Recent Senior Portrait Session

We’re going with “rustically casual” to describe this look. Not sure if that’s a real term, but I like it and the client loved the images, so that’s all that counts, right?

This was a fun but bitter sweet shoot for us, because this was the last of the Morgan children. We’ve had the honor and pleasure of photographing senior portraits for 3 out of 4 (missed the oldest) of the family’s children in their senior year of high school, and it’s been so much fun seeing them all grow through the years and move on to the next stages in life.

This senior portrait session was photographed in December, believe it or not. We have a great little rustic fence that used to be part of a horse pasture, and the quality and direction of the late afternoon sunlight, along with the evergreen pines, make it perfect for outdoor portraits year round.

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Ready or not, here it comes…..Senior year and senior portraits!

We are quickly approaching our oldest daughter’s senior year and although we knew she was the class of 2018, it has arrived and pretty much blindsided us! How did our baby girl get to be a senior in high school? That being said, we ourselves have been thinking and planning our special Senior Portraits and getting a handle on when and where this should take place.  Since we do this for a living, we thought we would walk you all through the planning process and the questions and timeline that have helped us make some decisions.

First on the subject of When? When deciding on when to schedule your session or take your pictures, Spring of your Junior year or the summer following are typical. We have not done ours yet because that is how we roll with planning (a cobbler’s children have no shoes, right?), but we do have a plan now! We want to capture this special season in multiple locations that are special to us, so ours will take place this summer and again ithe fall! But if you are just now making a plan, the summer is a great time to schedule your session and meet with your photographer to custom plan your session. The summer before the senior year is less busy (than the fall when sports and classes pick back up) and who doesn’t want a little sun kissed color on your cheeks?!

Secondly, where should we schedule the portrait session? What is your vision for the images? Studio, formal, polished? Or perhaps a location shoot in that special place of memories or to capture the free side of your child’s personality?

Other things to consider: special interests, hobbies, sports, pets that are special to your childs school years. What are the things that you will want to remember looking back years from now?

So whether you are looking for a quick session to document the season, fulfill a yearbook or school graduation need or you want to go all out with a special custom designed senior session to capture the closing of chapter and the opening of the next, we would love to answer any questions you may have! Let us schedule you for a FREE consultation to plan the perfect portraits for your High School Senior! Contact us here or visit our Senior Portrait page here for more info.
















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Senior Portrait Session

A few images from a recent senior session we photographed right here outside at the studio. Jessie was great to work with and we created some great images to take the place of the “big box studio” images she didn’t like from school. We love creating unique custom sessions for our seniors so they don’t look like everyone else’s photos at school.

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Senior Portrait

A few images from a recent senior portrait session that we photographed right here outside the studio. With this senior, I wasn’t able to meet ahead of time for the design consultation and get to know him a little like we typically do, so I made sure to spend enough time up front at the session to build some raport. When mom saw the images, here is what she had to say:

“The pictures are awesome! Some of the best he has ever had taken! I think the time you took to talk to him and make him comfortable made a big difference.”

I think one of the key ingredients that enables us to capture the personality of our subjects so well is taking that time to get to know them and help them feel comfortable in front of the camera. I love photographing seniors because it’s such a unique milestone in life and we want our clients to enjoy reflecting back on this time in life via the professional portraits and wall art that we provide. Can’t wait to see mom’s reaction when we deliver David’s custom framed wall portrait!

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Mallory’s Senior Portraits

Have to be honest – senior portraits are one of my favorite sessions to shoot and Mallory’s session did not disappoint. Mallory and her mom were really fun to work with. Had a great time getting to know Mallory a little in the process too. She loves animals and works at a local animal hospital. Sweet girl with a really fun personality. We photographed Mallory’s sister a few years ago and it was really cool be able to capture some great images for both girls. Mom & Mallory picked out a great image for the wall portrait to go beside her sister’s on Mom’s wall. What a great way to be able to enjoy her two beautiful daughters every day.

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Will Lawson – Senior Portrait Session

We love photographing the seniors! Such a fun and special time in life. Closing one chapter, opening another, it’s one of life’s major milestones, which is why we think it’s so important to have it captured professionally, and why we love these sessions.

As with most guys, Will wasn’t exactly jumping up and down at first about having portraits made, but as the session unfolded it was fun to watch him really having fun and even suggesting some shots. We always try to make senior sessions fun and all about the senior. If they’re having fun, it allows us to capture their true personality in images that reflect who they really are at this milestone in their life.

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