What to expect before, during and after your session

So you’re starting to think about your Senior Portraits … but you don’t know where to even start?

I’ve tried to make the whole process a bit easier by answering some FAQ’s below.

Things to think about BEFORE your session…

1) Where do you want your Senior Portraits taken?  Do you like tall grass & fields? Barns, fences, and sky? Modern, downtown, and buildings? Water, bridges, and trees? Maybe you like a combination of all of them. Try to picture yourself and what you love…that’s where I want to photograph you. If you don’t have a specific place in mind…no worries, I’ve got plenty of ideas.

2. Schedule your Senior Session as early as possible.  Once the weather begins to get warm in the spring, my schedule begins to fill up, so make sure you get your session scheduled for your most convenient time.

3.What should you wear?  My suggestion is to wear your favorite outfit[s]. Usually your favorite outfit is something you look and feel great in! Just try to avoid real trendy clothes [or your kids may snicker at you years down the road…trust me, mine did.]. Bold colors may be distracting and draw attention away from you. Also try to avoid large flowers, stripes or patterns. Many people forget about their socks…remember, your socks may be visible during some of the photographs…leave those Kermit the Frog ones at home!

Keep in mind this is your shoot so if you love hat's or have a specific style, let's show that off. Be brave! Be YOu!

4. Shaving and Waxing. Make sure to wax 48 hours prior to your session and Shave as close to the session as possible.

What will happen DURING your session…

1. How long will it take?  You can plan on 1-2 hours for a Senior Portrait session.

2. What will we do? When we meet at our location, we’ll chat a bit about some ideas you may have, some ideas I have, and other important details. You may be nervous, but you really don’t have to – I’m very easy to get along with and will may you comfortable soon enough. :) We’ll walk around a bit to different parts of the location. I’ll stop once in awhile, ask you to do “something” or stand a certain way, and I’ll snap some photos. You don’t need to be worried about what to do, how to smile, or how to stand – I got it covered!

3. To change or not to change? Feel free to bring 1 to 2 different clothing changes! Before we start

photographing, we’ll talk about what clothing you brought…different clothing looks best in different settings.

4. Can I bring a friend?  Sure! Sometimes it helps to have someone there to help you relax or laugh. I will be concentrating on your Senior session, but your friend is more than welcome to come. I also offer friends portrait sessions if you think you might want photos with a friend or a group of friends. It’s always nice to have someone goofy standing behind me, but just warn him/her that I will probably put him to work! :)

5. Model release.  After we’re finished with the session, I’ll need you or your parents to fill out a short Model Release.


Do you have more questions? No problem – contact me at the numbers/addresses above.

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Junior or Senior! :)