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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 July 2016

Are you a field and floral type? Last chance to grab a session!

I just love the abundance of flowers and the beautiful fields in Connecticut during August. Photography sessions are going quickly and one more spot was just claimed this past hour. If you are hoping for a senior pictures in fields and among the flowers, you should probably book today to get one of the last remaining spots. My favorite spot for senior pictures in August is Topsmead which has gardens aplenty!

In order to reserve your spot you have to complete the contract and then your session fee payment will be emailed to you (or a parent), once that is taken care of your date is ALL YOURS!

09 July 2016

Senior Session with a Professional Headshot for Linkedin

Is it ever to early to start thinking about your future professional career? I'm so inspired by the uniqueness of all my clients. Some want to include memorabilia from the past in their senior pictures (hello old favorite teddy), while others are wanting to portray who they hope to be in the near future.

For the high school student or recent grad who already wants to get a step up on their Linkedin profile, choosing a professional outfit for one of the three you bring to your senior session is a great idea. Just let me know that you are hoping for a professional headshot when you book your CT Senior Portraits and which field you hope to enter and I will work with you to create an impressive headshot specifically for the type of work you hope to get.

In fact, Forbes magazine thinks it's wise for high school students to start a linkedin profile NOW. See for yourself the Eight Reasons High School Students Should Be On Linkedin.

Now booking Class of 2017 for late summer and fall senior portrait sessions. Contact me today to set up your preferred date.

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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