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High School Seniors

Seniors Portraits In Studio Or On Location

Ready To Take Some Awesome Senior Pictures?

Senior Pictures are fun! Always incredibly varied, always with people who really want to be photographed. Creating high quality senior photos is such a cool thing to be able to do.

Every high school senior has their own unique style and personality, making them an absolute joy to work with. Often, they have their own senior picture ideas, making their photo shoot even more varied.

Some want to be a pretty straightforward in their styles, some want to be really creative, and most are willing to try anything to get the shot. A perfect situation!

Urban senior pictures are also really cool. Using city landmarks or maybe even a grafitti wall as a backdrop can create some great looks. If urban senior pictures is your thing, let’s do it!

Session Price - $200

A session usually takes around an hour.  The images will then be edited and prepared for a viewing session at a later date. You session fee covers all of this work.  Prints, digital files, wall portraits etc. are available a la carte from your favorite images.

Typically clients spend anywhere between $300 and $1,000. It is entirely up to you, and there is no minimum order required.

What Kind Of Senior Photos Can We Create For You?

There are of course many, many options.  Basketball senior pictures, baseball senior pictures, football senior pictures, well, you get the idea. Sports are a common theme in many sets of senior photos.

Other options can be formal, or casual, senior photo shoots. Dress up, or dress down. Or both!  There’s no reason why we can’t incorporate multiple outfits in you photo shoot. If you do that, start with the more formal outfit and dress down from there. 

Here’s some more info to make your senior photo shoot awesome!

High School Senior Pictures Checklist

1. Pre Session Consultation.
Let’s have a conversation about your clothes, style, colors, etc.

2. Professional Make Up.
Girls, this will make a serious difference to the results of you session

3. The Photo Shoot.
Typically, a photo shoot lasts 1 – 2 hours, and sometimes can be even more.

4. Editing & Retouching.
This is where a lot of the work is done, highly polishing your final images.

5. Choosing & Ordering.
Here we view your images and help you with the image selection process.

6. Your Product Delivery.
Taking delivery of your beautiful senior products. Awesome!

 

Booking Your Senior Pictures Shoot

You can reserve your High School Senior Photographer Pictures Shoot using the button on this page, and will be contacted as soon as possible, often within an hour or two during weekdays, to confirm a suitable time and date.

Your Senior Photo Shoot – What To Expect

Before the day of the shoot it’s important that we have an in depth discussion with your photographer what you want to get from working on your senior photos, what particular aspects of your personality you would you like to be captured.

The aim is to make sure that your senior pictures reflect your personality.

Also, let’s talk about wardrobe! The boys arrive wearing their wardrobe  – the girls arrive with a suitcase and several hangers draped with clothes. So how to get the boys more involved …? That’s a whole other challenge!

With just a little planning and insight, we will produce an awesome set of photographs that show just who you are. This is a particularly important chapter in your life, let’s produce some really cool senior pictures together! Let’s get into some specifics below.

Some Tips For Awesome Senior Photos.

Clothes.

The biggest tip is to avoid busy patterns. Plaid and stripes are not flattering, and will serve to draw attention away from the main attraction – you!

Solid colors photograph best, and muted tones will not overtake you. A solid shocking pink top may look good, but in a photograph it’s all the viewer will see.
So what if your favorite top happens to be a really bold color? Bring it. In fact, bring a lot more than you think you will need. We can go through your items, do some mixing and matching, and perhaps come up with some cool combinations.

Ideally, you should bring dress clothes, dress/casual and casual. For the girls, dresses look awesome, and if you like to wear them, bring them. In fact, whatever your favorite outfit is, the thing that makes you feel good, should certainly be brought to your shoot.

Make sure that your clothes are well pressed and on hangers to keep them in good shape. Crushed clothes just don’t look good.

As far as clothes are concerned, more is better.  As always, don’t be afraid to consult with your Senior Photographer – that’s part of what we do.

Underwear

Make sure that underwear wont show through anything you will be wearing. And if you don’t want straps to show, bring something strapless.

Makeup.

If there is one thing that you can do to dramatically improve your senior pictures, it’s makeup.

Makeup can smooth out uneven skin tones, enhance eyes, sculpt cheekbones, and generally make you look fantastic.
Don’t wear makeup with an SPF (sun protection) because it will make your skin shine – the opposite of what we want for your senior photo shoot. Instead, use a translucent powder.

Makeup for your senior portraits is so important, if you can’t apply your own effectively, it may be worth investing in someone who can. The results will be worth it.

Your Hair.

As with makeup, the proper hair styling makes all the difference. This is not a time to experiment though, the last thing you want is a style that you end up disliking.

Also, getting a haircut within a day or two of your senior shoot is a big no-no. Hair can look freshly cut, especially on boys. The best thing is to let it grow out for at least a week.

A little wind can change a lot of hair, so bring a hairbrush, clips, hairspray etc., and a small mirror is always worth having on hand.

Jewelry.

Jewelry is best to be simple and classy. Large, bright bauble will merely take the attention away from you.
You! What defines you?  If you play the trombone, bring it! Have a favorite hat, bring that too. You can even bring a friend for a couple of shots.

Be aware though, if you have a friend or parents, and it’s causing you to be distracted or self conscious, they might be better to wander off somewhere for a little while. Better senior pictures will come of it.

Skin.

Yes, teenage skin can have some issues, and if it’s something of an issue for you, don’t worry. I’ll deal with it. It’s amazing what some skillful retouching can achieve, and any blemishes that decided to show up on the day, or have set up permanent camp, will be removed.

Nails.

Avoid chipped nails. They look very unflattering, and well tended nails can really make a difference.
And remember…
This is your high school senior photo shoot, and as your Senior Photographer, I can promise you one thing -we are going to have fun!!!!!

In Studio Or On Location?

It’s a common question, where to shoot your session. Let’s look at the differences.

In Studio.

The first benefit to the studio is it isn’t effected by the weather! In Michigan, the weather is a little crazy, so we can remove the possibility of being rained out with a studio session.

The second benefit is control. The light is entirely controllable, and images can be sculpted accurately. Not so much with the sun outdoors, it pretty much does what it wants.
Thirdly, the ability to change outfits, spruce up, alter hair etc., is all so much more easy indoors. Because changing in the back of a car is a little more challenging, right?

On Location.

Well, it’s pretty cool to be shooting outdoors. If the weather behaves itself, and we can find some cool places to to our thing, outdoors is extremely attractive. The first thing is variety.

You can take a photograph facing one direction, turn around, and now you have an entirely different scene. No doubt, there are a lot of options. But unlike the studio, we have to try and find our best light, and outfit changes aren’t as easy. Less things on hand really, and that also applies a little to photographic equipment.

Hopefully all of this information will help you on the road to getting the Senior Photos that you really want, and wil treasure for a lifetime.