Congrats!! You are about to embark on your first major milestone as a young adult - graduation! This is such a bittersweet, exciting time for you! Thank you so much for considering me for your senior photos! I am committed to providing you with the best experience, capturing all of the things that make you YOU, and providing you with beautiful photos to commemorate your senior year.
Before your session:
When we secure your session date, start thinking about what kind of location you would like to have your photos taken. For seniors, I like downtown sessions, as well as summer field sessions.
Start thinking about how you want to look in your photos. I recommend bringing several outfits on hangers to avoid wrinkles - please, don't stuff them in a bag. Also, if you are going to have your hair and/or makeup professionally done, consider booking your appointment once you have booked with me.
Please think through making any drastic changes to your appearance right before your session. I want you to feel super confident, and sometimes making a drastic change in hair color or cut RIGHT before your session may leave you feeling regret. I want you to feel your best when you see your photos.
Make sure your nails are clean and free of chipped/old nailpolish, dirt, etc. Also, remove items from your pockets before the session to avoid bulges and wrinkles.
If you participate in extracurricular activities, or have a certain hobby you would like to bring into your photos, please think about what you'll need to bring to showcase that. If you have props you would like to bring (soccer ball, cheerleading outfit/pom poms, guitar, etc), please do!
Dogs/pets are always welcome to come for some photos with you, as long as we are going to an area they are allowed! I'll always try to find a place that allows them, because I LOOOOOVE your doggies as much as you do!
This session is all about you and your personality, so please don't hesitate to share your ideas with me, what you want, what you like and dislike. I will be happy to work with you to get exactly what you're looking for!
During your session:
•My hope is for you to be as comfortable as can be. If you're not used to having your photo taken, you may feel a little awkward at first. Just trust that I will tell you exactly what to do, and my goal is to make you look your best. After the first few photos, you will start feeling more comfortable, and by the end of it, you'll probably be having a pretty good time, and you'll start to feel confident that we're getting great photos of the inner model in you!
•Parents are more than welcome to attend your session, and they are even welcome to jump in to a couple photos at the end! If I feel that having parents watching is making you uncomfortable, I may have them step back for a little bit, so we can have some one-on-one time, and you can feel comfortable modeling in front of the camera, but I will always bring them back over at the end, or when you're really comfortable - and that's when we will take a few of you together.
•Senior sessions usually last about 2 hours. You are allowed 2-3 quick outfit changes. I have a portable pop-up changing room so you're not caught outside in your skivvies!
•Feel free to bring a friend or BF/GF for a couple shots!
You're more than welcome to bring several outfit ideas. We may not use every outfit you've chosen, but will definitely try! When planning your outfits, please take into consideration the location we will be shooting. Downtown shoots look great with a more urban, edgy, sassy "uptown" look ( I swear that makes me sound old haha!) Garden sessions look great with flowy dresses, florals, and even solids.
For girls, flowy dresses, button shirts with a cardigan, skinny belt, leggings or skinny jeans, boots or flats. The possibilities are endless.
For the guys, button up shirts, solid tees, and layers work for guys too! Just avoid logos and distracting patterns.
Don't forget accessories and shoes for each outfit! Pinterest is a great resource for finding great senior photo clothing ideas!
I recommend trying to stay away from temporary teen fashion trends (tucking pants into long socks, socks with sandals, backward clothing, etc). I would shoot for a timeless look if possible.
After your session:
After your session, I sort through all of the photos we took, keeping the best ones to edit. I'll then start the editing process, which will typically be complete within two weeks of your session. I will let you know when they are ready and send you a link to your online gallery so you can view all of your finished photos and even share your gallery with friends and family.
You will be provided a password to download your online gallery/digital downloads that can also be shared with family and friends who you'd like to have access to gallery downloads. You are free to print your downloaded photos wherever you would like, or you can purchase prints directly through your online gallery.
I am SO excited to be able to showcase YOU and make you feel great for your upcoming FINAL year of high school, and I am committed to making you feel your absolute BEST when you see those final images we worked for! I can't wait to be your senior photographer! Let's do this!