You have been waiting for three years to become a senior, and finally, that day is here! As you move into this fast-paced, thrilling time of your life, this will be one of your most memorable years and incredibly fun to look back on.
Keeping this in mind, your senior session is an absolute must-do; to preserve your signature, senior year! Not only will your senior photos will be proudly displayed on the mantles of your friends and family, but you'll get to post gorgeous photos of yourself for #seniorsunday on Instagram. Needless to say, your senior pictures represent one of the most exciting times in your life.
I’d love to help you mark this unique phase of your life with a custom senior photo sessions that will bring out your true, authentic personality while giving you an adventurous, glamorous and remarkably fun day!
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I have several of my own locations which I have found to work best over the years (convenient to get to and easy to navigate, offer a good variety in the photos and have a very polished look to them) but I'm always happy to work with you if you have something specific in mind. A lot of times it works out best if a place really speaks to you - a football field, that one parking lot where you sang at the top of your lungs with your best friend, you favorite store... it's all about what makes you, you!
Where will we do the shoot? Do you have recommendations?
YES absolutely! In fact, pretty much all of my seniors who visit from out of town do the session during your visit and then see their photos online and order prints after the session. We'll definitely want to have a sit down and find out a bit about you just to make sure we show off your personality!
I'm visiting from out of town, would I be able to do the shoot during my trip and then do everything else online?
Don't forget to add in some extra time for hair and makeup. Our professionals will come to you! The actual senior session takes about an hour to an hour and a half on average. In total, your experience will last around half a day! We may be done sooner with less outfit changes, but I'm always double-checking to make sure you're happy with what we got before we wrap things up!
How long will my shoot be?
After each shoot, I personally look through the photos one by one and narrow them down. The ones I keep are then corrected (brightness, color, etc.) and similar photos are given different color effects and cropping to give you more variety. If actual retouching is needed, I can touch up a few favorites that you choose to print.
Will my photos be edited?
Of course, you can bring your friends! They may even get in some photos with you!
Can I bring my friends along with me to my session?
I am very easy going and work hard to make sure my seniors are comfortable during their shoot... Obviously some people are just naturally more comfortable than others to be in front of the camera, but I am always aware of this and will help you with posing with intent to show your personality. I also have all my seniors fill out a questionnaire before their shoot so that I can know them a little better. I find that helps on the day of the shoot!
I'm nervous about my session. What do you suggest?
WHAT TO WEAR
What to Wear: Tips for Selecting Your Wardrobe
A lot of people ask what they should wear to their senior photo session? After all, these photographs will become a staple in your family frames and albums for years to come. Choosing timeless, yet appropriate attire will lend to the positive outcome of your photo shoot. Since our senior portrait sessions are currently only outdoors because of COVID, you can opt for bolder colors, earthy or contrasting tones, such as big stripes paired with a solid color. Pinstripes or small dots generally do not photography well. Wearing accessories can add a nice touch, but try to avoid accessories that are too big as they may overshadow your face.
General tips to follow for selecting your wardrobe:
Choose soft colors, such as pink, light blue, lavender, yellow, etc. for dreamy looks. Choose bold colors such as red, black, dark blue, purple or orange for dramatic looks. Minimal accessories and patterns are best, as too big or too many can detract from the image. Do feel free to bring a few small props with you like a hat and sunglasses… These are an easy way to change the mood and add some variety. Avoid character t-shirts, shirts with sayings, etc. Don’t forget the shoes and socks. Guys, avoid wearing white socks with dress shoes. Make sure your shoes are clean, not raggedy or muddy. Barefoot photos can also be fun! For the girls, boots, heels, sandals or dress shoes look great.
Does getting dressed up and being pampered and spoiled sound appealing to you? If so, go all out!
A personal hair stylist and makeup artist will come to your home before your shoot to help you look, and feel, your absolute best. If you are comfortable with doing your own hair and makeup, that is entirely your choice. You can also bring someone you know to do it for you, as we know you may have already established relationships with hair and beauty stylists.
My goal is to capture the real you while offering a diverse portfolio and selection that reflects a variety of poses for you to choose from. You can choose to bring a couple of outfits (I recommend no more than 4, 3 is ideal)
Just remember, this session is all about you, so I recommend not wearing anything that would take the focus away from your personality by being too bold or distracting.