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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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21 June 2016

Senior Portrait Session + Sibling {Farmington, CT Senior Portrait Photographer}

Senior pictures are a super big deal. They not only celebrate the huge feat of completing high school, but also celebrate the next step in the rest of your life. Often, seniors will add on to their senior portrait session in order to capture a great sibling portrait. For a small extra fee, you can start your senior session with the one you grew up with. I loved it when these two were laughing about an inside joke and got mom laughing hysterically off camera. It was fun and really helped everyone get comfortable being behind the camera.

If you are a class of 2017 Connecticut senior please contact me today, I have a handful of senior session slots left for the next couple months and they are going quickly! Don't wait until August because there is a chance you might not get a slot as I tend get totally book up by the start of the school year.

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04 June 2016

Interview with a St. Paul High School Senior ~ Outdoor CT Senior Pictures

Who is someone you really admire?
My sister and Tony nominee Laura Osnes

What is your favorite season?

What are 5 items you never leave home without?
1) my phone
2) lotion
3) lip balm
4) lip gloss
5) my wallet

What is your favorite quote/saying...
"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long, we keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths" - Walt Disney

Finally, what is your favorite movie?
Finding Nemo

Thanks so much for answering these fun questions! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, your future is bright and shining!  

Summer sessions are booking quickly for the class of 2017! Schedule your CT senior picture photo session today!

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. 

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