Congratulations — You’re Almost A Graduate!
I know choosing your high school senior graduation photographer is very important. After all, you’re only a senior once!
My goal is to creatively capture the true you — your personality and everything that makes you unique. To make the process easier, I’ve included all the details about what to expect from your Senior Portrait Sessions. If you have any questions, please contact me, I would love to hear from you.
Details About Your Session
View My Portfolio
Jump over to my senior portraits gallery to view a selection of my favorite senior portrait sessions.
Booking Your Session
Booking your Senior Portrait Session is easy! I have three options for you:
- Complete my Book Your Session Form, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm your details.
- Send an email to: email@example.com. Please provide your name and phone number, along with your preferred session date(s) with the subject: “Senior Portrait Session“, and we’ll coordinate!
- Call me at 832-472-2106, I’d love to chat about your senior photos!
Your Session Payment
Your session payment is due prior to the session in order to hold your day and time.
Scheduling Your Session
When do you need to have your senior portrait to the yearbook staff at your school?
Some schools take a more formal senior portrait at school, so you don’t have to worry about the yearbook. In that case, many seniors choose to have their own creative senior portraits taken by a professional photographer. Other schools require you to personally turn in a digital file by a deadline. If that’s the case, find out that date asap.
Schedule your session a few months early. Once the weather begins to get warm in the spring, my schedule begins to fill up, so make sure you get your session scheduled for your most convenient time.
Prints & Photographic Products
Photographic prints and other printed photographic products are not included in your session fee. If you would like to purchase prints, canvases, photo books, or other professionally printed photographic products, please review my Print Product Pricing for details.
Location. Location. Location.
Where do you want your Senior Portraits taken? Do you like tall grass & fields? Barns, fences, and sky? Modern, downtown, and buildings? Water, bridges, and trees? Maybe you like a combination of all of them. Try to picture yourself and what you love — that’s where I want to photograph you. If you don’t have a specific place in mind, don’t worry — I have plenty of ideas.
What To Wear
My suggestion is to wear your favorite outfit(s). Usually, your favorite outfit is something you look and feel great in! Just try to avoid real trendy clothes (or your kids may snicker at you years down the road…trust me, mine did). Bold colors may be distracting and draw attention away from you. Also try to avoid large flowers, stripes or patterns. Many people forget about their socks…remember, your socks may be visible during some of the photographs…leave those Kermit the Frog ones at home!
You may bring more than one outfit, but please understand that the more you change the less we are taking photos.
Show your personality by bringing items of meaning to you, such as your letterman jacket, a football, your cheerleading outfit, your instrument, your proud vehicle, a class ring, your cap-and-gown, etc.
Wax on wax off. If you have an appointment for a wax, you’ll want to have that done at least two days prior to your Senior session. You’d be amazed at what the camera sees! Guys, don’t forget to shave the morning of your session (unless you want that hair!) Blemishes? No worries! You can do your best to conceal them, but don’t sweat it…I can remove them in a flash.
What To Expect
How long will it take?
You can plan on 1 hour for a Senior Portrait session.
What will we do?
When we meet at our location, we’ll chat a bit about some ideas you may have, some ideas I have, and other important details. You may be nervous, but you really don’t have to be. I’m very easy to get along with and will make you comfortable soon enough. We’ll walk around a bit to different parts of the location. I’ll stop once in awhile, ask you to do “something” or stand a certain way, and I’ll snap some photos. You don’t need to be worried about what to do, how to smile, or how to stand — I have it covered!
To change or not to change?
Feel free to bring 1 to 2 different clothing changes! Before we start photographing, we’ll talk about what clothing you brought…different clothing looks best in different settings.
Can I bring a friend?
Sure! Sometimes it helps to have someone there to help you relax or laugh. I will be concentrating on your Senior session, but your friend is more than welcome to come. It’s always nice to have someone goofy standing behind me, but just warn him/her that I will probably put him to work!
After Your Portrait Session
When will you see your images?
Your images will be ready to view within 3 weeks of your Senior session. I will post some of my favorites on my Facebook page. I will send you an email letting you know that your images are posted. I’ll also include a link to a gallery where all of your images will be posted. An additional email will be sent giving you more details on how to order your prints and products.
Are the Facebook images copyrighted?
Yes. All images that are posted online, whether it’s Facebook, my blog or website, or your online gallery, are all watermarked and copyrighted. I do give permission for you to use a photo for your profile picture, but please do not remove the watermark. Thank you!
When will my prints and products be ready?
Upon receiving payment, I will place the order for your prints and products. Your order will be available for pick up within 3 weeks of payment. Enjoy!