Woohoo!!! Can you believe it?!?!? This year is going to be over as quick as it started. And you'll be so busy - 10 months of classes, friends, family, hobbies, your job, senior project, fun weekends, college tours, and of course, you'll be scheduling those iconic senior photos!
Everyone has them taken but I want to challenge you to RETHINK your senior photos.
Have you noticed that everyone's senior photos tend to look the same? Similar trendy clothing, hair and makeup to perfection, standing in a pretty field at sunset near a gate or tree, or guys have the rugged look leaning against a brick wall downtown or holding a sports ball wearing their school jersey... *everyone* does those same photos in the same overused locations and it gets monotonous. But why do what everyone else is doing?
This year, instead of senior photos that focus on how cute you look in an outfit and the scenery, how about having your senior photos tell the STORY of the most awesome YEAR of your life? You'll always reminisce about the fun things that you do this year so document that. Let's schedule a SENIOR LIFE series for you.
Let's create SENIOR photos for you that will never look like anyone else's!!
A SENIOR LIFE series consists of THREE, 2-hour *themed* sessions to capture your life in motion. Real life, unposed, over the course of the school year, doing what you love with the people you love.
Your THREE, 2-hour sessions include:
A HOME session: What does time at home look like? Do you do homework on your bed surrounded by posters on the wall? Play video games? Work on your car? Help make dinner? Do your laundry (your mom might love seeing that!)? Do you have a garden out back? Do you love lounging by the pool and spending time with your 4-legged friend? What's your routine to get ready to go to school or out for the evening? Do you horse around with your siblings? Regular family game nights or Taco Tuesday? It won't be too long before a dorm room pulls you away from these things that make you feel safe and loved. But I want you to remember those details by having a senior session in the place you grew up with the people who made you who you are today. In this session, we'll help you always remember your life at home when you were 17yo. And let mom know that we'll do a very informal family photo in the last few minutes of this session. Moms love family photos!
A FRIENDS session: Your second session will be with your besties. What do you do when you are hanging out with the gang? I'll go with you when you get pizza and play putt-putt. Do you all go to the lake on Saturday or muddin' or hunting every weekend? Shopping anyone? Or maybe you go skateboarding or play in a band with your buddies. Golf? Bonfire in the backyard? I'll go with you and your friends (and I promise I will try hard not to cramp your style) and we'll photograph you all doing whatever you do.... together!! All too soon, everyone will be going off in different directions and these images will become so important to you.
A CUSTOM session: The THIRD session will be a theme we design together -- custom to include the extras particular to you. Do you work? I'll stop by get some photos of you on the job. Fun hobbies? Do you work out, do yoga, weight lifting? Dance? Let's document you at band, soccer, or cheerleading practice. Do you volunteer at the local animal shelter? Let's photograph it! Participate in Scouts? Model? Let's get photos of you doing the things that make you, YOU!
Let me create SENIOR LIFE photos for you that will never look like anyone else's. And they will tell the STORY of the biggest year in your life.
SENIOR LIFE Series $650
THREE 2-hour themed documentary photo sessions over the course of the school year.
A slideshow set to music with highlights of the photographer's favorite images at the end of the year (about 24 images).
Session fee covers the photographers time only. All products, prints, wall art, & digital files are purchased separately.
How do I get started?
Step #1 - Let's talk! A storytelling session is not a traditional posed session so I want to make sure we're a good fit for each other.
Step #2 - We'll meet and start planning your session. Mom and/or dad will come too so everyone knows what to expect since the entire family will be in some of the photos too. A non-refundable session fee is due with your contract to add your first session to my calendar. We'll schedule the other two sessions about 2 months and 4 months later. The session fee covers my time only - Prints & products are purchased separately.
Step #3 - Return the completed questionnaire to me so I can learn more about you and all the things you love. This helps me know about things to look for during your session.
Step #4 - Approximately 4-weeks after EACH session, we'll meet for a Proofing and Purchasing session to see your images. This is when you order your favorite items. Payment is due at that meeting. Clients typically invest $1000 - $2500+ on products from EACH of their sessions