01. Meet Your Senior Portrait Photographer
Finding a senior portrait photographer whose personality works well with yours is pretty important. After all, the photographer you choose is going to be responsible for making you feel comfortable in front of the camera, bringing out your best you, and making the entire experience not just bearable, but fun and memorable too! Learn more about me (ignore the lovey dovey wedding stuff), and if you’re not sure we’d be a good fit, let’s get together for a free consultation!
Photo by Rhonda Rogers
02. Check Out the Senior Portrait Portfolio
If you’re looking for elaborate composite images or studio headshots, you might be disappointed in what I have to offer. But if you’re looking for a fun, memorable experience and true to life photos of you, then please check out the senior portrait portfolio. All of my senior portraits are on location, and the best part is you get to pick what you like and where you want to go! Don't like being in the woods? Let’s go downtown. Do you love being in or on the water? Perfect! There are a ton of beaches in Madison. Want to go for a hike? Devil’s Lake isn’t too far! Or how about something to eat? I’m always up for ice cream or hanging out at your favorite restaurant. Do you have a family pet? I have two dogs and two cats myself, and yours are always more than welcome to join you!
03. Choose Your Senior Portrait Collection
Perhaps you are starting to imagine what your senior portraits might look like and which senior portrait collection is right for you. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider. How many outfits do you want to wear? I don’t limit you at all, so bring your whole closet if you want! Just keep in mind that whichever collection you choose, we will eventually run out of light. You’ll probably want to spend more time getting photos than changing your clothes. A good rule of thumb is to limit yourself to one outfit for every 20-30 minutes of shooting or one outfit per location. Speaking of location, how many do you have in mind? This will probably be the biggest factor in deciding which collection is best for you. Assuming locations are close to each other, we can probably head to two locations per each hour of coverage. Finally, how much time do you want to spend in front of the camera? If portraits aren’t really your thing, don’t feel pressured to choose two hours of coverage. Depending on location(s) and outfit changes, we can get a good variety of photos in just an hour! If you know you want as many photos as possible, or if you want to bring a friend, then opt for two to three hours of coverage. If you still aren’t sure, choose the mini, and you can always upgrade for the difference up until your final payment is due!
04. Schedule Your Senior Portrait Session
Now that you’ve read a little bit about me, checked out the senior portrait portfolio, and decided which senior portrait collection will work best for you, there’s nothing left for you to do except schedule your senior portrait session! All you need to do is 1) select your collection and your preferred session date (sessions typically start one and a half to three and a half hours prior to sunset), 2) enter your contact information, and 3) confirm your appointment! It’s seriously that easy!! Once you’ve confirmed your appointment, I will get notified and will email you an agreement for your parent to sign and an invoice for your non-refundable retainer. Your session date will only be reserved once our agreement has been signed and your retainer has been paid in full.