Hey there, I’m Josh Hartman, your go-to Traverse City senior photographer, and I’m here to help you create unforgettable memories during your senior year. From the enchanting dunes of Sleeping Bear Point to the scenic trails of Empire to downtown Traverse City, I specialize in crafting epic senior photos that showcase your unique personality against the backdrop of Northern Michigan’s breathtaking landscapes and towns. 🌅 📷 🏙️

Here’s some advice to make your senior adventure session truly extraordinary:

1️⃣ Location Matters: Choose a location that resonates with you. Whether it’s the serene Crystal Mountain Resort or the captivating dunes in Glen Arbor, let’s make your adventure uniquely yours.


Senior Photo Adventure Sleeping Bear


2️⃣ Authentic Moments: No stiff poses here! I’m all about capturing candid, genuine shots that reflect your personality and style. Be ready to explore, laugh, and just be yourself.


Sleeping Bear Dunes Senior Photo Session


3️⃣ Outfit Variety: Bring 3-4 outfit options that showcase different sides of you. From casual to formal, let your clothes tell your story. Accessories and meaningful jewelry add that personal touch.



4️⃣ Bring a Companion: Having a friend or family member along can make the experience even more enjoyable. They can help with outfit changes, offer support, and join in a few fun photos.


Family Senior Session Sleeping Bear Dunes


5️⃣ Timing is Key: Opt for sunrise or 90 minutes before sunset to get that golden hour glow and avoid crowds. Overcast days can also yield stunning results.


Sunset Sleeping Bear Dunes Photo Session


6️⃣ Furry Friends Welcome: Dogs are family too! Let me know in advance if your furry friend is joining, and we’ll choose the right trail for them to explore.


Dog Photos Senior Photography


7️⃣ Comfortable Footwear: Shoes or barefoot, depending on the adventure and weather. Don’t worry; we’ll discuss this before your session.


Downtown Traverse City Senior Session Front Street


8️⃣ Embrace the Weather: Northern Michigan’s weather can be unpredictable. Flexibility is key. Overcast days offer stunning lighting for dramatic photos.


Sleeping Bear Dunes Senior Session


9️⃣ Stay Cozy: Layers are a must, especially during cooler months. Dress comfortably to ensure you look and feel your best.


Traverse City Senior Photo Session


Ready to embark on a senior adventure that captures your spirit and style against the backdrop of Northern Michigan’s beauty? Let’s connect and plan an unforgettable session that’s as unique as you are.

Message me today to start your senior adventure journey!

Josh Hartman – Your Senior Photography Storyteller 📸✨


Sleeping Bear Dunes Adventure Session