This stage of life is so beautiful and so crazy all at the same time. A huge chapter of your life is about to end and are soon about to be launched into the world. Life at this moment is a blank canvas. Your goals, your dreams, your whole life ambitions are coming down to this. You're are about to start creating the life you have dreamed: going off to college, enlisting in the Military, starting a home of your own, embarking on your career eventually that will set the tone of your whole life.
This is our opportunity to capture the essence of you at this cool stage in your life. Document you in your environment or an environment that is special to you. This is all about you!
L E T ' S E X P L O R E
I typically like to choose a location(s) that has meaning to you and make it about your personality. Places that would really mark this time in your life.
Countless memories have been made around the High School itself. The field, the track, the bleachers, etc. A lot of my Seniors like to start their session at their High School to capture a few images there, and then move on to another location that is special or scenic. If you love the vibe of the city, there are tons of interesting buildings, textures, streets, neighborhoods and even alleyways to explore. If nature is more of your thing, there are many beautiful natural locations that have more to offer than your standard city or suburban park. I want you to feel comfortable, relaxed, and completely in your element. Using locations that really represent you will end up producing images that feel authentic and will remain special to you in the years to come.
I am happy to help you brainstorm ideas and come up with suggestions for you!
T I P S F O R Y O U R S E S S I O N
First and foremost....have fun and be yourself! Feeling awkward in front of the camera is normal. Just try and remember to relax! Images that are natural, candid, and not forced are going to be the most moving. I will guide you and direct you, but the more that you can be open and relaxed will create better images. Joking and laughter is definitely encouraged.
E M B R A C E T H E S P O N T A N E O U S
Sometimes the unexpected can make for the best moments. A gust of wind or a sprinkle of rain can add some life and excitement to your session. If you arrive comfortable, ready to explore, and not so concerned with messing up your hair or clothes, the session will retain a natural, candid feel.
W H A T T O W E A R
The most important thing when choosing clothing for your senior session is to pick something that fits well and that you feel really great in! Here are a few suggestions for things to consider when selecting what to wear.
If you are thinking you want your session to take place in a park or rural nature setting, comfortable clothes will allow us to explore and go off the beaten path a bit. Teetering around in spike heels that sink in the grass might limit us on where we can go and what we can do. Jeans, sandals or low-heeled ankle boots, and casual tops go really well in a more natural setting. If you want a dressier look, consider something like a flowy dress or skirt with flats. For urban settings, really anything goes. You can dress to the nines if you like, or keep it street-casual!
Whatever you decide - dressy, casual, or a mix of both - just remember to dress in clothing that isn't overly tight or extremely baggy (this goes for the men too!).
All in all, I want your clothing to mesh well with the surroundings, require little fussing over, and allow us to explore. If you have any questions on what to wear, I am happy to help.
P A C K L I G H T
During a session I am pretty much constantly shooting. I love capturing a lot of candids and in-between moments mixed in with the guided poses. So many times during sessions, I am held up with extra bags getting in the way. I get that you want to bring a few extra things, but try to keep it minimal and let me or someone else carry it for you, so you can stay hands free. The more freed up you are the more opportunities I have for capturing candid photos of you.
P R I C I N G
1-2 hours of shooting
High-resolution digital images (a minimum of 30 images) delivered via direct download
Online, password-protected gallery active for 60 days
(fee due before or at the session)