What to Expect During Your Senior Session

Consultation:

Once you decide that I’m the right fit for you I can meet you and your mom for coffee to start planning your dream senior session. We can meet in person, speak over the phone, or through email; whichever is best and the most comfortable for you both! We’ll discuss location, styling, make up inspiration, and any personal props you would like to include. 

I will email you a link to The Senior Lounge that includes location inspiration, styling guide, and more details on the professional hair and make up service that is included in your session.

Styling:

I always recommend choosing your outfits based on your location or vice versa. For example, if you envision a location with lots of greenery I would not recommend wearing a green dress. 

I recommend bringing three outfits; a dressy outfit, a casual outfit, and one that you just absolutely love!

Please keep in mind that I want you to look and feel your best during your session. Let me give you an example…I had a senior who hated skinny jeans and preferred flare or boot cut. But because skinny jeans were trendy she decided to include them in her outfits. You could immediately tell that she was uncomfortable and self conscious; which came across in her portraits as well.

So always stay true to yourself, your own sense of style, and what makes YOU feel confident!

I include more details and inspiration on styling in The Senior Lounge.

Preparing for your big day:

One Week Away

Take some time to look for inspiration for hair and make up on places like Pinterest to have an idea of what you want. If you do decide to have a spray tan be sure to do so 48 to 72 hours prior to your session. Use a total body scrub and moisturize before your appointment and always use a professional sprayer.

Two Days Away

Get a manicure and pedicure with your mama! Natural looking colors such as nude, pale pink, or french are always beautiful but be sure to choose whatever fits your style and outfits most! Eyebrows shape the face; be sure yours are nice and trim. Any waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to your session.

One Day Away

Lay out your clothes, pack your jewelry and accessories, shoes, and under-garments. Be sure everything is ironed, free of stray threads, and picture perfect!

The Big Day!

First my amazing hair and make up artist, Steffanie, will meet you at your home. Make sure to have your inspiration pictures ready so she can pamper you and bring your make up vision to life! All while making sure you still look like you!

Once you arrive to the location we will get started! I’m going to be SO EXCITED for your session! Be prepared to have fun and laugh…do not worry about posing. That’s what I’m here for! I will guide you into every pose and show you how to do each one. I’ll be sure to let you sneak some looks from the back of my camera so you can see how amazing you look!

Gallery Delivery

Two to three weeks after your session you will receive your online gallery. From this gallery you can download your images, share your images, and place any print orders. If your session includes a professional album you will select your favorite images from this gallery as well!

Product Delivery

Yay!!! Your products have arrived. 3 weeks after your album has been finalized and approved we will either meet at a local coffee shop or I can hand deliver your gorgeous products to your door. 

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