High School Senior Portraits
I am beyond honored that you are considering working together to create your high school senior portraits.
This is not a thing that I take lightly. I want you to know that I want to do everything in my power to make this photoshoot an incredible experience that you carry with you for years to come. Think of this opportunity as a way to embrace your own definition of beauty, and highlight your interests and hobbies.
Many of my clients have told me how this experience changed how they viewed themselves and gave them an extra dash of confidence.
My goal is to create portraits that MOM will love to look at when you are off at college and a collection of photographs that transports you back to this moment in time 10, 15, or 20-years from now, plus stops the scroll on social media!
This could be the last series of professional portraits you have taken before your wedding day!
Can you help me choose a location for my photo shoot? How many locations will be included? Do you have a studio option?
Yes, I will gladly help you with location selection. Typically, my seniors split their photoshoot into two locations - Urban and Park/Field.
In order to maximize our time, I suggest picking a primary location with quick access to a park or field. Example) Urban - Central Market / Downtown Lancaster followed by Lancaster County Park - I’ll be honest, brick is brick and fields are fields.
When should I book my session? Do you require a deposit to book a session?
Every year the booking window starts sooner and sooner. June - August are popular months especially if you are involved in fall sports or activities.
The summer after your Junior year is an ideal time to reserve your photoshoot spot!
Yes, a non-refundable creative fee of $150. is required to secure a date.
The non-refundable creative fee will be due at the time of booking.
What time of the day do you shoot? Do you shoot on weekdays or weekends?
There is something called the "golden hour" that photographers are constantly on the quest for. Ideally, I'd like to start your photoshoot about 2 - 3 hours before "golden hour" which sadly, doesn't often last an hour. More like, 20 - 25 minutes.
Typically, photoshoots are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday evenings with limited weekend availability.
Depending on your choice of location-specific days may be required due to the location hours or high traffic times.
How many outfits do I bring? Will there be help with styling? Do you have a style-closet?
The [Style Guide] should help you bring your outfits to life, but if you are still struggling we can set aside a 30-minute pre-photo shoot consultation one week prior to your photoshoot or you can always send me photos of your outfits for feedback. I have a limited style closet that I can pull a few looks from if needed.
Do your sessions include makeup & hair styling? I don’t wear makeup, do you require it to book a session with you?
As of January 2020, I made the decision to no longer require the use of my in-house makeup artist & hairstylist, HOWEVER, I have a recommended list of professional freelance and in-salon hairstylists & makeup artists that I work with on a regular basis.
As you look through the portfolio over 90% of the girls have worked with a professional hairstylist and makeup artist to help them become camera-ready. This eliminates the stress of having a good hair day or a good makeup day.
Remember a professional is there to enhance your beauty, not cake on a ton of makeup that doesn’t let the real you shine through.
My only rule: If you plan to wear your hair straight - please, please, please schedule a blowout at your salon on the day of your photoshoot. Fresh at-home flat ironed hair does not photograph well at all and appears lifeless in your photos.