Hey Seniors! This is Your Year! You’ve worked so hard for this! Over the past couple of years, you’ve driven your first car, you’ve gotten your first job, you’ve suffered through braces, you’ve absolutely killed it on tests, you have possibly not killed it on some tests (oh well, it happens!) and finally- You’re here! You’re a senior! I am so excited to celebrate with you!
I can’t wait to finally meet! I’ve been taking senior portraits since 2011 and loving every minute of it. My job is to bring out your essence – the artist, the athlete, the genius, the fashionista, the skater, the singer inside of you – so you can share all that goodness with the world.
You’re gorgeous, you’re courageus, and you’re ready to take life to the next level. You’re about to experience the real world, relying on your talents to make it big. I want to capture you just as you are, right now, so you can look back on this moment years later and remember everything.
Some parents ask what the advantages are of having Senior portraits taken by a professional photographer. Quality cameras are becoming more and more available to everyone these days, and it may be appealing to save money by “just trying to DIY it” or have dad take portraits.
Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to hire a professional photographer (rather than an amateur with a nice camera) to capture this very unique time in a High School Senior’s life. I will help you every step of the way. I will help you choose your location and recommend a local hair and makeup artist (if you wish). I will help you choose your outfits and props before our session. After our session, I will create a blog post to share with your favorite aunt who lives all the way across the country and then, finally, together we will design those graduation announcements!
Even experienced amateurs struggle with more nuanced parts of portrait photography. Mastery of lighting, hiding undesirable features, and creating radiant skin tones are among the most difficult and most important parts of producing an perfect portrait. When you hire me, I put my years of experience to work to create images that flatter and look fantastic even when printed in very large format. Working with a professional photographer creates a team effort to produce the very finest images as an end result. Everything is custom tailored to my individual seniors.
Photographs aren’t meant to lurk eternally on a hard drive. They’re meant to be printed, displayed, touched, and shared. I’ve designed my program and packages to make sure you will end up with stunning, last-a-lifetime physical pieces that become family treasures. All my print products are sourced from professional photo labs and made with museum grade materials.
I lovingly hand retouch each image with huge amounts of care before it goes to a digital gallery or print, sometimes spending hours on perfecting the crop, color quality, and removing any blemishes that might become apparent when the photograph is printed in large format. Your end result is not just a gallery of perfectly edited digital images; it’s an album, a canvas, a print – real, tactile artwork for your home or dorm room.
My Seniors are beautiful people with special energy. I work closely with each to bring out the facets of their personalities in the form of visual art. Just as each human being is an individual, each photoshoot is also individual. This is my specialty. I want to get to know who you are and what you love, and bring that out on camera. Your portraits should be a positive reflection of who you are.
My style? It’s natural and relaxed. I like to enhance that’s naturally there rather than trying to create something that isn’t you. I almost always opt to take photos in natural light rather than an artificially lit studio environment. Natural light illuminates skin tones with a soft radiance that makes you glow. I work directly with my Seniors to choose a location that’s meaningful and photogenic.
Communicating with my Seniors is a huge part of what I love so much about taking senior portraits. I remain friends with many of my Seniors long after I’ve finished our initial session together (and I enjoy continuing to to hear about and document their journey – college grad pictures, anyone?!).
Parents & Seniors: I’m here for you in every way possible. I encourage you to ask questions, give ideas, and play a hands-on role in the process. Once you book your session, you can always get a hold of me through email, phone and texting, so you always feel cared for. Getting comfortable with me is essential to our project’s success!
Being a high school senior is a very special time. You’re only this age once in your life, so let’s make it last forever!