It may not be a question, but It is one of the most often things I hear when talking with a new inquiry. The fact that you are on my website is a very good place to start! There are four main factors I believe come into play when hiring a senior photographer- the four P's!
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It depends! Whether a season or activity is important to you, can determine when the best time to have your senior session. If you are looking for a lake scene with a gorgeous sunset, I recommend summer vs. late fall. That being said, I have had people brave the cold waters of a lake in October. Anything to get the shot, right?? If you want certain colors, like the rich oranges and reds of fall or the bright yellows and greens of spring, book a session that lands during that time. Remember August is HOT and humid. June has less bugs. Winter is extraordinarily beautiful. So really, when the session takes place is your call, but I do recommend booking your senior pictures in early spring because spots are limited and we tend to book out the senior season by summer. Also keep in mind we shoot during the week- no weekends- so if missing school is a big deal, make sure to book a summer session.
I have taken extensive training for retouching and hand edit each image individually to achieve the best result. I don't use a preset on an entire gallery and pay special attention to achieving accurate skin tones. Each senior photo session is treated as unique, with color toning to match the mood of the scene. Skin will still look like real skin. No fake plastic looking skin here!
Do you have a budget in mind? Do you know what you get at each price point and are the pricing and packages made clear to you? Do you want a no-pressure meeting after your session to view your photos and get help choosing what to order or do you want digitals online to go through yourself?
How do you see yourself investing in senior pictures for this once-in-a-lifetime experience?
Do you feel comfortable with this person? Will they help you feel at ease at the session, as well as inspire you? Are they assertive enough to be able to guide you into the poses that work best for your body type? Do they listen to your concerns and your desires when it comes to how you envison your senior pictures? Do they seem like they have fun and enjoy their job? A pre-session consultation is a great way to find out if you and your photographer are a good fit!
Does the senior photographer's portfolio inspire you? Do they utilize a variety of locations, poses, lighting and moods or do you see the same thing shown over and over? Do you see yourself/child represented in their work? Do they have experience working with many different ethnicities and can accurately capture a spectrum of skin tones without blowing them out?
Do they offer a full range of products, from print to digital? Is having an amazing fine art album designed from images of session important, especially if you don't want to be the one having to design it? Do you want someone to guide you throughout the ordering process, help you choose your favorite images and show you the best way to experience those images in print?
Session fees are for the photographer's time and talent and do not include images, in print or digital. The images, whether print or digital, will be purchased separately at the proofing session. Minimum purchase requirements vary by session type and are in addition to session fees.
Completely custom and unbranded. None of your friends will have the same design.
Studies show wall art in a home increases a person's self worth. Archival and timeless.
Fine Art Albums with Panoramic Pages + Deep Matte Paper
Showcase your favorites from your session in a custom arrangement.
It's like Instagram, but for the walls.
A REAL Magazine. You are not only on the cover, you are the centerfold. And everything in between.
See your images at the click of a button. Fabulous for sharing on Senior Pic Sunday!
Want to catch an awesome pass? Want to wear a suit? Why not do both?
At the same time.
Be a rule breaker. This is my favorite way to show off your personality. Bold flowers, stripes, polka dots...
I'm here for it!
And throw in a flare bottom, I couldn't be more excited!
My daughter just had her photo session with Liz. I was expecting to have a nice session with beautiful photos but what we received was so much more. It became a spiritual journey, she gave my daughter (for the first time in her life) a sense of empowerment, I saw my little girl grow into a beautiful woman in one afternoon. As a mother I was overwhelmed and full of emotion, i cried, I laughed and my heart was so full of love. I can't thank Liz enough for everything she did for us and for Laura who did her make-up and hair, Laura was amazing and my daughter looked too beautiful for words. thank you so much, we are blessed to have found you... Life is Bliss
"It became a spiritual journey, she gave my daughter (for the first time in her life) a sense of empowerment..."
My daughter’s photo session with L.A. Seniors was more than we could have ever hoped for. Liz listened to what Natalie wanted and did her research ahead of time to make it all happen. Choosing the rockstar session meant that the day was not rushed and some amazing photos came out of the session. Having not to worry about hair and makeup was a bonus.
"If you are looking for some amazing and unique senior pictures plus a once in a lifetime experience then L.A. Seniors is for you!!!!!"
I searched for a senior photographer for months before deciding on Liz. She took the time to meet with us and listen to what our vision was for senior photos. Upon meeting her, my daughter and I instantly loved her and knew she was going to be our photographer! We were not disappointed! The shoot was fun and easy.. full of laughter and smiles. Liz's personality put my daughter at ease and we were able to enjoy ourselves the entire time. No stuffy personalities, no stuffy, boring pictures! We had some of our own ideas, and Liz took them and made magic happen! What I loved the most is her passion for her work and her willingness to help my daughter's personality shine through.
"I would recommend Liz to anyone who was looking for that 'something special' experience."
Liz and Laura made my daughter's senior picture experience something we will forever remember! The attention to detail, warm personalities, amazing locations... I could go on and on!!! We wanted something different, urban, fun, different than the rest of her classmates. Liz exceeded our expectations!!! We shot all but one outfit outside, for over 6 hours... My daughters hair and make up looked just as good on the last shoot, as the first! Wow!!! I am amazed!! I have 4 more children to go and ALL will be photographed by Liz!!! Look no further than LA Senior, to capture your son/daughter.
You will NOT be disappointed. She is a true professional in every sense.....and that includes doing the stop, drop, and roll move when necessary, haha. She will do whatever it takes to get the best shot. She sees things that most people would never notice and just goes w it. It's so much fun to watch her work....she is absolutely brilliant at what she does. PLUS....she is a blast!!! I love and appreciate her attention to detail. Her passion is absolutely contagious!!! Seriously. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Liz at L.A. Seniors. She is worth every cent! Just check out the photo's of my daughter and all of her Sr's, in fact. WHOA!!! Btw, her hair and make lady, Laura, is absolutely outstanding as well!!! What a fabulous team! My daughter and I were soooo blessed that we had the opportunity to work with her. Thanks sooo much Liz. We love and appreciate you MORE than you know!!!
"Simply put, Liz is the BEST there is for taking Sr pics (and probably any other kind of pic)!!! Period. Look no further."
10/10 MOMS APPROVE