Sure, come on in. But the cheese stays outside.

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Sinead and I want to take your picture.

I know, I know. This is supposed to be the part where I tell you about my photo degree (yes, I have one), my awards, (yeah, got those, too) and about how my passion for photography was sparked by the birth of my children. Oh, wait. Hold up. I don't have any children! So let's just keep it real. . .

I do have a passion for photography and it goes back almost as far as I can remember. I love making photographs, I love people, and I am all about having fun. Senior pictures are the ideal photo gig for me.

And how do you get in front of my camera? Simple. Choose your date, call to see if I'm available, and book your session. We'll have a blast, you will look awesome (or should I say sick?), your friends will love your pictures, and your mom will even have a few photos that she can be proud of. (Hey, don't knock it. After all, where would you be without Mom?)

I like to keep things chill and I will never ask you for cheesy poses or fake smiles. I want to see who you are, right here, right now, at this never-to-be-repeated moment in time. In return, I'll give you photographs that you'll be proud to show everyone you know. Easy. Fun. Relaxed. Sound good? Well what are you waiting for? Let's do this!

Casting Call: Be a Part of The Lookbook | Ann Arbor Senior Portraits

Hey Guys – I’m currently looking for members of the classes of 2011 and 2012 for a special project.

Take part in my Lookbook Sesisons and get 50 wallets and an 8×10 for only $99! That’s right: no session fee and a terrific deal on your photos. You will also appear in the Studio Lookbook, a hard cover volume that we will be producing in early 2011 to showcase A2 high school style. I’ll be doing three weekend sessions, the first of which will take place on Sunday (weather permitting) and will be limited to 25 people. We will photograph no more than 100 students total and the second and third sessions will be held next weekend, weather permitting. (Sessions will be rescheduled if the weather is not good.) Ladies will also get a free makeup application by well known Detroit makeup artist Maria Vervaet!

To qualify you must:

Have reasonably clear skin
Weight in proportion to height
A kick-a** outfit to be photographed in (I want to see your style!)
Parental permission (written) if you are under 18

If you’re interested, email me @ info (at) studiosinead (dot) com and use Lookbook as your subject. I’ll get back to you right away with location and payment info. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Can’t wait to see you on Sunday.

Shop It Like It’s Hot! | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer

Hey Everybody, I’m having a sale!

That’s right — the next fifteen who book will get a super special deal: session fee, Collection One (that’s 56 wallets, 2 8x10s, 10 5x7s) and an 8×8 inch, 10-image album all for only $800. This represents a huge savings and includes the book, which is not usually available with Collection One. Your yearbook photo (Class of 2011 only) and three watermarked images for your FB profile are free!
You get two hours of photography, two locations within the Ann Arbor area, and as many wardrobe changes as you can manage in the allotted time!

Hurry up and email me for complete information, because when these 15 sessions are gone, they’re gone!

And don’t forget: I’m currently looking for Class of ’11 models from all Ann Arbor high schools! Have fun, earn free photos, and get special deals. Email the studio for more info. ann arbor senior portraits

Meet the Spokesmodels: Halii | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer

We tried a little something new with one of Halii’s sessions: a night time portrait. Talk about your after school special! I think she totally rocked it. Thanks, Halii! Your photos will be on the website this week.

Hair and Makeup: Maria Vervaet
Clothing American Apparel and Forever 21

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Models Wanted! | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer

Loft by Sinead | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait PhotographerWe’re still looking for models from Ann Arbor Pioneer, Ann Arbor Huron, Community HS, and Greenhills. I’m also opening up the process to the Class of 2011 starting today. Email me for more info.

Meet the Spokesmodels: Tasha | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer

I shot two fabulous mini sessions with Tasha, our spokesmodel from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. I love her outgoing personality and fabulous, fearless style. She totally rocked both of her sessions, don’t you think?

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Meet the Spokesmodels: Grace | Ann Arbor Senior Portraits

Meet Grace! She is a member of the Class of 2010 at Chippewa Valley HS and one of our newest spokesmodels. We love her artistic, creative style and look forward to working with her this year!

The slide show starts below. Enjoy!

Loft Girl 2009: Alexis T. | Ann Arbor Senior Portrait Photographer

We are so happy to announce that Alexis T. of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School is our 2009 Loft Girl.

We don’t give the Loft Girl award every year, but the Class of 2009 had several strong candidates. We knew that Alexis would be among them from the moment that we first met her! We love her kindness, her always-cheerful disposition, her helpfulness and her intelligence.
Alexis’s accomplishments are many and we know that her parents and teachers must be very proud indeed.

Here’s just a sampling of what she does in her “free” time:

Honor Roll- 2005-2009 (8 semesters)
NAACP Academic Achievement Award (2006-2008)
Ranked top 10% of class for GPA

Key Club (2006-2008)
Hospital Volunteer (2009)
Sunday School Youth Teacher (2006-2009)
NAACP Youth Council of Ann Arbor (2008-2009)

Varsity Golf (2005-2008)- 4 Varsity letters; MVP spring/fall 2007, 2008; Co-Captain fall 2007, 2008; In 2008 Team won All-Academics (3.72 GPA); All-Area Team fall/spring 2007, 2008; All-Conference 2006, spring/fall 2007, 2008; All-Conference + Regional first place medalist 2008
Freshmen/JV Basketball (2005-2006)- Core Values Award (only one given each year with all teams considered)
Indoor Track (2007-2008)- 8th place in 4×400 for State Championship

I asked all of the Loft Girl candidates to submit a brief bio and here, in part, is what Alexis wrote:

“Throughout high school I have worked hard academically with hopes of attending a top ranked pre-med school. To work towards this goal, this school year I was chosen as one of fifty seniors at Pioneer to be apart of the Health Sciences Program. Within the program, students work as volunteers at several local clinics and hospitals including the several University of Michigan Hospitals, St. Joseph Hospital, Urgent Care facilities, and at elementary schools as teacher’s assistants. My personal experiences of shadowing plastic surgeons at U of M Hospital as well as the Dermatology Unit and the Eye Clinic at the Veteran’s Hospital were mind-blowing amazing and have encouraged me to pursue one of these fields of medicine. “

In the fall, Alexis will be attending Wayne State as a pre-med student. She has also been signed by a local modeling agency (no surprise there – Alexis was also a finalist in the Senior Portrait Artists’ modeling competition) and we hope to see her in all of our favorite magazines one day soon.

We are pleased to offer Alexis an iTunes card, a gift card to be used at the store of her choice, and her first $100 worth of books at Wayne State.

Alexis, it has truly been a privilege to know and work with you this past year. We wish you every success in the future and we just know that you are destined for great things.

Loft Girl 2009: Who is she? | Ann Arbor Senior Portraits

We don’t award the Loft Girl title every year, but we photographed an exceptional member of the class of 2009 and we are just thrilled to give her this honor. Make sure you stop by the Loft by Sinead Facebook page on Monday to find out who she is!

Not a Loft FB fan? Well what are you waiting for??? Sign up today!

Class of 2010: Models Wanted!

Hey, 2010! Love the camera? Have great style? Want free or seriously discounted senior pics?
Then get on over to our FB fan page and find out how you can become a Loft by Sinead spokesmodel.
I’m accepting a limited number of applications from our fans,and plan to start photographing the new models in June.

We Have a Winner!!| Ann Arbor Senior Photographer

Hey guys, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger.
But thanks to Grace-Emily from East Detroit High, I’m back.

Last year, I offered $75.00 off the session fee for the first five people who visited the new website and emailed me the names of the galleries. Nobody responded and, frankly, I forgot all about it. But yesterday, Grace-Emily emailed me to ask if anyone ever won. She also emailed me the names of the galleries. So, Grace-Emily, you win! Email me today and claim your prize. I love a girl who pays attention. Can’t wait to meet you!

And for the rest of you slackers, :) yes, the contest is now closed. But don’t worry — I’ll have a new one for you very soon.