High School Seniors

Let your personality shine

Hello, beautiful. So you’re finally graduating, wooohoo! I am so excited to celebrate you and all your accomplishments. That’s what this photoshoot is all about: YOU. Every detail from the location to your outfits should be customized to fit your personality. I would love to chat with you about what you are interested in, where you see yourself going from here, what makes you tick. I can’t wait to meet you!

Something I highly recommend for senior photos is getting your hair and makeup done professionally. Not only is it super fun and pampering, but it also makes a big difference in the photos. If you’d like, I’d be happy to handle the scheduling of this for you with one of the amazing hair and makeup artists I often work with. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Some Advice About Outfits

You can bring any outfits or clothing items you like, especially items that make you feel comfortable. However, some clothes and colors photograph better than others. Patterns, logos, and words tend to be more distracting sometimes. But, depending on the overall outfit and location, the outfit may work and show off exactly who you are. So when in doubt, bring it just to be safe. As a general rule, solid colors photograph much better than patterns. Bring a combination of solid colors that stand out. Not all dark colors look good on every skin tone, so bringing a variety of colors is a good idea, if you are unsure. I take senior photos all times of the year, which obviously come with some different clothing options. When you think summer, think bright colors. When you think fall or winter, think bold but more muted colors. Neutral colors such as browns, grays and blacks may be a little boring by themselves, but, if you mix them with other colors and layers, it can really complement the outfit. Dark jeans are always recommended and look good with just about any top. Bing a couple of your favorite pairs, so you have options. Boots, accessories, scarves, hats, jewelry, etc. add depth, texture and character to your look. Adding that little extra something can make a photo go from boring to interesting.

Also keep in mind that showing too much skin can be distracting. Bringing a few tank tops is fine, but remember to bring a variety of tops. Bringing a dressy outfit or something more formal is always a good idea. You could also consider an outfit related to your sports or other activities. Uniforms or letterman jackets often make great additions. Props could include instruments, balls, guitars or anything you’d like to incorporate into your photos.

Senior Photo FAQ

Where do we take photos?

Generally, we shoot in the Salt Lake Area. You choose the location. Travel fees may apply.

How long is my online gallery available?

Online galleries are available for 10 years. Although, I advise you to download and back them up immediately.

How long does a session last?

Sessions are usually an hour to an hour and a half. It really depends on your outfit(s) and location (s).

How early should I arrive for my session?

Arrive at least 15 minutes early.

What is the best time of day for a session?

The most flattering light is usually in the early morning (around sunrise) or in the early evening (before sunset). I will suggest timeframes within those windows.

How many outfits can I wear?

You can bring as many as you’d like. But, for the sake of time and light, we usually get through no more than 3 outfits.

Can I bring my mom or a friend to my session?

Yes! Feel free to bring someone as long as they do not bring a camera themselves and/or take any photos. As long as you are comfortable with them there, that’s fine by me. They can be great help!