Senior Portraits

Preserve your senior milestones

A professional school portrait that’s all about you, the graduating senior.

I’m excited to bring out your personality by customizing every session in an individualized way.
Everyone will love your images, seniors and parents alike!


If you think about it, the next time you will be photographed professionally is most likely if and when you become engaged.
Taking time to capture this important milestone will create memories for years to come.

short on time?
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Just want to get that yearbook photo off your checklist? Choose the express session for a quick and time-efficient experience. Then, enjoy the additional photos in your gallery that capture this moment in your life for all time.

unsure about the value?
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Making portraits is different than taking snapshots. I love it when seniors tell me how fun I make the process. That I listen and give great feedback. Senior photos are not about taking corny smiles. They’re about creating images that are special and unique!

uncomfortable with cameras?
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Setting up a session that’s comfortable means making smart choices. Select times of the day that are less busy and locations without as many people.

Time Flies by at Warp Speed!

You finally made it to your last year. All of the hard work has paid off and your moving on to the next chapter of your life.

While you’re probably busier than you have ever been, take just a few minutes to schedule a photo session. You will have images that tell the story of this time of your life that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Your Style

Senior Portrait Photography

Choose the look you want for your session. Consider your interests and personality to select a location and look for you, whether indoors or out.

Here is what you get:

  • Portrait photography by Anne Stephenson (vaccinated)
  • 50 to 75 photos per hour
  • Photo selection
  • Color correction and image consistency
  • Full retouching of yearbook photo
  • Preparation of yearbook photo per school guidelines for submission
  • 2- to 4-week final gallery turnaround time
  • Private online gallery with convenient download and optional print ordering
  • Full-size color JPG files
  • Full-size selected black and white JPG files
  • Print-release document
  • Location recommendation and scouting
  • 30-mile complimentary travel
  • 3-month file archiving

The Senior Photo Experience

01 – Consultation

Let’s chat a bit, getting to know each other. This is the perfect time for asking lots of questions. It gives us the opportunity to discuss the vision of your portraits, your particular needs, and your preferences for digital and/or print.

02 – Booking

After the planning consultation, we’ll find the perfect date that works with both of our schedules for your session! We will work with your school schedule the best that we can, but keep in mind that weekends always go fast. They also have more people, so if you’re shy, think about choosing a less busy time.

03 – Location

The perfect location combines science and art for the perfect fit. We will discuss your personality, how far you would like to travel, and time of day you are available to come up with your personal list of locations.

04 – Session

You’ll want to look your best on the day of the session. Consider booking a session with a professional hair and makeup artist. Remember your hands will show and consider getting a manicure. Take time to get wrinkles out of your clothing and clean your glasses if you decide to wear them for your session. Make sure to eat some food beforehand to help you keep your energy up!

05 – Art

After your session, we can set up a time to get together to review your photo book or album. For wall art, we use an app to preview and determine the perfect size to fit your area. Once approved, your fine art book or album will go into production for final completion at select print vendors.

06 – Delivery

4-6 weeks after placing your order you will receive your digital and print deliverables. These include your personal image gallery, digital download information, and your print release. Any albums and wall art will also be delivered for displaying in your home or giving to family and friends.

Enjoying the spotlight?

  • Choose someplace that holds meaning to you and reflects your personality
  • Consider busy, active, or public locations that put out a high energy feeling
  • Turn on your favorite jam and get psyched before the session to channel your inner energy
  • Find a few photos on social that you connect with and bring those on your phone to show your photographer for posing inspiration
  • Determine your best side (right or left) and let your photographer know what you prefer
  • Enjoy your day being the center of attention and remember to turn on the natural charm
  • Have a gesture or code phrase to communicate with your photographer when you need a minute to regroup
  • Be positive

Feeling a little shy?

  • Choose someplace that holds meaning to you and reflects your personality
  • Consider quieter, more secluded locations for your session with fewer people at less busy times of the day
  • Reflect, be silent, and take a few moments before the session to chill out and focus
  • Find a few photos on social that you connect with and bring those on your phone to show your photographer for posing inspiration
  • Determine your best side (right or left) and let your photographer know what you prefer
  • Ask for breaks during your session if you’re feeling a little stressed from all of the attention
  • Have a gesture or code phrase to communicate with your photographer when you need a minute to regroup
  • Be positive

Helpful Tip:

In photographs, your eye is drawn to the lightest part of the image, followed by the color red, and text (lettering). If you have pale skin and don’t want someone’s eyes to be drawn there, you may want to wear sleeves or longer tops vs a crop top. You also may not want to wear a concert t-shirt if the lettering is particularly strong.

What to Wear?

Most clients bring a variety of dressy and casual outfits. If you like variety, you will want to consider a longer vs a shorter session to allow time for outfit changes.

I recommend placing your outfits on your bed or couch along with the accessories and taking a cell phone photo of each set. We can look at your photos together to choose the best options for each location. 

Layering is fantastic to change up your look easily, and the camera loves textures! As you choose your outfits, keep the locations and seasons in mind. 

Remember to bring your favorite accessories like hats, sunglasses, and jewelry. Bring shoes and appropriate undergarments for each outfit too.

Make sure you’re comfortable in whatever you choose. If you feel awkward, it will show in the photos!

What MOMS are saying

Faqs

Absolutely! Sharing the photos as we go along gives you valuable feedback in understanding how reality translates to photographs.

I recommend bringing just a couple of people you are comfortable with and who will give you the space to be yourself. I’ve had clients bring mom and dad (who stay off in the distance, but nearby), mom and sister (who are talking in the background and taking some social media photos) or just their mom.

It’s helpful to have someone who is supportive and gives reassurance vs someone who is critical and tells you all the time that you should be smiling when that might not be what we’re looking for in that particular moment.

In Denver, if you have more than 5 people in your party (including you and the photographer), we will need to secure a permit. There is no charge for the permit, but we need ample time to submit it prior to the session. They just want to know where large groups will be in the city photographing.

If you want to bring your fur baby, I’m all for it! Please let me know when planning your session as we will want a dog-friendly location. We will also need to obey any dog leash requirements or risk having a ranger or other manager end our session.

You will want one person to be responsible for your dog during the session. I have some additional tips for dogs in portraits here.

There are no hidden fees to receive your photos. The state of Colorado and its cities requires the collection of sales tax on assets, including digital files. There may be a nominal amount on your digital files collected. There is no sales tax collected on service.

Some locations in Colorado require a permit for commercial photography, including portrait sessions. There will be an additional fee to photograph at these locations.

Yearbook Pro-Retouch

Full retouch of the selected yearbook image includes removal of facial shine, stray hairs, skin blemishes, whitening of teeth and eyes, standard facial retouch, braces removal, and eyeglass glare removal.

Senior Portrait Pricing

Package One

  • Up to 2-hour session
  • 1 Person
  • 1 Photographer
  • Up to 2 Locations
  • 2 to 4 Outfits
  • Standard color correction and basic retouch
  • On-Line Image Gallery
  • 1 Yearbook Image with Pro-Retouch
  • High-Resolution Digitals (about 100-200)
  • Print Release
  • $55 toward photographic prints
  • High-Resolution Digitals (about 50)
Timeline

4-6 Weeks

Details

$625

Package Two

  • Up to 1-hour session
  • 1 Person
  • 1 Photographer
  • 1 Location
  • 1 Outfit
  • Standard color correction and basic retouch
  • On-Line Image Gallery
  • 1 Yearbook Image with Pro-Retouch
  • High-Resolution Digitals (about 50)
  • Print Release
Timeline

4-6 Weeks

Details

$425

Express

  • Up to 20-minute session
  • 1 Person
  • 1 Photographer
  • 1 Location
  • 1 Outfit
  • Standard color correction and basic retouch
  • On-Line Image Gallery
  • 1 Yearbook Image with Pro-Retouch
  • High-Resolution Digitals (about 20)
  • Print Release
Timeline

4-6 Weeks

Details

$225