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Welcome! Congratulations on such an exciting time of life. You will make so many memories this year. I am so honored that Denise Gammell Photography will be part of those memories.

I specialize in high school senior portraits because I want to empower the next generation to embrace how beautiful they truly are. Real beauty is from within, an invisible superpower. It is active compassion, selfless courage, and simple kindness.

We see thousands of harmful media messages portraying impossible beauty standards. These unrealistic images leave us feeling like we don’t measure up. Purchasing the right makeup, clothes, or gaining the highest numbers on social media will not add to our sense of worth. Those messages tell us we are not enough, that we need to be better. What all of us need to embrace is that we are unique, wonderfully made for a purpose. This is what makes us more than enough, and able to go after after our wildest dreams.

What do you say we spend an afternoon in the magnificent outdoors together? I’ll capture the sparkle in your eyes, the delight in your laughter, and the sunlight warming your back. Inner beauty isn’t something you can see with your eyes, but through my photography I feel it in my heart when I am with you. I’d absolutely love to get to know the real you!
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02 May 2016

When is the best time of year for a CT senior portrait session?

In Connecticut, many high school seniors get their yearbook portrait taken through their high school vendor or local chain studio in the fall to make the yearbook deadline. So most people would say that fall is the logical time of year to book a custom senior portrait session.  I do have many people contacting me about scheduling a senior portrait session in the fall since the New England colors are so beautiful on the trees, however you can really have your senior pictures done at any time starting during spring of your junior year and then anytime up until you graduate high school. I've even done a few portrait sessions of students just after they have graduated high school. It's up to you. 

23 April 2016

Daydream Style {What to Wear for Senior Portraits in Connecticut}

The floral fragrances and beauty of spring always send me dancing through mountain view fields as the sun sets. I pick wildflowers, read "Anne of Avonlea" under a blossoming Magnolia tree as Rachmaninoff's symphony swells in the distance...  Not really, but if you are a daydreamer like me you know what I'm talking about. Sweet spring is just for us romantics. Lucky for us, lace is in and easy to find at the mall. If you love the vintage and floral styles I know all the most beautiful places in Connecticut to meet up with you for your outdoor senior pictures. If you are a junior it is already time to book your senior portraits. Contact me to discuss the location that matches your most beautiful daydream!

16 April 2016

Connecticut Senior Prom Photographer- 3 slots only!

Now offering Pre-Prom Photo Shoots! Prom is one of the most memorable nights of a teen's life! If you want to capture those moments in an extra special way, contact me to see if I am available on your big evening. I have just three dates open for CT prom pictures. Current clients get first dibs until April 20, 2015. New clients can get on the wait list and will be notified on April 21st if there are any openings left.

I price the session fee differently so here is the deal! (Such a deal!) Grab your friends and get in on it!

Pre-Prom Photo Shoot

$200 deposit to book your 30 minute session for up to 6 friends
(Parent who books the session and coordinates/hosts gets the deposit back as a $200 order credit) 
$25 per additional person up to 12 friends
Online Gallery of 35+ watermarked images for everyone to order from 
(individuals, couples, group shots~ see a la carte pricing)
FREE digital image of your choice with all orders over $150
FREE album app of your gallery with all orders over $400

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