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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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23 January 2017

Miss Porter's School Senior Portrait Session {CT Senior Photographer}

What will you miss about High School?
I'll miss the people more than anything. Miss Porter's is such a unique and close-knit sisterhood, and I don't think I'll find anything like it again. It will be sad to lose the community I've learned and laughed with for the past 4 years.


What are 5 items you never leave home without?
I never leave home without lip balm, my phone, a journal, my Miss Porter's School ring, and the buddha necklace my grandmother gave me.

Do you have a favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Usual Suspects. It's definitely a classic, and the plot twist gets me every time.


What is your definition of True Beauty?
True beauty is having the confidence to express yourself to your fullest extent without fear or judgement. True beauty is a kind soul and an accepting heart.


What is your favorite season?
My favorite season is definitely spring. There is something energizing about emerging from a long, cold winter and transitioning to a period of growth and renewal.

 "True beauty is having the confidence to express yourself  to your fullest extent without fear or judgement. True beauty is a kind soul and an accepting heart."




Now booking CT senior portraits for Spring & Summer 2017 for the Class of 2018! Contact me today to grab your senior portrait time slot, sessions go quickly and are scheduled in advance. I look forward to capturing senior photos that reflect the beauty IN you! 

19 January 2017

Autumn Senior Portraits {CT Senior Photographer}

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
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The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_beauty.html
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
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The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
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“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” 
Ashley Smith
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
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Now booking CT senior portraits for Spring & Summer 2017 for the Class of 2018! Contact me today to grab your senior portrait time slot, sessions go quickly and are scheduled in advance. I look forward to capturing senior photos that reflect the beauty IN you! 

05 January 2017

Connecticut Senior Pictures {Simsbury High School Photographer}

Who is someone you look up to and admire?
I really admire my Dad. No matter what happens he is always my rock and I would be lucky to be anything like him.

What is one of your life goals?
Someday I am going to make a difference. It is so easy to just blend into the background, but one day I hope to devote my life to something that matters.
Do you think it will be hard graduating high school, will you miss it?
The thing that I will miss most about Simsbury High School is my friends. I have the most amazing group of friends and it will be difficult to not have them around 24/7.

What is your favorite season?
My favorite season is by far fall. It's so beautiful to see the colors. The air starts to get a bit chillier and it's just a happy time.



5 items you never leave home without...
I never leave home without my phone, wallet, car keys, a hair tie, and chapstick.

Favorite food...
My favorite food is definitely Chipotle. You can't go wrong with anything there.

Favorite quote/saying...
My favorite quote is "Be the person your dog thinks you are". This is my favorite because my dogs are a huge part of my life, and in their eyes you can do no wrong. They have such huge heart and if everyone tried to be as good as their dogs think they are, the world would truly be a better place.

Favorite movie...
My favorite movie is Elf. I love Christmas and my family and I watch this movie multiple times every holiday season. It's just one of those movies that never gets old.

Now booking CT senior portraits for Spring & Summer 2017 for the Class of 2018! Contact me today to grab your senior portrait time slot, sessions go quickly and are scheduled in advance. I look forward to capturing senior photos that reflect the beauty IN you! 

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