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Welcome!  I'd like to tell you a little about how I work with my senior clients.


CLOTHING CONSULT
Anyone can snap a picture of you to show what you look like at this moment in time. What I want to do is show who you are. The first thing I will want to do is talk to you about clothing choices. If you wear the wrong clothing, there is nothing I can do to give you the beautiful portraits we both want.

LOCATIONS AND PROPS
Next we'll talk about locations and "props". We want these images to be about YOU, so we'll talk about all of the details that will show what is important to you! At this session we discuss any ideas you have, any interests you would like to display in your session, and what would be the best location for each outfit. Every change of clothing gets its own location, up to 20 miles, at no extra fee!


NO COOKIE-CUTTER LOCATIONS!!!

I also do my very best to never photograph any senior in the same location as another senior from that school in that graduating class, so that your pics don't look like your friend's pics with your face plugged in. Because I use exclusive locations, the first kids coming to me from each school that year get first dibs on my really cool walls, bridges, etc., and those same places will not be used when I photograph their classmates!


WHY PICK A PRO AND NOT A COUSIN WITH A CAMERA?

I know how to help you choose clothes that photograph well.
I know the poses that will make you look your very best.
I know the best time of day to get amazing light, and we'll plan your session time accordingly!

I know how to retouch you to make you look great, but not fake!

All of your end products will be top-notch, on quality paper with great color.

THE NITTY-GRITTY DETAILS

First, the clothing consult!
Then we plan the portrait session within 3-10 days after we've met, so that all of the ideas we discussed are fresh in our minds.
About two weeks after the session, I'll have your proofs ready to show you, and then you will come back in a week or two later to place your order.

All packages are paid for in two or three payments. Being a real person with a real budget, I try to make things easier for my clients.


I hope this information helps. If you decide we're a good fit, I look so forward to hearing from you and getting to know you and your family. You only get to do this once, so choose carefully and have fun with creating your senior portraits!!