Senior Portraits are typically taken the summer before your Senior year. Summer schedules are much more flexible and the weather is much more predictable. However, many Seniors choose to have their portraits taken in the fall after school has started. Just make sure you check with your school about their yearbook photo policies and deadlines. Most MN high school yearbook deadlines range from mid-October to early November.
How do I choose a location for my senior portraits?
Together we will talk about the look and feel that you want for your portraits and I can recommend a great location. You might have a location that is particularly meaningful to you – maybe you want a more urban feel with graffiti and grungy backgrounds, or you love the outdoors – MN lakes and nature – we can find a great location for that. Or perhaps you’re somewhere in the middle. Whatever your style is, we will find a location that you love.
What if it rains?
I will watch the weather closely as your Session approaches. If it looks like rain, we’ll get in touch and reschedule to a day/time as soon as possible. My studio is also available and we can shoot there as well.
Can I bring my parents or a friend?
Of course! I encourage you to bring someone that will help you relax and have fun. You may want to warn your guest because I often enlist them to assist me in holding reflectors or making you laugh. I am happy to include your parent/friend/sibling in a couple shots as well if that is important to you.
How long will the session last?
The length depends upon the session you choose, the number of outfits and the number of locations. A typical session with wardrobe changes runs 1 - 2 hours.
How many clothing changes can I bring?
2-3 clothing changes are just about right for the length of time we will be shooting. I always recommend choosing clothing that you feel great in – if you feel great, you’ll be confident, comfortable, and more relaxed. Layers and accessories are a great option, and can add some fun to your look without having to completely change!
When is the best time of day for my session?
My favorite time to photograph seniors is a couple of hours before sunset – the golden hour when the light is warm and beautiful. If you are a morning person, first thing in the morning is also a great option. However, we can make any time of the day work.
What else should I bring with me?
Along with your change of clothes and shoes, I recommend bringing basic things like a hair brush, hair spray for fly-aways, touch-up makeup – powder, lip gloss, etc. If you have a sport jersey, instrument or activity that you want to include, bring those items as well.
How long before I can see my images?
Within a week of your Session, I will post an image or two on Instagram. Then, I will email you a link and password to your own personal Gallery where you can view all the edited images - usually within 2 weeks of your session.
Ok, I 've decided I want you to take my senior portraits. Now what do I do?
Great, I’m so excited! To schedule your Senior Session date and time, you can email me, use the Contact Me form below, or call me at 612-817-8199. The Session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your time slot. Talk to you soon!