"...what can I expect during my portrait session?"
I am passionate about what I do, and about providing my clients with excellent service and amazing images. Are you a high school senior? Let’s show the world who you are! Looking to create a family portrait? Let’s capture that incredible relationship that is unique to you and those crazy, beautiful people you call your tribe. Want to freeze your kids in time so you remember every goofy laugh and beautifully sublime expression? Let’s do it. Want to create a portrait of YOU that helps you see just what those that love you see every day? I can help you. We will work together to plan your session from start to finish, beginning with how you want to display your portraits. We will go over wardrobe, location, style, and mood to determine the best way to capture the images we want to create together.

Sessions typically last 1-2 hours, leaving plenty of time to capture everything we have planned in your consultation, as well as any fun inspiration that hits in the moment. My goal is for you to feel relaxed and ready, so that you can enjoy our time together and have fun!! I do not want this to be a stressful experience, and I will work with you every step of the way to make sure it is not.

High school senior sessions are a blast! We will talk through how to capture your personality and lifestyle in wardrobe, location, and session style. Want to capture your sport speciality, your musical or theater skills, your favorite pet…we can do that! Do you love books, the outdoors, travel…let’s capture that! What’s your style? Boho chic, Texas forever, full glam? We will totally style your shoot to make sure you LOVE your images and can’t wait to share them!

I want you to enjoy the experience from start to finish! Let’s tell your story.

"...what should I wear?"

One of the most common questions I get from clients is, "What should I/we wear for our portrait session?" This is an important question, as the wardrobe you choose has a definite impact on the portraits we will capture together. I have some tips below to keep in mind as you are making clothing selections. Please know that I am here to help you plan the look you want so that these images capture the best of who you are, look fabulous, and make you smile every time you see them.


So, here are some things to keep in mind:


•    Wear something that not only looks great, but also makes you feel great. The more confident you feel in an outfit, the more relaxed you will be in front of the camera.
•    For family portraits, dark colors work best. They highlight skin and hair tones and make eyes pop. White shirts really only look great at the beach.
•    It is NOT necessary to match! You want the outfits to look great together and coordinate. Use colors that complement each other, and try to stick to a palette of three colors or so if you can.
•    For seniors, anything goes color wise, but make sure what people will notice first is YOU, not your outfit.
•    Don't be afraid of texture and layers! Jackets, vests, scarves, etc. look great and add interest to a portrait. Hats can be fun for an individual portrait.
•    Long sleeves work best for most people. Very few of us love the way our bare arms look in a photograph. With sleeveless, consider adding a wrap or layer of some kind as an option.
•    Dark shoes are best - No white sneakers!  :)
•    Same goes for socks. Guys, we WILL see your socks at some point, no matter what you think won't happen. Trust me on this. ;)
•    Check your nails. Chipped polish will show. Neutrals are best if you have polished nails.
•    Hair should be clean and smooth (that doesn’t mean straight), and makeup should define and enhance your features. A good rule of thumb is to wear what you would normally wear with a bit more definition.


If you would like some great visual examples, check out the galleries in my portfolio here on the site, as well as my Pinterest pages:


https://www.pinterest.com/jendentonphoto/family-portraits-what-to-wear/


https://www.pinterest.com/jendentonphoto/fantastic-seniors-portrait-concepts/.
"...can I share my photos?"

We live in an age of social media, and I know how much some of my clients want to share their images with friends and family. My goal is to provide you with printed art for you to display in your home so that your family's memories don't just live on your computer or a hard drive. I also want you to be able to show off your fabulous images. You will receive shareable digital copies of the images you purchase for print as my gift.

"...why should I hire a professional photographer?"
High School Seniors

Why do I need to professional to capture my senior portraits?
Family Portraits

Can't I just have a friend do this?