Seniors: You want senior photos that stand out from the crowd and reflect what you are all about. You want to have a great time at your senior session and have an experience you'll remember as part of your senior year. You want to be comfortable and be yourself. From personal sessions that really dig into who you are to full glam, magazine-style sessions at multiple locations...we do it all. Sports, hobbies, passions, pets…you name it! I’ll help you every step of the way, from wardrobe selections to professional hair and make up, locations, and more. For the girls (or guys too if you want!), I set up a shared Pinterest board at our consultation so that we can collaborate on ideas for your shoot. We want your session to be all about you, totally unique, and fun! Have a great idea for an unexpected location? I am all about that! Let’s figure out your story, and let me help you tell it. Oh, and do you want to show off your digital images on your phone? We have an app for that.
Parents: Your to-do list is LONG. I have been there with my own seniors, and I feel your pain. You want someone to help you get this done and create something amazing. You want someone to help you walk this part of the journey, remember deadlines, and give you ideas about what you need. I am here to help you! I also guarantee that I’ll get your senior engaged in the process and relieve that stress for you. Your printed portraits will give you memories you will gaze at when they have flown the nest and the house is a bit too quiet. And hey….on the days that you hate your kid a little (oh come on…we’ve all been there), these images will remind you that you do love them ferociously no matter what.
I believe in creating an experience that is all about ease and variety. I believe in capturing unique images that reflect the heart and personality of my seniors. I believe that emotional connection is important in helping me get to know you so that I can provide you with an experience you'll never forget. Let's talk and plan your dream session.
Where Do We Start?
Your portrait experience begins with the end in mind. You’ve decided to hire a professional photographer, but now what?? Other than the yearbook and some announcements, what are the options? Are we trying to create a really cool wall display? An epic, classic wall portrait? A storybook album that tells the story of your session and your personality? I will work with you to begin planning for this before we start so that we capture exactly what you are looking for in your session.
We'll get together at my home office so that I can get to know you and find out all the good stuff. We'll talk through ALL of the details of your senior session: location, wardrobe, style, etc. This is also where we go over pricing and all of the cool products available to show off your senior portraits. Your session can be an elegant studio session, a boho adventure, a full scale magazine shoot, a destination session that captures your favorite place, or a full day of capturing ALL of your favorite things! We can design a session to fit you best and really get creative with what we plan. If you need a simple, classic shoot, we can make that happen too! This is what the consultation is for - to plan YOUR day!
Senior portrait day is always a blast! Sessions typically last 2-4 hours, with plenty of time for wardrobe changes. We will have talked about clothing, location, and concept for the shoot in advance so that we will be fully prepared to make the most of our time together. For the ladies, professional make up application and hair can make a huge difference and make you feel super confident! If you want to feel pampered in this way, I have a team of great artists I work with who will help you look your best! If you prefer to stay natural, I will help you prep for that too. :) No matter what, I will make sure you're prepared. I am here to help you feel confident and comfortable during your session.
After Your Session
After your session, we will get together in 1 to 2 weeks for the big reveal at my location. Please have the decision-makers with you, so we can make the most of our time together. I have gorgeous samples you can see and touch to help you make final choices about how we will showcase your images. Once your order is placed, your artwork will be ready within 3-4 weeks, depending on what kind of display are creating (wall portraits, albums, etc.).
Delivery & Installation
Once your artwork arrives, it will be checked carefully to make sure that everything is perfect. Many of my clients prefer to have their wall portraits delivered and installed in their home. This helps avoid those “are you sure it’s not a little bit crooked” conversations with your loved ones.
I’ll take care of all of that for you!
Now, all you have to do is enjoy the view!
Planning for the Future
Your album is done, and portraits are hung, and you can't wait to share your images! We have an app for that. Most packages come with gifted social media files for you to share and have right on your phone! Want to update your profile pic? Need a headshot for a grant in college? You will have them at your fingertips. Parents, we will also plan for what comes next for your senior - grad announcements, party invites, or a family portrait session before your college bound kiddo leaves the nest. We will talk through how to plan for future galleries and make sure we are thinking of the next senior, and so on.
I cannot say enough good things about working with Jennifer! Not only is she an incredibly gifted photographer who is technically talented and certified, but she also is gifted at making you actually feel comfortable in front of the camera. Shoots are so much fun and she will do whatever it takes to truly capture who you are and your personality, not just staged shots. Jen is extremely creative and will help you execute your vision, whatever that looks like! She is passionate about her craft and her clients, and I highly recommend her for any type of photo shoot!