain shot, Mother Nature gifted Emily and Andrew with rain stopping moments before we took this shot!

No one puts the energy into a wedding day quite like we do and you’ll see how well we can stay standing and energized for a long day which is how we tell our story.  You’ll see from the rest of our website where the camera has brought us but don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your wedding day by clicking the “contact” link above.

We look forward to talking to you soon but please don’t be afraid on posts that contain photos you love.  See another Kent Country Club Wedding with Emily and Andrew.

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